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Senior Program Manager, Planning Excellence

Johnson & Johnson Services, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Program Manager, Planning Excellence to be located in Bridgewater, NJ or Zug, Switzerland. Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. 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. With $71.9 billion in 2016 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.
Planning is one of the critical foundational pillars identified by Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain strategy that is essential to building the world’s best supply chain. Planning plays a key role in the synchronization of our End to End Supply Chain to meet our customer demands efficiently and effectively. At the same time, we need to anticipate future trends and disrupters and build advanced capabilities to create competitive advantage and deliver integrated solutions to our customers.
The Enterprise Planning Excellence team sits within the broader Strategy & Deployment organization and works closely with Product Supply, Value Chain, and the Segments. The Planning Excellence team is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Johnson & Johnson Enterprise Planning, developing capabilities (People, Process, Technology, Metrics) and ensuring effective deployment of these within the segments to drive competitive advantage, improve efficiency and effectiveness, and optimize working capital whilst keeping our customers’ needs central to what we do. The scope covers all three Johnson & Johnson segments and about 2500 planners globally.
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As the Senior Program Manager, Planning Excellence, you will:• Lead and support critical elements of the Enterprise Planning strategy, act as a key enabler to unlock value and deliver the enterprise outcomes, and drive the Plan Pillar`s maturity through Capability building, focusing on both process and people elements. • Ensure that as the planning environment evolves and we layer on more advanced technology, the team can support the Plan community through clear communications and aligned talent and training needs.• Provide support for the timely, efficient execution of Enterprise Planning initiatives across the businesses and work closely with segment resources to ensure alignment of critical programs with the global Plan vision and strategy, ensuring value creation across all initiatives.• Embed a culture of harmonization and process improvement across the sectors by conceptualizing strategy work into execution across the Supply Chain.• Support all project management activities in alignment with Enterprise Planning Excellence and Office of Strategy & Deployment Project Management Office (PMO) requirements.• Leverage a deep understanding of segment planning needs to define current and future planning capability needs.• Create content for Plan capability development and support execution/adoption through key programs.• Develop and deploy talent and training strategies to support the Plan community with today’s needs, while preparing for the future of planning. • Work closely with Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC) Academy to ensure integration to JJSC standards and to identify new learning modalities to support Plan education.• Execute a robust Plan communications strategy to create visibility to key Plan initiatives, to develop a clear Plan identity, and to instill a Plan Community mindset.• Execute change management strategies to ensure the success of critical Plan initiatives, considering the complexity of the Plan Environment. • Benchmark, both internally and externally, to drive continuous improvement and alignment to Supply Chain planning best practices.
• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, Supply Chain certification (e.g. APICS, IBF) is preferred. • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant Supply Chain experience is required. • At least two (2) years of Supply Chain Planning experience is required. • Strong background/experience in Supply Chain Planning processes is required.• Experience executing communications strategies is preferred. • Knowledge or experience executing training programs is preferred.• Working knowledge of change management concepts and methodologies is preferred.• Relevant mix of global, regional, cross-sector/cross-industry experience is preferred.• Experience in project management and executing process improvement initiatives within Planning or other Supply Chain functions are required.• Ability to build strong collaborative relationships is required. • Proficiency in English language (oral/written) and using Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. • This position will be based in Bridgewater, NJ or Zug, Switzerland and requires up to twenty percent (20%) of domestic and international travel.
Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Bridgewater
Other Locations
Europe/Middle East/Africa-Switzerland-Zug
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
Job Function
Operations (Generalist)
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