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Procurement Site Lead - Devens MA

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Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Contract: PERM
Location: Devens - MA, United States

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has announced plans for an expansion of its large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts. The expansion will create a mammalian cell biologics center of excellence through the introduction of biologics development and clinical trial manufacturing capabilities to the site. Both represent new capabilities for Devens, a site that in its early years has focused solely on large-scale, bulk biologics manufacturing.

The Global Procurement (GP) Site Lead – Devens, Massachusetts will lead a team responsible for BMS sourcing efforts for direct bio process materials (BPMs), indirect materials, capital equipment and related services, engineering/facility services, as well other materials and services for the BMS Devens, Massachusetts site. Devens is a fast-paced, highly complex biologics manufacturing, manufacturing sciences and process development facility. The GP Site Lead position will be the site-based GP manager and will maintain strong alignment to the biologics manufacturing network strategy and initiatives. The position requires strong operational alignment with the site departments including manufacturing, technical services/capital, supply chain, site quality as well as alignment with GP category leads. This is a business critical function for site operations which requires strong ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities on a daily basis with minimal guidance. The GP Site Lead must display excellent communication skills to all internal stakeholders, senior leadership and suppliers. 

Responsibilities include:
1. Maintain continuity of current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) direct material supply for manufacturing operations at the Devens facility by managing suppliers and engaging directly with site stakeholders as well as global teams.
2. Manage a team of procurement operations personnel and create a strategic vision to achieve best-in-class biologics site objectives for supply and services. 
3. Achieve and exceed metrics including purchase price variance (PPV), receipt to promise (RTP), inventory, and invoicing compliance. 
4. Lead Devens efforts for standardization of raw materials and consumables and drive delivery of cost savings including alternate/secondary sourcing of materials for cost savings/avoidance for the BPM category.
5. Lead procurement efforts for high-impact capital projects including expansions to equipment train, facility and other projects impacting site footprint. Achieve cost savings objectives related to capital projects. Provide procurement support for cost-estimation prior to project budget finalization.
6. Provide strategic direction for department personnel and lead alternate/secondary sourcing of materials directly impacting Devens: create, issue, and manage large-scope request for proposals (RFPs), confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs), addenda, negotiations, contracts, and awards associated with site critical projects. 
7. Provide leadership and guidance to department personnel executing sourcing events. 
8. Create, issue, and manage large-scope RFPs, CDAs, addenda, negotiations, contracts, and awards associated with indirect materials and other facility services as required. 
9. Lead annual budget process for Devens site operations working closely with category leaders, site finance, site supply chain, general management and GP finance. Achieve high-quality budget on-schedule and in alignment with GP and Global Product Development and Supply (GPS) expectations.
10. Lead development of critical cGMP facility service agreements as a result of site audits/inspection activities. Work with technical services and supplier quality to ensure service compliance with cGMP expectations.
11. Leverage e-sourcing tools, where applicable, including reverse auction to achieve superior cost savings year over year. Provide strategic direction to department for the development of high-impact e-sourcing templates and deliverables to reduce bid launch-to-award cycle times.
12. Partner with site finance, tax compliance, legal and other enterprise operations managers to resolve site continuity issues related to purchasing, as required. 
13. Provide direction to site purchasing in preparation for financial audit activities. Partner with site finance for site audit preparation.
14. Support cGMP audit activities, as required, and in alignment with site quality operations. Escalate supply-related audit requests as required.


1. B.S./B.A. degree is required. M.S., M.B.A., M.Eng., or equivalent master’s degree in supply chain management, business administration, operations management, engineering, finance, or other technical field is highly preferred.
2. Experience: 10-15 years of relevant experience in procurement, supply chain, finance, or technical operations is highly preferred. 
3. Prior cGMP experience in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and/or medical device industry is highly preferred.
4. Knowledge and proficiency with SAP and/or other ERP system is preferred.
5. Relevant industry certifications are preferred (CPM/CPSM/CSCP/CPIM).
6. Possess exceptional communication skills and be able to communicate to multiple levels within company.
7. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work cross-functionally as critical member of site team.
8. Must have a strong customer service orientation with excellent analytic, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
9. Must have a proactive, creative and analytic approach to continuous improvement in delivering procurement services and identifying new opportunities.
10. Demonstrated high degree of independence, requiring minimal supervision from senior management.

11. Prior managerial experience is highly preferred.


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