2019 Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP)
Johnson & Johnson, Family of Companies
August 27, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
We're looking for leaders to bring health care solutions to our customers and communities in virtually every corner of the world…leaders to nurture and inspire others…leaders who are committed to making a difference…individuals with strong character and proven competencies needed to become tomorrow's leaders in a global environment. Our business principles are embodied in Our Credo, a respected, legendary value statement that has guided our Family of Companies for over 70 years.
Procurement is strategically integrated in the Supply Chain as a key driver of business value – our organization’s vision is to “Partner to shape supplier solutions that transform healthcare.” Johnson & Johnson spends approximately $30B annually across the globe on goods and services. Our procurement professionals work as highly-respected partners internally and externally to create and implement strategies and processes that support the business in bringing important health and personal care solutions to people around the world.
Procurement leverages the supplier base as a source of innovation by developing closer and more collaborative relationships, and strongly supports sustainability and supplier diversity on behalf of Johnson & Johnson. These creative solutions are facilitated by Procurement through key capabilities, including deep supply market understanding; actionable insights and knowledge; and processes & technology management in order to ultimately accelerate growth & innovation, deliver value for our spend portfolio, and enhance reputation & manage risk. Johnson & Johnson Procurement considers people and talent with diverse perspectives as critical to achieving its vision.
The Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is a two-year, non-rotational full-time hire program that is designed to fill our pipeline of future leaders. The program is based on a model of “Experience, Exposure, and Immersion.”
The PLDP curriculum includes both functional & leadership training, senior mentorship, formal leadership assessment & mentoring, numerous networking opportunities, and culminates in a year-long “capstone” project in support of a key business challenge.
Examples of the types of roles and responsibilities the PLDP Professional might include (but are not limited to):
Partnering with the category team and category leader in developing and implementing strategies to drive significant value from the supplier base.
Conducting in-depth research on existing and emerging trends, identifying new technology/solutions, screening potential new suppliers and performing complex analytical studies.
Managing relationships with key suppliers, developing negotiation strategies and conducting negotiations.
Leading process improvement projects in critical areas in support of driving greater value for Johnson & Johnson operating companies.
Providing internal consulting services to adjacent functional areas such as marketing, R&D, operations, logistics, legal and corporate services.
We welcome the opportunity to share how our small-company environments, combined with our big-company impact, can open the door to a world of career opportunities for you.
You will begin your procurement career in a position within one of our operating companies or at our World Headquarters, and could fill roles within Supply Chain Procurement, Commercial or R&D Procurement, External Manufacturing, Global Services, or Corporate Services. These roles encompass functional & professional development, as well as completion of challenging projects that deal with strategic business initiatives.
Position locations are determined by business needs and may be available at various Johnson & Johnson operating companies located across the U.S. Most roles will be based in the NJ/PA area, including New Brunswick NJ, Raritan NJ, Somerville NJ, Bridgewater NJ, Skillman NJ, Titusville NJ, Fort Washington PA, Horsham PA. Other possibilities may include Raynham MA, Jacksonville FL, Tampa, FL, Cincinnati OH, and Irvine, CA.
To be eligible for the full-time PLDP, you should:
Be a matriculated student completing his/her MBA or graduate degree between December 2018 and July 2019.
Be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.
Have prior full time*, professional work and/or military experience: preference for 60 months / 5 years or more
*Full time is equivalent to working 40 hours or more weekly, on a continuous basis
Complete course work in Supply Chain Management, Operations, or Logistics (highly preferred)
Posses excellent interpersonal, influencing, and communication skills (both oral and written) within all levels of the organization.
Demonstrate leadership abilities coupled with strong project management and analytical skills
Requires the ability to think strategically and creatively, to thrive in ambiguity, and to deliver results.
Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Johnson & Johnson, Family of Companies
Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
With $76.5 billion in 2017 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 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 125,000 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.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.