J&J Family of Companies Sr. Manager, End to End Architect Supply Chain IT Research & Design in Des Moines, Iowa

Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Sr. Manager, End to End Architect Supply Chain IT Research & Design n in our Bridgewater, NJ office (preferred location) but can reside in any US or EMEA location.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products, and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Medical Devices represents more than 60 manufacturing sites and 26,000 employees who plan, source, manufacture and deliver high-quality and cost-effective medical products to our customers around the globe each day. Work of the MD organization supports a multitude of product platforms, new products and delivery systems that are used in a wide range of procedures throughout the healthcare industry, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, minimally invasive surgery, hospital sterilization, clinical laboratory testing, diabetes management, joint replacement surgery and vision care.

If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.

The End to End Supply Chain Enterprise Architect within the SCIT Research & Design Business Architecture organization is responsible for developing and maintaining a future state architecture supporting processes that span the Supply Chain business end to end. Given the nature of these processes, it will serve as a framework for all business unit and product line architectures. The E2E SC Architect will partner with senior business process owners, BTLs, EPLs, and TS at every level to define, develop, document and communicate the technical requirements, principles, and models guiding Supply Chain IT investments. The incumbent will be expected to work across J&J and across industry (analysts, vendors, external peer groups) to become experts in new and existing technology with the potential to drive positive change for J&J Supply Chain.

Enterprise Architects will shape technology direction across product lines and business units by translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint. The scope of the architecture blueprint or reference architecture will be within and across product lines and will consider relevant process, application, data, and infrastructure influences across Supply Chain, J&J, and where needed, the external marketplace. The blueprint will provide a detailed technical design suitable for Technology Services to develop the blueprinted capabilities. The incumbent will be expected to have the ability to effectively articulate the e2e architecture via words and pictures and, through these media, influence decision making across the supply chain.

Enterprise Architects are expected to be senior technology leaders AND have deep business knowledge across supply chain. In the case of the E2E Architect, this broad skillset will also span tactical and strategic thinking – all connected to fulfilling the mission of J&J Supply Chain and J&J overall. They will work along a time horizon that includes describing the current state of technology, identification of near-term efficiency and lifecycle opportunities, and the development of more aspirational target environments for the mid and long-term future. In this capacity, the e2e SC Architect will serve as a strategic extension to the SC Enterprise Architect.

You will be responsible for:

  • Develop an end to end Supply Chain architecture. The architecture will serve as a framework into which all the product line architecture must inherit from and align with. There is no e2e product line per se but there are processes that span product lines. It is this scope that the e2e architect will be focused on. The e2e Architecture should also ensure business strategies and technologies that span product lines are aligned with the developed architecture. End to end may reach outside of J&J’s internal systems and the e2e architecture should encompass seamless integration with business partner architectures as well in those cases.

  • The e2e Architect researches, identifies and evaluates technical trends and enabling technologies based on internal innovation, vendor innovation, advisory guidance, emerging business models and competitors' practices. Maintains an innovation portfolio to test the most promising innovative technologies for the supply chain. Creates and updates annually, a technology trends assessment for business process leadership. Publishes quarterly updates and communicates those via written (white paper) and verbal means to relevant product line and other stakeholders.

  • Consults with business and technology partners (internal and external) and analysts to understand and apply architecture. The focus will be on future-oriented deliverables but could also be during the program development phase of SDLC.

  • Supports other RDE architects in their endeavors. Optimally, these discussions will be conducted using reference architecture material already developed. If that material is new, unclear, or absent, it will be necessary to work with program teams to understand the architecture guidance applicable to their initiative.

  • Contributes to the SC/SCIT strategy, SC & J&J Architecture Strategy and where relevant, SC and J&J business strategy. Ensures all Product Line strategies and deliverables are consistent with next generation architecture

  • Will serve as guide to application lifecycle value manager to ensure the value proposition that role is targeting delivers the strategy envisioned by the e2e architect. This will include oversight of IT data model for application portfolio analytics and definition of value proposition for the application portfolio as a whole.

  • Contribute content to the FEA community via meeting participation, white paper development, master class teaching assignments, FEA topic leadership, and in other ways to fully engage with the broader J&J EA community

  • Drive strategic organizational and people development activities including recruiting, retaining, and developing Architects across J&J, ensuring optimal organizational constructs and continuous updating organization skills/knowledge profile.

  • Impact sustainable business outcomes across SC.

  • Promote and improve the architecture process across SC.

  • Works with Senior Business and IT leadership to approve allocation of budget to meet architectural initiatives critical to business/mission success.

  • Works across SCBT Research and Design to improve organizational and process effectiveness.


Required Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, System Analysis or a related field. Or equivalent work experience.

Required Years of Related Experience:

  • 8+ years of IT and business/industry work experience including architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management and infrastructure planning and operations.

  • 8+ years of leadership experience in managing multiple, large, cross- functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.

  • 8+ years of knowledge of enterprise architecture, business process re-engineering and strong knowledge of financial models and budgeting.

  • General knowledge of Supply Chain functional business processes and enabling IT technologies for Plan, Source, Make & Deliver driving automation and in applying new technologies to these business processes

  • In-depth knowledge of product line process and technology specific to this product line’s architecture scope.

  • Track record of researching and evaluating emerging technologies and market trends.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of SCOR through level 3.

  • Familiar with APICS CSCP content – certification is a plus.

  • Healthcare Supply Chain knowledge.

  • Familiarity with next generation IT as outlined in Factory 4.0.

  • Familiar with ERP strategies and deployments (> 50% of SCIT spend).

  • Knowledge of Acquisition & Divestiture (A&D) processes

  • Familiar with emerging technology solutions.

  • Knowledge of End-to-End business processes how they interact with SC functions.

  • Knowledge of Applications and Application Vendors that enable Supply Chain End-to-End functions (e.g., SRM, SNC, CRM, WHM, TMS, etc.) and how they fit with the overall JJIT architecture.

  • Knowledge of the Medical Device, Consumer, Pharma and/or Healthcare industry

  • Track record leading technology architecture teams

  • Track record of large program delivery

  • Experience in a regulated industry

  • Experience with Managerial Cost Accounting and supply side operational management

  • Experience managing large, global, multi-location teams

  • Track record of driving business value through information technology

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, including formal presentation skills; multi-language skills is a plus

  • Ability to tell a story through visuals.

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple critical issues simultaneously

  • Experience in working with multiple competing stakeholders and priorities

  • Ability to influence, negotiate and communicate with both external customers and internal stakeholders

  • Ability to influence and lead senior leadership teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • People management experience

  • APICS Certified

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-New Jersey-Bridgewater-

Other Locations

Europe/Middle East/Africa, North America-United States


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