Senior Manager, R&D 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.

The Research & Development, Sr. Manager, Sourcing Excellence is part of a global team which collaborates with R&D category leaders and business partners on category strategy development, contributing advanced strategic industry insight.

The R&D, Sr. Manager, Sourcing Excellence is responsible for Sourcing Excellence management processes, and designated Sourcing Excellence team members. This individual will build an understanding of BMS’s global, end-to-end value chain as it relates to the categories in focus. Key responsibilities include owning and driving implementation of high value and highly complex sourcing projects and contracts; and identifying supply optimization opportunities for speed-to-market, innovation, revenue enhancement, mitigated risk/improved lifecycle management, overall competitive cost advantage, and other sources of value for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Responsibilities also include supporting selected Supplier Relationship Management (‘SRM’) programs: processes and procedures, supplier and category segmentation, operational performance and contract management.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Manage/lead Sourcing Excellence teams to ensure continuous development of the organization and staff
  • Lead the hiring, performance evaluation, management and development planning of assigned Sourcing Excellence employees, and mentor junior staff in the SE organization; this includes employees geographically separated from the Sourcing Excellence leadership team.
  • Ability to manage a large book of work across multiple individuals, teams, geographies. Must be able to bring organization and transparency to a fast-paced environment.
  • Lead short and long-term initiatives that deliver positive impacts on the organization, including training and development programs.
  • Champion process improvements, recommending new ways of working to improve processes and embed new systems in the function and across Sourcing Excellence
  • Lead and participate in organizational cross-functional development such as process improvement, capabilities development efforts, continuous innovation programs
  • Provide BMS support/oversight to suppliers of Procurement BPO services, including SRM activities
  • Prepare periodic reports of department activities for the Sourcing Excellence Leadership team and other stakeholders as required; analyze and ensure resolution of issues raised in procurement audit reports.
  • Participate in book of work review meetings with BP&S teams to gather potential projects, prioritize them and align on resource allocation process

Oversee end-to-end development and implementation of Sourcing and Contracting Strategy
  • Oversee project management for complex sourcing events
  • This individual may also be involved in identification, screening and selection of potential sources and determination of appropriate methods of procurement, utilizing extensive and deep contracting or technical expertise. (Examples R&D Clinical Trials, Use of Real-world data)
  • Execute end-to-end sourcing events (RFI/RFP)
  • Lead the preparation and solicitation of competitive bids, quotations and proposals; evaluate competitive offerings; assess supplier product and pricing information; prepare and issue contracts for legal review and approval (This specific role will require complex contracting globally in a highly regulated area)
  • Launch kick-off meetings to establish a sourcing event.
  • Provide insights from internal and market analytics to influence the development of strategic category plans; partner with category leaders and business partners on plan development, including building plans for smaller categories. Builds understanding of BMS’s global, end-to-end value chain as it relates to the categories in focus.
  • Contribute to Sourcing Excellence functional development efforts such as process improvement and capabilities development
  • Understand, develop procurement financing and leveraging strategies (e.g. lease vs. buy). Where applicable, evaluate optimum strategies for inventory management, including restock levels and just-in-time supply
  • When supporting category strategy development, he or she might be involved in research and make recommendations on decisions for “make, buy or lease,” privatize or outsource goods or services. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we’re creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter our role, each of us contributes. And that makes all the difference.

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
  • Participate in other supplier management activities involving key preferred suppliers, using the Supplier Management methodology, developing metrics for supplier performance, conducting supplier visits and evaluations to determine capability, alignment and capacity
  • Support the review of supplier innovations and demonstrations in partnership with the Business Partnering and Strategy group for prioritized highly strategic suppliers
  • For escalated issues with respect to quality, performance or supply, support Business Partnering & Strategy with the analytics required to solve root cause issues; collaborate with site / local procurement on solutions. Own and drive mitigation projects on a prioritized basis
  • As required for function and categories assigned, support the design and development of procurement compliance programs, including category-specific risk management efforts
  • Support implementing and managing the small business and disadvantaged suppliers search and development programs

Internal/External Stakeholders:
  • Business Partners
  • SS&P and SE Leadership
  • Supplier executive management
  • Senior members of industry; technology councils and organizations


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 3 - 5 years procurement or relevant experience. (Preferred category experience includes: Clinical Development, Research & Early Development (including Lab Ops), HEOR & Real World Data and Evidence or other science-based industries).
  • Expertise in procurement processes, technology and systems (such as Ariba), contract and supplier analysis and management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier diversity, strategic planning and integrated supply chain.
  • Extensive 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
  • Demonstrated ability to partner, manage and influence virtually

Preferred Qualifications:
  • M.S./M.B.A.
  • Professional certifications (e.g. CPM, CPIM).
  • 4 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.

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