Randstad, as the EMEA Johnson & Johnson talent acquisition partner, is responsible for finding and contracting talent for the contingent roles at Johnson & Johnson. If you are selected for a role you will be engaged or employed by one of the Randstad recruitment companies in EMEA and will not be an employee of Johnson & Johnson.

Johnson & Johnson

Regional Category Manager

Posted Jan 13, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00009784
3 months
(Feb 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2022)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2022 12:00 AM

Johnson & Johnson Worksense (via Randstad Sourceright) is responsible for finding, engaging and contracting talent for the Johnson & Johnson contingent workforce

The Regional Category Manager is accountable for sourcing logistics solutions and services in partnership with stakeholders to deliver innovative capabilities, and services, across all sectors. 

Main Tasks
- Execute Global Categories vision, strategy and implementation plan for the Logistics category that will effectively meet the long range requirements of the business partners and deliver the maximum value for J&J 
- Interface directly with CEO?s and other Regional supplier leadership to assure alignment of JNJ?s objectives are met, including quality, reliability, innovation and cost. 
- Understands operational considerations. Identifies business demand requirements and partners with Business Engagement Leads to deliver annual value improvements and drives competitive advantage. 
- Deliver on Regional financial, service, reliability, quality, innovation, and growth commitments 
- Develop deep Regional 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 
- Escalate issues that may impact the Global Logistics Procurement organization.
- 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.
- Lead cyclical sourcing event, as well as mid-contract negotiations as needed..
- Participate in industry professional organizations.

- Education: MSc or MBA; Preferred Area of Study: Business, Logistics, Life Sciences or related field
Years of Related Experience: 5+ years within a Procurement environment Knowledge

Skills and Abilities: 
- Broad-based understanding of business operations
- Strong level of proficiency with core Procurement skills (e.g., supplier management and performance, supply market analysis, Category Management, Procurement Excellence, etc.)
- Strong leadership, communication, influencing, and collaboration skills are required
- Able to prioritize requests, and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary. 
- Ability to show judgment in developing new approaches and resolving issues
- Ability to show strategic thinking
- Strong project management skills
- Strong Business Acumen
- Strong verbal and written communication skill with ability to confidently present complex information
- Ability to continuously improve the organization

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


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