Joerg works in Chemical Informatics and Molecular Modelling: he is involved in the earliest stages of the development of medicines. He identifies diseases and the purposes for which small molecules can be developed. For him, the development process is only over when the patient is cured.
As the Manager for IT Commercial Marketing, Annick leads a team of twenty IT professionals and is in contact with her off-shore colleagues in India on a daily basis. Together, they develop a number of digital solutions, such as the Janssen intranet. Annick is also able to work from home one day a week.
After completing his A2 Diploma in Electricity, Bart went to work as an Operator on the Janssen campus in Geel. He works in a highly technical environment where innovative medicines are produced. When the working day is done, Bart often heads out with his workmates.
As Manager for Strategy & Support, Caroline focuses on the development of methods for better functioning. Thanks to the projects to which she has contributed, Janssen products are able to come on the market more quickly. In the past seven years, she has made the most of the career opportunities at Janssen, having performed in a number of interesting functions.
Christophe works in the Pharmaceutical Quality Control department: as an analyst, he checks whether the materials for pharmaceutical production fulfil all requirements. He has been working at Janssen for seventeen years, during which time he has benefitted from a number of internal opportunities. Besides this, he also works in the company fire brigade, bringing him into contact with colleagues from other departments.
Dennis works as a Financial Analyst, improving the cycle which begins with an order and ends with payments to suppliers. He is a graduate of the Financial Leadership Development Programme, a two-year traineeship for young starters in Finance. This programme offered him the opportunity to work overseas.
Geoffrey is a Product Specialist at Janssen, meaning he is often on the road. He visits doctors and informs them about medicines that often make a crucial difference for patients. He has already been working at Janssen for years and has made the most of the many opportunities to expand his expertise.
As an IT Technology Manager, Gert analyses new telecommunications products and looks at whether they can be put to use at Janssen. Furthermore, he has played a leading role in the People Engagement programme, by developing guidelines for more efficient meetings. Gert is often in contact with co-workers in America; by making appointments, they make the most of the time difference and turn potential timing problems to their advantage.
Greg had already completed a traineeship at Janssen before he began working as an ITLDP Programmer. He followed the IT Leadership Development Program, a programme for young IT experts that put him in the position to immediately begin work on major projects. On an international level, Greg provides various departments within the Johnson & Johnson group with technical support.
Industrial engineer Hans started at a chemical company, but found that the job there didn’t offer him enough variation. It was waiting for him at Janssen however, where, as a Maintenance Engineer, he works on the management of the energy systems. Together with his colleagues, he verifies various apparatuses are in good working order, taking into account all the legal aspects of his area of profession.
As a Financial Analyst, Henri works on quarterly closing and financial reporting. The Financial Leadership Development Programme offers him the opportunity to dramatically increase his professional know-how in a short time. Soon, he will be going overseas for a year to collaborate with other Finance professionals.
Karen studied Veterinary Sciences and performed as Pre-clinical Study Director for safety tests of medicines on laboratory animals. The details for her research are used by her colleagues to begin clinical studies. At Janssen, she has had the opportunity to follow up on her interests.
Just like a lot of her colleagues at Janssen, Kathleen did not have a medical background, but was able to gain the necessary knowledge through internal training and education. As the Project Manager for Hepatitis C, she follows up on different therapies and treatments, including the coaching of patients. She follows up on projects related to a specific disease, from A to Z.
Katrien started in Research at university, but at Janssen, she found a way to incorporate knowledge into practice. As a Medical Advisor, she provides medical-scientific support in the Hepatitis C project domain. She continuously shares knowledge with her colleagues and keeps abreast of the latest developments in her area of expertise.
Kris originally began as an Operator, and in the meantime, he made Process Safety his specialty. As Principal Engineer for Safety, he analyses the possible dangers and risks associated with production installations. Besides this, he is also the Crew Leader for the company fire brigade.
Two years ago, Marisa took her first steps on the Janssen campus during a traineeship. Meanwhile, she has worked as a Process Equipment Engineer for the internal Competence Group, developed preventative actions and followed a course to become a Safety Engineer. At the moment, she is closely involved in the purchase of new mixing tanks.
As a Finance Controller, Mireille analyses the results of various daughter companies worldwide and provides the Johnson & Johnson headquarters in the USA with reports. For this, she works with a team of ten colleagues, who report to her. Flexible hours allow her to keep her work and family life in balance.
Tor works as a Chemistry Lead in the Chemical Development department. Together with his colleagues, he ensures that a certain molecule can be made on a large scale. The eventual target is a medicine that makes a difference for patients across the world. And this is something Tor finds enormously satisfying.