Sourcing Associate with fluent Italian in Chester, CH4 9QW, North West, United Kingdom

Bristol-Myers Squibb is looking to hire Sourcing Associate with Italian language. Role includes supporting procurement strategy development and leading the procurement execution of sourcing projects. Support management of Supplier Relationship Management processes, procedures, supplier and category segmentation, metrics/KPI development and application, scorecard format, contract management, etc. This position will support facilitation of continuous improvement and ideation that will enable Sourcing Managers to achieve strategic objectives. Key Responsibilities * Procurement: • Support procurement plans and assist in making decisions necessary to purchase goods and services in accordance with organizational objectives and sourcing strategies • Provide internal and market analytics to support development of strategic category plans; collaborates with/supports Procurement category owners 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 preparation of competitive go-to-market events (solicitation of bids, quotations and proposals) with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions. Employ leading procurement practices. • Assist/lead in evaluating competitive offerings to determine the overall best offer for goods or services • Prepare for and/or lead supplier negotiations depending on category complexity. 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 for legal review and approval. Support design/development of procurement compliance programs. Supports decision-making and process design to align practices with organizational objectives and sourcing strategies. Maintains agreement files as required. • Understands how to access and influence specifications as required for sourcing project • Prepare periodic category/country performance reports for assigned categories. Support budget management processes as required for category. • Support SRM purposes through required development and delivery of prioritized performance metrics. Supports risk management efforts as required in category. • Assists in resolving issues raised in purchasing audit reports. • Review product availability and/or pricing information with suppliers o Prepare periodic activity reports * Relationships: • Support development of internal and external relationships with suppliers and cross-functional teams with regard to the following: o Coordinate lists of recommended sources o Coordinate supplier visits and evaluations o Provide research and assistance in support of purchasing negotiations o Attend negotiations with potential or current suppliers o Resolve quality problems with suppliers and user departments and help identify measurements for improvement and target setting o Understand and communicate Purchasing policies and procedures o Maintain effective relationships with suppliers and user departments o Coordinate, review and respond to supplier inquiries * Technology: • Utilize BMS relevant systems; SAP & Ariba. * Supplier Management: • Support management of compliance and non-compliance to the preferred supplier list • Support management of internal and external relationships with suppliers, cross-functional and/or multi-functional teams with regard to the following: • Utilize techniques such as supplier partnerships, strategic alliances, supply chain management and supplier training programs * Reports to: Director of Sourcing Excellence Europe * Internal/External Stakeholders: • Global Procurement Business Partner & Strategy staff • Sales representatives and Managers within supplier base • Key business partner contacts Desired Experience: Minimum Requirements: * Associate Degree or work equivalent required * Procurement experience * Strong written and verbal communication skills * Strong analytical skills * Fluency in Italian language * Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel * Proved ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively Preferred Qualifications: * Masters Degree * Demonstrated success working in a team environment Living and Working in Chester Based in the North West of England, Chester is a 21st century city with a historical edge. Originally a Roman settlement, the city has a fantastic heritage. Because of this, tourism plays a huge part in the daily life of Chester, and for those who live and work there the area boasts a wealth of fine shopping and leisure facilities. With good links to nearby Liverpool and Manchester, Chester often features as one of the top places to live in the UK. Company Information Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career where you can make a difference? Then Bristol-Myers Squibb is the place for you. We are a BioPharma leader offering opportunities to learn and grow professionally, working alongside smart, talented colleagues who are committed to helping patients prevail over serious diseases. Our medicines help millions of people around the world in their fight against cancer, heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic hepatitis B and psychiatric disorders. Our commitment to helping patients prevail over serious diseases drives leading edge science and pride in our record of achievement. Since 2002, our research and development team has helped bring to market 13 key medicines that honour our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Our commitment to patients unmet medical needs drives innovation and pride in our record of achievement and we are recognized as having one of the most innovative pipelines in the industry. We embrace a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. The health, safety, professional development, work-life balance and equitable, respectful treatment of our employees are among our highest priorities. To submit an application please select the apply button.

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