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Supply Chain Project Team Lead

Johnson & Johnson, Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Supply Chain Project Team Lead, located in Somerville, NJ.

The Ethicon Surgical Care business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices—that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon Surgical Care business combines products and services of two market-leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.
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• Responsible for the end to end planning, alignment and execution of Supply Chain activities related to high visibility, approved, and funded projects.
• Develop and implement an efficient, robust and compliant end-to-end supply chain for our new products.
• Represent the E2E supply chain within the new product introduction process as of start of full development, as the key contact to coordinate and communicate global supply chain design and launch activities with global/ regional commercial organization, regulatory departments and manufacturing plants.
• Develop transfer plans with the key stakeholders and prepare for operational Transfer readiness. Define and implement an integrated, documented process with performance metrics to assess Supply Chain performance, and supplement the Stability Metrics
• Plan for seamless transitions from the 'as is' configuration to the 'to be' state, incorporating Process Excellence Six Sigma and Lean.
• Provide strong connectivity with existing supply chain processes – GOALS, S&OP, Inventory Management, interdependent projects.
• Ensure that projects support the achievement of the PLAN metrics for the Ethicon franchise by assuming project planning processes drive results in customer service and inventory.
• Participate in the project’s cross functional teams and provide PLAN input & strategy.
• Develop, implement, and execute improvements in Ethicon PLAN Projects processes. Ensure that those improvements are sustainable and utilized actively by the Supply Chain Projects team.
• Coach/mentor and potentially manage Supply Chain Project Leaders and/or Specialists focused on Network Project transfers.
• Assist in resource assignment to the various projects that are impacting the supply chain and overall project prioritization.


• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Business, Finance, Logistics or Engineering. Master’s degree in Supply Chain or Logistics or MBA in related fields preferred
• A minimum of 6 years of experience in manufacturing and/or Supply Chain required
• Health care industry experience preferred
• Supply and/or Demand Planning experience preferred
• Project management experience required
• Experience in a management/supervisory role preferred
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills and an understanding of business beyond core functional expertise required
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required
• Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) systems required
• Must have strong analytical problem-solving skills required
• Demonstrated abilities to manage complexity within a Global environment required
• The ability to collaborate with all levels of management in a matrix environment required
• Lean or Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification preferred
• APICS Certification preferred
• This position is located in Somerville, NJ and will require up to 10% domestic and international travel.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville-
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Production Planning
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