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J&J Family of Companies Director, Plan Systems, Innovation & Digital in Zug, Switzerland

Director, Plan Systems, Innovation & Digital - 2406192863W


Johnson & Johnson is currently seeking a Director Plan Systems, Innovation & Digital to join our Janssen SC, Planning & Customer Management located in Zug, Beerse or Titusville.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at

The Director Plan Systems, Innovation & Digital is focusing on the technology aspect of the organization in close collaboration with the process and people partners.

The core focus areas are:

  • Leading Digital Synchronized Planning and Innovation, including Analytics & Insights jointly with the Business, IT, JSC Digital and other Innovation partners

  • Deploying leading-edge technologies supporting all modalities to the Planning organization by leading projects and ensuring consistency of the end-to-end solutions

  • Responsible to ensure proper system support during the entire lifecycle of the systems

  • Ensures business ownership in all IT, digital and analytics projects


  • Owns the digital domain Synchronized Planning and works with the other domains to ensure PCM’s requirements are met. Chairs the Synchronized Planning Domain.

  • Partners with global/regional JJT and Digital teams and functional PLAN leaders in order to ensure pro-active prioritization and timely delivery of technology projects based on PLAN business needs/requirements

  • Provides oversight with the Business Product Owners/Managers in own team for the design and deployment of digital products in the area of Intelligent Automation, Control Towers, Advanced Planning Systems, Digital Twins, MEIO, Strategic Capacity Management, Supplier/Customer Integration, New Modalities.

  • Reviews on a regular basis user satisfaction with the technology solutions and uses the feedback to drive system performance and reliability improvements.

  • Ensures business participation in JJT’s High Performing Teams and supports the concept for the planning relevant areas. Similarly, works with the digital team to ensure business participation in the digital teams.

  • Works with JJT to ensure upgrade and implementation schedules that do not interfere with the business activities.

  • Collaborates with Enterprise Planning, MedTech Planning Excellence, Supply Chain IT, and digital teams to prioritize Plan technology roadmap for PCM.

  • Owns overall planning analytics; ensures a consistent set of tools are utilized to improve key supply chain metrics and support business decisions.

  • Performs regular internal and external benchmarks to learn from the best and shares the outcomes with the PCM team. Participates in industry forums to discuss best practices.

  • Actively manage and develop internal talent to build advanced capabilities in PLAN processes to build efficient and highly effective teams


Required Minimum Education :

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s/university degree is required, and advanced degree preferred (master/PhD).

Required Years of Related Experience:

  • 6 years of general business experience in a health care context and a minimum of 4 years direct Supply Chain Planning experience. A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience.

  • Good understanding of SCOR model, lean and 6 sigma principles and how to apply it in practice is a must.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Strategic perspective and ability to integrate vision across multiple functions

  • High technical knowledge to understand complex technology-based solutions

  • Proven business acumen in Supply Chain, Commercial and Finance

  • Clear understanding of external Supply Chain trends

  • Strong partnering and understanding of Planning support needs of the Enterprise and Sectors

  • Ability to embed a culture of harmonisation and process improvement and value creation

  • Collaborates effectively to achieve performance improvement

  • Experience with several of the following processes including master production schedule process, inventory management, supply chain management, scenario analysis, change control, sales and operations planning, Planning Systems (e.g. SAP, OMP) and other cross-functional business processes common to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry

  • Establishes effective communications and common goals and objectives

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, excellent communication, and presentation skills. Strength in interdependent partnering and team management.

  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives and work in a matrix environment where priorities change rapidly, and tight deadlines exist. Ability to partner with and influence others without direct authority; build consensus and look for collaboration with people from different departments and all levels

  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence without authority are required.

  • Coaching and mentoring skills

  • Serves as a role model for Credo based decision making

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) has been a part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Rooted in Our Credo, the values of DEI fuel our pursuit to create a healthier, more equitable world. Our diverse workforce and culture of belonging accelerate innovation to solve the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

We know that the success of our business – and our ability to deliver meaningful solutions – depends on how well we understand and meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve. Which is why we foster a culture of inclusion and belonging where all perspectives, abilities and experiences are valued and our people can reach their potential.

At Johnson & Johnson, we all belong.

Primary Location NA-US-New Jersey-Titusville

Other Locations Europe/Middle East/Africa-Switzerland-Zug-Zug, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse

Organization JANSSEN SUPPLY GROUP, LLC (6046)

Job Function Planning Strategy & Capabilities

Req ID: 2406192863W