Johnson & Johnson on the 4 Most In-Demand Skills It Looks for When Recruiting

Originally published at Johnson & Johnson is a Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Hall of Fame company.


Johnson & Johnson is harnessing the power of science and technology in order to make a positive impact in the world — from leveraging 3-D technology to “bio-print” human tissue to leading the fight against HIV. Johnson & Johnson is always and actively recruiting and training professionals who possess the passion, commitment and skills that will enable the company to live up to its company credo of changing the future of health for good. Here are some of the most in-demand skills Johnson & Johnson looks for when recruiting for its workforce.


1. Data Analysis

Data-driven innovation is a part of our DNA at Johnson & Johnson. It’s what allows us to solve urgent real-world problems, make breakthrough discoveries and deliver vital treatments to the patients who need them. And as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we’re leveraging our expansive data sets to address the biggest health challenges of our time, from bladder cancer to lupus and COVID-19.

For these reasons and more, data analysis is hugely in demand at Johnson & Johnson right now. See for yourself—check out all of the roles related to data analysis that are available today.


2. Collaboration

We know collaboration is what drives innovation. It’s what transforms the discoveries we make today into real-world treatments and products tomorrow. To that end, no matter if you’re working in person or remotely, expect teamwork and cross-functional collaboration to be foundational elements of the experience when you join Johnson & Johnson.

Ultimately, we believe there’s nothing that can’t be solved when committed individuals come together to share their ideas, creativity and passion. So you’ll find that the need for collaborative approaches is required in roles as diverse as Product SpecialistsClinical Research AssociatesField Sales Managers—and literally thousands more.


3. Communication

To be successful, teams need to not only work collaboratively but also communicate effectively. Sounds simple, right? In fact, it’s anything but.

A communications role at Johnson & Johnson will require you to interface with a wide range of colleagues, partners and stakeholders. You’ll likely be working with people from multiple functions, and possibly even multiple continents. Each of them is going to have different priorities, deadlines and expectations. Doing all of that well, and getting the messaging right, takes a good deal of skill and practice.

Plus, because communication is fundamentally a two-way street, you’ll also need to be able to listen attentively, operate with emotional intelligence and demonstrate empathy. If that sounds like you, check out these communication-based roles.


4. Strategic Thinking

We’ve got some of the smartest minds in the world hard at work developing products and solutions that improve the daily lives of people around the planet. In fact, we’re the world’s largest broadly based healthcare company, with more than 130,000 employees in 60 countries. But that didn’t happen by chance.

Everything we do at Johnson & Johnson aligns with a broader strategy—one that accounts for everything from patient needs to supply chains, product delivery and more. So we need people who have the vision to operate and execute while also keeping the bigger picture in view. If that’s where you excel, use your talents to drive programs and projects in roles ranging from Business Development Specialist to Medical Science Liaison (among many, many others).


To learn more about careers at Johnson & Johnson, visit its Global Talent Hub.