Johnson & Johnson Careers

Country Director Norway Janssen

Oslo, Norway

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905774854W

Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites Johnson & Johnson. J&J embraces research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance health and well-being. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. J&J has more than 250 companies located in 60 countries around the world.

Who is Janssen?

We’re more than 30,000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives.

Our Mission and Vision:

Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it. So, every day, in more than 150 countries, we bring cutting-edge science and the most creative minds in the industry together to think differently about diseases.  We aim not only to innovate, but also to empower people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results for their health.

We are looking at a future where the world of healthcare will be challenged by informed and empowered patients. We work for change that will improve access to medicines: the best available treatment at an affordable price. That’s why we at Janssen strive to provide access to effective and affordable medicines and related healthcare services to the people who need them.




Role Purpose

  • End to end business country ownership and accountability of all employees, organization and results, including full P&L responsibility
  • Shapes the country business strategy in alignment with the broader Nordic strategy
  • External face and spokesperson of Janssen in country of responsibility
  • Member of Nordic Board and Local JnJ Statutory Board Member
  • Lead a local management board with representatives from functional leaders for Marketing, Sales, MAF and HEMAR for the country
  • Reporting line to the Nordic Managing Director

Key Role Activities

  • End to end business responsibility with full P&L for entire local organization
  • Country budget allocation/optimization across TA’s & functions
  • Decisions on staffing and resourcing
  • Build the right organizational structure and capabilities and keep P&L accountability to achieve short- and long-term objectives
  • Shapes the country business strategy in alignment with the broader Nordic strategy
  • Responsible for leading across the matrix to achieve results
  • Responsible and accountable for Mid Term Plan and Business Plan in country of responsibility
  • Develop strategies and represents J&J to the external market (e.g., regulatory, media, distributors, and other external stakeholders) for all functions - drives the debate ensuring market access, competitiveness and sustainable growth
  • Legal responsibility for Janssen business.  Manages risk, conducts business activities in compliance with ethical and legal requirements
  • Drives a highly productive, highly engaged culture; ensures talent bench strength at all levels and develops new capabilities, including attracting, developing, and retaining key talent (e.g. Oncology, Immunology, HEMAR, MAF, …)
  • Builds and maintains key customer relationships in the region / country
  • Leads collaboration of supporting functions such as Finance, Supply Chain, HR 
  • Has responsibility for Credo based company culture, development and motivation of Janssen organization as a team in alignment with J&J’s Credo values
  • Promotes high team spirit, open minded, proactive network building, best practices sharing
  • Proactively proposing strategic solutions, managing projects & budget, challenging the status quo
  • Actively participate in the Nordic Board bringing the perspective of the local market but also by taking responsibility for a set of topics to champion across the business (e.g. specialist in one specific therapeutic area to challenge colleagues)
  • Communication with others outside Janssen e.g. suppliers, governing bodies, the general public : Health Care Professionals/Health Care Organizations/Other stakeholders, government bodies, media         
  • Communication with others within Janssen (including any other J&J companies or divisions) : Nordic Management team, Local J&J board, Cross functional local and Nordic leads, Functional EMEA Networks




Required knowledge, skills, experience

  • University Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Sales, marketing, and operations knowledge and experience focused on brand and market share growth
  • Experience working in the pharma healthcare segment and knowledge of pharma brands, esp. Oncology and Immunology
  • Exposure to market access challenges and pricing strategies for innovative medicines
  • Track record in working with regulatory, HTA agencies/industry bodies
  • Proven skill in building highly collaborative and effective relationships across business units and functions and at all levels of the organization, and developing, inspiring and motivating a high performing culture
  • Experience in developing talent and increasing overall bench strength and diversity.
  • Demonstrated track record of innovation and change management in an evolving business environment
  • Strong track record in managing P&Ls, financials and budgets
  • Native local language strongly preferred and fluent English knowledge of both spoken and written
  • International experience as well as local experience is strongly preferred

Essential competences

  • Outcome oriented, ability to prioritize
  • Constant looking for innovation and improvement; business acumen 
  • Result-oriented thinking; sense of urgency
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills, ability to influence and interact effectively with internal and external customers
  • Recognizing internal and external market complexity and acts with courage promoting compliance to drive business
  • Broad business understanding from other cross-functional experience supporting effective collaboration
  • Open for innovations; strategic ability to develop innovative and impactful strategies and tactics, delivering sustained share growth in the competitive landscape
  • Systematic and structured approach; strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Convincing communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and business writing skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret the market, customer and internal environment
  • Lead by example; open communication; strong and engaged people management skills; retain motivation and infuse spirit relevant to the credo-based company culture; high level of integrity, ethical standards in business; conformity to the rules

Primary Location
Janssen Cilag Norway (7314)
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