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Bristol Myers Squibb Manager, Global Supply Chain Planner in Princeton, 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.

Job Description: Manager, Global Supply Chain Planner

Under the general guidance of, Director, Drug Substance and Long Range Planning, accountable for development and ongoing effective and efficient execution of the following as assigned. The Global Supply Chain Planner 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:

Biologics Drug Substance Network Planning Process to 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.

Escalate all major supply constraints to the respective forums for rapid resolution

Support Global Demand and S&OP Business Owner to develop Demand Review; Product Review; Review of GPS Product Strategies; Financial Reconciliation and Management Business Review forums

Identify continuous improvement opportunities for both planning tools and process

  • 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


  • 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: 5 to 7 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 SAP ECC, BW/BI, SNP APO, and Kinaxis RapidResponse preferred).

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

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

  • Preferred: Exposure and experience in Pharmaceutical/Bio-Technology manufacturing process, principles and practices

  • Preferred: Experience in working internationally in a fast paced, reputed, global pharmaceutical/Bio-Technology 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: Demonstrated capability in implementing challenging goals, objectives and practices in a complex and ambiguous environment

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

  • Preferred: 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

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

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

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.