Johnson & Johnson: 2014 Procurement Leadership Development Program

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26 Feb, 2014

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2014 Procurement Leadership Development Program, Full Time – EMEA Region(Job Number: 00000FUA)


Caring for the world, one person at a time, has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for more than 125 years. We estimate that the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies touches more than a billion people’s lives each day through our health care products and services, our corporate giving and the volunteer efforts of our employees. The desire of our employees to make a difference has inspired every invention, every product and every breakthrough we have brought to human healthcare. With $65 billion in sales in 2011, 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. Today, more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 128,000 people in 60 countries throughout the world.


Scope and Key Responsibilities:

The Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is a two-year non-rotational program in which a new hire will begin their Procurement career in a position with one of our operating companies. Positions within: Supply Chain Procurement, Commercial or R&D Procurement, External Manufacturing, or Procurement Operations are filled by PLDP hires. Some positions will have responsibility for partnering with the Category team and Category leader in developing and implementing strategies to drive significant value from the supplier base. This includes performing environmental scans, conducting in-depth research on existing and emerging trends, identifying new technology/solutions, screening potential new suppliers and performing complex analytical studies. Roles may also involve managing relationships with a few key suppliers, developing negotiation strategies and conducting negotiations. Some roles will include process improvement projects in critical areas in support of driving greater value for the Johnson & Johnson companies. Many of these roles provide internal consulting services to adjacent functional areas such as Marketing, R&D, Operations, Logistics, Legal, and Corporate Services. PLDP roles aim to provide the employee with a unique and broad perspective of Johnson & Johnson companies and markets while gaining important commercial skills.



A successful PLDP candidate possesses excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication (oral and written) skills, an ability to think strategically and creatively, strong problem-solving and analytical skills, and excellent project management skills.

Must be a current MBA or business related Masters Student planning to obtain a degree between December 2013 to July 2014.

Minimum of 3 years business experience is strongly preferred.

For Supply Chain Procurement PLDP positions, relevant course work in Supply Chain Management, Operations or Logistics is preferred.

Candidates must have language fluency of the country where the assignment is located, and be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e. without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where the assignment is located.

BE VITAL in your career; Be seen for the talent you bring to your work. Explore opportunities within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.


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Primary Location:Europe/Middle East/Africa
Organization: Johnson & Johnson (6067)

Job: Administration

Location Europe/Middle East/Africa


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