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Bristol Myers Squibb is hiring an Associate Director of Contracting.

Associate Director Contracting – SOURCING EXCELLENCE

Location: Tampa, FL 

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming patients’ lives through science.  At the core of that mission are the talented individuals who contribute their “unique” skillsets to help us drive innovation and deliver truly life-changing drugs for our patients. As we continue to pursue that mission, we’re looking for talented professionals like you to join our team. What unique gene will you bring?


The role of Sourcing Excellence, Associate Director of Contracting within the Strategy Sourcing & Procurement (‘Procurement’) function, will be responsible for the delivery of an industry-leading contracting capability and the efficient conduction of dedicated contracting spanning multiple locations. It will be key for this individual to manage the effective collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders, including Legal, Global Process Owners, and other important cross-functional teams. It will also be key for this individual to manage and handle escalations in the contracting process.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  •  Conduct contract facilitation process for highly complex contracts
    • Complete any required pre-transactional steps and prior endorsement, with appropriate risk assessment due diligence
    • Execute contracts in a timely method with appropriate legal support to ensure compliance with company standards
    • Perform appropriate due diligence by assessing risk mitigating options, and identifying business issues
    • Ensure appropriate written guidelines are followed and/or SME input is obtained throughout the process (eg, privacy, finance, international and domestic taxation, customs and trade, information security, systems quality, software asset management, and other SMEs)
    • Ensure key agreements and contracts are reviewed by peers and superiors to protect and advance the company’s interest
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to enable the procurement contracting process and ensure excellence in contract management
    • Collaborate with BMS Legal in its development, oversight and maintenance of relevant contract templates, fallback and guidance in continually improving an efficient and effective Procurement contracting function
    • Identify points of escalation for Sourcing Excellence (‘SE’) to interface with Strategy, Process & Capabilities, Legal, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., Compliance, Audit, etc.,) regarding contracting and Procurement policy and related operational questions
    • Review key agreements and contracts reviewed to protect and advance the company’s interests
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives towards an industry-leading contracting capability within Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
    • Participate in training to provide opportunities for professional development and further expansion of contracting skillsets
    • Ensure thresholds and hand-offs between Business, Legal, and other involved parties are clear and well communicated
    • Partner with functional / regional category teams to maintain effective contracting procedures and ensure adherence to regional/global category strategies
    • Collaborate with Global Process Owners


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S./B.A. or equivalent degree
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience including drafting, reviewing and negotiating procurement / business contracts, procurement negotiations (preferably in Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences industries [or other regulated industries])
  • Experience managing cross-functional and/or global teams of contracting and / or procurement professionals and in establishing performance expectations
  • Other Relevant Experience: internal stakeholder management, data/information management, process redesign and continuous improvement expertise, project management and performance measurement skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.S./M.B.A. or equivalent degree (e.g., JD)
  • Although not required, legal training/qualification/experience could be a differentiator
  • Relevant professional certifications (e.g., CPM, CPIM)
  • 4 years of Pharmaceutical Procurement experience
  • Membership in Professional Associations (e.g., ISM)

Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.