Director, Global Flex Alliance Management (Clinical Operations)

Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of the J&J Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Global Flex Alliance Management Director to be located at any of the following sites: US: Spring House, PA; Titusville or Raritan, NJ. EU: High Wycombe, UK; Leiden , NL; Beerse BE. 


At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.  
Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. 


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The Director, Global Flex Alliance Management, is a member of the External Alliances department and responsible for designing and implementing  the appropriate structure and governance to manage the Flex Model and relationship and performance of the Partners in Flex.


You will develop and lead a strategy for optimizing the Flexible capacity model globally, driving scalability within the Pharmaceutical organization and cross-sector. Responsible for successful relationships with the Partners and involved Janssen Functions, striving to meet the short-and long-term deliverables in collaboration with the business.


You will play a key role in driving and providing leadership in the development and implementation of a Flex framework – including standards and criteria - facilitating compliance with contractual obligations, while meeting business needs and global employment laws. 

  • Ensure a coherent, unified approach towards the Partner, through thorough analysis, transparent metrics and frequent interactions.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the needs of the functions as well as how the Partner can best deliver on those needs.  
  • Partner closely with Procurement and Legal on the design and execution of the Flex Alliance Management structure and governance. 
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on day-to-day Flex Model related activities to direct, fortify and manage the interfaces. 
  • Lead Flex Alliance Management team and provide strong cross-functional leadership on structure and partner performance.

Champion the partnership, as a representative and spokesperson for Janssen. 


Detailed Responsibilities: 

Design and execute the governance structure of the relationship:  

  • Develop and execute realistic strategic plans, target on time supply of Flex needs and utilizing business intelligence on country regulations, market dynamics and partner specialties.
  • Develop key performance and key quality indicators to assess the overall health of the relationship and ensure anticipation of problem areas, opportunities and threats through global heat maps.
  • Align business needs and teams to ensure appropriate resources are applied to delivering on the portfolio milestones.

Drive execution of the vision, strategies and capabilities of the Flex Model and its partners: 

  • Demonstrate adherence to expectations and maintain broad and deep external partner relations.
  • Is knowledgeable of the Partner’s propositions, their markets and business challenges; the needs of the Functions and  their long-term strategies and how the partner can be engaged in delivering those needs.

Communication & management: 

  • Leads day-to-day management of alliance activities, strategic roadmap alignment and related activities.
  • Understands the contractual obligations toward the partner and avoids potential liabilities from not adhering to those.


This position reports to the Head External Alliances, PDO, GCDO.



Required Skillset: 

  • Bachelor’s or University degree in a scientific discipline. An advanced degree (e.g., Masters, MBA, MD, PhD) is preferred. 
  • 10 or more years of relevant industry experience. 
  • Demonstrated global leadership success: Proven track record of people and project management. 
  • Experience managing external stakeholders/vendors. 
  • Is familiar with the concept of governance and the use of key performance and quality indicators.
  • Experience managing complex business challenges in combining systems, business needs and data driven strategy.
  • Understanding of the lease labor workforce landscape or related experience; Knowledge of vendor markets and supplier operating processes. 
  • Lead and operate in a matrix environment and interact with multiple stakeholders on a regular basis. Ability to build strategic working relationships.
  • Travel approximately 10-20%- internationally.
Desired Profile: 
  • Outstanding, proven, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solver | Strategic thinker | Leader and collaborator
  • Strong customer focus, flexible and persistent.
  • Sound business and financial acumen. Familiarity with legal and financial good business practices.
  • Diplomatic and business acumen skills to reconcile the needs of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Results oriented, i.e. is strong at both at strategy and implementation. 

J&J is an equal opportunity employer 

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Other Locations
North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House, Europe/Middle East/Africa-United Kingdom-England-High Wycombe, North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Clinical Trial Coordination

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