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Procurement Leadership Development Program

Want to use your unique combination of expertise, dedication and drive to spark bold innovation while tackling some of the world's most pressing health challenges? With the power of the world's largest broadly-based healthcare company behind you, you'll amplify your impact—and find that you can touch the lives of people everywhere.

The Program
Accelerate your leadership and professional skills as you help impact the future of health. The Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is a rotational full-time hire program designed to fill our pipeline of future leaders. Starting within one of our operating companies or at our World Headquarters, you could fill roles within Supply Chain Procurement, Commercial Procurement, R&D Procurement, Business & Corporate Services Procurement, or Global Services. After a year, you’ll rotate to one of these areas, where you’ll complete challenging programs that deliver value across several strategic business initiatives.

The Opportunity

  • A two-year, full-time, rotational program working on projects with real-world impact
  • An integrated curriculum that includes functional and leadership training, senior leader mentorship, formal leadership assessment and mentoring, numerous networking opportunities culminates in a year-long “capstone” project in support of a key business challenge strategic to the procurement function
  • Partner with the category teams and category leaders in developing and implementing strategies to drive value from the supplier base
  • Conduct in-depth research on existing and emerging trends, identify new technology/solutions, screen potential suppliers, and perform complex analytical studies
  • Manage relationships and negotiations with key suppliers
  • Provide internal consulting services to adjacent functions such as marketing, R&D, operations, logistics, legal and corporate services

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?
As a PLDP participant, you'll have extensive access to senior leadership at Johnson & Johnson, including your own senior-level mentor who can provide valuable insight and counsel throughout the experience. You’ll fine-tune your leadership skills by preparing and delivering presentations, participating in immersion events and summits, networking—and so much more.

The PLDP Internship Program
The PLDP Internship Program is a 10- to 12-week internship with Johnson & Johnson's procurement team in which you'll take on an individual project challenge or solve a critical business need. You'll also get to take part in immersion events, attend leadership speaker series, tour manufacturing plants and more.

Who We're Looking For


Our ideal candidates are passionate about everything procurement—but that’s not all. They’re also strategic thinkers with the ability to engage teams, navigate uncertainty and drive results

  • Must be a matriculated student completing their MBA or graduate degree
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1-B status) now or in the future
  • Prior full time (40 hours/week) professional work and/or military experience: minimum of 60 months / Five years or more
  • Completed course work in Supply Chain Management, Operations, or Logistics (highly preferred)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities coupled with strong project management and analytical skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, influencing, and communication skills (both oral and written) within all levels of the organization
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