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Bristol Myers Squibb Director, Raw Materials Sourcing in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming patients’ lives through science. At the core of that mission are the talented individuals who contribute their “unique” skillsets to help us drive innovation and deliver truly life-changing drugs for our patients. As we continue to pursue that mission, we’re looking for talented professionals like you to join our team. What unique gene will you bring?

Global Strategic Sourcing lead for all Raw Materials Categories including chemicals, cell culture media, consumable (single use, process filtration, etc), chromatography resin, and excipients & coatings. Leads a team of Category management professionals and focused on enabling multi-year value plans to maximize the benefit the company has from the Raw Materials supply base (Quality, Supply performance, Cost, and Risk).

The primary purpose of the role will be to partner with key business leaders and lead our raw materials strategic sourcing team to enable to ensure BMS raw materials supply base meets the needs of the business including the following:

  • Enable raw materials category strategies that meet the needs of the Global Manufacturing business unit (internal and external manufacturing), and deliver quality, cost, and supply as defined by the business need.

  • Simplify our procurement processes to enable speed and responsiveness to the needs of external manufacturing.

  • Actively and proactively manage the risks and develop risk mitigation plans for risks identified in partnership with the business unit.

The role’s scope includes all raw materials suppliers for internal and external manufacturing, and would require close alignment with key business stakeholders as well as relevant category leaders for each of the major spend areas. Raw Materials Strategic Sourcing Director will lead and develop a diverse team of procurement professionals to achieve Global Product Development and Supply success.


  • Inspire, develop, and enable a Raw Materials Category Strategy that contemplates cost, risk mitigation, supply assurance, quality, supplier diversity, innovation, and supplier segmentation approach that generates significant enterprise value over the next 3-5 years.

  • Partner with cross-functional leaders in MS&T, Quality, Operations, and Finance to develop, sponsor, and execute Raw materials process and governance improvement that is effective, efficient, and aligned around the value enablement program for enablement of improved supply assurance, risk management, quality performance, cost efficiency, and all other value drivers.

  • Insure Category sub-plans are aligned and enable the Raw Materials Category strategy value creation plans with the cost, quality, risk, and innovation needs the business will enable.

  • Partner closely with Supplier Performance & Development and Business Continuity Management teams to insure that risk is assessed and managed appropriate according to the needs of the business and in compliance with corporate policies.

  • Support key, escalated direct negotiations as appropriate.

  • Coordinate, review, and drive core SSP cadence deliverables for raw materials category areas including projections, budget and standard costs, opportunity assessments, Procurement Risk Assessment & Mitigation (PRAM) refresh, and regional procurement strategy refresh

  • Enable / direct the business continuity refresh process with support from raw materials category team.

  • Develop and lead diverse team of Sourcing professionals and partner with HR business partners and talent acquisition team to ensure robust talent pipeline to minimize support interruption.

  • Own Raw Materials Sourcing multiyear productivity plans to ensure maximum total value enablement to the needs of the business.


  • Undergraduate Degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Life Sciences

  • Advanced degree, diploma or certification in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or MBA strongly preferred


  • Required: 10+ years of related experience with at least 4 of those years managing Sourcing or External Manufacturing Procurement for a reputable, global Pharmaceutical Biologics, or similar company. Knowledge of/exposure to cGMP requirements, research and development, and world class planning and execution processes. Minimum of 3 years of experience as a leader of cross-functional teams and/or managing staff.

  • Highly Preferred: experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, sourcing, procurement, or supply chain.

  • Strongly Preferred: Good understanding and exposure to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory requirements (EMA, TGA) including audit experience.

  • Strongly Preferred: Experience in working internationally in a fast-paced, reputed, global pharmaceutical/Bio-Technology company organized in a matrix structure

  • Preferred: Experience in developing and implementing world class, global sourcing or procurement processes and managing them through deployment of electronic tools such as Ariba, SAP, etc

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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.