Transportation Executive- Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Transportation Executive- Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Johnson & Johnson Middle East is recruiting for a Transportation Executive to be located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer. And our culture is interconnected by the shared values of Our Credo. It’s a culture that celebrates diversity and diverse perspectives. It helps employees achieve an effective mix between work and home life and supports their efforts to have a positive impact on their communities.

Aim of job:

To ensure the efficient, cost-effective operation of Johnson & Johnson’s outsourced transportation activities in order to achieve company turnover targets.


  • NTS Delivery
  • Freight, demurrage/detention, duties and handling spend
  • Transportation Leadtimes
  • Vehicle Utilization

Main responsibilities:

  • Overview day to day operations, resolving issues, ensuring that orders are delivered to Hub Distribution Centre and customers in a perfect manner (on time, in full, no damages, correct documents).
  • Work with 3PL vendors, ensuring that they deliver the services as per the terms agreed (contracts, quality agreements, SLAs, SOPs):
  • Transportation
  • Customs brokerage
  • Freight audit
  • Budget management:
  • Develop and maintain robust tracking of freight, demurrage/detention and duty spend, perform data analysis to spot emerging issues and develop bottom up budgets based on planned activity.
  • Maintain and monitor freight rates and evaluate ad hoc rates
  • Maintain full visibility of shipments for all inbound/outbound cargo to ensure minimal leadtime and demurrage/detention expense
  • Ensure that we maintain a high level of trade compliance (HS codes, duty rates, INCO terms etc)
  • Ensure on-time payment of 3PL vendors
  • Initiate improvement projects, design processes and perform process health checks throughout the Supply Chain which result in improved

Main interfaces/collaboration:

LSP (Logistics Service Providers), Distributors, Supply Chain team, Regulatory Affairs, Regional CoEs, Regional and Local CLS, Auditors, Supplier

Reporting staff:

Dubai Consumer Operations Team



  • Fluent in English
  • Level of Education: Bachelors Degree, preferably in Supply Chain/Logistics, Business, Engineering, Mathematics.
  • More than 5 years’ experience in a Supply Chain function within an FMCG or Food & Beverage industry.
  • Need to understand warehousing and distribution concepts, language and best practices
  • Experience working with quantitative & qualitative numbers and creating reports.
  • Team leader
  • Process oriented
  • Expert in Excel, skilled enough in Word and Power Point


  • Fluent in Arabic
  • Courses in Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Experience in SAP
  • Experience in logistics and customs clearance procedures
  • Prior experience within the AMET cluster and distributor based models

Key Competencies:

  • Ownership DNA: Self-starter, results driven & self-motivated.
  • Simple & Sharp Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Acts as Risks/Opportunities Radar.
  • Continuous Improvement Mind-set: PLAN, DO, CHECK & ACT (PDCA) approach to business, Analyses gaps, identifies root causes and process gaps, Initiates and executes actions.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: thrives under pressure, has the drive to act beyond his comfort zone whenever required.
  • Collaboration: Win-Win Mindset, builds collaborative business relationships internally and externally.

Requisition ID
Primary Location
United Arab Emirates-Dubai-Dubai
Johnson & Johnson Middle East FZ-LLC (8608)
Job Function
Transportation Services
Hiba Abdeljawad
Hiring Manager
Johann Odendaal
Pay Grade


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