J&J Family of Companies Johnson & Johnson Global Operations Leadership Development Program (GOLD) - Class of 2018 in Skillman, New Jersey

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.

Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 275 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 128,000 people in 60 countries throughout the world.


The J&J Supply Chain is an integrated, global supply chain that serves the needs of the 1 billion people who use J&J products each and every day around the world. We manufacture more than 26 billion product units per year, from raw component sourcing to end product distribution as efficiently and effectively as possible with high quality, compliance and service performance. Our supply chain organization makes up 45% of all J&J employees, and includes 125 internal manufacturing plants, manages 581 external manufacturers, utilizes 459 distribution centers, partners with over 3700 direct suppliers, and produces over 300,000 sku’s.

The Global Operations Leadership Development Program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to accelerate their career growth through a structured framework that combines challenging work rotations with classroom and online training over a two and a half year period. The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of leaders for the engineering, operations, and quality disciplines within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Functional areas within the program include operations, procurement, quality, planning, customer and logistics services, project and process engineering, facilities engineering and quality technical support. The combination of cross-functional work assignments and action learning helps to develop the skills and capabilities needed to build your career path toward leadership development.

Participants in the GOLD Program learn to drive their careers in small-company environments that support the entrepreneurial spirit, foster collaboration and teamwork, and recognize their individual contributions. At the same time, Associates benefit from the big-company impact of a global leader in health care, with world-class training and development and career opportunities in a global environment.

Program Components

  • Combining on the job experience with business, leadership & personal development training

  • Rotational assignments that deliver real business results

  • Opportunity to expand technical capabilities, leadership skills and business knowledge

  • Exposure to a broad range of experiences in Engineering, Operations, and Quality throughout J&J's three business segments (Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices).

  • Global networking, virtual collaboration

  • Strong focus on the Customer

  • Building technical skills in many areas, including, project management, supply chain management (planning, manufacturing & procurement), quality and regulatory compliance, manufacturing operations, customer and logistics services (distribution, transportation and warehousing), product and process analysis & improvement methodologies (six sigma, lean, design excellence), and collaboration & teamwork.

Position Responsibilities

During the course of the program, participants are responsible for demonstrating a working knowledge of how engineering, operations, and quality interact across our global supply chain. Associates will gain valuable experiences while:

  • Participating in the planning, production and distribution of products and services

  • Working on or with teams that build new facilities and renovate or maintain existing facilities

  • Maintaining or improving manufacturing operational cost, efficiency, capacity, and compliance

  • Learning about designing or redesigning new products

  • Understanding the impact of the business on the customer experience

  • Maintaining quality and regulatory compliance

  • Keeping the Customer in the center of everything we do

Associates may also have the opportunity to interface with internal customers and external vendors to make capital improvement to facilities/manufacturing systems and equipment. Associates will have the responsibility to supervise in-house and contracted personnel on production lines and/or in the daily business. Participants may be responsible for or will assist in the selection, purchase, installation, and validation of new equipment or systems. Associates may participate in preparing documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Field Action reports, Preventive Maintenance reports, equipment effectiveness studies, design specifications and validation protocols. Associates may also participate in activities that include auditing, planning, forecasting, completing design specifications, designing and executing cost improvement projects and developing design standards.


For consideration in the GOLD Program, Class of 2018, candidates will have

  • A Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in a supply chain or engineering related field.

  • Academic achievement as demonstrated by an overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

  • An interest in exploring multifunctional assignments within Engineering, Operations/Supply Chain, and Quality.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

  • Experience as a co-op and/or internship in a relevant business area (supply chain, operations, logistics, engineering, quality, data analytics, information systems, research and development, or another directly related field, as examples) is required. It is preferable that candidates have between 1-2 years of full-time work experience by December 31, 2017, inclusive of co-operational, internship, and post-graduate employment.

  • Eligible candidates must earn their degree between June 2017 and June 2018. It is preferred that candidates begin their GOLD position within 12 months of earning their most recent degree.

  • Geographic flexibility is a mandatory requirement as well as permanent US work authorization without the need for sponsorship now or in the future.

  • All candidates must be eligible to begin full-time employment with Johnson & Johnson in June 2018 to align with the start of the GOLD program each year, and to attend mandatory class training.

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Primary Location

United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick

Other Locations

North America-United States-California-Vacaville, North America-United States-California-Los Angeles, North America-United States-Ohio-West Chester, North America-United States-New Jersey-Skillman, North America-United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, North America-United States-New Mexico-Albuquerque, North America-United States-Indiana-Warsaw, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Fort Washington, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Horsham, North America-United States-New Jersey-Somerset, North America-United States-Florida-Jacksonville, North America-United States-California-Irvine, North America-United States-Georgia-Cornelia, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Chesterbrook, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Lititz, North America-United States-New Jersey-Raritan


Johnson & Johnson (6067)

Job Function

Engineering (Generalist)

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