Director - Category Lead, Programmatic Contract Research Organizations (PCRO)

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently hiring for a Director ? Category Lead, Programmatic Contract Research Organizations (PCRO) which would be based in one of our key R&D NJ or PA campuses.
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.
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
The Director-Category Lead, PCRO will be responsible for leading a Procurement organization of 12 or more resources; in support of $400 Million or more in R&D spend for Johnson & Johnson Companies. This spend is highly complex in nature and requires a close collaboration with key stakeholders at every level of the global J&J Enterprise and our external suppliers to execute. This individual will identify, develop and direct the development and implementation of the Programmatic CRO strategy for the Enterprise. The scope includes trial outsourcing to CROs for both Early and Late Development across all sectors (Pharmaceuticals, Consumer and Medical Devices businesses). Individual will plan and direct the organization?s activities and deliver against targets for financial performance, quality, service and compliance adherence.
It will provide Global Leadership for developing end-to-end category leadership such as category strategy development, maintaining key relationships within the business and managing key supplier relationships. The position must shape, connect and lead resources to deliver on key projects.
The Director-Category Lead?s scope of responsibilities includes:
+ Develop and drive the Procurement vision for, with and through the stakeholder community.
+ Developing the vision, strategy and implementation for Programmatic CRO that will effectively meet the long-range requirements of the business partners and deliver the maximum value for J&J
+ Develop and or refine subcategory strategies.
+ Interface directly with supplier leadership to assure alignment of JNJ?s objectives are met, including quality, reliability, innovation and cost.
+ Understand operational considerations. Identify business demand requirements and partner as appropriate to deliver annual value improvements and drive competitive advantage.
+ Understand long range requirements of the business partners and engage in strategic planning and partnering to ensure alignment.
+ Deliver on financial, service, reliability, quality, innovation, Supplier Diversity and growth commitments
+ Build and maintain relationships throughout JNJ, at every level of the Global Enterprise, that results in dynamic interactive dialogue on a broad range of perspectives and information critical to the development of optimal approaches and solutions
+ Develop deep supplier relationships with strategic suppliers to include data review and analysis, performance management and development and improvement of end to end value, and bring innovation to the business.
+ Identify, develop and direct the implementation of Procurements goals and category strategies, based on deep subject matter expertise and an understanding of industry/market dynamics.
+ Escalate issues as appropriate.
+ Develop and execute Procurement strategies that are aligned with the business/sector needs
+ Manage supplier relationships, communicate changes to category strategy, execute joint collaborative initiatives, and monitor supplier contract negotiations
+ Ensure execution of category strategies to include: sourcing strategy execution, negotiations, contract implementation and performance against established targets
+ Facilitate the development, implementation, and maintenance of processes, policies, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, and Business Operating Principles
+ Conduct performance reviews/serve as People Manager for Subordinate Leads
+ Lead team meetings and provide updates to Global Procurement Leadership
+ Manage & prioritize portfolio of Procurement segment (Enterprise wide) specific initiatives
+ A minimum of a Bachelors degree is required
+ A minimum of 10 years of related business experience is required
+ Broad-based understanding of business operations and practices and core Procurement areas of focus (Spend Management: Category Management and Supplier Management).
+ Multi-county and Multi sector experience preferred with experience across geographies of varied sizes and businesses.
+ Strong leadership, vison setting, communication, influencing, collaboration and talent development skills are required
+ Able to prioritize requests and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary.
+ Ability to show judgment in developing new approaches and resolving issues
+ Customer Orientation (building and maintaining strong relationships across all levels of the organization and external suppliers)
+ Strong project and change management capabilities
+ Strong ability to set strategy direction
+ Strong Business Acumen
+ Strong verbal and written communication skill with ability to confidently present complex information
+ Ability to continuously improve the organization
+ A minimum of 5 years of people management experience is required
+ May require up to 15% domestic and/or international travel
Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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