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Bristol Myers Squibb

Sr. Specialist, Buyer/Planner

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Devens, Massachusetts, 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.


The Sr. Specialist, Planner/Buyer primary responsible for materials planning and ordering requirements for the Devens Manufacturing facilities. The Planner/Buyer will execute materials planning, ordering and coordination of material release requirements in support of production and tech transfers into Devens. The Planner/Buyer will collaborate regularly with highly cross-functional teams including Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Site Quality, Warehouse and Site Procurement to ensure the appropriate parts are specified and available to support the manufacturing campaigns.


  • Analyzes material inventory and accountable for maintaining sufficient safety stocks and inventory projection for the materials in support of Devens Manufacturing Facilities.

  • Provides input into weekly material priorities with site representatives from Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Technical Operations and Warehouse. Accountable for creating Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders in SAP, placing orders with suppliers and expedite deliveries as needed.

  • Reviews, prioritizes and schedules the delivery of raw materials & consumables to meet target dates and prevent stock shortages.

  • Collaborates with partner departments to ensure material availability in alignment with manufacturing schedule.

  • Assesses material risk and collaborates with site and network cross-functional teams for proposed mitigations. Escalates to management and key stakeholders with proposed mitigation strategies as required.

  • Supports plant quality systems (Change controls, Deviations, assessments and CAPA) for material related issues if required.

  • Participate in projects (e.g., tech transfers, SAP improvements) and lead continuous improvement activities to positively impact key performance metrics.

  • Maintain relevant master data and assists in site SAP support as required. Assists in developing the forecast, review with procurement to share with vendor.

  • Assists in developing the forecast, review with procurement to share with vendor


  • B.S. in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or science-related discipline.

  • A minimum of3-5 years in a Supply Chain or Manufacturing role in a complex manufacturing environment with experience in production control/process orders/equivalent.

  • Experience and knowledge in Biologics manufacturing is preferred.

  • Experience in new product introduction strongly preferred.

  • Excellent knowledge in SAP strongly preferred.

  • Customer service mentality and attention to detail are essential elements for success.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities against ambitious timelines.


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.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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