J&J Family of Companies IT Sr. Manager Labs, Manufacturing and Distribution/Warehousing (LMDW) in Groningen, Netherlands

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. is recruiting for an IT Sr. Manager, Labs, Manufacturing and Distribution/Warehousing Leader (LMDW). This position will be located in Groningen, Netherlands and will require up to 20% travel, domestic and international.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Surgical (JJVS) manufactures inter-ocular lenses used in cataract surgery and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California. JJVS is a worldwide company with operations in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Research, innovation and new-product development are the focus of our organization. Our associates around the world are committed to expanding the Johnson & Johnson Vision brand, and fortifying our position as the worldwide leader in the Ophthalmic surgical space.

The IT Sr. Manager, JJVS Supply Chain LMDW is the end to end IT accountable person for the entire manufacturing and distribution operations for the J&J Surgical Vision. The position is responsible for coordinating, defining and executing a LMDW strategy. The role requires active engagement and partnership with Surgical Vision Care Make Leadership to drive optimization and efficiency of our manufacturing capabilities. This position has operational accountability for IT uptime, reliability, and service delivery for the Groningen and Uppsala sites.

The IT Sr. Manager, JJVS Supply Chain LMDW will be responsible for:

  • The position is directly responsible for governance & execution of the Make portfolio, including management of the respective Groningen SCIT budget.

  • Designing and delivering flexible and scalable Supply Chain IT solutions that fulfill business needs while maximizing reuse of applications and infrastructure and supporting the Enterprise IT Operating Model.

  • Consistently demonstrate knowledge seeking and sharing behaviors across IT organizational boundaries in the performance of daily work and encouraging junior associates to do the same

  • Oversees technology portfolio (hardware and software), per technological level of maturity, in order to identify potential opportunities for technological investments (upgrades, migration, decommissioning). Consolidates and tracks application portfolios in order to manage TCO performance. Identifies opportunities for potential application portfolio / infrastructure synergies.

  • Partnering with site leadership for prioritization of LMDW site project portfolio

  • Partnering with Engineering to shape the overall Make solutions

  • Maximizing ROI by identifying and prioritizing the product features by business value

  • Function as a technical application owner (TAO) for the existing technologies and applications that support this function and ensure business partners are aware of new and emerging technologies

  • Strong collaboration with JJVS LMDW Santa Ana leader to drive standardized processes and technologies

  • Champion the change management efforts of IT initiatives with the business partner community

  • Interface with suppliers and vendors to evaluate software, hardware or services and make recommendations.

  • Perform analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance activities.

  • Participate in the business planning activities by identifying future business demand and ensuring appropriate funding is in the business plan.


  • Strong leadership, effective manager of people and strong team-building skills are required

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or related technical field is required. A Master’s Degree or MBA is preferred.

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in managing technical and IT teams is required.

  • Strong Supply Chain domain expertise including MES, Labs, eDHR & ERP domain knowledge and implementing end to end solutions.

  • Has good understanding of business value and capabilities, and able to relate priorities to associated technology investments.

  • Experience developing and maturing processes and systems in a complex manufacturing or product discovery environment.

  • Familiarity with Manufacturing, Quality and Regulatory processes and solutions is preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to improve organizational performance through the application of original thinking to existing and emerging methods, processes, products and services is preferred. Employs sound judgment in determining how innovations will be deployed to produce a value outcome.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a matrixed team across business and technical areas is required. Ability to succeed in a matrixed environment and influence adoption of new thinking are required.

  • Experience leading multiple high profile projects with demanding deadlines, changing requirements, and working with limited resources is required. Ability to estimate required effort for project objectives and prioritize work items appropriately is required.

Preferred Knowledge

  • Successful candidates will have knowledge of any of the following: client/server, web technologies, operating systems, networking, databases, GxP requirements, Computer Systems Validation, 21 CFR Part 11, 2000, Relational Database Concepts, Project Lifecycle Theory, Licensing, Change Management, SDLC Theory, Process Excellence.

  • Considerable knowledge of healthcare, supply chain management.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Able to create context around key business drivers and strategic plan, able to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.

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