Senior Sourcing Associate

Bristol Myers Squibb Tampa , FL 33602

Posted 2 months ago

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.

The Senior Sourcing Associate leads sourcing and contracting processes for large / complex categories, and is responsible for key deliverables within category strategy development for larger categories with complex scope. The incumbent also leads select Supplier Relationship Management processes in alignment with BP&S.

The role requires strong analytical skills and deep understanding of Total Cost of Ownership for assigned categories in order to generate strategic industry insights and identify category opportunities and competitive advantage for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

This role requires strong ability to lead cross-functional teams remotely, working with business partners and suppliers, and managing multiple, shifting priorities on a daily basis with minimal guidance.

Direct/Indirect Reports:

  • Key Business Partners CoOp employees (occasional)
  • 1-2 Sourcing Analysts (occasional)

Internal/External Contacts/Customers:

  • Sales representatives and Managers within supplier base

  • Key business partner contacts (Manager and Director level)

  • Unit leads

  • Legal and Strategic Corporate Transactions teams

  • Detailed Position Responsibilities


  • Understand the product life-cycle process, its impact on the organization (short and long term) and apply knowledge of the global value chain to provide strategic industry insights and identify potential opportunities that may shorten/improve product lifecycle or offer integration opportunities across categories that ultimately lead to a BMS competitive advantage.

  • Lead moderately/highly-complex competitive sourcing events and supplier negotiations (depending on category complexity); determine appropriate methods of procurement; solicit bids, quotations and proposals, and evaluate competitive offerings and recommend overall best offer for a product or service.

  • Review and critically assess business specifications and statements of work; negotiate and develop contracts for legal review and approval.

  • Occasionally provide BMS support and oversight to suppliers of Procurement BPO services

  • For escalated issues with respect to quality, performance or supply, support Business Partnering & Strategy with the analytics required to solve root cause issues; collaborate with site / local procurement on solutions. Occasionally own/drive mitigation projects on a prioritized basis.

  • Research and assist in resolving issues raised in Purchasing audit reports


  • Apply analytics to ensure compliance by preferred suppliers and with contract terms; provide analytical tools to support management of preferred suppliers

  • Occasionally support the review of supplier innovations and demonstrations in partnership with the Business Partnering and Strategy group for prioritized Tier 1 suppliers

  • Support Business Partnering & Strategy in communicating purchasing policies and procedures to users when needed

  • Maintain effective relationships with suppliers and user departments, help BP&S resolve escalated quality problems, and help identify measurements for improvement and target-setting coordinate review and respond to supplier inquiries

  • Knowledge and proficiency with SAP, Ariba and other management and financial information systems

  • Lead and participate in organizational development efforts in Sourcing Excellence, such as process improvement, capabilities and junior staff development; manage the group's CoOp program: select, onboard, manage and develop CoOp employees

  • Lead Sourcing Excellence Imperatives initiatives on improvements to capabilities, process, technologies, communications and organization culture

Supplier Management:

  • Support Business Partnering & Strategy in managing preferred suppliers using the BMS Supplier Management methodology and compliance requirements

  • Manage selected internal and external relationships with suppliers, cross-functional and/or multi-functional teams

  • Conduct Business Continuity Management and Risk Management activities; develop and implement scorecards and track supplier performance

  • Support Change Management activity around systems including Vendor Change Notification and Approved Supplier List (for direct material / GPS roles)

Desired Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Science or Engineering desirable)

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience and at least 3 years Procurement experience

  • At least 3 years relevant industry experience; preferred category experience includes Clinical Research Services, Biologics Manufacturing, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients ('API'), Information Technology ('IT') or other science-based industries

  • Proficiency in managing contract development and compliance

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Power Point and Excel

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:

  • Relevant industry certifications (e.g. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Production and Inventory Management(CPIM))

Other qualifications:

  • US military experience will be considered towards industry and professional experience requirements

  • Development Value Sourcing Excellence is a fungible pool of talent and future leaders for Global Procurement. SE colleagues are responsible for analytics, sourcing project management, contracting, and supplier relationship management processes. It is an organization that feeds a pipeline of candidates for the Business Partnering & Strategy organization. Ideal, high potential candidates should be also open to future relocation to Central New Jersey.

About Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a diversified specialty biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. The Bristol-Myers Squibb North America Capability Center is a state-of-the-art facility in Tampa, Florida, offering strategic capabilities supporting end-to-end process excellence and innovation. It delivers knowledge-based capabilities and services across multiple disciplines and functions. At the North America Capability Center we continue to explore ways to simplify processes and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations, with a focus on continuous process improvement and innovation.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D

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.

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Senior Sourcing Associate

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