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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Associate Director, R&D Procurement - Core Technologies



Full Time

On Site


Princeton, 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.

Global Procurement is a corporate strategic sourcing group that serves BMS's global business units by identifying and executing sourcing strategies to meet their needs. Procurement continuously works with strategic suppliers to develop and capture additional value within the supply chain through productivity initiatives and supplier collaboration.

The Associate Director supporting R&D Global Procurement will be responsible for supporting and executing procurement activities for Clinical Technologies, Innovation, Patient and Site Services for BMS’s clinical trials. Primary areas could include eCOA, Patient Recruitment & Engagement, IRB, IRT, Innovation, Patient and Site Payments.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • The position will drive strategic business partnering, global category strategies and needs to navigate a complex internal stakeholder landscape with R&D business units (Global Drug Development), along with Procurement colleagues coordinating intricate issues across multiple business units, human resources, legal, and finance globally.

  • The Associate Director will lead, teach and directs Sourcing professionals throughout the Strategic Category Management and sourcing processes as well as key processes/skills (e.g., spend management analysis, stakeholder management, etc.).

  • Develop, maintain and implement a 3-5 year strategic plan and ensure all projects supporting the strategic plan deliver maximum value; Subject matter expert for categories.

  • Creates robust and appropriate Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) programs for the categories via category and supplier segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, scorecards, contract management, etc.

  • Ability to consolidate market, supplier and internal business data/information to develop and implement an accurate, cohesive, business-aligned strategy at both the category and sub-category level.

  • Execution of critical R&D agreements for strategic projects

  • Responsible for spotting market trends and innovative technologies to educate key stakeholders on industry leading practices, R&D suppliers, and procurement solutions

  • As an integral member of the Global Procurement organization, help to roll out key end to end enablement tools/systems, processes, and templates that will improve the buying channel experience

  • Share best practices with other procurement category leads, R&D category managers and other Global Procurement colleagues, as well as continuous improvement strategies.

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


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a B.S./B.A.; M.S/M.B.A preferred

  • Minimum 7 years of business experience, 5-7 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience and/or research (sourcing or otherwise).

  • Experience with leading large, change management projects & other management experience preferred

  • Prior R&D experience in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and/or medical device industry required.

  • Knowledge and proficiency with Ariba system is preferred.

  • Has the ability to manage business complexities and provide road map for sustainable solutions.

  • Must have a strong business partnering orientation with excellent analytic, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

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[Register to View] target="_blank"> [Register to View] to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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