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J&J Family of Companies Associate Director, Logistics for Advanced Biotherapeutics in Titusville, New Jersey

Associate Director, Logistics for Advanced Biotherapeutics - 2306122478W


Janssen Research & Development, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Logistics for Advanced Biotherapeutics responsible for Cell & Gene Therapies and New Modalities within the Clinical Supply Chain (CSC). The position can be located in Horsham, PA, Spring House, PA, Malvern, PA, Titusville, NJ, or Raritan, NJ.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to build a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us! We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

CSC holds the global responsibility for delivering all clinical supplies (Devices, API, Drug Product, Finished Kits) in the R&D portfolio. Our activities include all in-house and outsourced manufacturing, demand forecasting, supply planning, and global distribution of supplies to more than 145,000 patients in over 85 countries in more than 400 clinical trials every year.

Are you interested in joining a diverse team delivering outstanding results to our customers and patients? Apply now for this exciting opportunity!

As the Associate Director, Logistics for Advanced Biotherapeutics, you will be responsible for the management of the worldwide distribution activities of clinical supplies for cell & gene therapies, radiolabeled antibodies, and other new modalities during all phases of clinical trials consistent with GMP/GDP guidelines with a high degree of autonomy.

As a matrix team leader or people manager, you will lead a team focused on clinical supply logistics for advanced therapeutic products. You will provide leadership and guidance to the logistics team members, while working with internal/external business partners on distribution network strategy, logistics set-up and on-boarding of new regions/countries/clinical sites, and shipment execution. You will develop and implement new solutions and make improvements to existing solutions and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner early on with Biotherapeutics Development, Deliver, Janssen Supply Chain, Quality and Procurement to anticipate upcoming needs and drive synergies when developing new capabilities.

  • Manage the overall relationship, and maintain oversight of operational performance of logistics service providers (Business reviews, trends analysis, continuous improvements, etc.).

  • Define the vision, lead the analysis and business on-boarding of potential new logistics service providers in collaboration with business partners for new capabilities and solutions, ensuring the most efficient and cost-effective distribution providers are available to end users

  • Carry out the role of Advanced Therapeutics Logistics Process Owner to ensure procedures are in place, maintained, and adhered to.

  • Provide logistics leadership in GxP audits and health authority inspections. Ensure quality investigations and corrective/preventive actions are implemented in a timely manner internally and/or by the service provider

  • Prepare business plan budget forecasts, effectively maintain and update budget for logistics services/consumables with limited guidance

  • Develop excellent working relationships across Logistics and with other business partners (i.e. Clinical Supply Integration, Patient Scheduling and Supply Execution, Manufacturing, Packaging Engineering, QA, Procurement, Vendors, and Global Clinical Operations)



  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required with a focus in engineering, business, or supply chain

  • A Master's degree as well as other certifications including APICS, Project Management (PMP, FPX), or Lean are preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years’ industry experience or Master's degree with at least 8 years’ industry experience

  • Experience in Supply Chain / Operations / Logistics

  • Experience in defining a vision, strategy and driving its execution

  • Demonstrated ability to improve processes end-to-end

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced global environment both independently and collaboratively, act with speed, flexibility, and accountability to achieve goals while managing complexity and multiple priorities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability for strong collaboration at various levels across the organization and with external service providers


  • Solid understanding of ambient, cold, frozen and/or deep frozen (cryo) distribution requirements

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or other regulated industry

  • Vendor management and/or project management experience

  • General knowledge of GxP principles - GxP audit and/or vendor audit experience

The anticipated base pay range for this position is MIN $131,000 to MAX $225,000.

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 NA-US-Pennsylvania-Horsham

Other Locations NA-US-Pennsylvania-Spring House, NA-US-New Jersey-Raritan, NA-US-New Jersey-Titusville, NA-US-Pennsylvania-Malvern

Organization Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

Job Function Clinical Supplies

Req ID: 2306122478W