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Legal Services Sourcing Manager

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Legal Services Sourcing Manager. This position will be located in New Brunswick, NJ.

Caring for the world, one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. We have more than 275 operating companies in more than 60 countries, with more than 128,700 employees. Our worldwide headquarters is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

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The Legal Services Sourcing Manager role is part of the Corporate Services Procurement team providing effective management of J&J Legal Services spend in alignment with J&J Law Department priorities and the Legal Services Global Procurement category strategy for matters requiring the use of outside counsel law firms and other legal services providers. The Legal Services Sourcing Manager will be responsible for supporting approximately $750 million in spend for Johnson & Johnson Companies. This spend is medium to highly complex in nature and requires a collaboration with key stakeholders within the J&J Law Department to execute. This individual will identify, develop and direct the implementation of Procurement goals and strategy. Deliver against targets for financial performance, quality, and service and compliance adherence. It will provide Global and Regional Leadership for developing end-to-end category leadership such as global category strategy alignment, maintaining key relationships within the business and managing key supplier relationships. The position must shape, connect and lead resources to deliver on key projects.

The Legal Services Sourcing Manager will be:
  • Developing, informing, and implementing the Legal Services global category strategy that will effectively achieve the business goals and objectives of the business partners and deliver the maximum value for J&J, including quality, reliability, innovation and cost based on deep subject matter expertise and an informal understanding of industry/market dynamics
  • Collaborate with business partners in creating engagement approaches, providing clarity and addressing all business requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects with multiple/various stakeholders
  • Negotiates complex rate structures (e.g., billable rates, discounts) and Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs) utilizing best practices and market benchmark data
  • Experience in the execution of sourcing events end to end (technical, contractual, schedule and cost) and the overall evaluation of potential service providers, including price negotiations, contract review and approval.
  • Ability to Conduct various ad hoc analyses and use information to create/improve processes, gain cost savings, interpret business adherence to established guidelines through program dashboards, and other stated goals to identify possible negative trends and issues
  • Auditing and analysis of legal invoices to ensure that invoices adhere to negotiated terms, and addressing discrepancies with law firms
  • Quickly adapt to changes within the Procurement Operating Model and the ability to communicate and reinforce these changes with the business through effective change management processes
  • Builds broad-based business relationships and partnerships across the organization, skillfully influences business partners, internal stakeholders (Legal, Contracting, Information Technology, etc.), peers and colleagues to promote ideas, and proactively identifies, resolves and/or escalates business issues
  • Consistently provides a high level of service by establishing and clearly communicating mutual expectations, developing an understanding of business needs and demonstrating competency and consistency in meeting commitments
  • Proven ability to communicate, partner, and influence across a matrix organization
  • Drive for innovative solutions to continuously improve the organization.
  • Leadership of the Marketing and Business Services Supplier Diversity efforts, reporting to the Office of Supplier Diversity
  • Develop and execute Procurement strategies that are aligned with the business needs
  • Manage supplier relationships, communicate changes to the global category strategy, execute joint collaborative initiatives, and monitor supplier contract negotiations
  • Ensure execution of global category strategies to include: sourcing strategy execution, negotiations, contract implementation and performance against established targets
  • Facilitate the development, implementation, and maintenance of processes, policies, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, and Business Operating Principles
  • Lead team meetings and provide updates to Business Services and Global Procurement Leadership
  • Manage & prioritize portfolio of Procurement segment (Pharm, MD&D and/or Consumer) specific initiatives

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required in Business, Operations, Economics, Finance, Procurement or Supply Chain. MBA or JD Preferred
  • A minimum of 8 years of business experience, with a minimum of 3 years of procurement experience is required. Legal procurement experience is a plus.
  • Broad-based understanding of business operations and practices and core Procurement areas of focus (Spend Management: Category Management and Supplier Management).
  • Self-starter, capable of working autonomously across multiple procurement projects is essential
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience
  • Leadership, communication, influencing, collaboration skills are required
  • Project management skills and the ability to prioritize requests, and propose effective cost/ customer service alternatives when necessary
  • Ability to show judgment in developing new approaches and resolving issues
  • Customer Orientation (building and maintaining strong relationships with J&J Management)
  • Sound business acumen and awareness, with strong analytical and research skills
  • Comfortable with Sourcing systems (i.e.. Ariba), spreadsheets, presentations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill
  • Ability to continuously improve the organization
  • People Management Experience: Yes

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
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