The Johnson & Johnson family of companies is currently hiring for a Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program Leader to be located in a New Jersey office location, preferably Skillman, 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 $70 billion in 2015 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.
Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program Leader is responsible for formulating, developing, communicating and executing a strategy that continually and proactively, enhances the Johnson & Johnson trust-mark among internal and external stakeholders including procurement, customer account managers, business partners and external advocacy partners.
Responsible for managing budget and adhering to business plan commitments for memberships, sponsorships, supplier diversity 3rd party support, contracts, projects and overall functions for the office of supplier diversity; working with the customer account managers and Law Department on requests, issues, and/or matters of contracts in which supplier diversity information is needed; building excellent one-one relationships with key individuals, such as advocacy groups, leading minority, women and small business owners, and supplier diversity colleagues at leading corporate programs; creating and/or reviewing external communications including corporate responses to surveys and nominations, requests for media materials, ad and publications related to Supplier Diversity.
Responsible for ensuring policies conform to the highest of Credo based and industry standards, and can withstand external and internal audits.
Responsible for developing and executing a diverse/small supplier program in compliance with Small Business Administration Contractual based requirements, Tier II program for J&J suppliers and for Tier II and supplier diversity support requested by J&J customers. Participate on, or position oneself to be nominated to, the Boards and/or Chairperson roles for committees of key leading advocacy group to lead J&J’s brand equity as world class leader in supplier diversity.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
• Develop, communicate and execute a strategy among internal and external stakeholders including procurement, customer account managers and external advocacy partners, deploy and support materials for customer account managers to utilize with customers, ensure annual and monthly business plan commitments for Tier I, Tier II and Small Business requirements.
• Responsible for formulating and ensuring that a robust internal communications strategy is executed, that includes training, presentations, creating and ensuring that enterprise wide supplier diversity policies conform to industry standards, and can withstand external and internal scrutiny. Responding to requests from and contacts for customers, state and/or federal government officials re: Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies supplier diversity. Act as subject matter expert for business in supplier diversity for the enterprise to consult with all functions in response to inquiries re: program development, policies, best practices, resources and general knowledge. Create external communications including corporate responses to surveys and nominations, requests for media materials, ad and publications related to Supplier Diversity.
• Managing budget and adhering to business plan commitments for memberships, sponsorships, supplier diversity 3rd party support, contracts, projects, speaking engagements, and overall functions for the office of supplier diversity
• Develop and execute a diverse/small supplier development program aimed at enhancing the sustainability of current leading suppliers and build excellent one-one relationships with key individuals in advocacy groups for support.
• Participate on, or position oneself to be nominated to, the Boards and/or Chairperson roles for committees of key leading advocacy groups (WBENC, BDR, DMSCA, NMSDC, and others) Acknowledge, communicate and coordinate J&J participation in response to awards and recognitions from external advocacy groups and customers
• Partner with leader responsible for managing 3rd party contractors to provide support for certification training, tradeshow collateral and registrations ensuring excellent execution of administrative and operational functions
• Assisting senior management in building materials for the J&J Board of Directors
• Responsibility for the Supplier Diversity intranet site pages and content
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required, advanced degree preferred.
• A minimum of 8 years in Sourcing, Procurement, Finance or Process Excellence is required.
• Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills; ability to create and deliver compelling and engaging communications are required.
• 5 years of people management experience is required.
• Excellent public speaking ability and public presence is required.
• Solid advanced analytical skills utilizing Excel, pivot tables, and databases is required.
• Experience in working with senior management leaders is required.
• Experience in working in a highly confidential environment is required.
• Procurement: basic understanding of systems and processes is required.
• Up to 30% domestic travel is required, with 1-2 international trips per year.
• Project management background preferred.
• Professional certification such as Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) and/or Certified Professional in Supplier Management (CPSM), PE: Black Belt or Green Belt certified is preferred.
• Experience in working across operating companies and GOCs; global experience is preferred.
• Basic understanding of marketing principles and discipline is preferred.
• 1-2 years of intensive experience in communications preferred, especially in external communications.
• Sourcing competencies: complex contracts and large bidding events; processes and tools is preferred.