Bristol Myers Squibb Sourcing Associate in United States

Job Title/Level Sourcing Associate (D4)

Location Tampa, Florida

Division Global Business Operations, Global Procurement

Salary Range

Direct Manager Sourcing Excellence Director or Sourcing Excellence Manager

Position Summary The Sourcing Associate is responsible for advanced analytics to support category strategy development (eg. demand-side and supply-side strategies), and leads sourcing projects and contracts of moderate/lower complexity. The incumbent supports management of Supplier Relationship Management processes and procedures, supporting supplier and category segmentation process and, for key categories, monitoring the relevant metrics and KPI scorecards. The Associate employs strong analytical skills to support analysis of Total Cost of Ownership, buying decision data, SKU rationalization, and opportunity assessment. The role supports or leads continuous improvement projects and ideation efforts that enable the Head of Sourcing and Sourcing Managers to achieve strategic objectives.

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Indirect Reports

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Internal/External Stakeholders:

• Sales representatives and Managers within supplier base

• Business partner contacts

• Legal / Strategic Corporate Transactions teams

Detailed Position Responsibilities


• Support Category Teams in developing and executing Supply and Category plans; this includes spend analytics, specifications and equipment usage analytics, synthesis of market intelligence, RFX (request for information, proposal, quotation) development and analysis, negotiations support and/or execution, maintenance and tracking of key Agreement files and support of supplier relationship management processes

• Lead or assist with low-mid level complexity events by preparing and soliciting competitive bids, quotations and proposals; analyze and evaluate competitive offerings and recommend overall best offer for a product or service

• Review and assess business specifications and statements of work; assist in preparing and issuing low-mid complexity contracts and purchase orders for legal review and approval, and review purchasing requisitions in accordance with business requirements and budgets


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

• Support Business Continuity Management and Risk Management activities; execute/produce scorecards and track supplier performance

• Support key supplier events (eg, innovation, demonstration events) working with category leaders and user departments

• Maintain effective relationships with suppliers and user departments, occasionally support BP&S in resolving escalated quality problems

Supplier Management:

• Drive or support sub-processes in managing preferred suppliers using the BMS Supplier Management methodology and compliance requirements

• Support management of internal and external relationships with suppliers, cross-functional and multi-functional teams

Desired Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree (Science or Engineering desirable)

• Minimum of 3 years work experience

• At least 2 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

• Project management and communications skills

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

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:

• Proven ability to manage multiple tasks effectively

• Strong analytical skills and experience

• Demonstrated success working in a team environment

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 relocating 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.

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

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.