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Director, Cell Therapy, External Manufacturing Procurement

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

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.The primary purpose of the role will be to partner with key Cell Therapy External Manufacturing (CT ExM) leaders and lead our Cell Processing and Plasmid strategic sourcing team to enable and ensure BMS CT ExM supply base meets the needs of the business including the following:

  • Enable Cell Processing and Plasmid sub-category strategies that meet the current and future needs of the CT ExM business unit, and deliver quality, cost, and supply.
  • Simplify and mature our procurement processes to enable speed and responsiveness.
  • Actively and proactively manage the risks and develop risk mitigation plans for risks identified in partnership with the business unit.The role's scope requires close alignment with key business stakeholders as well as relevant category leaders for each of the major spend areas. The CT ExM Strategic Sourcing Director will lead and develop a diverse team of procurement professionals to achieve success.Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Inspire, develop, and enable CT ExM sub-category strategies 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 CT ExM, MS&T, Quality, Operations, and Finance to develop, sponsor, and execute external manufacturing 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.
    • Own/deliver sourcing multiyear productivity plans to ensure maximum total value enablement to the needs of the business.
    • Coordinate, review, and drive core SS&P cadence deliverables for Cell Therapy external supply category areas including projections, budget and standard costs, opportunity assessments, risk and business continuity refresh, and regional procurement strategy refresh
    • Partner closely with Cell Therapy Development categories to ensure alignment, manage handoffs and maximize supply robustness and value.
    • Align with direct materials strategies to align with the external supplier partners to assure ongoing and robust supply plans.
    • Partner closely with Supplier Performance & Development and Business Continuity Management teams to ensure that risk is assessed and managed appropriate according to the needs of the business and in compliance with corporate policies.
    • 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.
      Minimum Requirements
      • Bachelors Degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Life Sciences
      • 10+ years of related experience with at least 6 of those years managing Sourcing or External Manufacturing Procurement for a reputable, global Cell Therapy, BioPharmaceutical, or similar company.
      • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a leader of cross-functional teams and/or managing staff.
      • Knowledge of/exposure to cGMP requirements, research and development, and world class planning and execution processes.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Advanced degree, diploma or certification in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or MBA strongly preferred
        • Experience in Cell Therapy or Biopharmaceutical manufacturing, sourcing, procurement, or supply chain.
        • Good understanding and exposure to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory requirements (EMA, TGA) including audit experience.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 to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Keywords: Bristol Myers Squibb, Trenton , Director, Cell Therapy, External Manufacturing Procurement, Accounting, Auditing , Princeton, New Jersey

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