Bristol Myers Squibb RWC Site Lead (Global Procurement Manager) in Redwood City, California

The Global Procurement Manager (Redwood City Site Lead) will be responsible for leading and executing procurement activities for all site-relevant categories and sub categories such as capital equipment, repair maintenance services, lab supplies/consumables, research services, animal sciences, and engineering/facility services.

Redwood City is an innovative, fast-paced, and highly regarded biologics discovery facility that has recently undergone significant site expansion activities over the last 3 years. This site-based role will maintain strong alignment to the biologics discovery network strategy and initiatives across the R&D portfolio.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide procurement strategic and operational oversight to drive support and business continuity of biologics discovery activities at the Redwood City site

  • Ability to consolidate market, supplier and internal business data/information to develop and implement a cohesive, business-aligned, site strategy plan at both the category and sub-category level.

  • Ensure engagement and management of relationship with Redwood City leadership by understanding their business needs and how it can be fulfilled from the marketplace as well as providing accountability for their alignment

  • Partner with Discovery key stakeholders to develop a robust performance and relationship management program by facilitating supplier segmentation, setting value creation targets with the key suppliers, and developing key performance indicators.

  • Rationalize and manage an efficient supplier selection process to minimize risk and maximize value by leveraging E-sourcing tools and established buying channels.

  • Execution of critical site-specific supplier agreements for strategic projects

  • Ensure accurate reporting of procurement key performance measures (operational metrics, savings, preferred supplier adherence, customer service, etc.) for the site.

  • Responsible for spotting market trends and innovative technologies to educate key stakeholders on industry leading practices, R&D suppliers, and procurement solutions

  • As an integral member of the Global Procurement organization, help to roll out key end to end enablement tools/systems, processes, and templates that will improve the buying channel experience at the site.

  • Share best practices with Global Procurement colleagues and continuously improve site strategy with feedback and discussion on best practices

  • Drive continuous improvements.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S./B.A. degree is required (life science degree is preferred). M.S., M.B.A., M.A., or equivalent master’s degree in science, business administration, operations management, engineering, finance, or other technical field is highly preferred.

  • Experience: minimum 5 years of relevant experience in procurement, sciences, finance, or technical operations required.

  • Prior discovery research experience in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and/or medical device industry required.

  • Knowledge and proficiency with Ariba system is preferred.

  • Relevant industry certifications are preferred (CPM/CPSM/CSCP/CPIM).

  • Possess exceptional communication and presentation skills and be able to communicate to multiple levels within company, including demonstrated ability to influence decision making.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work cross-functionally as critical member of site team and larger R&D Procurement team.

  • Capability to lead projects/initiatives that have significant impact upon global and site business by achieving project milestones and objectives.

  • Has the ability to manage business complexities and provide road map for sustainable solutions.

  • Must have a strong business partnering orientation with excellent analytic, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

  • Must have a proactive, creative and analytic approach to continuous improvement in delivering procurement services and identifying new opportunities.

  • Demonstrated high degree of independence, requiring minimal supervision from senior management.

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