Director Operations DSP – Johnson and Johnson – Leiden

  • Leiden

Johnson and Johnson

Director Operations Downstream processing Are you passionate leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Do you possess the skills and experience vital to drive operational excellence, cultivate inclusion and achieve outstanding results? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for an experienced Director Downstream Processing to lead one of important streams in Operations and support other manufacturing areas in the Leiden facility. In this role, you will be responsible for driving productivity and efficiency for safety, quality and reliability. We strive for the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction. As a key member of the Operations Leadership team, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of our organization. About J&J: For more than 130 years, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo. We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences. 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 About the role We are seeking an experienced Operations Director to lead our Downstream Processing for the large molecule production site in Leiden. The role is critical to support our growth in the next few years including new product introductions. They will lead 3 teams in day and shifts, who are responsible for Production department, Process Support (day to day shift coordination, lean, training) and Center of Expertise (specialists on process, equipment, MES, Quality). The Operations Director will play a pivotal role in overseeing the production preparation processes, ensuring compliance with GMP, regulations, optimizing efficiency, and driving continuous improvement initiatives to meet our site strategic goals. The role is based in Leiden and requires onsite presence. Responsibilities * Lead and develop a team of dedicated managers, providing guidance, coaching, and support. * The Director Operations maintains engagement, high morale, motivation and efficiency within their shift by adhering to the J&J leadership imperatives. Creates a positive environment for people development. Enables a good pipeline of succession for key positions in JBV. * Develop and implement plans to deliver site strategic goals * Overall responsibility for department culture of safety, quality, reliability, sustainability and efficiency. * Manage resource allocation, capacity planning and customer expectations. * Collaborate closely with other teams including Upstream Processing, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Supply Chain and R&D to drive improvements and innovations. * Establish and enforce according to internal high quality standards and compliance with relevant regulations. * Monitor performance indicators to track operational performance and identify trends to proactively address deviations from targets. * Collaborate with partners of the other manufacturing areas on site for the delivery of supporting processes * Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and dedication within the Operations department QUALIFICATIONS Requirements for the role * Academic education level with strong knowledge of Biotech Operations process * Proven track record of successfully leading teams, managing complex projects and continuous improvement initiatives * Excellent communication (English and Dutch), negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. * Demonstrated strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities, with a focus on achieving results and exceeding targets * Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and navigate ambiguity in a dynamic industry landscape. * 10 years experience in (Bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and leadership roles This is what awaits YOU at J&J: This is an opportunity to work with a groundbreaking BioTherapeutics Technology operation and to be a member of a Johnson & Johnson company, with an excellent record in employee continuous professional development and business improvement. We are passionate about our work; we play vital roles across a range of professional subject areas and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. Whether you’re one of the 1000 people who work here, or you’re considering joining the team, we offer: * An opportunity to be part of a global market leader. * A dynamic and inspiring working environment. * Opportunities to work on ambitious projects and assignments. * Possibilities for further personal and professional development/education * Excellent Benefits

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