Being part of the world’s largest healthcare group gives you the opportunity to develop a long-term career across healthcare specialities and geographies.
We encourage our people to take advantage of the many opportunities for career development and advancement. Our Career Paths intranet site shows the career opportunities available to you, and the competencies and skills you would need to take on your next role. Our business is diverse and we encourage employees to think about career paths that are outside the ‘norm’: there are no limitations placed on you because of your past experience. We’re much more interested in how you can apply your existing skills and learnings to a diverse range of opportunities for the future.
Here’s one of our employee’s career development journeys...
Gavin Fox-Smith, Managing Director, ANZ
I first started my career at JJM in 1997 as a Regional Business Director responsible for the company’s account with Health Care of Australia, the precursor of Ramsay. After three years in this role, I accepted the role of Project Director based in the JJM office in Singapore. In this role I was responsible for Customer Focus Organisation, a regional company initiative looking at delivering excellence in customer service. This was one of the first One-to-Win regional initiatives – One-to-Win being an internal, regional program aimed at delivering process excellence. After 18 months in this role I moved back to Sydney as JJM’s Regional Business Director and National Account Manager for Ramsay. Two years later I was promoted to Senior Regional Business Director for NSW and working across the Ethicon business and Cordis franchises. In 2006 JJM underwent a reorganisation along franchise lines and I took a position as Director of Marketing for the Ethicon businesses, and a member of the Ethicon businesses and New Zealand leadership teams. In mid 2007 I took a role as Director of Marketing for DePuy and relocated to Melbourne and in January 2009 I accepted the role of General Manager for Ethicon in Sydney. In February 2012 I was appointed the Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Medical in Australia and New Zealand, a very proud moment for me.
So as you can see, my career roles at JJM have been varied. Alongside these I have had great opportunities to undertake a number of training and development programs. These have included programs such as The Benevolent Society Sydney Leadership Program, the Kelloggs School of Business Marketing Strategy course in Chicago, the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Marketing program in New Jersey and numerous "Building the Future" programs held by Johnson & Johnson Medical in Asia-Pacific. I was also selected for the DePuy Advanced Leadership Development Program – only 24 people were selected from DePuy globally to attend this program.
I believe the best things about working for JJM are the fundamental values and principles under which the people in the company operate. I personally feel that Our Credo is very important and I have used this as a guide many times in my business career. Our leaders and the talented individuals that we have make it an impressive company. I have been fortunate to lead people in the organisation and I have seen firsthand how this company reacts both in good and bad times. As a leader I have been empowered to help my employees through difficult times. It is a company that cares and has a dignity and sensibility that is second to none.
Ultimately though, the greatest thing about my role is that we are a company that is making a difference to people’s lives – we are not just out there selling a product. It’s incredible to think of the number of patients we touch everyday through our products.