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Associate Market Supply Planner, North America

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Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Contract: PERM
Location: Princeton - NJ, United States

With minimum guidance and support, serving as interface between market / customer leadership and Global Supply Chain, responsible for management of finished goods supply for assigned markets / customers, reporting directly to Global Supply Chain as part of Market Supply Planning organization.

Key responsibilities

  • Participate in the integration & coordination of supply strategies between markets / customers and BMS internal and external supply sites to balance exceptional customer service while supporting site operational efficiency efforts.
  • Work with MSP leadership, as appropriate, to strengthen relationships with BMS Markets / Customers and manufacturing / principal supply teams to ensure a customer focused orientation and to ultimately ensure that required production is in place to meet required market demand.
  • Create and execute finished goods 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.
  • Continually interact and communicate with key BMS stakeholders (GSC, Supply Chain Product Lead (SCPL), EXM 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 MSP leadership with market level S&OP and budget planning cycle as required
  • Support government tenders, 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 sites.
  • Support New Product Introductions as required.
  • Execute effective evaluation, mitigation and communication of 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.
  • Execute 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.
  • 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, as appropriate, 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 metrics for customers / markets in scope of responsibility 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.

Professional experience and qualifications

  • 5-6 years of related experience at a reputable, global pharmaceutical, Consumer Product or related company.  Knowledge of/exposure to world class planning and execution processes and preferably supported by ERP and Advanced Planning Systems (preferably SAP suites).  MBA or equivalent advanced degree preferred.
  • Preferred: experience in manufacturing and supply chain.
  • 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.
  • Strong 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% minimum
  • Working conditions: Office environment

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.
  • 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.






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