J&J Family of Companies Category Manager - Discovery/Preclinical in Leiden, Netherlands

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Category Manager -Discovery/Pre-Clinical on the Discovery/Preclinical Team. The preferred location for the position is Spring House, PA, Leiden, Netherlands, Titusville, NJ, Malvern PA, Raritan NJ or Beerse, Belgium.

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The Category Manager - Discovery/Preclinical will provide end-to-end category management support to the Discovery and Preclinical R&D business, including responsibility for the vision, strategy and implementation for one or more subcategory/commodity within the Enterprise-wide J&J R&D category. This includes business engagement, sourcing, supplier management, contract negotiation, requisition to pay activities, and Procurement strategy & enablement activities.

This role may serve as a Global Supplier Relationship Manager (GSRM) as necessary. It may also provide primary supplier management leadership for middle criticality suppliers (as defined by J&J tier of oversight incorporating business risk, total spend, criticality to business, maturity, etc.) or provide supplier management support for suppliers of a higher tier.

Business Engagement. Managing the needs and expectations of the Business to drive satisfaction while ensuring compliance to procurement standards and alignment with procurement strategies. Sub-processes: Stakeholder Engagement, New Product Opportunities, Demand Signal Management, Requirements & Specifications Gathering, Strategy Execution/Category Integration.

Category Strategy. The vision, strategy and implementation plan for a specific category of spend that will effectively meet the needs of the Business and deliver the maximum value for J&J. Sub-processes: Demand Analysis, Supply Market Assessment, Commodity Inflation Management, Category Strategy Development, Category Strategy Implementation.

Sourcing. A disciplined approach for reducing total costs of externally purchased materials, goods and services and improving levels of quality, service and value to the Business. Sub-processes: Sourcing Strategy & Approach to Market, Sourcing Documentation Creation, Sourcing Event Execution, Negotiation & Supplier Selection, Sourcing Implementation.

Contracting. Systematically and efficiently managing contract creation, approval, administration and compliance to maximize financial and operational performance and minimize risk. Sub-processes: Legal, Finance, IT, HR, Tax interface, Contracts Creation, Contracts Approval, Contract Administration, Contract Management & Compliance.

Supplier Management. Managing the interactions with the organizations that supply the goods and services to J&J including relationship building, data review and analysis, performance management and development and improvement. Sub-processes: Supplier Segmentation, Engagement & Governance, Supplier Performance Management, Conduct Business Reviews, Supplier Risk Management, Supplier Change Management, Supplier Development / Improvement, Supply Base Optimization.

Requisition to Pay. Integrated business process for creating requisitions, executing tactical buying, creating purchase orders, invoice receipt and payment processing. Sub-processes: Requisitioning, PO Creation, Goods Receipt, Invoice Processing, Payment, Supplier Issue Resolution/Help Desk, Cash Flow Optimization, Tactical Buying.

Procurement Strategy & Enablement. Develop and maintain the strategic direction for the Procurement function, ensure alignment to strategic goals and standards, develop and manage our people and effectively manage the enabling tools and technology required across the function. Sub-processes: Procurement Strategy, Process & Policies Management, Compliance & Risk.

Management, Procurement Performance Management, Systems & Data Management, Reporting & Analytics, Communications & Change Management, Project Management & PMO, Talent & Organization Management, Training, Knowledge Management and Market Intelligence.

Implements and administers standard Procurement policies and processes for multiple departments/geographic area, client groups, or functional projects. Has autonomy and authority to make decisions for his/her unit and activities under his/her responsibility. Exercises judgment independently within scope to develop new approaches and resolve issues. Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively; is results-oriented and customer-focused. Sets priorities, allocates resources. Prioritizes requests and proposes effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary. Has leadership skills needed to manage teams and influence others.

Will interface and connect with various cross-level, cross-functional, cross-region, cross-sector, as well as across groups within Procurement. Significant interactions with external supplier environment; may manage relationships with senior management of select suppliers. May serve as site lead or site key point of contact.


  • A Bachelor's degree.

  • At least 5 years’ business experience.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Procurement with emphasis in Category Management, Sourcing and/or Supplier Management.

  • Successful track record of presenting to executive personnel in J&J or at a supplier.

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time


  • Successful track record of leading and implementing preferred supplier program, and managing program compliance and performance.

  • A Bachelor's degree in a science-related area of study.

  • Advanced Degree (MBA, other Master-level degree).

  • Experience in R&D.

  • Successful supervisory/people management experience.

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management ® (CPSM®) certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

  • Project Management Professional® (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Primary Location

United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House

Other Locations

Europe/Middle East/Africa-Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse, North America-United States-New Jersey-Raritan, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Malvern


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