The Category Associate will coordinate procurement related business activities at the company and in the management of the relationship of the preferred Meeting & Events suppliers.
This individual will take part in the review and monitoring of the supplier performance and assist in the implementation of the procurement activities and supplier strategies as outlined by the Category Leads.
Will also plan and direct activities and deliver against targets for quality, service and compliance adherence.
The Category Associate?s scope of responsibilities includes :
Act on the vision, strategy and implementation plan for specific key suppliers to meet the strategies set forth by the Category Leads as well as meeting the long range requirements of the business partners and deliver the maximum value for JNJ
Engage with key internal and external business partners, supplier leadership to assure alignment of JNJ?s objectives are achieved, including quality, reliability, innovation and cost.
Develop supplier relationships to include data review and analysis, performance management and development and improvement of end to end value to the business
Deliver on financial, service, reliability, quality, innovation, and growth commitments
Proactively build relationships with key partners inside (Global Services, Cat Leads, ?) and outside the procurement function (HCC, Finance, Meeting & Events owners, ?.)
Call out issues that may impact the Global Procurement organization.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Prepare monthly savings review and perform savings update in saving reporting tool.
advice and providing feedback on continuous improvement opportunities
Execute country market RFP?s between preferred suppliers.
Have country ownership for the SMM program in selective markets
Facilitate supplier business reviews? establishing cadence and agenda together with category lead and other appropriate parties to be involved.
Align with regional and global procurement peers in order to harmonize and optimize buying processes (eMP, Cat Cards).
Assist in developing and monitoring the regional category Business Plan.
Required Minimum Education : Bachelor or equivalent? MBA or Master preferred?
Preferred Area of Study : Business, life sciences or related field
Required Years of Related Experience : +5 years? Experienced professional within a Procurement environment?
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Strong communication skills, with ability to confidently present complex information and to establish relationships with different levels of the organization and with customers.
Critical thinking, analytical skills, sound judgment and decision making / problem solver
Consistent track record in optimizing processes and delivering upon cost reduction challenges required
Shown Credo mentality and behaviour
Able to prioritize requests and propose effective cost / customer service alternatives when necessary.
English required / Spanish strongly desirable
Level of proficiency with core Procurement skills (e.g., supplier management and performance, supply market analysis, Category Management, Procurement Excellence, etc.)
Ability to develop level of credibility with internal customers, and with the supplier community
Ability to influence and understand differing needs of various partners (e.g., businesses, Procurement LT, Marketing, R&D, Supply Chain)
Self-awareness and flexibility; emotional intelligence to effectively respond to changes in the external environment; open to learning, receptive to feedback.
Travel on the Job : 10% of travel required (domestic and international)
Brazil-São Paulo-São Paulo-
J&J do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Produtos para Saúde Ltda. (7600)