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Bristol Myers Squibb

Manager, External Manufacturing Sourcing

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Tampa, Florida, 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 Manager, External Manufacturing Sourcing leads sourcing and contracting processes for Contract Manufacturing and is responsible for key deliverables within category strategy development for larger categories with complex scope. The incumbent also leads select Supplier Relationship Management processes in alignment with BP&S.

The role requires strong analytical skills and deep understanding of Total Cost of Ownership for assigned categories in order to generate strategic industry insights and identify category opportunities and competitive advantage for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

This role requires strong ability to lead cross-functional teams remotely, working with business partners and suppliers, and managing multiple, shifting priorities on a daily basis with minimal guidance.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • Understand the product lifecycle process, its impact on the organization (short and long term) and apply knowledge of the global value chain to provide strategic industry insights and identify potential opportunities that may shorten/improve product lifecycle or offer integration opportunities across categories that ultimately lead to a BMS competitive advantage.

  • Lead moderately/highly-complex competitive sourcing events and supplier negotiations (depending on category complexity); determine appropriate methods of procurement; solicit bids, quotations and proposals, and evaluate competitive offerings and recommend overall best offer for a product or service.

  • Review and critically assess business specifications and statements of work; negotiate and develop contracts for legal review and approval.

  • Occasionally provide BMS support and oversight to suppliers of Procurement BPO services

  • 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. Occasionally own/drive mitigation projects on a prioritized basis.

  • Research and assist in resolving issues raised in Purchasing audit reports


  • Apply analytics to ensure compliance by preferred suppliers and with contract terms; provide analytical tools to support management of preferred suppliers

  • Occasionally support the review of supplier innovations and demonstrations in partnership with the Business Partnering and Strategy group for prioritized Tier 1 suppliers

  • Support Business Partnering & Strategy in communicating purchasing policies and procedures to users when needed

  • Maintain effective relationships with suppliers and user departments, help BP&S resolve escalated quality problems, and help identify measurements for improvement and target-setting coordinate review and respond to supplier inquiries

  • Lead and participate in organizational development efforts in Sourcing Excellence, such as process improvement, capabilities and junior staff development; manage the group’s CoOp program: select, onboard, manage and develop CoOp employees

  • Lead Sourcing Excellence initiatives on improvements to capabilities, process, technologies, communications and organization culture

Supplier Management:

  • Support Business Partnering & Strategy in managing preferred suppliers using the BMS Supplier Management methodology and compliance requirements

  • Manage selected internal and external relationships with suppliers, cross-functional and/or multi-functional teams

  • Conduct Business Continuity Management and Risk Management activities; develop and implement scorecards and track supplier performance

  • Support Change Management activity around systems including Vendor Change Notification and Approved Supplier List (for direct material / GPS roles)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Science or Engineering desirable)

  • Minimum of 4 - 6 years work experience and at least 2 years Procurement experience

  • At least 2 years relevant industry experience; preferred category experience includes Contract Manufacturing, Biologics Manufacturing, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (‘API’or other science-based industries, Packaging Services

  • Proficiency in managing contract development and compliance

  • Knowledge and proficiency with SAP, Ariba and other management and financial information systems

Other qualifications:
US military experience will be considered towards industry and professional experience requirements

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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