Associate Director, Direct Materials & External Manufacturing Sourcing

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.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Manage/lead Sourcing Excellence supporting Direct Materials & External Manufacturing
  • Manage team of Full Time BMS Employees and flexible contracted sourcing resources
  • Develop criteria for evaluating performance and excellence in delivery of services
  • Develop and define performance targets for flexible sourcing capability and drive accountability against targets
  • Participate in book of work review meetings with BP&S teams to gather potential projects, prioritize them and align on resource allocation process
  • Lead short and long-term initiatives that deliver positive impacts on the organization, including training and development programs, and Sourcing Projects


Oversee end-to-end implementation of Sourcing(RFP) and Contracting projects
  • Oversee project management for all projects in BOW. Manage ideation of new ideas and savings tracking process
  • Design launch kick-off meetings for team members to use when launching an event
  • Provide guidance to team members on the preparation and solicitation of competitive bids, quotations and proposals; evaluating competitive offerings; assess supplier product and pricing information; prepare and issue contracts for legal review and approval
  • Develop savings calculation methods and review with finance for alignment


Oversee the development of data analytics and formulation of insights that inform business demand across categories / sub-functions
  • Oversee integration of data into one place, conduct data profiling and quality review
  • Provide prioritized analytics on supplier spend, category spend, and pricing for high risk items (to ensure compliance to contracts)
  • Manage analytics team to support in the identification and implementation of opportunities


Conduct Supplier Performance and Relationship Management for select categories and suppliers
  • For SRM suppliers, support the process of developing, evaluating and managing effective relationships with strategic suppliers, strategic alliance partners, supply chain, cross-functional and multi-functional teams
  • Support implementing and managing the small business and disadvantaged suppliers search and development programs


Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S./B.A. (Business, Science or Engineering is desirable)
  • Relevant industry certification is preferred, e.g. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years’ work experience with at least 1 - 5 years procurement or relevant experience. (Preferred category experience includes: Manufacturing, Supply Chain)
  • Expertise in materials management, direct materials sourcing, management of external contract manufacturing organizations
  • Expertise in the procurement processes, technology and systems (such as Ariba, & SAP), contract and supplier analysis and management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier diversity, strategic planning and integrated supply chain
  • People management and employee development responsibilities, including talent identification and acquisition
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with and manage internal stakeholders at all levels within a highly matrixed organization working across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams
  • Strong understanding of data analytics, category management; expertise in process redesign and continuous improvement, project and performance management


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience with Sourcing Execution management applied to large and global organizations such as BMS
  • Strong leadership, communications (written/verbal) project management, analytical, problem solving, organization, presentation and facilitation skills


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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