Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Zug


Johnson & Johnson Consumer Europe is a leading supplier of Fast Moving Consumer / OTC Goods. Our products and brands are produced and distributed in all major EMEA countries and exported overseas.  
The Consumer Supply Chain Procurement supports a business exceeding $16.0 B through a network 20 internal plants, 100 contract manufacturers, managing a portfolio of ~900 suppliers & contractors across all categories – total spend exceeding $3.0 B.  External Manufacturing is our group that within the procurement organization manages the manufacturing network through external manufacturers.   We do this by building and implementing sourcing strategies that develop a world class network of best value suppliers meeting J&J Business needs of supply quality and reliability, responsiveness, cost competitiveness and access to technology innovation that fuels superior growth. We are actively engaged in driving external innovation, by directly connecting with the business, and linking external capabilities, technologies, or products that fit into our overall strategic plan and enable speed to market.
The position of Associate Sourcing Manager is designed to meet these objectives. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting/leading the following:
A technology within External Manufacturing (including Liquid, Solid Dose, Aseptics or Semi Solids in OTC, or Toiletries, Woundcare, SanPro, or Wipes in Beauty Care)
Approx. € 10-50MM Cost Of Goods (depending on the technology)
Approx. 3-15 contract sites
Product Supply of Finished Goods to 30+ European and non-European affiliates.
Extensive and complex new product initiatives requiring identification, selection, and integration of new technologies and contractors
Active participation on EMEA High Performance Teams that includes providing oversight and approvals for operating budgets, capital appropriations, and cost reduction programs
This is only possible through interdependent partnering with other J&J organizations such as Supply Chain, R&D, Franchise Management, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Legal departments, and ad hoc project teams. And linking J&J Consumer’s business needs with external capabilities.

Analytics, Cost and Complexity Reduction – approx. 40% of time/effort
Understand portfolio’s P&L structure
Develop and manage the financial Business plan through forecast of yearly price changes, tracking of cost
Clarifications on price, currency, COGS
Materials award communication
PPV reconciliation (checking and raising POs)
Cost card updates checking
Pricelist creation
Lead cost improvement projects and ensure the realization of savings
Accountable for new product costing under reasonable assumptions
Develop and Manage the financial Business Plan through forecast of yearly price changes, tracking of Cost Improvement Program 
Sourcing Strategy – approx. 20% of time/effort
Become expert in the technology area by developing in-depth knowledge about in-house and External Manufacturing network (capabilities, strengths, weaknesses)
Become the point of contact in the technology area for Industry intelligence and trends
Develop, align and execute sourcing strategies for the specific technology area
Supplier Relationship Management – approx. 20% of time/effort
Accountable the identification, implementation and tracking of Continuous Improvement initiatives at selected External Manufacturers
Accountable for crisis resolution through early escalation and deployment of internal resources
Compliance to J&J requirements – approx. 5% of time/effort
Ensure External Manufacturer compliance towards all J&J requirements (Reach, Financial Sarbanes-Oxley, Health & Safety, Environment, QA etc) through deployment of internal resources
Legal Contract Development and Management – approx. 10% of time/effort
Negotiate appropriate supply terms and agreements for Raw materials that best meet the needs and risks posed to J&J
Manage contracts status to ensure appropriate legal coverage is maintained across the portfolio
Access to Innovation/Sustainability – approx. 5% of time/effort
Lead efforts to identify and implement product or technology innovation from Suppliers that fuel profitable growth
The performance of the associate sourcing manager will be primarily measured by:
Improvements in cash flow; actual cost savings, cost avoidances or efficiency

About the company

If you’re thinking about taking your career to a place where you can be seen for the talent you bring to your work, where you’ll have a chance to be the driver of your own career, and where others share your passion for caring and success, then we invite you to explore Johnson & Johnson. BE VITAL in your career and make a unique mark. Join the approximately 129,000 men and women who work within our companies and touch the lives of more than a billion people around the world every day.

Companies in this sector

Hives where you can find this job offer