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Johnson & Johnson

Procurement / Warehousing Manager

Posted Feb 23, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00014619
40 hrs/week
6 months
Starts: Mar 15, 2023
Ends: Sep 15, 2023
Payrate range

Procurement Manager  - English & Russian Speaking 

Location: Zug (Hybrid working) 

Duration: 6 to 9 months (depending on project needs) 

Hours: 40

Essential: Must speak English & Russian , knowledge of Kazakhstan Procurement / Logistics / Warehousing   

At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

The Warehousing Procurement Manager will be responsible for driving all aspects of strategic & tactical sourcing initiatives for Janssen Supply Chain, including regional Deliver and Manufacturing cold chain  warehousing spend. This spend is highly complex in nature and requires a close collaboration with key stakeholders within the business to execute.

Roles and Responsibilities

Essential duties

Warehousing Sourcing, Strategy Creation & Implementation

  • Create and implement Warehousing sourcing strategies to ensure high quality, on-time delivery, and cost competitiveness, gain alignment from stakeholders, lead cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams, and implement appropriate supplier risk analysis.

  • Proactively engage business partners to design and implement sourcing strategy, in particular with Janssen supply chain and logistics regional teams, to guarantee best sourcing solution to meet current / future business and operational requirements

  • Develop strategy through Business needs assessment, Market intelligence, understanding of external market trends, supplier evaluations and sourcing choices

  • Develop a supplier regional portfolio strategy to leverage supplier agreements/volumes, optimize use of global vs regional suppliers, increase supply base diversification and reduce complexity.


  • Lead cross-functional sourcing events & initiatives, including tenders/RFPs (Request for Proposals), supplier direct negotiations, contract extensions & contract exits to deliver value creation for Janssen.

  • Work in partnership with key partners / stakeholders to assure compliance with effective procurement policies, procedures and best practices.

  • Identify and/or develop the right supplier partners, to ensure service excellence, reliability, compliance and storage capacity to support business requirements

Supplier Management

  • Lead supplier communications, including sourcing event invitations, issue resolution, pricing terms negotiations and contracting.

  • Develop and manage supplier partnerships to drive performance delivery, risk mitigation, and value creation via supplier enabled innovation & sustainable carbon reduction.

  • Support discussions of supplier performance against contractually defined capabilities, including periodic performance reviews and any remedial activities required


  • Partners with the central SCS team (Supplier Contracting Services), to ensure that agreements and the manner in which they are executed meet business demands of all stakeholders and are aligned with the organization’s overall procurement & business strategy 

  • Mitigate business risk through the understanding of commercial, legal and regulatory requirements 

Agile project support

  • Leads, supports or engages as procurement expert in projects ranging from contracting, supply reliability, innovation and new product development

  • Represent procurement in End-to-End supply chain initiatives, digital tools/ technology adoption and resiliency

How To Succeed

What We Look For In a Candidate

Minimum Qualification 

  • Fluency in English & Russian is MANDATORY along with knowledge of warehousing & logistics in Kazakhstan

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree and preferably a MBA or Master’s qualification

  • A minimum 6 years related work experience in Warehousing & Logistics Sourcing and/or in E2E Supply chain related disciplines, with a good understanding of the deliver process

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to negotiate complex contracts and establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people in a global, matrix organization embracing a culture of functional excellence, continuous improvement and E2E collaboration

  • Strong stakeholder management skills working with cross category, supply chain and other functional partners. 

  • Demonstrated skills in Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Process Design, Project Management, Standards Definition and Data Analytics

  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills and demonstrated influencing and change management skills

  • Financial acumen, budgeting and finance management skills

  • Customer oriented with a pro-active attitude.

  • This position may require up to 10% travel;


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run for 6/9 months  10 months and will be reviewed for an extension.

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

As the science of human health and well-being has grown, we've been able to grow with it. Even more important, we've helped shape and define what health and well-being

means in everyday lives. Our products, services and ideas now touch the lives of at least one billion people every day. We credit our strength and endurance to a consistent approach to managing our business, and to the character of our people.


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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