Demand & Operations Integration Lead

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Princeton, NJ

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Position Summary

This position is a key component of the R&D Supply Chain, and acts as a central point of contact for portfolio asset teams during demand planning, in support of the R&D clinical trial book of work and CMC development activities. This position is accountable for the development, maintenance and communication of demand plans to ensure that PD supply operations are aligned in delivering bulk drug substance and drug product to satisfy the requirements of the development process.

Key Responsibilities

· Create and manage demand plans in support of clinical programs and CMC Development Team activities across the R&D portfolio. Develop an understanding of CMC and clinical strategy to aid in the development of relevant demand plans. Communicate regularly with sources of demand generation and solicit raw demand requirements from stakeholders. Through collaboration, ensure forecasts are developed for supported activities over a 24 month rolling time horizon. Collect and vet supporting assumptions, demand drivers and risks associated with the raw demand requirements. Aggregate demand across stakeholders and time periods in the development of supportable demand plans.

· Co-lead the business process and meeting sets by which demand plans are communicated to supply operations and become aligned with supportable corresponding supply plans. Receive, assess and manage changes to existing plans and triage these with rigor through a change management process. Communicate changes to requirements as well as to existing plans with urgency and transparency. Identify demand requirements that are outside of currently budgeted and/or approved commitments.

· Perform the inventory management function for drug product and drug substance materials supporting R&D clinical trials. As part of this responsibility, allocate at the batch level, communicate the current and forward looking inventory position in partnership with operations functions and ensure inventory availability through batch level use date management.

· Participate and/or lead business process development efforts in support of a nascent R&D Supply Chain function. Contribute to the development of information technology tools which will enable R&D Supply Chain excellence, part of the PD strategy.

· Collaborate with the Clinical Supply Chain organization to ensure that bulk drug forecasts are incorporated into demand plans and adequately represent clinical requirements. Translate product demands between value chain levels by understanding product presentation requirements and bill of material relationships.

· Support CMC teams in conducting scenario planning exercises during asset strategy development. Develop and utilize tools to aid in the assessment of demand and supply implications and inform teams during the development of strategic options.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Operate with a high degree of connectedness, transparency and clarity to ensure common understanding of requirements, issues and actions; listen to stakeholders and distill information into pertinent and actionable content.
  • Demonstrate a nimble nature to adapt to the pace and dynamic nature of an R&D environment; process data, information and feedback with speed and communicate outcomes, alternatives and actions plans with appropriate urgency.
  • Ensure plans are risk adjusted and in alignment with PD strategy and priorities; demonstrate comfort working in the absence of concrete data and information; merge both firm and changing information sets into reasonable and defendable plans.
  • Face multiple upstream and downstream stakeholders, and through regular interactions, develop trusted relationships to enable efficient operations; leverage a wide sphere of influence; pressure test demand requirements and supply constraints constructively and negotiate bi-directionally to develop balanced outcomes.
  • Prior experience within a supply chain function; familiarity and operation within an S&OP process; knowledge of regulatory and GMP frameworks related to clinical use of bulk drug substance and drug product; knowledge of the drug development process and clinical trials; APICS certifications; 5-7 years biopharmaceuticals industry planning experience.
  • Ability to maintain a strategic view while operating at a level of fine detail; correlate portfolio priorities and strategy to daily operations and decision making within the supply chain environment.

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On-site Protocol
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