External Manufacturing (EM) Strategic Sourcing Lead

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: New Jersey, United States
  • Posted: March 07, 2017
  • Reference ID: 4416161220-en-us

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for an External Manufacturing (EM) Strategic Sourcing Lead. This position will be based in Skillman, NJ.

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With $74.3 billion in 2014 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 and diagnostics 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.

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The External Manufacturing Strategic Sourcing Lead is responsible for managing multiple aspects of the Strategic Sourcing relationship with selected External Manufacturing (EM) suppliers (moderate spend, moderate complexity, single-category scope), including financial performance and budget compliance, sourcing strategy development and implementation, negotiation of Supply Agreements and other legal documents, support for innovation and capability building, support of market engagement events and collaboration across numerous internal functions to drive supplier strategy in alignment with overall organizational goals. The External Manufacturing Strategic Sourcing Lead will also lead projects and business initiatives in support of the North America Source OGSM or North America Supply Chain objectives. He/She could support global category teams and/or global Source initiatives.

The role has a high impact for the J&J Consumer business in ensuring that our External Manufacturing suppliers produce products that are of consistent and high levels of quality, are delivered with acceptable service performance and are procured in a cost-effective way, to drive overall best value for the organization.

  • To be successful, the External Manufacturing Strategic Sourcing Lead must:
  • Have knowledge of the suppliers, markets and business context within their scope
  • Be an excellent collaborator within the Supply Chain organization (Direct Materials Procurement, Planning, Manufacturing), Marketing, Quality, Technical Services, Legal and ad hoc project teams
  • Demonstrate inspired leadership with the ability to influence others to engage in projects and to drive business deliverables
  • Demonstrate analytical skills and the ability to problem solve / drive process improvements

People and Organizational Leadership
Drive goals against business imperatives by leading and participating on cross-functional teams
Be a leader and key influencer within the North America Consumer SC Procurement team

Sourcing Strategy Deployment
Support the design and implementation of local/regional sourcing strategies, or support global sourcing strategies, that deliver best Total Value for the J&J Consumer Group of Companies and J&J customers for assigned commodities/sourcing groups

Supplier Relationship Management
Accountable for defining and ensuring competent management of suppliers within scope of control
Accountable for crisis resolution through early escalation and deployment of internal resources
Lead SRM activities for suppliers within scope of control

Access to Innovation/Sustainability
Support efforts to identify and implement product or technology innovation from Suppliers (via Supplied Enabled Innovation, Partner Enabled Development, or other means)

Cost and Complexity Reduction
Analyze complex supplier proposals and use decision-making tools/models, including financial and non-financial criteria, to facilitate award recommendations.
Conduct comprehensive supplier analysis and screening (strategic direction, financial due diligence, market position, power within industry, capabilities & capacity, risk assessment).
Drive supplier diversity opportunities where applicable
Identify cost improvement opportunities, drive through feasibility and resource alignment discussions and assure execution timelines and tracking of delivered savings
Own and proactively manage overall financial performance in a number of key areas, including inflation, OCNIS and J&J driven cost, for all suppliers within scope of control.

Compliance and Contract Management
Support organization to negotiate appropriate supply terms and agreements for External Manufacturing that best meet the needs and risks posed to J&J.
Ensure Supplier compliance towards all J&J requirements (Regulatory, Health & Safety, Environment, Sustainability, QA, Sarbanes-Oxley, contract compliance) with support of operational teams.

The External Manufacturing Strategic Sourcing Lead will represent J&J extensively with external suppliers and must maintain strict discipline with regard to confidential/sensitive information and must maintain strongest code of ethics.

The External Manufacturing Strategic Sourcing Lead will be interfacing and negotiating with levels of management and peers in other functional groups within J&J (cross-sector, cross-region, in company).

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Procurement/Supply Chain/Economics/Business/Science/Engineering or related fields)
  •  Must have experience working in a cross-functional environment
  •  Minimum: 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of or experience working in manufacturing or external manufacturing.
  • Strong working knowledge and proven results in Strategic Sourcing/Procurement.
  • Experience working in the area of FMCG and/or OTC.
  • Experience working with / leading global teams.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Skillman
J & J Consumer Inc. (6101)
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