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Johnson & Johnson Pacific is the consumer products division of healthcare multinational, with market leading brands in baby care, wound care, OTC medicines, skin care, oral health and women’s health.

Placement Overview

  • Client

    Johnson & Johnson Pacific

  • Client

    Johnson & Johnson Pacific

  • Role

    Managing Director

  • Revenue

    US$430 million

  • Employees


  • Location



With the unexpected departure of the incumbent Managing Director, in January 2019, to join a direct competitor, J&J Pacific quickly sought external talent to continue to drive the company in the Australia, NZ and the Pacific Islands. Johnson conducted a comprehensive executive search process, with a short-list containing a Singapore based Category VP for P&G, a Country Manager SEA for RB, a Category General Manager for Woolworths and an EGM from Pact Group.

Competency Based Criteria

  • Drives Revenue growth

    There is a pipeline of new product, channel and price opportunities available. The Managing Director will lead their team to identify the priorities to invest in. Alongside the incoming Sales Director, the Managing Director will be the ‘face’ of the company to key customers including pharmacy and supermarkets

  • Drives Profit growth

    In addition to optimising profit by customer, channel and brand, levers can be utilised to drive cost, including efficient management of supply chain and trading terms

  • Brings Strategic Vision

    This is most important. Beyond business as usual, look at the market, problems, opportunities, talent and resources differently, and bring a fresh perspective to growth. Ensure a robust, sustainable, growing organisation

  • Builds, inspires and leads a high performing local team

    The Managing Director will nurture the existing Johnson & Jonson culture while continuing to build accountability and high performance. An agile, inspirational and collaborative leader, the Managing Director will display a strong affinity with the Johnson & Johnson culture and credo

  • Manages productive, valued regional and global relationships

    Have a communication and personal style that is engaging and effective in a global multinational

Search Highlights

  • 55
    Days to placement

Successful Candidate

Charmaine England

Charmaine England started her career in haircare and personal care at Unilever, has worked in Australia, Singapore and London, returned Lion’s juice business to profitability, and before her appointment at J&J, led a half a billion division for the Pratt family’s investment in Pact.

Charmaine England

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