Hans Melotte is the vice president and chief procurement officer for Johnson & Johnson, appointed to the position in December 2010. He is based at Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Prior to becoming the chief procurement officer, Melotte was a partner in the Janssen Healthcare Innovation team, a small venture team with a goal to propel the company to become the leader in the healthcare solution business. Before that, he served as the global chief procurement officer of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and held positions of increasing responsibilities in procurement, external manufacturing, supply chain and planning in the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies.
Melotte joined Johnson & Johnson in 1996, after a career with Procter & Gamble and Coopers & Lybrand. He has a master's degree in business from the University of Louvain (Belgium).
In 2013, Melotte was named by ExecRank as one of the "Top 10 Most Influential and Thought Leader CPOs" in the United States. In 2010, he was recognized as the "Procurement Leader of the Year" by Procurement Leaders Network, a global network of procurement and supply chain professionals around the world. He also serves on the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Board of CPO Advisors.