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J&J Family of Companies Supply Network Planning Lead in Raynham, Massachusetts

Supply Network Planning Lead - 2406166558W


DePuy-Synthes (DPS), a member of the Medical Devices sector within Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Supply Network Planning Lead as part of the Plan Network team to be located in Warsaw, IN, Raynham, MA or Cork, Ireland! This individual will be accountable for ensuring network projects are flawlessly completed from a supply network planning perspective.

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Having made significant contributions to healthcare for more than a century, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies are in the business of reaching more patients and restoring more lives. The group represents the most comprehensive surgical technology and specialty solutions business in the world, offering an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities directed at advancing patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.

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Job Summary

Supply Network Planning is an integral supply chain planning activity providing end to end support for network planning and inventory optimization in Johnson and Johnson's distribution network. The role provides analytical and technical support, problem solves system issues, identifies areas of inventory efficiency and co-ordinates the execution of various supply chain activities ensuring critical launch dates are met, and supply optimally supports demand throughout the distribution network.

SNP Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conversion of VSL strategy to execution messages in planning system (APO/OMP) by Supply point Capacity and site strategy alignment for medium to long term planning.

  • Projecting and driving inventory burn off activities with project strategy and market registration timelines in mind.

  • Constant monitoring of the plan's alignment to the overall project strategy.

  • Liaise with Variant team on markets' registration and communicate findings to leadership.

  • Responsible for reporting out communication on cut over progress and any risks to project team and leadership.

  • Aligning forecast with licensing at country level for new variants, loading future variants per anticipated licensing per country.

  • Routinely updating material determination tables as timelines change at the appropriate level.

  • Ensuring regulatory approvals database and supply preference rules are aligned with forecast and supply chain strategy.

  • Collaborating closely with Demand Team to ensure APS LDT is aligned to MDT at product code level.

  • Responsible for ensuring SNP Interchangeability Table aligns to project strategies.

  • Update SNP product substitution report (hub ICT tables) in line with new variants

  • Coordinate inventory allocation and utilization throughout network during times of constraint with STEM, ISG, Demand Management, PP&L, and GPM.

  • Ensure SAP APO Parameters and indicators are optimally set/ handled, through collaboration with project team members.

  • Maintain accurate master, regulatory and transactional data in relative systems.

  • Identify root-cause and work with supply chain partners to resolve supply issues. Communicate these supply issues/ plans through S&OP Process and to SNP Group, Demand Planning, Customer Service, and In-Market Supply Partners as appropriate.

  • Engage in the constraint’s management & global allocations process according to procedure.

  • Proactively identify and inform business partners on risk, opportunities, and priorities to aid tactical and strategic decision making.

  • Participate in metrics reviews with multi-functional teams and attend/participate in other calls / meetings.

  • Collaborate with IT to address issues/ errors.

  • Implement Multi-Variant switches on the RAD in conjunction with inventory optimization.

  • Actively participate in the Global Control Tower platforms, including but not limited to root causing, corrective actions, A3 problem solving for your given site/sites.

  • Engagement in Inventory Entitlement changes in Primary/Secondary hubs.

  • Engagement with all business partners for progression of supply feedback loop tool, to enhance our regional partners and end customer experience.



Experience and Education

To be a successful member of this impactful team you will have phenomenal attention to detail as well as:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required

  • Sophisticated usage and understanding of analytical software to aid in decision-making process (Excel, Alteryx, etc.)

  • 4 years related experience

  • MRP/ERP systems experience and concept knowledge

  • Advanced Planning Systems experience (APS/APO)

  • Technical understanding of planning systems (APO, OMP, ERP, etc.)

  • Understanding E2E product flow

  • Understanding of multi-variants and RAD (incl. SPR’s) and the RAD touch points with ERP’s Data mining / reporting skills

  • Ability to communicate concisely to plan leadership, peers, and sites

  • Ability to collaborate with business partners from multiple teams and geographies, with a goal of aligning on business decisions that are most beneficial to the business as a whole.

  • Excel and data visualization tools plus Business Warehouse and Business Intelligence

  • Experience within the healthcare regulated industry

  • Experience in articulating and presenting trade off decisions


  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Logistics or Operations, or equivalent.

  • Planning experience in Medtech, Pharmaceuticals or other regulated industry

  • Experience with Alteryx

  • Green belt six-sigma certification

  • APICS Certification

  • Data visualization creation experience

Required knowledge, skills, abilities, certification/licenses

  • Ability to effectively prioritize requests from multiple projects/teams, with little to no supervision

  • Problem solving

  • Analytical

  • Pro-Active approach

  • Attentive to detail

  • Ability to identify, prioritize, & interpret information and data from disparate systems into tools that can be applied in decisional analysis.

  • Proficient usage of automation tools

  • Work in fast-paced environment

  • Flexible and prioritizes

  • Communicate across functions and levels

  • Understands KPI’s/metrics

  • Ability work with limited supervision

  • Ability to translate complex concepts into simple working solutions

  • Ability to lead a virtual and in person team

  • Ability to persuade and influence others

  • Strong team leader

  • Ability to drive continuous process improvements

Responsibility for others and internal interactions

  • Reports to SNP Manager

Location and Travel requirements

  • Multiple locations; Warsaw, IN; Raynham, MA; Cork, Ireland

  • May require 10% travel

  • The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

  • Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.

  • For additional general information on company benefits, please go to:

This job posting is anticipated to close on February 14th, 2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on to accept additional

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.

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Primary Location NA-US-Indiana-Warsaw

Other Locations Europe/Middle East/Africa-Ireland-Cork-Cork, NA-US-Massachusetts-Raynham

Organization Medical Device Business Services, Inc (6029)

Job Function Supply Network Planning

Req ID: 2406166558W