MAKE APAC Cluster Leader, Senior Director

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Job Description

The JSC Make Cluster Leader for Asia Pacific is accountable for all Janssen supply chain internal manufacturing activities in the region, represents the region in the various global JSC Manufacturing & Technical Operations forums, and orchestrates across the various manufacturing, engineering, business excellence, technical operations and maintenance functions, including facilities management, EHS, quality, regulatory affairs, R&D, Business Technology, Finance and HR, to deliver on Janssen’s business strategy and plans in APAC.


Supports $2.7B in NTS and manages through an organization of roughly 550-650 manufacturing employees with 4 owned sites.

The JSC APAC Make Cluster Leader will:

  • Support the VP JSC APAC in developing and driving the execution of the JSC APAC manufacturing strategy in support of all Janssen new and existing pharmaceutical products, shifting from a site-centric philosophy to an integrated, product portfolio strategy and from an emphasis on meeting local needs to supporting a global product portfolio.
  • Ensuring that all manufacturing operations comply with Environmental, Health & Safety regulations and the broad array of Health Authority regulations on the drug manufacturing industry. Shape and evolve a manufacturing roadmap that responds to regulatory changes, getting out in front of new expectations to build J&J’s reputation for quality.
  • Evolve the Supply Chain culture through building and developing a best-in-class supply chain team, including a strong pipeline for future leaders
  • Promote innovative thinking to challenge the status quo, embed Faster Forward principles and customer centricity in his/her team’s activities
  • Be a key member of the JSC APAC leadership team to partner in shaping and delivering on regional strategies
  • Contribute to business results improvements through cross functional collaboration and partnership with regional/local internal and external stakeholders e.g. Commercial, Finance, Deliver, Quality, APAC Make SC Council, etc.
  • Build an end to end customer-focused Supply Chain team that leverages data analytics to drive excellence in customer loyalty and satisfaction

The incumbent of this position needs to be a true Change Leader, i.e. must :

  • Challenge the status quo
  • Stimulate the design and implementation of new ideas & approaches to continuously improve processes and increase efficiencies
  • Encourage applying Faster Forward principles
  • Leverage an agile, creative mindset and behavior to drive Supply Chain innovation, competitive advantage, operational results, and transformational change.
  • Leverage a deep understanding of customer needs and insights to inform decision making and strengthen overall value to customers

Leadership & Management Behavioral Competencies

  • A Servant Leader sensibility—seeks to help and enable the team, will engage deeply where necessary to get the job done
  • Visionary – thinks about future challenges and opportunities; creates a future vision and gains support and alignment for that vision
  • Strong analytical capability—considers technical needs and pursues new areas and ideas in an aggressive manner to critically analyze data and draw appropriate conclusions
  • Able to “zoom in and zoom out”, quickly shifting between the strategic and the tactical
  • Relationship-oriented and socially astute – sensitive to what others’ need to get onboard and commit
  • Collaborative and supportive – seeks to build authentic partnerships and bring a servant leader’s mindset to bear
  • Inspirational, bringing energy and enthusiasm to interactions
  • Decisive - recognizes when to make a call, and once committed, sticks to it
  • Desires to be accountable for results

Requires domestic and international travel up to 25% of his/her time

Location: Singapore, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Xian), Japan (Tokyo), Korea (Seoul) 


  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), ISO, FDA and/or other regulatory requirements.
  • Experience and expertise in moving products through the regulatory approval and commercialization process
  • Track record of improving operational excellence across an organization with measurable results. Use of Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing tools to drive productivity and performance improvement.
  • Production floor experience and technical knowledge with progressive responsibility within a manufacturing facility with demonstrated understanding of the factory floor up through the various supporting functions.
  • Experience working within different cultures, as well as handling diverse and complex cultural and market-specific issues, such as labor laws, healthcare regulatory requirements, tax law and logistics.
  • Developing and driving a strategy at all levels of the organization.
  • Developing and building diverse, high performing teams with a strong sense of mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries through influence, negotiation and partnering

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Asia Pacific-China-Shaanxi-Xi'an, Asia Pacific-China-Shanghai, Asia Pacific-China-Beijing, Asia Pacific-Japan-Tokyo-To, Asia Pacific-South Korea-Seoul
Johnson & Johnson Pte. Ltd. (8435)
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