Associate Director, Supply Chain Product Leader

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.

Role overview

  • Title: Associate Director, Supply Chain Product Leader (SCPL)
  • Direct report: Head of Pharmaceutical Brands Product Supply Chain Planning
  • Grade level: D7
  • Location: New Jersey

Scope of the role

Responsible for all Supply Chain activities required to support a brand:
  • As a representative of the Global Operations Team (GO-Team) and integrating the product strategy in to the Integrated Planning Team (IPT).
  • All Supply Chain processes including interface with Supply and Demand planning, Inventory Management, Business Continuity and Market Supply Operations.
  • Cross-functional engagement within GPS and between GPS, Regulatory, Finance, Quality, MS&T and Alliance Management (as applicable).

Key responsibilities

  • Represent Global Supply Chain on product focused at Global Operations Team (GO-Team) and Regulatory & Supply Team (RST); lead the SC sub-team to drive brand Supply chain performance
  • Develop annual E2E Product Supply Strategy (including inventory, sourcing strategies, logistics and business continuity)
  • Own & drive E2E value stream map improvements related to supply chain activities (training and processes)
  • Maintain regulatory and supply strategy (in partnership with Regulatory Lead) and supporting material control strategy (in partnership with Quality Product Lead)
  • Support GSR (responsible to escalate brand-level exceptions) and market S&OP (responsible to cascade down brand strategy)
  • Ensure Alliance Management and business partners aligned to brand strategy
  • Create strategic ‘what-if’ scenarios to proactively identify risks and opportunities
  • Engaging with Long-term Planning for sourcing strategies
  • Endorse product scenario analysis from the Planning Team - confirm manufacturing plan is aligned to supply and demand requirements
  • Develop strategies to manage supply fragmentation
  • Lead resolution of escalated global supply risks (through Allocation)
  • Assess Supply Chain Management impact during Change Management execution for process changes

Professional experience and qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Life Sciences
  • Advanced degree, diploma or certification in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or MBA strongly preferred

Experience / Knowledge Desired
  • Required: 10+ years of related experience in supply chain or manufacturing in a Pharmaceutical environment. Knowledge of/exposure to world class planning and execution processes and preferably supported by ERP and Advanced Planning Systems (preferably SAP suites). Minimum of 3 years of experience as a leader of cross-functional teams and/or managing staff.
  • Highly Preferred: experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain.
  • Strongly Preferred: Good understanding and exposure to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory requirements (EMA, TGA).
  • Strongly Preferred: Experience in working internationally in a fast-paced, reputed, global pharmaceutical/Bio-Technology or Consumer company organized in a matrix structure
  • Preferred: Experience in developing and implementing world class, global supply chain planning processes and managing them through deployment of global advanced planning and scheduling systems

Additional professional and personal requirements include:
  • Business Acumen: Has a strong understanding of the key business drivers of the industry/organization. Persuades others with fact-based judgments of the business situation.
  • Setting Strategy: Makes decisions that balance a variety of factors (e.g., quality, cost, risk, short-term v. long-term impact, etc.). Sets a clear direction for others in times of uncertainty and change. Constructively challenges the conventional wisdom or accepted ways of doing things.
  • Executing for Results : Maintains high standards of performance for himself/herself and others, and follows through on commitments. Demonstrates integrity, and sticks to core values and principles. Takes the long view, and when faced with challenging obstacles, persists over a significant period of time to achieve his/her agenda. Conveys a sense of urgency, and drives issues to closure. Makes timely decisions when a quick response is required and a number of possible alternatives are available.
  • Leading Teams: Holds people accountable for agreed-to results. Identifies and keeps others focused on the most important metrics to drive the business. Forges strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives and talents. Includes direct reports and key stakeholders in setting goals, developing plans and making decisions to build commitment and create alignment. Is a strong mentor and builds organizations of effective leaders.
  • Building Relationships and Using Influence: Establishes credibility and earns respect with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders including senior executives, manufacturing and other functional leaders, regulatory professionals, contractors and other partners. Is highly articulate, and makes arguments in a clear and compelling manner. Is able to “get things done” without compromising principles. Has excellent negotiating skills, and achieves win-win outcomes in difficult situations.

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.

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