Trade Activation Executive

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Job Description

Who we are
Profound Change Requires Boldness. Johnson & Johnson is the largest and most broadly-based healthcare company in the world. We’re producing life-changing breakthroughs every day and have been for the last 130 years. The combination of new technologies and your expertise enables amazing things to happen. Teams from J&J’s consumer business are creating digital tools to help people track the health of their skin. Those working in medical devices are 3-D printing artificial joints personalized for each patient, while researchers in pharmaceuticals use AI to discover lifesaving drugs. Imagine what the rest of our team of 134,000 people at 260 companies in more than 60 countries across the world is accomplishing. We redefine what it means to be a big company in today’s world.

Johnson&Johnson Vision Care is recruiting for a Trade Activation Executive, located in our Pinewood Campus, Wokingham.

The Trade Activation Executive will support the Trade Activation Manager to co-ordinate and deliver the instore execution of core initiatives aligned to the Johnson & Johnson Vision annual business plan both for the brand and in close collaboration with designated key customers across all channels where we operate.

The role will major on the detailed execution of customer brand marketing and in-store plans, ensuring that all materials and products produced meets both our retailer’s needs and engages our end consumers, driving conversion and growing penetration in the contact lens category.

Key responsibilities:
  • This role covers all channels and select key customers with activations to be executed on the ACUVUE® and Blink® Brands across independents practices, high street chains and online.
  • This will include core brand and trade marketing activity as well as priority NPD launches
  • This is an external facing role and the successful candidate will establish relationships with those responsible for instore and online activation in their designated accounts.
  • Key internal partners will be within the Marketing, Professional, Regulatory and Commercial Teams
  • Assume all activations have digital elements. You will be comfortable planning and executing integrated digital workstreams. 
  • Manage projects across all brands with external agencies ensuring quality briefs are provided in a timely manner, in parallel manage all internal approval requirements utilising approved systems.
  • Foster and maintain effective working relationships with J&Js appointed external agents ensuring projects are delivered on time, in full and at a competitive rate 
  • Feed into and support relevant teams planning the annual BP and customer JBP process, feeding into the relevant brand leads to help inform plans.
  • Operate in a structured but agile manner to respond to emerging operational trends
  • Ongoing, closely liaise with brand marketing teams to stay up to date and cognisant of brand strategy and campaigns and translate into relevant customer plans and meetings


Educated to Degree level with a minimum 2.1 achievement.

Experience and skills: 


  • Project management and working with ambiguity and complexity.

  • Evidence of effective cross functional working

  • Highly self-motivated to deliver initiatives at pace.

  • Analytical skills, comfortable analysing data and interpreting into insights

  • Results focused and commercially accountable.

  • Experience of In-store communications, trade/retail marketing experience (2 years + in consumer/medical/FMCG)

  • Experience with handling trade activations from conception, through execution to evaluation. 

  • Experience in working with external agencies and managing relationships.

  • Experience working with High Street retailers required, medical/pharma experience also useful.


  • Maximum and flexible availability to attend external meetings at the customers discretion to ensure needs are met and projects are delivered in a timely manner (up to 30% of time at customer meetings, various UK locations).

  • Full, clean driving licence

What type of mark will you make?
Your rare talents and perspectives can make a vital contribution to improve the lives of people everywhere. At Johnson & Johnson, our company's ethical character is defined by our people. We strive to attract people with strong, positive values and we develop, reinforce and reward those values. If our ethos is aligned to your values, then this could be the best career move you'll make.
Johnson & Johnson is a supporter of equal opportunities and is a proud member of Disability Confident.

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Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-Wokingham-
Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd. - fka -Ethicon Ltd. (7355)
Job Function
Selling Consumer
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