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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Contract Specialist, Cell Therapy External Manufacturing (R1558279-en-us)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



Summit, 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.

Position Summary

Within the Cell Therapy External Manufacturing department, the Global External Operations team brings together integrated business operations, portfolio management and project management, network strategy, and learning and compliance. The contract specialist will report into the Lead, Cell Therapy External Manufacturing POs & Contracting, within the Global External Operations team within Cell Therapy External Manufacturing. The group is responsible for delivering value by enabling the strategy and driving operational effectiveness. The responsibilities of the successful candidate fall into the following categories:

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages administrative aspects of contracting with contract service providers. Supports business functions with facilitation of service contracts, agreements, purchase orders, approvals and payments as needed, vendor monitoring, and oversight executed from BMS ERP systems.
  • Assist in Purchase order creation and invoice tracking against the budget.
  • Assist in tracking KPIs and preparation of monthly dashboards and reports.
  • Responsible to work with Legal, Global Procurement and Finance departments to coordinate all activities associated with the development and execution of contracts, purchase requisitions and invoice management.
  • Accountable for tracking, managing, and monitoring all changes to contracts/PO’s, ensuring timely amendments, approvals, and implementation within the External Manufacturing organization.
  • Implements and maintains tools and tracking systems to facilitate business operations, allotment of resources, and continuous improvement of the organization.

Qualifications & Experience

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in business operations, contract management or related systems supporting these activities.
  • Must have knowledge & experience in SAP and Ariba systems.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and time management with focus on processes, projects and systems to efficiently meet business needs.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects, and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions. Modifies approaches and procedures to issues as they arise.
  • Requires moderate direction to complete more complex tasks; complete routine tasks with little or no supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be a team player and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative, accountability to the team and professional maturity are required.


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.