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Supply Chain Manufacturing

Business Unit Senior Manager

  • Título Business Unit Senior Manager
  • Função Supply Chain Manufacturing
  • Sub função Fabrication Operations
  • Categoria Senior Manager, Fabrication Operations (P8)
  • Local Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
  • Postado
  • ID obrigatória 2406196815W
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At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/.  

We are currently seeking an inspiring operations leader to join our team in Leiden – The Netherlands. This is a manufacturing role that requires exceptional leadership skills and a proven track record of success. As the Business Unit Sr Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of our manufacturing department and ensuring the flawless execution of our production processes.

Job Responsibilities:

Supported by general direction in accordance with all applicable laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, this position:

Production processes

  • Organize manufacturing areas to facilitate most efficient and effective production flow and methods.
  • Provide development and technical training opportunities to empower human resources and to establish a safe environment for all team members regardless of race, gender, or other differences.
  • Provide strong leadership for manufacturing performance measurement and continuous improvements in productivity, safety and quality.
  • Support strategic development of human resources at all levels within the manufacturing organization.
  • Provides leadership to the Manufacturing Operation by aiming to operations-wide strategies and objectives and participates in the development of plant manufacturing strategies and objectives.
  • Develops and implements expense and capital budgets and monitor progress to ensure compliance with business Plant.
  • Always ensure health and safety of employees. Use risk inventories performed by the “Arbodienst” and any other means available (EH&S work groups) to continuously improve work conditions.
  • Follows the CREDO and stimulates empowerment.
  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level.
  • Performs other duties assigned as needed
  • Supports the introduction of New Products/Equipment.


  • Partner with the EHS team to ensure safe operations and compliance with applicable EHS standards and regulations.


  • Drives timely resolution of non-conformance and product complaints and ensures systemic improvement of procedures, equipment, and processes. Works to reduce all critical defects through the recall prevention program.
  • In conjunction with Finance & Accounting, ensure management controls are in effect to support SOX compliance requirements.
  • In conjunction with management representation from QA, ensure that all areas under direct responsibility are in full compliance with ISO 13485, the MD 93/42/EEC and any country specific regulations such as the Canadian Medical Device Regulations, FDA QSR (where applicable) and the Mentor Quality Management System.


  • Use Process Excellence tools effectively and create a culture that ensures all levels in the department are using the tools along with metrics to improve the business and supports technical activities to ensure continuous process improvement.
  • Develops, tracks, and drives improvement in applicable measures contributing to improvements in productivity, cycle time, unit manufacturing cost, process yield, and inventory investment.

Audits en inspections

  • Support the business audits as relevant.


  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in manufacturing, with at least 5 years in a management or leadership role
  • Consistent record of successfully conducting process improvements and driving operational excellence
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional leadership and communication abilities

Required skills:

  • Innovative: Is able to see continuous improvements in (work) processes and communicate these to line engineer.
  • Need for priority: Sets the right priorities, where necessary in close coordination with those involved.
  • Quality driven: Is focused on ensuring a thorough and flawless production process to meet the highest standards
  • Communication and relationships: Builds strong and productive relationships with all different departments and layers within the Leiden site and within the J&J network. Shows respect for and listens to others. Is aware of their own behavior and the effect on others. Is able to effectively present improvement proposals to stakeholders and thereby guide the decision-making process. Acts from the company's interests and knows how to frame initiatives within the objectives of the department and the site.
  • Improvement: Is open to receiving / giving clear and constructive feedback, learns from mistakes and takes the initiative to improve his own work and to realize personal development goals.
  • Flexibility: Is open to change, innovation and knows how to actively and effectively translate this into the shop floor
  • Results: Driven to achieve business objectives with a high degree of pro-activity, organizational sensitivity and independence. Can identify business goals and translate them into a practical solution in the workplace. Keep an eye on the goal.
  • Decision making: Is able to make well-founded decisions within set frameworks
  • Solutions: Investigates the cause of problems and makes good use of the data. Identifies ideas and actions that focus on structural solutions
  • Leadership: Can lead substantive teams within the department.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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