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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Associate Director, Biologics Network Supply Planning (R1559590-en-us)





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.

Associate Director, Biologics Network Supply Planning

Under the general guidance of the Director, Biologics Network Supply Planning (NSP), accountable for development and ongoing effective and efficient execution of the following as assigned. The Biologics Network Supply Planning Associate Director role will recognize significant expanded skill sets to successfully manage broader product scope, planning complexities, and independent decision making tied to their assignments:

Biologics Integrated Planning Process with the following specific process elements:

  • For Key Growth Biologics Drug Substance Network develop a feasible Master Production Schedule (MPS) for all manufacturing sites both, internal sites and CMOs, with a focus on long term strategic capacity planning.

  • Appropriate, but robust integration with other global planning processes, particularly LTFP, Inventory, and S&OP.

  • Create and maintain BMS capability to provide comprehensive information, analytics and visibility around Drug Substance Network Supply status to all cross functional stakeholders.

  • Strategic supply planning including long range capacity planning for capex and sourcing decisions based on commercial LTFP and pipeline scenarios


  • Play a key role in the functional Biologics Supply Planning to develop a feasible MPS (consensus with sites/CMOs) and driving compliance for assigned manufacturing sites.

  • Provide analytics that support on target service levels to balance supply and inventory levels at each node of the Global Supply Chain, with an emphasis on the Drug Substance Network.

  • Accountable for developing and maintaining a valid Drug Substance supply network plan for assigned global manufacturing sites (internal and CMOs)

  • Accountable for developing what-if supply scenarios and develop recommendations in response to actual or anticipated changes in demand or supply.

  • Accountable for developing what-if supply scenarios to continuously improve performance relating to both service levels and total costs thru continuous evaluation of supply, outsourcing strategies, product strategies and the positioning of inventory across the drug substance network.

  • Communicate decisions and supply impacts to all stakeholders, escalation and prioritization of supply responses around all issues and opportunities impacting customer service to stakeholder

  • Support the Global Product Strategy process – and supporting sub-teams – to ensure product life cycle is supported, with supply/inventory plans aligned to defined strategies and support product level S&OP reviews

  • Provide input to the Global Supply Review process to incorporate major supply issues to the Network plan and any major deviations to the budget and/or previous plan.

  • Actively participate and support New Product introduction to ensure that supply network plans are optimally created and that supply plans are executed in support of the established timelines

  • Develop strong relationships inside and outside the organization including Business Insights & Analytics, site planners, site supply chain leads, supply chain product leads, distribution and support groups worldwide, Finance, Quality and Regulatory.

  • Accountable for developing Supply Plans to promote and support execution for achieving Customer Service levels and inventory turns per agreed target levels at all nodes of the GSC

  • Jointly with External manufacturing Group, actively support the Supplier Relationship Programs by providing collaborative rolling long term production requirements.

  • Define and implement and integrated supply strategy for the global manufacturing network, including CMOs

  • In conjunction with the rest of the GSC functional teams and GPS partners, ensure policies and procedures are in place which meet compliance requirements

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an understanding of the global practices where business is conducted


Experience/Knowledge Desired:

  • B.S. or BA in supply chain management, science and/or engineering (biotechnology, engineering, or related sciences). M.B.A or advanced degree, diploma or certification in Supply Chain Management (e.g., APICS or CSCP certification) strongly preferred.

  • Required: 7 to 10 years of Supply Management experience for a reputed, global or multi-plant Pharmaceutical or Consumer Product company utilizing world class supply chain planning and execution processes

  • Required: Experience with site capacity planning and knowledge of pharmaceutical Sales & Operations Planning Processes.

  • Strongly Preferred: Experience with ERP and Advanced Planning Systems (preferably Kinaxis Rapid Response, SAP ECC, BW/BI, SNP APO).

  • Strongly Preferred: Good understanding and exposure to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory requirements

  • Experience in developing and implementing world class, global supply chain planning processes and managing them through deployment of global advanced planning and scheduling systems

  • Exposure and experience in Biotech / Pharmaceutical manufacturing process, principles and practices; preferably at production site and headquarters level

  • Experience in working internationally in a fast paced, reputable global Biotech / Pharmaceutical or Consumer company organized in a matrix structure

Personal Competencies Desired/Required:

  • Strongly Preferred: Strong strategic and analytical thinking, problem solving and rapid decision-making skills

  • Strongly Preferred: Strong presentation and communication skills both, oral and written

  • Strongly Preferred Developed ability to create and foster a team-based environment to establish and maintain a cooperative relationship with individuals contacted during the course of work

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, especially in building highly effective, world class, global teams

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and build strong relationships by being transparent, reliable, and delivering on commitments.

  • Demonstrated capability in implementing challenging goals, objectives and practices in a complex and ambiguous environment

  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional stake holders, influence decisions, and recommend a course of action based on data and analytics.

  • Strong ability in negotiating and influencing without authority in complex, high impact situations

  • Demonstrated proficiency in competency areas of Strategic Agility, Organizational Agility, Business Acumen, Process Design and Management, Organization Change Management and Process Effectiveness - in globally diverse, rapidly changing cross-cultural environment


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.

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