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Johnson & Johnson

Procurement Specialist

Posted Apr 14, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00015055
7 months
(May 15, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range

Procurement / Logistics / Contracts Specialist 

Location:  Zug Switzerland (Remote)

Duration: Dec 2023 (possible extension) 

Hours: 40 

Experience: Procurement, contracts management, transportation

Role Summary

The Procurement / Logistics / Contract Specialist will identify, develop, and direct the implementation of Procurement goals and strategy and deliver against targets for financial performance, quality, and service and compliance adherence.

They are accountable for sourcing logistics solutions and services in partnership with stakeholders to deliver innovative capabilities, and services, across all sectors.

The Company

Johnson & Johnson is the largest and most broadly based healthcare company in the world. We’re producing life-changing breakthroughs every day, and have been for the last 130 years.

The combination of new technologies and your expertise enables amazing things to happen. Those working in medical devices are 3-D printing artificial joints personalized for each patient, while researchers in pharmaceuticals use AI to discover lifesaving drugs. Imagine what the rest of our team of 134,000 people at 260 companies in more than 60 countries across the world is accomplishing. We redefine what it means to be a big company in today’s world

Main responsibilities

Scope of responsibilities include:

  • Identifies business requirements

  • Negotiates all commercial elements of transportation contracts

  • Deliver on Regional financial, service, reliability, quality, innovation, and growth commitments

  • Develop deep supplier relationships with strategic suppliers to include data review and analysis, performance management and development and improvement of end to end value, and bring innovation to the business

  • Identify, develop and direct the implementation of Procurement goals and category strategies, based on deep subject matter expertise and an informal understanding of industry/market dynamics

  • Develop and manage internal and external partnerships by demonstrating strong leadership, project management, partnership, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Apply strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, in order to build relationships and understand customer needs.

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a regional execution plan relevant to their mode(s) of ownership.

  • Effectively manage the strategic relationship with external suppliers

  • Develop and convey mode expertise in order to identify and implement cost and/or service improvements.

Percentage of Time Tasks/Duties/Responsibilities

80% Execution of category strategies that are aligned to business partner needs. Execution will include Regional sourcing strategy execution, supplier negotiations, inflation mitigation, sourcing events, contract implementation and performance against established targets

10% Manage Regional supplier relationships, execute joint collaborative Innovative initiatives, and monitor supplier contract negotiations

10% Any identified regional priorities or GTP projects as assigned.

how to succeed

Qualifications / Experience / Skills:

  • Bachelors or Equivalent (Business, Logistics, Life Sciences)

  • 5+ years in logistics, transportation, procurement 

  • Broad-based understanding of business operations and practices and core Procurement areas of focus (Spend Management: Category Management and Supplier Management).

  • Able to prioritize requests and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to show judgment in developing new approaches and resolving issues, Strong project management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skill with ability to confidently present complex information

Experienced professional with business experience in multiple roles across a variety of functional specialties including Supply Chain and at least 5+ years within a Procurement environment. Experience on parcel services is beneficial.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong level of proficiency with core Procurement skills (e.g., supplier management and performance, supply market analysis, Category Management, Procurement Excellence, etc.)

  • Strong level of credibility with internal customers, and with the supplier community

  • Strong influencing skills with ability to see issues from multiple viewpoints and understand differing needs of stakeholders (e.g., businesses, Procurement LT, Marketing, R&D, Supply Chain); has "presence"

  • Successfully lead cross-functional teams, strong business acumen

  • 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

Key Working Relationships

  • Identify the most important working relationships with people inside and outside the company including customers, vendors, associations, etc. Briefly describe the nature of the contacts.

  • Internal · Regional Segment/Business Deliver Operations teams · Regional Procurement Category Leaders

  • External · Regional Senior leaders for suppliers

What’s in it for you?  

As the biggest health company in the world, we find it important to put the needs and well-being of our customers and employees first. Our recipe for success consists of crafting an inclusive work environment where everybody feels welcome and respected. 

At Johnson & Johnson, we blend heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.  


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. 

you are welcome here

Johnson & Johnson is working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

about Johnson & Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. As a skilled contractor, you’ll play a key part in the thinking, strategy, dynamism - and impact - of this iconic global healthcare company as they touch the lives of nearly a billion people every day. Contribute to the next healthcare breakthrough with your next project at Johnson & Johnson. 

application process

We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.

We do not accept applications via email. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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 are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels 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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