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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Manager, MRO, Engineering & Construction Category Lead (R1555647-en-us)

Construction and Facilities

Construction Manager



New Brunswick, 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 focuses on the development and execution of category strategies for the MRO category spend groups within Global Product Development and Supply (GPS) Indirects in order to define the end-to-end procurement process. Additionally, this individual is responsible for overseeing the execution of category strategies for MRO by multiple cross-functional teams, including sourcing and contracting.

This role will assist in the development of and adherence to strategic category management processes and procedures, supplier and category segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, and contract management. This role is also expected to ensure close alignment to business priorities and functional objectives as well as adjacent categories e.g. Facilities Services, Construction, Engineering etc.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Develop global category strategies for MRO spend with regional / market variations that define how purchasing will be done for a given spend category

  • Define buying channels and purchasing policies to drive compliance and adherence to category strategy, with a user-centric approach

  • Define a supplier relationship management program, including segmentation criteria and a preferred supplier list for a given category

  • Lead and / or support major category initiatives within a multi-year plan including end-to-end process optimization, make / buy analysis and recommendations within a spend category and / or within a major business area

  • Develop and manage key MRO budget owners and functional stakeholders

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

  • Develop and implement metrics and reporting mechanisms

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

  • Develop a list of preferred suppliers within a category of spend and manage compliance

  • Recommend or implement changes to the organization’s purchasing, supply management and material usage policies as needed

  • Measure supplier performance using rating systems or predetermined standards

  • Ensure highest standards of excellence in MRO categories across key capabilities

Internal/External Stakeholders:

  • Global Procurement teams, namely Category Leads, Sourcing Excellence (SE), and Strategy Process and Capability (SP&C) team

  • Global Facilities and Engineering (GEF) Business Partners within Function

  • Site Facilities and Engineering leads

  • Stakeholders within teams such as Facilities & Real Estate, Utilities, E2E logistics, Capital Equipment, etc.


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S./B.A.

  • Minimum of 6-8 years of business experience

  • Minimum of 5-6 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience or related category experience or relevant experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of Pharmaceutical Procurement experience, or working directly within regulated industries, Pharmaceutical Procurement teams or relevant experience

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

  • 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:

  • Internal stakeholder management, data/information management, category management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills

  • M.S./M.B.A.

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

  • 3 years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience

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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