Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Category Manager, Programmatic CRO. The position will be based in Raritan, NJ, Titusville NJ, Skillman, NJ or Spring House, PA.
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The Programmatic CRO category is responsible for providing the business end to end procurement support on the execution of late phase clinical trials to Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) or Academic Research Organizations (ARO). This can include all operational activities on the clinical trial from Protocol approval to final Clinical Study Report or just outsourcing a portion of those activities.
This Category Manager will support the Consumer and Medical Device business for the Programmatic CRO category which includes the development and implementation of category sourcing strategies to deliver the maximum value for J&J. This includes the following responsibilities:
Manage the procurement needs and expectations of the Business for outsourced clinical trials to drive satisfaction while ensuring compliance to procurement standards and alignment with category sourcing strategies. This includes establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with CROs/AROs, applicable ancillary suppliers and globally located business partners (Clinical Operations Teams, Therapeutic Areas, External Alliances, Global Services, Legal, Healthcare Compliance and other identified stakeholders) to effectively manage assigned projects.
Develop the vision, strategy and implementation plan for Consumer (multiple needs) and MD category of spend that will effectively meet the needs of the Business and deliver the maximum value for J&J. This includes Portfolio Demand Analysis, Supply Market Assessment, Commodity Inflation Management, Category Strategy Development and Category Strategy Implementation Plan.
: A disciplined approach for reducing total costs of externally purchased Clinical Trial services and improving levels of quality, service and value to the Business. This includes developing Sourcing Strategies & Approach to Market, Sourcing Documentation Creation, Sourcing Event Execution, Contract Negotiation (MSA, WO & CO) & Supplier Selection, Sourcing Implementation & execution including requisition to pay activities. The Category Manager is responsible for assessing risks and developing effective and balanced negotiation strategies that drive value for the business. They will systematically and efficiently manage contract creation, approval, administration and compliance to maximize financial and operational performance and minimize risk.
They will partner with their project teams and others, as appropriate, to address study specific supplier performance issues and direct issues requiring escalations appropriately. They are responsible for the tracking, maintenance, and reporting of applicable metrics including ensuring accuracy and timely input
: Managing the interactions with the organizations that supply the services to the Consumer and Medical Devices business segment including relationship building, data review and analysis, performance management/metrics (KPIs), Supplier risk management and serving as a Global Supplier Relationship Manager (GSRM)
This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive listing of job functions and tasks. Other duties may be performed as assigned