Bristol Myers Squibb Regional Logistics Lead in Dublin, Ireland

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.

A typical day might include the following:

  • Accountable for performance of all Regional Transportation operations (including warehousing steps where appropriate) from any API to finish product movements across the internal and external network until the reception at in-market DCs/Hubs

  • Perform on-going transportation network optimization to timely support the agility, customer focus and cost effectiveness principles of distributing BMS products across the EMEAI region

  • Influences and collaborates with Procurement, TPM’s, Plant Sites, Regional Logistics colleagues, Customs & Trade, Regulatory, Quality, Security, EHS, Commercial, External partners and many others in the effective and efficient deployment of logistics capabilities across all warehousing operations and all transportation modes and temperature ranges

  • Collaborations with In-Market Logistics Lead and Distribution Managers/Analysts in the development and implementation of appropriate Warehousing and Secondary transportation processes and SOPs to be implemented in the in-market Logistics Distribution network

  • Manage regional Supplier relationships with Regional transportation service providers to leverage their regional technological capabilities. Perform benchmarking with biopharma, pharma and non-pharma companies to gain access to the latest market innovations to maintain BMS position of Leading from the Front

  • Lead Strategic review/changes of Regional Transportation contracts, ops manuals, SOPs, GDP compliance, and business reviews on a strategic level in collaboration with the appropriate colleagues in the Global Transportation organization

  • In collaboration with the Demand and Supply Planning, Regulatory, Quality, EHS, Security, Tax, Customs & Trade, Legal teams, understand the specificities of the early development of the products and influence the configuration, when possible, to minimize the transportation costs

  • Leads monitoring of regional internal SLAs and Metric and leads effective coordination of communication to Region/Markets regarding primary Transportation performance in alignment with Global transportation roles

  • Leads the implementation and significantly contributes to Control Tower strategies

  • Leads issue resolution on all Regional Primary Transportation shipments. Leads the issue resolution of Shipments to another region that were originated in EMEAI and contributes/collaborates to issues resolution of shipments originated in a different region that have EMEAI as a destination or transit point

  • Drives and consolidates budgeting, reporting, audits as per BMS requirements and business processes at the regional level

  • Liaises with In-market Logistics Solutions and In-Market Distribution Lead for the development of innovative Logistics Solutions both in primary and secondary distribution as well as in Warehousing processes both at regional as well as in-market/hub level

  • Representative for the region in BMS, SC, Quality and other Regional/Global forums

This job might be for you if:

  • Language skills and travel flexibility required

  • Undergraduate degree preferably in Supply Chain Management / Logistics

  • Advanced degree, diploma or certification in Supply Chain Management/Logistics and/or MBA strongly preferred.

  • Required: 7+ years of Supply Chain or Logistics Management experience for a reputed, global Pharmaceutical or similar product profile company. 3+ years should be in positions of management

  • Required: Significant knowledge and best practice experience working with strategic logistical service providers for global Logistics solutions, especially in the field of transportation or network optimization, setting the Customer at the center of the processes

  • Required to have 3+ year experience of interaction with external partners

  • Required to have good knowledge of the Guidelines on GDP of medicinal products for human use and of the EU Directives on the wholesale distribution of medicinal products for Human use

  • Strongly Preferred: Experience in developing and implementing world class, global logistics processes and managing them through deployment and into a sustained operation model while maintaining Customer satisfaction.

  • Must have excellent communication skills and foster open communication within the organization: particular focus on team collaboration and knowledge sharing

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, especially in building highly effective, world class, global cross-functional teams

    Additional professional and personal requirements include:

  • Business Acumen: Has a strong understanding of the key business drivers of the industry/organization. Persuades others with fact-based judgments of the business situation.

  • Setting Strategy: Makes decisions that balance a variety of factors (e.g., quality, cost, risk, short-term v. long-term impact, etc.). Sets a clear direction for others in times of uncertainty and change. Constructively challenges the conventional wisdom or accepted ways of doing things.

  • Executing for Results: Maintains high standards of performance for himself/herself and others, and follows through on commitments. Demonstrates integrity, and sticks to core values and principles. Takes the long view, and when faced with challenging obstacles, persists over a significant period of time to achieve his/her agenda. Conveys a sense of urgency, and drives issues to closure. Makes timely decisions when a quick response is required and a number of possible alternatives are available.

  • Leading Teams: Holds people accountable for agreed-to results. Identifies and keeps others focused on the most important metrics to drive the business. Forges strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives and talents. Includes direct reports and key stakeholders in setting goals, developing plans and making decisions to build commitment and create alignment. Is a strong mentor and builds organizations of effective leaders.

  • Building Relationships and Using Influence: Establishes credibility and earns respect with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders including senior executives, manufacturing and other functional leaders, regulatory professionals, contractors and other partners. Is highly articulate, and makes arguments in a clear and compelling manner. Is able to “get things done” without compromising principles. Has excellent negotiating skills, and achieves win-win outcomes in difficult situations.

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 very competitive salary and a great benefits package including an annual bonus, pension contribution, family health insurance, 26.5 days annual leave, life insurance, 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.

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.