Director, Global SMART SPEND Center of Excellence

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies is recruiting for a Global SMART SPEND Center of Excellence Director located in Skillman or New Brunswick, NJ. This position will be part of the newly-created Global SMART SPEND COE and report directly to the Vice President Global SMART SPEND (Consumer).  

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. develops and markets baby care, wound care and skin care products that address the needs of consumers and health care professionals and incorporate the latest innovations. The portfolio includes heritage brands JOHNSON’S® Baby and BAND-AID® Brand, as well as leading skin care brands such as AVEENO® and CLEAN & CLEAR®.

The Global SMART SPEND COE is a “high profile” organization that has been created to steer the delivery of significant reduction in SG&A costs as part of J&J Consumer’s efforts globally to improve overall P&L productivity. A new organization is being put into place to drive the achievement of the financial commitments and lead the overall change deployment of this multi-year effort. The incumbent will report directly into the Vice President Global SMART SPEND who is directed by a Steering Committee of the Consumer World Wide Chairman, Consumer Head of Human resources, Consumer Head of Finance, and J&J Head of Enterprise Procurement. This is a high executive visibility position with global responsibility and significant financial savings commitment.

The Global SMART SPEND Center of Excellence Director will have the primary responsibility for the successful implementation of SMART SPEND, program management responsibilities including implementation roadmap with clear milestones, work streams, and DRIs to ensure robust deployment across J&J Consumer globally. He/she will have a team of Managers and Senior Project Analysts across all regions that he/she will manage to drive overall delivery of objectives. More specifically,


He/she will act as the delivery lead for all tasks developed/assigned to the Global SMART CoE – the organization responsible for global governance of Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Segment SMART Spend Program. 


He/she will also acquire an in depth understanding of SMART principles and processes to support day-to-day management of the SMART program. Additionally, he/she will play a central role educating Consumer Business employees and leadership on SMART Spend principles, implementing SMART processes, and enabling SMART spending targets to be achieved. He/she and the reporting team will also directly support all initiatives to enable adoption of SMART processes globally. The primary responsibilities are: 


  • Acquiring a detailed understanding of the SMART Program, and acting as the J&J in-house expert on SMART principles, processes, and policies
  • Formulate and own the creation and execution of the Master Project plan across  all SMART  priority initiatives and be single-point-of-contact for milestone progress and achievement
  • Co – create with VP SMART and SMART Regional Business Leaders the key Regional  priorities and strategic initiatives to deliver on the SMART program
  • Assist in the formulation and deployment of the SMART Change Plan ( Strategy, Stakeholder Management, Communication, Change Monitoring)
  • Prepare and define the project scope of work and deliverables
  • Consolidate, co – ordinate and communicate SMART targets financial plan, its goals and deliverables
  • Coordinate directly and indirectly with stakeholders to ensure successful completion of the project – directing, supervising, supporting and coordinating the project team members
  • Create and deploy standardized project management documents/tools/templates/dashboards 
  • Proactive identification, tracking, escalation & resolution of critical issues to minimize project risks
  •  Managing SMART Program implementation and executing SMART processes on a day-to-day basis


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required. 
  • An MBA degree is preferred.  
  • Global experience is preferred 
  • Prior experience with consumer products industry is preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of related work experience in a relevant function:  marketing, sales, finance, supply chain, portfolio management, strategic planning, is required.
  • Prior people management experiences are required
  • The incumbent must have the business maturity to deal with and influence a large stakeholder group. 
  • Knowledge of overall value chain process with in depth experience in one or more of the following is required:  Project Management, Business Integration.  
  • Marketplace knowledge should include consumer, customer, and franchise/brands/products is preferred 
  • Previous experience in strategic planning, project planning, team/resource management, process design and implementation, negotiations, and process integration is preferred 
  • This individual must have a strong process mindset, strong analytical, program and change management skills to provide solid business and process-focused conclusions and recommendations.   
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to facilitate a start-up function is preferred along with the ability to lead new area “white space”   
  • This candidate should be a driven leader with excellent communication skills, and organizational skills while possessing the ability to influence and constructively challenge cross-functional project teams and business partners to achieve project goals.  
  • The candidate must have a proven track record of meeting the program objectives by successfully managing, tracking and implementing successful strategies in regards to scope, quality, time and cost. 
  • It would be advantageous if the candidate has experience with Six Sigma/Process Excellence Methodologies, Tools, Training and/or Certification.  
  • Project Management Training and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified experience is preferred.
  • This position may require up to 10% travel domestically and internationally and is located in Skillman, NJ or New Brunswick, NJ. 

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Skillman
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick
J & J Consumer Inc. (6101)
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