Sr. Specialist, Supplier Contracting Services R&D 1 of 2

Caring for the world, one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. 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. We have more than 275 operating companies in more than 60 countries, with more than 128,700 employees.  Our worldwide headquarters is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.  Proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

Johnson & Johnson Global Services, the global shared services organization supporting the businesses of Johnson & Johnson, performs select functional work in a consistent manner across regions and sectors using simplified, standardized end-to-end processes and state-of-the-art technology. The vision of Johnson & Johnson Global Services is “to be trusted business partners who deliver increasing value by creating and sustaining globally standard world-class services that enable the power of Johnson & Johnson.” There are more than 2,000 employees in Human Resources, Finance and Procurement who work for Johnson & Johnson Global Services in key service centers located in Manila, Suzhou, Prague, Bogota and Tampa, as well as in local country-based hubs.
Position Description:

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Senior Specialist Supplier Contracting Services within the Johnson & Johnson Global Services organization. The position will be based in one of the NJ/PA offices.  

The Senior Specialist, Supplier Contracting Services role is responsible for managing the contract execution process, from receipt of the contract request through supplier signature, including interfacing with the business partner (internal and external customers) for such activities as initial proposal discussion and Q&A for low and medium risk agreements.  In addition, the  Senior Specialist  is responsible for performing review of contract requests,  gathering any additional  required information, choosing and populating appropriate templates, driving supplier negotiations, managing redlines/contract draft versions, ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures in processing contract requests and engaging the appropriate support as needed.  This individual will develop strong, value-added working relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers and demonstrate sound management of assigned contracts.  The types of contracts they will process, with appropriate supervision, include (but are not limited to) Master Services Agreements, consulting agreements, market research and outcomes research agreements, confidentiality agreements, certain licensing agreements and other general and HCC related agreements. The engagements will have financial impact that range from several thousand to several million dollars. 

The Senior Specialist will participate in decision making exercises as well as manage and prioritize a high volume of complex business matters in a highly matrixed and team oriented environment.  They will also provide SME escalation support as needed and expertise to business partners and associated teams.  This individual will demonstrate a sound understanding of the contract preparation, review and negotiation process.  They will collaborate with Contract Attorneys, Procurement, HCC, Finance, and other support organizations in order to accomplish this task.
The Senior Specialist will assist in establishing, maintaining, and training on processes for contract review and approval and other internal audit and HCC requirements.  This individual may also assist in developing business strategic initiatives, implementing process improvements and identifying solutions that resolve long cycle times as well as deviations to policies and associated activities.  This position may also be responsible for developing and / or supporting appropriate performance metrics for the team.

Key Responsibilities 

•Managing the contract execution process, from receipt of the contract request through supplier signature
•Identifying and Implementing Continuous Improvement Activities
•Leading, managing, and or participating in various projects to help better the overall COE

BS and/or Paralegal or 9 years of related business experience for those without a bachelor's degree is

•A bachelor's degree or Paralegal certificate with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Commercial Contracting, sourcing or related business experience is required OR a minimum of 9 years of related business experience for those without a bachelor's degree is required.
•Juris Doctorate desired
•Experience in negotiating agreements with suppliers is required
•Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry and contract management certification is preferred
•The ability to lead and manage cross functional team is required
•Good problem solving ability and administrative skills are required.
•Basic contract formation, preparation, review and negotiation skills are required 
•The ability to interpret basic contract provisions and determine acceptability consistent with company policy is required. 
•A proven ability to deal tactfully and confidently with internal and external customers is required
•The ability to exercise independent judgment and decision making with little input from manager is required.

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Horsham
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick, North America-United States-New Jersey-Piscataway, North America-United States-New Jersey-Skillman, North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
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