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J&J Family of Companies Director, Logistics Strategy & Portfolio Delivery- Clinical Supply Chain in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Janssen Research & Development, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, Logistics Strategy & Portfolio Delivery within the Clinical Supply Chain (CSC). The position can be located in Wayne, PA, Beerse, Belgium or Titusville, NJ.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to build a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us! We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

CSC holds the global responsibility of all clinical supplies (API, Drug Product, Packaged and Labeled Kits) in the R&D portfolio. Our activities include all in-house and outsourced manufacturing, demand forecasting, supply planning, and global distribution of supplies to more than 145,000 patients in over 85 countries in more than 400 clinical trials every year.

Are you ready to make a positive impact on patients? We are ready for you to join our team!

This people leader role is responsible for maintaining oversight on worldwide distribution activities of clinical supplies within J&J Pharma R&D (biotherapeutics, vaccines and small molecules; for all phases of clinical trials) as part of the Clinical Supply Chain organization.

As a people manager, this individual is responsible for leading all aspects of the Logistics Integration, Temperature Management & Control (TM&C), and Logistics Strategy teams consisting of both individual contributors and people leaders.

You will be managing a global team of individual contributors and people leaders:

  • Logistics Strategy Managers who are responsible for the overall distribution network and its performance, vendor management (depots and couriers), and improvement initiatives

  • The TM&C team leader who is responsible for defining and applying the temperature strategy, supporting GxP audits, and managing a team responsible for temperature excursion handling, root-cause analysis, and driving reductions in temperature excursions for temperature-controlled products in partnership with the logistics strategy team

  • The Logistics Integration team lead who manages a team responsible for trial logistics set-up inclusive of defining the trial distribution network strategy, creating and maintaining trial distribution plans, trade compliance, distribution budget vs. actuals, operational issue management, and other supporting activities

You will have overall responsibility for business plan budget forecasts and management of budget for logistics services/consumables and professional services (5MM functional budget) and you will supervise Logistics vendor governance to drive operational performance (annual OOP spend $100MM). You will partner with QA and Procurement organizations to escalate and resolve issues and participate in monthly/quarterly business reviews with vendors and identify strategic initiatives.

You will maintain and develop working relationships within the Clinical Supply Chain, with J&J Deliver (Distribution, Transportation, Trade Compliance), Procurement, Quality and Global Clinical Development.


  • A University/Bachelor’s degree is required with a focus in engineering, business, or supply chain is preferred

  • An MBA/Master's degree as well as other certifications including APICS, Project Management (PMP, FPX), or Lean are preferred

  • A minimum of 10 years of supply chain and/or closely related experience within the pharmaceutical, medical devices or similar regulated industry is required.

  • Experience in distribution, transportation, and/or logistics is preferred

  • Solid understanding of ambient, cold, and/or frozen distribution requirements is preferred

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced global environment both independently and collaboratively, act with speed, flexibility, and accountability to achieve goals while managing complexity and multiple priorities is required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability for strong collaboration at various levels across the organization and with external service providers is required

  • Proven track record of change management experience is preferred

  • General knowledge of GxP principles is required

  • GxP audit and/or vendor audit experience is preferred

  • Vendor, budget, and/or project management experience is preferred

  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical study needs and clinical operations is preferred

  • Business applications experience, such as SAP Ariba, Quality Event Management System (i.e. TrackWise), and/or Interactive Response Technology (i.e. IVRS) platforms is preferred

  • Up to 5-10% of travel both internationally and domestically may be required

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-Pennsylvania-Wayne-955/965 Chesterbrook Blvd

Other Locations

Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse, North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville


Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

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