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Director, Head of Supply Chain Product Strategy

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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.

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESSES with the following specific process elements:

  • Leading, managing and developing the assigned team of employees
  • Develop & manage e2e supply plans to optimize business results for our key growth brands including inventory planning, budget volume planning, master supply plan management, escalated issue management
  • Appropriate, but robust integration with other global planning processes, particularly IPT, Inventory, GSR and S&OP.
  • Create and maintain BMS capability to provide comprehensive information, analytics and visibility around Network Supply status to all cross functional stakeholders.
  • Strategic supply planning including translating brand strategy (GO Team) into supply chain strategy (IPT)


  • Lead the Supply Chain Product planning team to
  • translate brand strategy (GO Team) into supply chain strategy (IPT)
  • Serve as brand escalation point across GSP, ensure supply plans overall align to e2e requirements.
  • manage RST to track, influence, and plan for product changes within the supply chain
  • Lead Supply Chain Sub-Team to ensure clear communication of brand strategy & projects, as well as supply chain risk/opps.
  • act as GSP representative on SCC for alliance management
  • Endorse final plan and risks/opps identified during the IPT cycle
  • "What-if" scenario analysis: Provides guidance to subteam on desired outcome, planning parameters, and other variables to analyze
  • Serve as Allocation Team Lead (for risk levels 2-4), lead communications to stakeholders
  • Evaluate escalated risks & opportunities (from planning team) with e2e lens
  • Ensure supply chain strategy (sourcing plans, inventory strategy, flavor management, etc) is clearly communicated to planning teams

  • Active participant in prioritization, initiative oversight, continuous improvement, and change leader
  • Escalate all major supply constraints and propose alternatives to the respective forums for rapid decision and execution


  • Give guidance to team members. Provide coaching and technical training as subject matter expert. Act as mentor for SCPL managers
  • Ensure culture of performance, collaboration, and accountability where individuals are valued, recognized, and aligned to the BMS Mission & GPS strategy.
  • Support Executive Director, Pharma Global Supply Planning to ensure alignment of GSP process to S&OP, Site and External Manufacturing processes.


  • Worldwide scope with focus on top countries, key & established brands and early assets


  • Develop the right functional organization structure and staffing plan to meet the functional, GPS and BMS objectives of cost, service and quality. Ensure the right person (talent) is doing the right work (key objectives) at the right time (priorities).
  • Manage Supply Chain Product Planning Process for the Pharma brands
  • 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, Long Range Planning, Finance, Quality and Regulatory.
  • 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

This is intended to be a general job description and should not be construed as all inclusive.


Experience/Knowledge Desired:

  • 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 10+ years of supply chain management and planning experience for a reputed, global or multi-plant Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Consumer Product company utilizing world class supply chain planning and execution processes with at least 3 of those years as a manager.
  • Required: Experience with global product supply planning and knowledge of Biotech, Pharmaceutical Sales & Operations Planning processes.
  • Good understanding and exposure to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory requirements
  • Experience in developing and implementing world class, global supply chain planning processes and managing them through deployment of global advanced planning and scheduling systems
  • Exposure and experience in Biotech / Pharmaceutical manufacturing process, principles and practices; preferably at production site and headquarters level
  • Experience in working internationally in a fast paced, reputable global Biotech / Pharmaceutical or Consumer company organized in a matrix structure

Personal Competencies Desired/Required:

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, especially in building highly effective, world class, global teams
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and build strong relationships by being transparent, reliable, and delivering on commitments.
  • Demonstrated capability in implementing challenging goals, objectives and practices in a complex and ambiguous environment
  • Ability to provide innovative ideas to optimize supply chain and generate new ideas or alternatives that create value including seeking new information and external insights.
  • Certification or exposure to Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement concepts desirable.
  • 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
  • Strong ability in negotiating and influencing without authority in complex, high impact situations
  • Strong coaching, mentoring and employee development skills
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking, problem solving and rapid decision making skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills both, oral and written
  • 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

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.

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 any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

Keywords: Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick , Director, Head of Supply Chain Product Strategy, Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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