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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Sourcing Business Partner for IT

Business Development



Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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 will seek to provide “service excellence” by driving best-in-class business partnering to understand and influence category strategy. This individual is expected to understand the capability roadmap and translate the roadmap to procurement outcomes via influence on a 3-5-year strategic category plan that ensures all projects deliver maximum value.

It is necessary for this individual to have a deep understanding of the IT capability and driving forces in the industry, ability to influence business strategies through ‘outside-in’ expertise and effective stakeholder management, and experience in the identification and realization of innovative ideas in alignment to capability priorities.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Partner with key IT and relevant cross-functional senior business stakeholders to enable capability delivery strategy with procurement outcomes

    • Partner with IT Enterprise stakeholders/IT capability delivery leads, such as IT Operations, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture and Platforms, IT Business Applications, and IT User Experience, to understand and influence IT capability strategy and requirements

  • Bring best-in-class insights to influence IT capability strategy by leveraging market insights and innovation

    • Partner with IT capability leads and business partners across functions to understand and influence strategy and support solutioning and implementation

    • Act as single point-of-entry for demand

    • Develop and implement metrics and reporting mechanisms to measure success of relationship

    • Support development and influence IT implementation of diverse supplier and small business strategies in coordination with Category Leads

  • Ensure linkage of IT capability strategy across global category strategies

    • Coordinate with Category Leads to provide capability specific requirements for categories strategies in alignment with business roadmap

    • Bridge procurement performance view across categories into single capability view, including relevant initiatives across categories

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

  • Foster relationships with cross-functional and external stakeholders to bring “outside-in” innovation to the organization

    • Remain current with market trends through relationships with cross-functional category teams, academia, suppliers, start-ups, and market experts

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

    • Support development and implementation of applicable Supplier Relationship Management programs in coordination with Category Leads

    • Help identify, build, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, and alliances with select suppliers through Supplier Relationship Development programs

    • Ensure capability delivery priorities are incorporated into Supplier Relationship Management initiatives


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S./B.A.

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of business experience

  • Minimum of 6-8 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience

  • Minimum of 2 years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience

  • Experience leading and participating on cross-functional and/or global teams

  • 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:

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

  • 4 years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience

  • Knowledge of emerging and disruptive digital technologies and data solutions applicable across IT and biopharmaceutical/biotechnology business units

  • Understanding of biopharmaceutical/biotechnology drug development life cycle and operations (e.g., R&D, commercialization, product development/manufacturing/supply/distribution)

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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