Associate Director, Sourcing Operations & Engagement

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The Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives is a member of the Sourcing Excellence R&D team. This role serves as a strategic partner (or ‘liaison’) to the procurement senior leadership team and is responsible for driving high impact / strategic procurement initiatives within Research & Development. As a ‘liaison’, the AD, Strategic Initiatives Team member is expected to provide a value chain perspective across the entire R&D functional portfolio and coach (e.g., peer review) leaders on key procurement processes / capabilities (e.g., Supply Plans, Category Strategies & Roadmaps, Contract to Pay enablement).

Additionally, each team member acts as a portfolio manager for R&D, in order to ensure appropriate prioritization and value opportunities are realized. This role is intended to bring a high degree of flexibility to our resource model from a strategic capacity perspective leading strategic initiative, enhancing strategic capabilities, and identifying cross-category opportunities for value delivery.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Lead and / or support major functional or enterprise-wide strategic programs within a multi-year plan including end-2-end process, make/buy analysis and recommendations
  • Responsible for supporting value creation and delivery, end-to-end across the value chain, and business strategy development while engaging as a strategic partner.
  • Leading procurement and supply management activities for multiple areas of spend within R&D categories with the goal of driving substantial value realization efforts in all forms - revenue generation, cost reductions and productivity improvements while maintaining or improving quality and service levels.
  • Works closely with key stakeholders in business units and in corporate functions to develop/execute effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans.


Serve as a strategic partner (or ‘liaison’) to the R&D procurement leadership team and the R&D sourcing excellence leadership team
  • Ensure connectivity between center lead BPS(Business Partner & Strategy function) initiatives and sourcing excellence leadership team
  • Act as Business Performance Monitoring Lead for key deliverables in R&D Functional area
  • Support an emerging future pipeline of Continuous Improvement deliverables
  • Effectively manage R&D SE and BPS SE teams through strategic planning and goal development in accordance with SS&P strategy
  • Support strategic programs and end-to-end process optimization efforts
  • Develop and educate procurement team members about the SE process, standards and capabilities
  • Ensure strategic alignment with SE and BPS partners
  • Develop approaches for implementing the SE strategy and capabilities that is complimentary to existing R&D operations and not disruptive to the business
  • Create a plan to execute the build of each capability


Act as a portfolio manager for a given function, in order to ensure appropriate prioritization and value opportunities are realized
  • Drive/Support the high impact / strategic procurement initiatives with the goal of driving substantial value realization efforts in all forms - revenue generation, cost reductions and productivity improvements while maintaining or improving product quality and supplier service levels
  • Lead highly complex strategic sourcing efforts in specific R&D category areas as necessary/appropriate
  • Champion ideas that will drive innovation, optimize BMS total cost of ownership for spend categories, and support an emerging future pipeline of Continuous Improvement deliverables
  • Primary responsibility is to champion and secure total cost of ownership (TCO) value realization for all designated Category Teams and spend categories, drive innovation in the supply chain, lead and/or support major strategic programs including end-2-end process and leading insource/outsource recommendations and to institutionalize these processes across the team


Coach and oversee development of key capabilities (e.g., Business Partnering, Strategic Category Management, Source-to-Pay & SRM processes) for a given function to ensure consistency and quality
  • Provide a value chain perspective across the entire R&D functional portfolio
  • Oversee/support the development and execution of category strategies to drive innovation into the category and supplier management processes
  • Ensure collaboration between key stakeholders in business units and in corporate functions to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans.
  • Ensure sourcing strategies are implemented and TCO reductions are secured according to forecasts.
  • Lead and/or support major strategic programs within a multi-year plan including end-2-end process, make/buy analysis and recommendations within a large group of spend categories and/or within a major business area.
  • Champion and support efforts to achieve small and disadvantaged business sourcing content objectives


Internal/External Stakeholders:
  • Procurement Senior Leadership Team
  • Business unit specific leadership teams
  • Procurement Contracting Lead
  • Functional Strategy & Operations Lead
  • SRM/BPO/Analytics Lead


Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S./B.A. (Business, Science or Engineering is desirable)
  • Minimum of 8 years of work/business experience
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 3 years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience or relevant experience
  • Experience leading and participating on cross-functional and/or global teams. Demonstrated ability as a Project Manager who can prioritize workload and manage complex projects within cost and schedule.
  • Managerial experience including managing teams of senior professionals and managers 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:
  • M.S./M.B.A.
  • Professional certifications (e.g. CPM, CPIM).
  • Hands on experience leading process improvement initiatives such as Six Sigma or Lean
  • 5 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.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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