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Bristol Myers Squibb

Director, Global Procurement, Cell Therapy Operations


Security Operations


Lawrence Township, New Jersey, United States

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Bristol-Myers Squibb is looking to fill the role of Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Cell Therapy Operations supporting the Manufacturing Organization (Global Product Supply). This position will report into the Senior Director, Global Internal Manufacturing Operations. BMS is looking for a proven leader who will be responsible for leading, coordinating, and supporting activities within the realm of Operational Procurement (Direct Mat’l, Indirect Products and Services and Capital/Engineering categories) supporting Cell Therapy and the Product Development organization.

This individual will support business strategies and activities while keeping focus on the daily run-the-business aspects for site based procurement teams in 4-6 manufacturing/clinical operations facilities globally. The successful individual will need to drive effective collaboration with site management teams, SS&P stakeholders & category managers, external supplier network and enabling functions e.g., Legal, Finance, Quality, Global Process Owners, and other important cross-functional teams.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Make decisions and set priorities (for self and teams) through an enterprise lens. Lead and participate in organizational cross-functional development such as process enhancement, capabilities development, change management & site team support and effectiveness.

  • Design & implement operational direction for procurement efforts and execute Processes (tactical and/or strategic) across the sites as well as contractual support and legal liaison for strategic agreements and executions.

  • Work with Manufacturing Site leadership in the establishment, communication, and implementation of SMART business goals and objectives for the entire team, at all levels.

  • Support all areas of engagement within Global Manufacturing that require procurement support; Product Development, Cell-Therapy, and Internal Manufacturing (Bio & Pharma)

  • Act as the primary liaison with the site procurement teams to manage BMS expectations by disciplined tracking of scope and delivery against objectives/metrics including but not limited to Supply/Risk Management, Financial/Budgetary Management/Performance, Quality, Regulatory, Safety and Environmental compliance as well as sustained supply.

  • Engage closely with Global Capital/Engineering team and monitor major projects and executions.

  • Support annual budget & projection processes for relevant site operations - working closely with category leaders, site procurement teams and GP finance with “right first time” expectations.

  • Support compliance & governance with all Strategic Sourcing & Procurement policies and procedures across the relevant sites.

  • Identify and escalate business-critical issues effecting procurement operation/management to BMS senior management with recommendations around potential solutions.

  • Strong focus on cost savings & synergy activities. This will include cost reduction & avoidance, value-beyond savings, total-cost-of-ownership activities and a long/medium- and short-term plan for execution.

  • Lead a robust “People Strategy” Program for relevant sites and support the overall SS&P activities that impact talent development & engagement.


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S./B.A. or equivalent degree is required preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Life Sciences

  • Minimum of 10 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience or of relevant experience preferably in Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences industries (or other regulated industries)

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a leader of cross-functional teams and/or managing staff

  • Must have a proactive, creative, and analytic approach to continuous improvement in delivering procurement services and identifying new opportunities and total value capture

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of contractual landscape, financial consolidation & report outs as well as Quality/Supply issue identification, mitigation, and execution

  • Proficient in internal customer relationship management, category management, continuous improvement, project management, and supplier performance management

  • Procurement process/methodology knowledge & experience in agreement management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier diversity, technology utilization & strategic planning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior extensive multi-year cGMP experience in Healthcare, Biopharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, and/or Medical Device industry is highly preferred

  • Relevant certifications and industrial trainings preferred


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.

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