Johnson & Johnson Careers

Senior Contracts Manager

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Corporate Law

Job Description

Requisition ID: 6573190607

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Senior Contracts Manager within the Johnson & Johnson Global Services organization. The position will be based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


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 markets. 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.


Johnson & Johnson Global Services, the global shared services organization supporting the businesses of Johnson & Johnson, performs select functional work in a consistent manner across regions and sectors using simplified, standardized end-to-end processes and state-of-the-art technology. The vision of Johnson & Johnson Global Services is “to be trusted business partners who deliver increasing value by creating and sustaining globally standard world-class services that enable the power of Johnson & Johnson.” There are more than 2,000 employees in Human Resources, Finance and Procurement who work for Johnson & Johnson Global Services in key service centers located in Manila, Suzhou, Prague, Bogota and Tampa, as well as in local country-based hubs.

Reporting directly to the Johnson & Johnson Law Department, the Senior Contracts Manager will be part of a team providing dedicated support as part of the North America Global Services Supplier Contracting Services team, providing effective and efficient contract review and world class negotiation support for the sourcing activities that are delivered to the Johnson & Johnson businesses. The Senior Contracts Manager is a dedicated resource to the Supplier Contracting Services team within the North America Procurement Enterprise Business Support structure.


You will be responsible for managing the process of keeping the various contract templates up to date. The types of contracts could include (but are not limited to) master services agreements, consulting agreements, market research and outcomes research agreements, confidentiality agreements, HCC related agreements, and other general agreements within the Corporate and/or Commercial functions. The engagements will have financial impact that ranges from several thousand dollars to several million dollars.  Additionally, you will actively participate in identifying best practices and support strategic initiatives while partnering with the Supplier Contracting Services team to implement process improvement initiatives. You will also partner with the service delivery managers within the Supplier Contracting Services team to identify best practices, conduct training, perform audits, etc.  You will partner with other members of the Law Department, the broader Procurement community, Finance, HCC and internal business partners, including senior management, as appropriate, in continued efforts to streamline contract related processes as well as integrate templates in an effort to improve turnaround times to an increasing client base.

Other responsibilities include identifying and addressing training for other corporate and/or commercial contracting related needs of internal business partners on an as needed basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

•              Reviewing and negotiating agreements, including review of redlines and providing related support for the business/categories aligned to the position throughout the contracting process

•              Training the community of contract champions within the Supplier Contracting Services team

•              Facilitating internal contract approval and stakeholder negotiation to resolve complex issues and assist in disputes (escalating complex legal and factual issues to the appropriate internal parties, e.g. Health Care Compliance, Privacy, Johnson & Johnson Law Department)

•              Ownership of templates and clause library utilized by the team

•              Providing direction and guidance related to the contracting process

•              Ensuring conformity to business needs, proper risk allocation and compliance with Johnson & Johnson policies and procedures

•              Supporting the global contracting process & technology strategy as defined through broader Enterprise Standards and Productivity initiatives


•              A minimum of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree is required

•              A minimum of 5 years of contract review and negotiations experience is required.  

•              Significant transactional experience at a law firm is preferred

•              Strong ability to design, develop and lead strategic and process improvement initiatives are preferred

•              Current attorney license in appropriate jurisdiction is preferred

•              Strong team working skills, relationship management, interpersonal, communication (both written and spoken), negotiation and organizational skills are required

•              Strong business acumen, analytical skills and problem-solving ability are required

•              Strong leadership skills: ability to lead and manage cross functional teams is required

•              Capable of drafting complex contract terms and conditions, attention to detail, reviewing contracts for conformity to policies and identifying and assessing risks is required

•              Travel up to 10% both domestically and internationally is required


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.


Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick-
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
Job Function
Corporate Law
Requisition ID