Bristol Myers Squibb Sr. Sourcing Associate in Tampa, Florida


Collaborates with category leaders and business partners on category strategy development and leads/supports procurement execution. Builds understanding of BMS’s global, end-to-end value chain as it relates to the categories in focus. With this knowledge, provides strategic industry insights and identifies potential opportunities to improve total

cost of ownership, including revenue enhancement, speed-to-market, mitigated risk/improved lifecycle management, and other opportunities that offer BMS competitive advantage. Strives to make positive impact on the organization, short and long term. Manages Supplier Relationship Management processes, procedures, supplier and category segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, scorecard format, contract management, etc. Through Supplier Relationship Management programs, he/she will facilitate continuous improvement and supplier-enabled innovation and enable the Head of Sourcing/Sourcing Managers to achieve strategic objectives.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Provide internal and market analytics to support development of strategic category plans; collaborate with category leaders and business partners on plan development

  • Support and/or lead execution of procurement plans; role dependent on category and project complexity. Assist/lead identification and screening/selection of potential sources.

Assist/lead in determining appropriate methods of procurement

  • Lead the preparation and solicitation of competitive bids, quotations and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions. Employ leading practices

  • Evaluate competitive offerings and recommend overall best offer for a product or service

  • As part of implementation, review product availability and/or pricing information with suppliers

  • Assist in the preparation of and/or issue contracts and purchase orders for legal review and approval

  • Support design/development of procurement compliance programs

  • Support decision-making and process design to align practices with organizational objectives and sourcing strategies

  • Support SRM process through required development and delivery of prioritized performance metric

  • Support risk management efforts as required in category

  • Mentor/develop junior staff in Sourcing Excellence (new associates, analysts, co-ops)

  • Provide BMS support/oversight to suppliers of Procurement BPO services


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 4-6 years of work experience

  • Minimum of 2-4 years Procurement experience with 1-2 years of contracting and sourcing.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel • Proved ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (MBA highly preferred)

  • Strong analytical skills • Demonstrated success working in a team environment.

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.