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This commitment a legacy of our founders and a very real motivating force among our employees is embodied in Our Credo, which speaks to our first responsibility to the doctors, nurses, patients, the mothers and fathers and all who use our products.
In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, it is also essential that we focus on the critical drivers of our future growth : to create value through innovation, to extend our global reach, with local focus, to execute with excellence in everything we do and to inspire leadership with purpose among the people who carry on the Johnson & Johnson legacy.
By caring, one person at a time, we aspire to help billions of people live longer, healthier, happier lives. There is no company better positioned to achieve this aspiration than Johnson & Johnson.
We embrace innovation bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world.
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Our over 125,000 employees in 60 countries are united in a common mission : To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for Sr. Director, Supply Chain Innovation Scouting & Development. Ideally this position will be based in Southern Germany or Northern Switzerland.
Reporting to Vice President SC Innovation & Insights, this role will establish a world class scouting and advanced technologies hub for mainland Europe, that will support the delivery of new technology and innovation capabilities for Johnson and Johnson supply chain.
This role will be deeply connected to other global technology centers (Israel, Ireland, Boston and others). We are looking for a multi-disciplinary, commercially savvy business leader who can help define, build and drive the development of the Advanced Supply Chain Scouting and Innovation hub in Southern Germany (e.
g. Munich). Partnerships with a wide-range of technology companies (e.g. robotics, sensors, novel materials, 3D Printing), universities and consortiums, industry ecosystem benchmarking (e.
g. automotive, pharmaceutical), healthcare systems, venture capital firms, and other non-competitive corporations is key for success experience in the overall start-up ecosystem will be imperative as this leader serves as the gateway to the Johnson and Johnson supply chain innovation funnel.
About J&J’s Supply Chain Innovation Hub Focus in Europe
As part of J&J’s global supply chain network, the European hub will create transformational value for J&J’s businesses through innovation.
The scope will span across technology innovation scouting, development acceleration and demonstration, creating collaborative networks, accessing regional funding initiatives, providing technology integration expertise with focus on the following innovation areas : digital health, IoT & sensors, 3D printing, robotics, advanced materials.
Main locations involved are Stuttgart, Munich, Dresden, Hamburg, Berlin, Dortmund in Germany but also northern Switzerland, Spain Barcelona, France etc.
the linkage to our Ireland innovation tech centers will be critical too.
Role and Responsibilities :
The Senior Director, Supply Chain Innovation Scouting and Development Europe, will focus on Supply Chain Innovation and lead the set up of J&J’s Supply Chain’s innovation epicenter for Europe, act as Supply Chain’s customer innovation solutions & technology’s innovation go to’ person for the co-ordination of all innovation activities across the region, scout for new technologies & innovative customer solutions, build collaborative partner networks with, for example, technology companies, startups, equipment suppliers, healthcare systems and academia and ensure the effective and efficient running of the hub.
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