Inventory & COGS Process Specialist

Johnson & Johnson Global Services
Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Mid level  •  Education: University

Johnson & Johnson Global Services, the global shared services organization supporting the businesses of Johnson & Johnson, performs select functional work in a consistent manner across regions and sectors using simplified, standardized end-to-end processes and state-of-the-art technology. The vision of Johnson & Johnson Global Services is “to be trusted business partners who deliver increasing value by creating and sustaining globally standard world-class services that enable the power of Johnson & Johnson.”
There are more than 2,000 employees in Human Resources, Finance and Procurement who work for Johnson & Johnson Global Services in key service centers located in Manila, Suzhou, Prague, Bogota and Tampa, as well as in local country-based hubs.

We are looking for an Inventory & COGS Process Specialist who will take over the following tasks:

  • Act as a process knowledge owner towards SCH teams, mainly inventory teams & key affiliate and CS stakeholders

  • Accounting processes (Balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries, allocations, intercompany balance confirmation, fixed assets transactional processing, reporting, and conducting month end close procedures)

  • Responsible for providing timely and within compliance, recording of transaction in the general ledger

  • Provide process knowledge transfer & training to team members

  • Creation of work instructions, process flows, and SOP/DTP reviews

  • Review & control closing and daily tasks of peers establishing best practices & standardized approach

  • Leading improvements and automations within the team

  • Supporting process changes

  • Overseeing tasks accomplishment during the closing by team

  • Provide the necessary supporting for Audit and compliance requests as well as local finance and other ad hoc requests

  • Supervise accounts reconciliation

  • Handling ad hoc request from our key stakeholders


  • Be part of the Inventory & COGS process implementation for any new acquisition/divesture providing technical and functional support – from ideas to final solutions and help to organize testing

  • Analyze areas for improvements and lead the implementation

  • Lead trainings for other peers and team members

  • Proactively and timely answer queries, provide support and be partner to GS Finance teams, local affiliates, Sourcing affiliates, Project teams, Standardization, compliance and all other stakeholders


  • Financial background & bachelor in Finance/Economics or similar

  • MS Office (Advanced MS Excel knowledge required)

  • Advanced knowledge of ERPs (e.g. SAP)

  • Proficient level of written and oral English

  • Stakeholders management

  • Stress resistant – able to work under pressure

  • Organized – good time management & prioritization skills

  • Team player, assertive and results oriented

  • Able to work independently and guide other peers

  • Proactively seek and implement improvements in all areas

  • Advanced analytical skills and related experiences


  • Master/Bachelor in Finance or related field

  • Project management

  • Inventory & COGS knowledge

This is what awaits YOU at J&J:
· An opportunity to be part of a global market leader.
· A dynamic and inspiring working environment.
· Many opportunities to work on challenging projects and assignments.
· An opportunity to participate in employee engagement activities on a voluntary basis based on individual preference
· Possibilities for further personal as well as professional development.

Many employees benefits:
-  5 weeks of vacation, home office, flexible working hours, sick days
-  Meal vouchers, Cafeteria, referral award, life and accident insurance, MultiSport card
-  Contribution for: Prague public transportation, language study, illness leave, pension contribution,
-  Refreshment in the workplace, company gym, free sports activities, corporate events.

Employee benefits are regulated by an internal policy that contains full details regarding the entitlement and conditions for the benefits.
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 Johnson & Johnson are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels 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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