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Johnson & Johnson

Senior New Product Introduction Lead

Posted May 25, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00011160
1 year
(Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2022 12:00 AM

Leiden, Netherlands, 40h, hybrid way of working


Johnson & Johnson Worksense is responsible for finding, engaging, and contracting talent for the Johnson & Johnson contingent workforce.


We are currently recruiting a Senior NPI (New Product Introduction) Lead to join our contingent workforce in Janssen in Leiden for an initial one-year contract.


As a part of the Janssen Biologics Manufacturing site, the New Product Introduction (NPI) team is responsible for the coordination and introduction of new products into QC ( Quality Control)  Leiden, from Phase 1 to Late-Stage NPIs, supporting all testing laboratories in QC Leiden.


As an NPI lead you will be responsible for: 

  • SPOC for all NPI activities, from Phase 1 to Late-Stage NPIs throughout the CMC stage gates
  • Business case and budget estimations for NPIs requests
  • Project lead for NPI transfers, laboratory NPI capacity increase initiatives, and new technologies introduction (e.g. project management, leading the Leiden team, budget control, etc.)
  • Ensure NPI testing plan is aligned with the platform testing strategy
  • Support the testing teams in aligning NPI volumes with testing capacity
  • Coordinating the analytical method transfer end-to-end
  • Raw materials qualification
  • Partner with local and global stakeholders (e.g. DPDS, PQM, Technical Operations, Operations, JSC QC sites, etc.)
  • Alignment of NPI global teams and department testing teams' needs and requirements to ensure flawless and on-time NPI introduction
  • Laboratory testing readiness
  • Ensure new products introduced have required robustness and reliability of a commercial lab
  • Establish and improve standards for content and quality of NPI processes (change controls, method transfers, documentation, communication, etc.)  



To be successful in this role you have:

  • Master/Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or comparable
  • At least 2 years of experience in a laboratory/pharmaceutical environment
  • Preferably project management experience
  • Experience with new product introduction.
  • Experience in analytical method transfers and/or raw materials qualifications
  • Knowledgeable about a wide range of large molecule analytical methods
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written English)
  • Self-starter, initiative-rich, and a team player mindset
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to engage in contact with personnel at all levels within the organization.
  • Excellent safety and GMP awareness and experience
  • A quality, compliance, and business-minded attitude
  • Flexible and agile skills and you are capable of handling multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Strategic thinking, and the ability to balance short and long term priorities


If you meet our requirements and are interested in hearing more about our NPI 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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