Leader, Talent Assessment & Development

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Posted: March 02, 2017
  • Reference ID: 3189170224-en-us

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Leader, Talent Assessment & Development, located in New Brunswick, NJ.


Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.


With $71.9 billion in 2016 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.  If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.


The Leader, Talent Assessment & Development is responsible for supporting the enterprise assessment strategy, with an emphasis on development assessment and identification of upward potential. They are accountable for creating and/or managing assessment tools/processes, and collaborating to integrate those into other areas of talent management. This role, partnering with the rest of the talent assessment team, also has a leading responsibility for educating HR on effective talent assessment.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Support J&J’s short and long term talent assessment strategy, aligned with the enterprise Global Talent Management strategy.
  • Manage assessment tools/processes to develop and identify leaders across J&J.  
  • Provide leadership and project management to plan and manage assessment projects.       
  • Own responsibility for a range of J&J’s talent assessments, including creating/selecting assessments to use, implementing and supporting those assessments, managing vendor relationships, developing global strategies, integrating use internally. This includes: Internal 360 development process, Onboarding/role transition assessment, Team assessments (e.g., DiSC and a Team Health Screen), Tools for assessing upward potential, Senior Leader Assessments.
  • Be a thought partner in Talent assessment team; Talent assessment strategy, Development of new approaches and global offerings, Lead talent assessment education efforts, Inform talent assessment goals and budget.
  • Monitor J&J’s assessment processes to ensure compliance with applicable laws and contracts
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners/vendors to develop, evaluate, and update assessment processes 
  • Provide assessment expertise to employees, HR, and leadership teams                   
  • Educate HR and non-HR employees on effective talent assessment and development (e.g., through regional workshops, newsletters, and more)
  • Collaborate across Global Talent Management to integrate assessment processes into other talent management processes, as appropriate

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in I/O Psychology or equivalent is required.  Advanced degree such as Ph.D. is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience within HR/organizational psychology with at least 2 years in talent assessment is required.  
  • A proven track record of developing and managing assessment programs and interventions and consulting (internal or external) in this space is required. Managing all aspects of a global 360 feedback processes is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability of creating strong, consultative business partnerships and serving as a key advisor to the leadership team(s) and business stakeholders is required.
  • Facilitation and project management experience (e.g., project plans, status reports, communication plans, risk management plans, milestones, deliverable charts) is preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills; operates as a global leader with understanding and appreciation for regional differences is required.
  • Strong presentation skills; can speak across various forums and communicate to broad, diverse audience is required.
  • Influence, negotiation and consultative skills is required.
  • Collaborative team player with drive to create a positive and inclusive work environment is required.
  • Demonstrated skill in creating HR strategies/processes that take regional differences into account is required.
  • Experience managing global projects and key internal stakeholder partnerships is preferred.
  • This position requires up to 15% domestic and international travel.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
Job Function
Training & Development

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