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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Manager, Cell Therapy, Customs & Trade Logistics Procurement in New Brunswick, New Jersey

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

This role focuses on the development of category strategies that define how procurement will be done for the Cell Therapy, customs and Trade logistics spend category, including defining buying channels, purchasing policies, and supplier relationship management program, etc.

This role will maintain and implement the 3-5-year strategic category plan that ensures all projects deliver maximum value. Additionally, this individual is responsible for overseeing the execution of category strategies by multiple cross-functional teams, including sourcing and contracting. This role will assist in development of and adherence to strategic category management processes and procedures, supplier and category segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, implementation of Third-Party Risk Management programs, enforcing sourcing compliance and contract management.

This role is expected to ensure close partnering with stakeholders and alignment to business priorities and functional objectives.

The individual must display excellent communication skills to all internal stakeholders, BMS’ functional leadership, suppliers and industry forums and consultants.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Develop global category strategies with regional / market variations that define how purchasing will be done for a given spend category.

  • Define buying channels and purchasing policies to drive compliance and adherence to category strategy, with a user-centric approach.

  • Define a supplier relationship management program, including segmentation criteria and a preferred supplier list for a given category.

  • Lead and / or support major category initiatives within a multi-year plan including end-2-end process optimization, make / buy analysis and recommendations within a spend category and / or within a major business area.

  • Develop and manage key category budget owners and functional stakeholders.

  • Champion Procurement training programs to better support business needs.

  • Drive co-ownership of initiatives and accountability based on agreed upon strategies.

  • Develop and implement metrics and reporting mechanisms.

  • Support business growth by providing market insights and subject matter expertise to key Business Partners.

  • Remain current with market trends through relationships with Sourcing Managers, suppliers and market experts, and ensure compliance to the BMS process of gaining access / familiarity with emerging supplier capabilities.

  • Coach and develop cross-functional implementation teams to appropriately execute category strategies globally and regionally.

  • Execute Supplier Relationship Management priorities by fostering collaborative relationships with highly strategic global / regional suppliers.

  • Identify, build, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, and alliances with selected suppliers through Supplier Relationship Development programs.

  • Recommend or implement changes to the organization’s purchasing, supply management and material usage policies as needed.

  • Measure supplier performance using rating systems or predetermined standards.

  • Ensure highest standards of excellence in category strategies across key capabilities.

  • Assist in implementation of ideas that will optimize BMS total cost of ownership for spend categories and support an emerging future pipeline of Continuous Improvement deliverables.

Internal/External Stakeholders:

  • Global Procurement teams, namely Category Leads

  • Business Partners within Commercial and Global Supply Chain.

  • Operational Excellence Lead

  • Commercial Market Intelligence Team

  • Suppliers

  • The role may require international travel.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum degree requirement of B.S./B.A.

  • Minimum of 6-8 years of business experience

  • Minimum of 5-6 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience

  • Minimum of 1 year Pharmaceutical Procurement experience

  • Managerial experience including managing teams of senior professionals and establishing performance expectations

  • Internal stakeholder management, data/information management, category management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills

  • Procurement process knowledge, contract management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier diversity, supplier management, technology utilization, strategic planning and integrated supply chain experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • Professional certifications (e.g. CPM, CPIM).

  • 3 years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience

  • Membership in Professional Associations, e.g. ISM

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1543861

Updated: 2021-09-22 03:12:29.979 UTC

Location: New Brunswick,New Jersey

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.