J&J Family of Companies Manager, Logistics Integration in Malvern, Pennsylvania

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. is recruiting for a Manager, Clinical Supply Chain Logistics Integration, located in Malvern, PA, Titusville, NJ, or Beerse, Belgium.

The DPDS Clinical Supply Chain holds the global responsibility of all clinical supplies of Janssen Research & Development portfolio and the Global Medical Affairs portfolio. Our activities include all in-house and outsourced manufacturing of clinical supplies (API, Drug Product, Packaged and Labeled Clinical Supplies), demand forecasting, supply planning, and global distribution of supplies. Through a global network and organization (US, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, India, China), we are responsible for the manufacturing and scale-up of Small Molecules and Bio Therapeutics products in development and low volume commercial supply and secure the supply to more than 60,000 patients in more than 330 clinical trials every year.

As the Manager, Logistics Integration, you will be leading and developing a team consisting of 6-8 individuals (internal FTE & contractors) that are responsible for logistic activities end-to-end (including API, Drug Product, and Finished Kits) for clinical compounds within the Janssen R&D portfolio (Bio Therapeutics and Small Molecules, and for all phases of clinical trials). This includes logistics set-up, issue management, and specific transactional activities. In this role, you will improve logistics processes and adherence to those processes, manage the overall distribution budget and proactively identify and manage risk to avoid patient impact.

To be successful, you will develop close working relationships with other Logistics team members (Temperature Management & Controls, Strategy, API, Drug Product, and Pack & Label), the broader Clinical Supply Chain organization (i.e. Clinical Supply Integrator, Trial & Supply Management, Manufacturing groups), and cross-functional business partners (i.e. Quality, Deliver, Procurement, Vendors) in order to drive achievement of organizational objectives and metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • General logistics activities supporting the global distribution network, such as creating distribution forecasts, maintaining the country import requirements database, etc.

  • E2E compound level logistics support including:

  • API and Drug Product shipping strategy and issue management support

  • Trial start up activities: ensure Logistics strategy is defined and implemented in a timely, compliant and cost-effective manner

  • Activities during trial execution, including issue management, track and trace activities, etc.

  • Owning the distribution budget and actuals for assigned compounds

  • Drives team accountability for logistics issue investigation and resolution activities related to clinical trial supply

  • Provides coaching and support for direct reports in the area of issue management, taking leadership over the escalation and (where applicable) resolution of critical risks and issues, in collaboration with the Logistics Strategy team

  • Supports team in properly managing any study risks while maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance

  • Drives team problem solving and acts as a coach to team members to drive their technical and personal development

  • Represents Clinical Supply Chain for a specific trial and/or for various processes during GCP and GMP health authority inspections

  • Develops, implements and improves functional strategy and processes to further shape and position the Logistics Integrator role within Clinical Supply Chain

  • Influences decisions in other Logistics groups, Planning (T&SM), Design (CSI), Make (Pack&Label), etc. from a Logistics perspective

  • Develops, manages and challenges the distribution budget in a proactive manner (Functional as well as Out-of-Pocket budget)


  • A university/bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) required

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience in a supply chain related role required

  • An MBA degree is an asset, as is a certification in APICS

  • Demonstrated people leader or team leadership experience is preferred. Global team management is a plus.

  • Experience in the following required: distribution, transportation and/or logistics, including import/export and customs requirements

  • Experience with purchasing processes, MSA/SLA, budgeting is preferred

  • Strong knowledge of GxP principles preferred

  • Knowledge of temperature control and monitoring requirements for pharmaceuticals is preferred

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent planning and cross-functional coordination skills, able to build strong collaborative teams and relationships, lead effective cross-functional/virtual teams, and positively contribute to employee engagement and retention

  • Understands different perspectives and builds trust with others, able to influence at all levels both within the Clinical Supply Chain, and other key cross-functional partners

  • Excellent supervisory/mentoring/coaching skills

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, while managing complexity with multiple priorities/projects/tasks

  • Empowers self and others to act with speed, agility, and accountability, to achieve goals

  • Ability to work in a global, complex and high-pressure environment

  • Must be solutions and results oriented

  • Demonstrated Integrity and Credo Based-actions

  • Big picture orientation with attention to detail

  • Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking skills

  • Requires MS Office proficiency, specifically advanced Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills

  • Business applications experience is preferred, such as SAP Ariba and/or Interactive Response Technology (i.e. IVRS) functionality


  • Locations: Malvern, PA, Titusville, NJ, or Beerse, Belgium

  • English is required. Additional languages including Dutch is an advantage

  • This position could require up to 10% travel both domestic and international

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-Malvern-

Other Locations

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


Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)

Job Function

Clinical Supplies

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