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Director, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Job Description

Requisition ID: 2306190418

Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Director, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion located in New Brunswick, NJ.
Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. 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.
With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.
The Global Procurement Citizenship Center of Excellence ("COE") is responsible for ensuring Corporate Social Responsibility through our supply base, inclusive of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, Supplier Sustainability and Supplier Risk. The COE's primary responsibility is to manage risk and enhance J&J's reputation by acting as the subject matter experts ("SME's") and setting strategies to manage these core areas on behalf of the J&J Enterprise. "Risk, Reputation and Citizenship" is a critical value pillar identified within the Global Procurement Strategic Framework and reinforces the significant and broader impact of Global Procurement, beyond bottom-line savings delivery. The COE is undergoing a transformational reorganization which will create two distinct parts of the organization: one focused on a team of subject matter experts (the Citizenship Solutions team) and one team focused on critical enablement activities in support of the SME's (the Citizenship Enablement team).
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.  Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
The Director, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion will be responsible for developing & executing solutions for the J&J enterprise to minimize risk and enhance J&J reputation through our vast network of suppliers. S/he will be relied upon as the Subject Matter Expert in the area of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion by shaping & executing strategies, representing J&J in strategic external relationships & partnerships, and delivering public external facing commitments made by J&J. Supplier Diversity & Inclusion is an area of ever-increasing in complexity and visibility in today's political and global environment and therefore require time spent partnering with, learning from and influencing external partners, including NGO's, advocacy groups, industry partners and governments.
You will be responsible to design and mature the Supplier Diversity & Inclusion program in North America, as well as the delivery and compliance of this program and associated internal and external targets and commitments (such as Health for Humanity and government contractual commitments) on behalf of the J&J Enterprise. S/he will work in lock step with the Director, Supplier Social Responsibility (program outside of North America) to jointly develop and execute a holistic global strategy for Supplier Diversity & Inclusion. Plan and direct the Procurement organization’s activities (inside and outside the Citizenship COE) to shape and execute against the strategy in these areas and deliver against business-critical targets and commitments. Additionally, you'll represent J&J in several strategic external relationships and partnerships to stay current the topic of Sustainability and ensure J&J has a voice in the same.
In order to be successful, you will partner closely with their peers across the Citizenship COE: Director, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, Director, Supplier Social Responsibility, and Director, BEL & Category Engagement. Equally important to success will be the ability to build strong engagement & alignment with key senior business leaders across Procurement, EHS&S, Supply Chain, Global Community Impact, Compliance & Risk, Audit, Legal, Government Affairs, HR, and Finance because delivery of the programs and achieving targets and commitments will be done through others, outside the Citizenship COE.

  • Responsible for strategy and execution of the Supplier Diversity agenda on behalf of the J&J Enterprise
  • Lead Diversity team, with 1 direct report (1 Sr. Manager), develop targets and business planning, driving results against targets, manage exceptions and communicate to influence, deliver and advance business results.
  • Develop and share deep understanding and anticipate future developments in the area of Sustainability; Benchmark with peers and industry groups to maintain knowledge & continually build expertise to ensure continued robustness, as well as advancement and evolution of strategy.
  • Develop and Lead programs to advance Citizenship goals in the areas of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion; Prioritize work and requests, propose effective alternatives when necessary, and show judgment in developing new approaches and resolving issues is required.
  • Build critical relationships with & outreach to external stakeholders, including industry partners and peer companies (BDR, WBENC, NMSDC, NGLCC, WEConnect, DisabilityIN, Suppliers, et. al.); Present at key external forums, meetings and conferences, representing J&J and building J&J reputation; Lead Committees for Advocacy Groups
  • Support internal relationships & outreach across the enterprise; Strong focus on partnership with Citizenship Enablement team members
  • A minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree is required
  • 10 years business operations experience in either Procurement, Supply Chain, Community Impact, Government Affairs, Sustainability, Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility or Risk Management
  • 5+ years people Management experience
  • Broad-based understanding of business operations and practices, and core Procurement areas of focus (Spend Management: Category Management and Supplier Management) is required.
  • Strong business acumen and be customer oriented (building and maintaining trusted relationships with J&J leaders & colleagues) as well as the ability to collaborate with and lead, diverse, cross-functional and regional teams, with or without direct authority.
  • Adept leadership skills including, aligning direction and work prioritization against vison and strategy, inspirational change leadership, communications, and talent development skills.
  • Exceptional Credo leadership and has passion about social and environmental improvements;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and influence across all levels of the organization;
  • Experience developing robust strategies and solutions that incorporate insights from multiple functions and external benchmarks from definition through to implementation;
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%, both international and domestic


  • 5+ years of experience within Procurement
  • Multi-country and sector experience across geographies of varied sizes and businesses is preferred.
  • Six Sigma / Lean training and process excellence a great asset.
Do you strive to join an outstanding team that is dynamic and ever-changing? Is career growth and opportunity appealing to you? Apply to this opportunity today.
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

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United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick-
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
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