Senior Category Manager, Cell Therapy, Analytical Testing Services
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 Senior Category Manager, Analytical Testing Services role is responsible for developing and implementing category plans and strategies for critical sub-segments of Analytical Testing Services in order to ensure reliable, robust, agile, compliant and cost-effective supply.
The Senior manager will engage closely with colleagues in the BMS Product Development Organizations as well as External Manufacturing (EXM), Site Operations and Supply, and Strategic Sourcing and Procurement to enable speed and supply assurance and will encourage decisions that support long-term viability in the clinical & commercial network. Communication with a broad stakeholder group from scientist to operations and quality teams is critical for this role.
Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
This leader will advise, support, and occasionally lead the application and integration of Sourcing Category Management (SCM) to meet the needs of Analytical Services, Quality and Manufacturing Tech. organizations to support the testing and progression of BMS programs. Occasionally this leader may cover Biologics and Small Molecule related testing assignments as there is cross over in the testing related testing laboratories.
This individual is responsible for leading the sourcing, negotiating, contracting, purchasing to leverage buying power and recommend appropriate Procurement strategies and tactics to obtain desired results.
Establish strategic category plans tailored to assigned categories/sub-categories, in congruence with organizational objectives and sourcing strategies.
Apply appropriate methods of procurement: Perform cost benefit analysis on planned acquisitions. Develop effective should cost models with the support of internal and external partners in analytics. Leverage the Sourcing Excellence team in execution of sourcing projects.
Negotiate and/or issue contracts and purchase orders, obtaining legal review and approval of a contract when required.. Administer contracts and purchase orders from award to completion. Resolve contract and purchase order differences with suppliers.
Support/Lead the design and implementation of governance around preferred suppliers and/or materials for assigned categories/sub-categories
Resolve complex payment problems with supplier and user departments.
Supplier Relationship Management: Participate in SPM Virtual Development Operating Teams to develop, evaluate or manage internal and external relationships with suppliers
B.S./ B.A. required (Scientific or Engineering focus preferred)
Minimum of 5 years of work experience, 4 years procurement or relevant business/operations experience
Internal stakeholder management, data/information management, category management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills
Procurement process knowledge, contract management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier diversity, supplier management, technology utilization, strategic planning and integrated supply chain experience
Understanding of Research and Development within the biopharmaceutical industry
Advanced Degree in Sciences, business administration, operations management, engineering or finance (e.g. Masters or PhD)
Pharmaceutical or Biotech or Medical Device experience
Relevant industry certifications a plus (CPM/CPSM/CSCP/CPIM)
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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.
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