Bristol Myers Squibb Market Supply Planner - Cham, Switzerland in Cham, Switzerland

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has one of the richest biopharmaceutical pipelines in the industry. We discover, develop, and manufacture lifesaving and life altering drugs in cancer, hepatitis C, heart disease, and other therapeutic areas. BMS also has one of the most reliable supply networks and our clinical operations program is among the best and busiest anywhere. We are a company that is forward thinking, a company in which diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of how we view our talent and how we work. Our science is second to none and the transformation work underway will enable us to continue to lead our peer group.

The BMS Supply Chain team is readying itself to play a major role in this transformation. We want to take our very reliable supply chain to an entirely new level. We are expanding our scope and our global reach, while becoming a broad based enterprise wide organization that significantly affects and impacts the major initiatives that shape BMS, not only in the traditional Supply Chain space, but in the many areas where what we do affects the entire company. We encourage and welcome you to explore the impactful opportunities.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is looking for a Market Supply Planner, International role based in our Cham Offices in Switzerland.

Key responsibilities

  • Accountable to integrate & coordinate supply strategies between markets / customers and BMS internal and external supply sites to balance exceptional customer service while supporting site operational efficiency efforts.

  • Invest in creating and developing strong relationships with BMS Markets / Customers and manufacturing / principal supply teams to ensure a customer focused orientation and alignment and to ultimately ensure that required production is in place to meet required market demand.

  • Create and execute finished good supply plans for markets / customers and continually manage and operationally maintain orders as required to comply with the agreed expected inventory SLA levels and lead times.

  • Responsible to lead and execute the market level S&OP process in line with BMS global standards.

  • Continually interact and communicate with key BMS stakeholders (GSC, Supply Chain Product Lead (SCPL), EXM, BI&A, market partners etc.) to ensure continuity of supply to markets / customers and to support continuous improvement of BMS processes.

  • Continually monitor and assess the MRP planning process in the BMS ERP system to ensure that the demand propagation process runs effectively.

  • Support & lead as required government tender supply, direct import programs and clinical supply requests in alignment with local market partners and demand planners.

  • Ensure master data is maintained accordingly through collaboration with Markets / Customers and manufacturing / principal sites.

  • Support New Product Introductions as required.

  • Effectively evaluate, mitigate and communicate any inventory or supply risks that may impact a market / customer including; preparation of stock overviews, heat maps, inventory shortages, obsolescence, artwork changes etc.

  • Ensure effective risk management process is executed and communicated to all key stakeholders (SCPLs, GSC ExM, etc.) in agreed timeframes and as per BMS policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with supply sites and ExM Supply Chain to ensure demand changes are incorporated into site production plans as quickly and efficiently as possible and communicate with our markets / customers on any potential supply risks.

  • Responsible for the effective implementation of regulatory / artwork changes into market / customer supply, in liaison with GRS and key market stakeholders’ with a goal of minimizing obsolescence while avoiding supply risk.

  • Support the discontinuation of BMS products in liaison with internal supply sites, External Manufacturing, Regulatory, Business Units leads, Brand Leaders and key customer / market stakeholders.

  • Lead/support in Global Supply Chain projects as required (e.g., supply chain improvement project, product divestitures, etc.).

  • Prepare stock overview for market to indicate shortages, excess inventory, artwork changes. Monitor and drive improvements on performance metrics and analysis and provide root cause / remediation.

  • Provide input into quarterly inventory projections and budgeting process to highlight how forecast trends are driving projection and liaise with supply sites in relation to any queries raised.

  • Ensure key supply chain performance metrics for customers / markets in scope are achieved, providing analysis and commentary (Backorders, Anticipated Backorders, Monthly Inventory Report, PO Compliance, and Potential Write-off) according to agreed timing as per BMS rules.

  • Navigates a regional and culturally diverse organization. Leverage relationships, processes, systems and data to drive value, customer service and financial effectiveness

  • Influences and makes decisions on market supply through fact-based analysis and understanding of product and process characteristics and network constraints; adds value to the quality and effectiveness of the global supply chain network.

Professional experience and qualifications :

  • 8+ years of related experience at a reputable, global pharmaceutical, consumer product or related company. MBA or similar advanced degree preferred.

  • Highly Preferred: experience in manufacturing and supply chain.

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

  • Strongly Preferred: Experience in working internationally in a fast-paced, reputed, global pharmaceutical/Bio-Technology or Consumer company organized in a matrix structure.

  • Expert knowledge of ERP, ideally SAP and SAP BW reporting, and related supply chain planning and data analysis tools.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

  • Knowledge of compliance procedures (regulatory/ financial /EHS)

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines.

  • Customer oriented

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an understanding of the global practices where business is conducted.


  • Travel requirements: 10 – 30% minimum

  • Working conditions: Office environment

Why should you apply:

  • You will help patients in their fight against serious diseases and you will increase the survival of more people with cancer

  • You will be part of a company that encourages excellence and innovation, respects diversity, develops leaders and values its employees.

  • You’ll get a competitive salary and a great benefits package including an annual bonus, pension contribution, family medical allowance, life assurance, on-site gym and gain-sharing bonus


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We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

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