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API Category Leader

API Category Leader-1805668153W

Janssen Supply Chain Procurement is recruiting for Sr. Director, API Category Leader located in Beerse, Belgium or Zug, Switzerland.
The Senior Director will be responsible for leading API Category team in support of approximately $0.5 to $1 billion or more in spend for Johnson & Johnson Companies. The API category is complex and technical in nature and require extensive interaction with key business stakeholders (R&D, Tech Ops, etc.), critical supplier leadership (CMOs, etc.) and segment/functional leadership (BELs, FELs, etc.). The position must shape, connect and lead resources to deliver on key projects.
The Senior Director-Category Lead's scope of responsibilities include:
* Develop and drive the Procurement vision of partnering to shape supplier solutions that transform healthcare
* Develop the vision, strategy and implementation plan for API category based on deep subject matter expertise and an understanding of industry/market dynamics that will effectively meet requirements of the business partners and deliver maximum value for JNJ
* Interface with sr. supplier leadership (CXO's, etc.) to assure alignment of JNJ's objectives are met, including quality, reliability, innovation and cost
* Leverage supplier partners for innovative inputs on materials, processes and business models to help create competitive advantage for the business
* Collaborate closely with Partnership & External Supply (PES) team - formerly ESI - and supplier partners (CMOs etc.) to understand operational considerations, identify business requirements and partner with Business Engagement Leads to deliver value improvements to drive competitive solutions
* Understand long range requirements of the business partners and engage in strategic planning and partnering
* Execute category strategies to include: sourcing strategy execution, negotiations, contract implementation, relationship management and performance against established targets
* Leader will support Procurement 3-tier model and leverage Enterprise COEs (Center of Excellence), BEL (Business Engagement Leader), and FEL (Franchise Engagement Leader) network to bring best value for the business
* Conduct performance reviews/serve as People Manager
* Escalate issues that may impact the Global Procurement organization

* A minimum Bachelor's Degree in one of the technical areas - Chemical Eng., Chemistry, Pharmacy or equivalent area required. Master's or above Degree preferred. MBA Degree preferred
* A minimum of 15 years of work experience with 5+ years in regulated industry, such as, pharmaceuticals, biopharma, bioprocessing or equivalent industries required
* Strong technical knowledge of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, API development and commercialization preferred
* Proficiency with core Procurement skills (e.g., supplier management and performance, supply market analysis, Category Management, Procurement Excellence, etc.) preferred
* Broad-based understanding of business operations and practices and core Procurement areas of focus (Spend Management: Category Management and Supplier Management) required
* High level of credibility with internal customers, and with the supplier community preferred
* Multi-country experience preferred with experience across geographies
* 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 required
* Customer Orientation - building and maintaining strong relationships with senior leaders required
* Strong project and change management capabilities preferred
* Strong ability to set strategy direction required
* Working knowledge of compliance requirements (cGMP, GDP, etc.) required
* Strong ability to set strategy direction required
* Strong Business Acumen required
* Strong verbal and written communication skill with ability to confidently present complex information required
* Proven track record in attracting and developing talent preferred
* Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to respond to changes in the external environment, while ensuring the organization is able to effectively and efficiently move through transitions preferred
* Ability to continuously improve the organization required
* Travel 15-25% required (domestic and international)

What's in it for you…?

"Caring for the world, one person at a time…"

As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously.

As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.

Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.

Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

Primary Location

Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse

Other Locations

Europe/Middle East/Africa-Switzerland-Zug-Zug


Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)

Job Function


API Category Leader

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