GS EMEA Lead Buyer with French or German
Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

GS EMEA Lead Buyer with French or German

  • Permanent contract 
  • Praha
  • > 3 years

The company

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

  • Pharmaceutical / Biotech, Health, Cosmetics
  • From 250 to 2000 employees

The job

GS EMEA Lead Buyer with French or German

  • Permanent contract 
  • Praha
  • > 3 years

Who are they?

Johnson & Johnson was founded at the end of the 19th century by three Johnson brothers. Originally a family business with fourteen employees, established in 1886 and located in a building of an ex-wallpaper factory in New Jersey, the company had a clear vision to improve medical care on all levels, a vision that drives Johnson & Johnson forward even today, over hundred and thirty years later.
Since then, the company that started with the production of surgical sutures and sterile gauzes has become the healthcare industry leader. Every day, Johnson & Johnson products affect the lives of more than one billion people around the world. The company brings the results of the latest scientific research to the patients and customers to improve their lives, one person at a time. All Johnson & Johnson employees globally are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.

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Job description

An exciting opportunity to join the EMEA Global Services Procurement Sourcing team!

As a Lead Buyer you will be part of a team of cross-category Buyers with defined categories in scope and further cross category activities. You will be responsible for managing sourcing requests within certain spend thresholds, collaborating with business partners and negotiating with suppliers across EMEA. In this role, you will be also closely working with other J&J teams, for example Supplier Contracting Services and Request to Pay team.

The responsibilities & the impact YOU will have:

  • Proactively manage full communication with suppliers of Johnson & Johnson - including sourcing event invitations, commercial terms negotiations etc.
  • Engage with internal business partners to understand their needs and support them in achieving their goals
  • Manage purchase order process, RFI and RFP events - including processing purchase requisitions, selecting suppliers and verifying budget and mediating contractual alignment
  • Execute sourcing events, evaluate results, communicate with suppliers on proposals, partnering with business partners throughout the process
  • Perform negotiation of contracted price and commercial terms with suppliers
  • Maintain supplier relationship by negotiating pricing and commercial terms for local as well as region-wide deals, resolving potential disputes
  • Initiate contract requests
  • Cross-category focus

This is what awaits YOU at J&J:

  • An opportunity to be part of a global market leader.
  • A dynamic and inspiring working environment.
  • Many opportunities to work on challenging projects and assignments.
  • Possibilities for further personal as well as professional development.
  • Many employees benefits:
  • 5 weeks of vacation, home office, flexible working hours, sick days
  • Meal vouchers, Cafeteria, referral award, life and accident insurance, MultiSport card
  • Contribution for: Prague public transportation, language study, illness leave, pension contribution,
  • Refreshment in the workplace, company gym, free sports activities, corporate events

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

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, or national origin and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Preferred experience

Qualifications & skill set:

  • Fluent English & German or French
  • At least 3 years of experience from procurement, sourcing or buying
  • Experience or educational background within indirect commercial sourcing is preferred
  • Experience with SAP or Ariba is preferred
  • Personality wise we are expecting you to be independent, with responsible approach towards the job. We are looking for cooperative team member with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. Results and pro-client oriented ideally with track record of delivering results in an international environment
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