Senior Buyer / Category Associate with Dutch

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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".


The Senior Buyer / Category Associate will be responsible for supporting the CCFS Category Leads in managing the category strategies of the spend for Johnson & Johnson Companies. CCFS includes the following categories: Capital Equipment, Capital Construction, Facility Maintenance Services, Energy, MRO. This individual will monitor, analyze and report on the organization’s activities and ability to deliver against targets for financial performance, quality, and service and compliance adherence.

  • Identification and execution of strategic sourcing projects
  • Lead and execute all steps per J&J Sourcing and Spend Management Strategy (RFI, RFP, Bid, Negotiation & Contracts, Cash Flow compliance) in alignment across the region and ensuring global maximum leverage
  • Perform Stakeholder management to get visibility on business’ activities /issues and to become a trusted advisor to the business to identify sourcing opportunities
  • Lead and support change management related activities and represent GS Sourcing in front of business stakeholders
  • Work in close collaboration with Category team to deliver annual value improvements and drive competitive advantage
  • Translate global strategies into regional execution and deployment, in alignment with regional business priorities
  • Manage own sourcing projects in pre-defined systems, Ariba eMarketplace Sourcing, SFDC
  • Ensure and deliver compliance with regional/country Legal regulation on financial, service, reliability, quality, innovation, and growth commitments. Ensuring compliance with J&J Financial policies (Advance payment, Cash Flow compliance, Single Source, etc.)
  • Shape regional supplier base per the global strategy
  • Assist in executing the vision, strategy and implementation plan for a specific category or sub-categories of spend to ensure they effectively meet the long-term requirements of the business partners and deliver the maximum value for JNJ
  • Manage supplier relationships for category specific preferred suppliers
  • Support implementation of new solutions and introduction of the new service providers
  • Escalate issues that may impact the Global Procurement organization
  • Manage own sourcing projects in pre-defined systems, Ariba eMarketplace Sourcing, SFDC. Assist in managing & prioritizing the portfolio of Procurement segment (Pharm, MD&D and/or Consumer) specific initiatives and hands-on regional/local support in execution of sourcing projects.
  • Work with Category Leads to manage supplier relationships, communicate changes to strategy, execute joint collaborative initiatives, supplier contract negotiations
  • Support implementation of new solutions and introduction of the new service providers
  • Assist in the facilitation, development, implementation, and maintenance of processes, policies, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, and Business Operating Principles
  • Stakeholder engagement, change management activities
  • Provide guidance and support to GS Sourcing team members on execution of sourcing projects. Share category knowledge and sourcing experience within GS.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on the performance to financial, service, reliability, quality, innovation, and growth commitments

  • At least 3 years of experience in Procurement Tactical Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing or Category Management
  • Advanced level of Dutch is a must
  • Demonstrated track record of successful influencing, partnering and working with stakeholders and business partners
  • Results oriented and track record of delivering results in an international corporation
  • Project Management skills
  • Strong commitment and sense of urgency
  • Partnership, collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Flexibility in dealing with complex environment
  • Broad-based understanding of core Procurement areas of focus regarding Supplier Management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill with ability to confidently present complex information
  • Analytical, sound judgment and decision making, problem solver
  • Able to prioritize requests, and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary

We offer:
  • A challenging and interesting job in one of the biggest global healthcare companies
  • An opportunity to make an impact with your actions
  • Possibilities for own further development and growth
  • Many opportunities to participate in different projects and drive our growth further
  • Motivating remuneration and annual bonus

And there is more…:
  • 5 weeks of vacation
  • Home office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Meal vouchers
  • Sodexo Cafeteria
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Pension contribution
  • 8 weeks fully paid parental leave
  • Contribution for language study
  • Contribution for Prague public transportation
  • Contribution for illness leave
  • MultiSport Card
  • Referral Award
  • Refreshment in the workplace
  • Sick days
  • Company gym and free fitness lessons

The benefits are regulated by an internal policy which contains the full details regarding the entitlement and conditions for the benefits.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role and you fulfill the requirements set above, do not hesitate to send us your structured professional CV and short cover letter in English through the "Apply for the position" button below. You will be redirected to our career page and guided through the application. Should you face any technical issues, please contact us on career(at)

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