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Johnson & Johnson

Cold Chain Lead

Posted Nov 8, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00013235
40 hrs/week
1 year
Starts: Jan 1, 2023
Ends: Dec 31, 2023
Payrate range


Leiden, Netherlands, 32h, hybrid way of working


Project Pollux is the establishment of a new Janssen Supply Chain Lentiviral Vector (LVV) production facility in Sassenheim, the Netherlands to be organized as a new business unit for Janssen Biologics (JBV). This biologics manufacturing facility is intended to become a key supply option for commercial LVV in support of the global Janssen BCMA CAR-T program for multiple myeloma, a disease affecting ~160,000 patients annually. 

The Pollux production facility is currently under initial design development, with the following milestones in the long-lead project plan:

⦁ Completion of preliminary engineering (Basis of Design)

⦁ Completion of full (detailed) design

⦁ Facility construction and building commissioning

⦁ Facility and production equipment qualification

⦁ Producing validation batches, site approval, starting routine production

Are you energized to support a new organization within a global company? Do you want to contribute to improving the life of patients? Do you have a strong passion for people? Then this is your job!

For this project, Janssen Biologics is recruiting a Cold Chain Lead to work within the Operational Readiness department to support this new facility now and in the future.


Job Summary:

You are accountable for ensuring a seamless startup of the inbound and outbound cold chain of the Lenti Viral Vector manufacturing site at the Sassenheim location (Business Unit 5). You are also accountable for a safe and sustainable work environment (physical as well as mental) and is a Credo champion in the way the job is institutionalized and a role model of leadership. You also ensure that processes are followed and that both processes and work environments are continuously improved upon to quality of cGMP and EHSS, with the support of Process excellence principles. Furthermore, you have knowledge of cGMP, EHSS, and Process excellence on a level suitable to this position. Lastly, you ensure, your team has the correct knowledge of cGMP, EHSS and Process Excellence, WOF (Workforce of the Future), and digital capabilities so they are proficient in the required skill sets.


The responsibilities and the impact YOU will have:


The area of responsibility of the job holder covers the project phase including the delivery of the PPQ batches. In this role you are:

Pro-actively leading and managing the Outbound Supply Chain subjects:


⦁ FPX method to set up the Outbound activities.

⦁ Tie in the Change control activities in the umbrella Change Control of the project.

⦁ Planning and coordination of all activities on time and within budget.

⦁ Investigate and analyze the feasibility and opportunities of critical actions.

⦁ Write / delegate procedures, work instructions, and templates involved.

⦁ Initiate and manage risk assessment and critical path.

⦁ Contact stakeholders and team members to find the best solutions.

⦁ Contact with receiving parties and internal clients.

⦁ Reporting results, archiving documents in a structural manner; prepare presentations.

⦁ Set up the Outbound Supply Chain in close cooperation with all Stakeholders involved (E2E process).

⦁ Ensure QA, EHS, and GDP compliance in the E2E process.

⦁ Inventory accuracy by means of cycle count performance and troubleshooting.

⦁ Act on constraints and escalation to the owner of materials or project lead.


To be successful in this role you should have the following Qualifications and Key Competencies: 



⦁ HBO/WO or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

⦁ At least 5 years experience in practical industrial experience, preferably in a supply chain environment.

⦁ Fluency in the English language in word and writing. 

⦁ Experience with working in a GMP environment.

⦁ Working with relevant planning tools and having in-depth experience with temperature-controlled shipments are strong advantages.


Key Competencies: 

⦁ E2E process thinker, analytical with fine soft skills, and empathy to be able to build bridges between the many disciplines within Janssen and their suppliers and customers in the E2E process.

⦁ A high degree of accuracy, initiative, and independence.

⦁ Flexible, and can deal with changing priorities.

⦁ Team player and leader 

⦁ Able to work independently on location, flexible, collaborative, communicative, and motivating, enjoys working in a team. 

⦁ Interpersonal skills, a well-developed understanding of process excellence, and business acumen are key for this position.


If you meet our requirements and are interested in hearing more about our  Cold Chain Lead role, please do not hesitate to apply through the provided link today and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch!

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences.

That is why we in the Netherlands are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feel that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”!


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