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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Senior Category Manager, External Manufacturing (R1557617-en-us-1)

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New Brunswick, 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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Ireland

Bristol Myers Squibb is a leading global biopharma company focused on discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines for patients with serious diseases in areas including oncology, haematology, immunology, cardiovascular and neuroscience. Our employees work every day to transform patients’ lives through science.

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 Role

BMS External Manufacturing is looking to recruit a permanent Senior Category Manager, External Manufacturing. This role focuses on the development of category strategies that define how purchasing will be done for a given spend category in API, Biologics, Drug Product or Packaging Categories, including defining buying channels, purchasing policies, and supplier relationship management program, etc. This role will develop, maintain and implement a 3-5 year strategic category plan that ensures all projects deliver maximum value to BMS, year on year. Additionally, this individual is responsible for overseeing the execution of category strategies by multiple cross-functional teams, including sourcing and contracting. This role will assist in development of and adherence to strategic category management processes and procedures, supplier and category segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, and contract management. This role is expected to ensure close alignment to business priorities and functional objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop global category strategies with regional / market variations that define how purchasing will be done for a given spend category
    • Define buying channels and purchasing policies to drive compliance and adherence to category strategy, with a user-centric approach
    • Define a supplier relationship management program, including segmentation criteria and a preferred supplier list for a given category
    • Develop a 3-5 year strategic plan to realize category strategy targets
    • Ensure clear roles and responsibilities between regional / local resources and global category leads to ensure “one-face” to the business
    • Lead and / or support major category initiatives within a multi-year plan including end-2-end process optimization, make / buy analysis and recommendations within a spend category and / or within a major business area
  • Develop and manage key category budget owners and functional stakeholders
    • Champion Procurement training programs to better support business needs
    • Drive co-ownership of initiatives and accountability based on agreed upon strategies
    • Develop and implement metrics and reporting mechanisms
    • Encourage cross-market and cross-functional collaboration to take advantage of synergies through effective business partnering and stakeholder management
    • Support business growth by providing market insights and subject matter expertise to key Business Partners
  • Ensure excellence in delivery of procurement initiatives that maximize corporate, business, and functional priorities and objectives
    • Remain current with market trends through relationships with Sourcing Managers, suppliers and market experts, and ensure compliance to the BMS process of gaining access / familiarity with emerging supplier capabilities
    • Coach and develop cross-functional implementation teams to appropriately execute category strategies globally and regionally
  • Execute Supplier Relationship Management priorities by fostering collaborative relationships with highly strategic global / regional suppliers
    • Identify, build, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, and alliances with select suppliers through Supplier Relationship Development programs
    • Develop a list of preferred suppliers within a category of spend and manage compliance
    • Recommend or implement changes to the organization’s purchasing, supply management and material usage policies as needed
    • Measure supplier performance using rating systems or predetermined standards
  • Ensure highest standards of excellence in category strategies across key capabilities
    • Assist in implementation of ideas that will optimize BMS total cost of ownership for spend categories, deliver multi year efficiency projects, and support an emerging future pipeline of Continuous Improvement deliverables, including negotiation, contracting and monetization.
    • Champion effective use of tools and technology to promote efficient delivery of procurement initiatives

Internal/External Stakeholders:

  • Global Procurement teams, namely Category Leads
  • Business Partners within External Manufacturing and Product Development
  • Operational Excellence and Project Leads
  • Commercial Market Intelligence Team

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • B.S./B.A., ideally M.S./M.B.A.
  • Professional certifications (e.g. CPM, CPIM).
  • Extensive business experience
  • Extensive multi-disciplined procurement experience, with 3 years Pharmaceutical Procurement experience
  • Minimum of 1 year Pharmaceutical Procurement experience
  • Experience leading and participating on cross-functional and/or global teams
  • Managerial experience including managing teams of senior professionals and establishing performance expectations
  • 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
  • Membership in Professional Associations, e.g. ISM.

What’s important to us

Employees are expected to display the BMS Values, which move us toward our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases:

  • Passion: Our dedication to learning and excellence helps us to deliver exceptional results.
  • Innovation: We pursue disruptive and bold solutions for patients.
  • Urgency: We move together with speed and quality because patients are waiting.
  • Accountability: We all own BMS’ success and strive to be transparent and deliver on our commitments.
  • Integrity: We demonstrate ethics, integrity and quality in everything we do for patients, customers and colleagues.
  • Inclusion: We embrace diversity and foster an environment where we can all work together at our full potential.

We have a passion for tackling the toughest diseases, which inspires innovation and speed in our daily work and a sense of accountability to the patients we serve.

Why you should apply

  • You will help patients in their fight against serious diseases
  • You will be part of a company that encourages excellence and innovation, respects diversity, develops leaders and values its employees.
  • You’ll get a competitive salary and a great benefits package including, but not only, an annual bonus, pension contribution, family health insurance, 23.5 days annual leave plus 3 Company days, access to BMS Cruiserath on-site gym, life assurance and gain-sharing bonus.

BMSBL

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.