Strategic Sourcing & Procurement- Procurement Operations Co-Op (Fall 2020)

  • Opportunity Profile:
    • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Overview


      Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (SS&P) is a corporate strategic sourcing group that serves Bristol Myers Squibb’s global business units to maximize the value of external spend, deliver end-to-end business solutions, and drive sustainable benefits while considering total cost/value. 


      This position provides operational and analytical support for the Procurement Operations team, part of SSP organization.


      Strategic Sourcing & Procurement – Procurement Operations Co-Op Program


      Given the nature of the strategic imperatives that the Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Organization is currently engaged in the Co-Op Program, we seek strong performers with a high level of motivation and interest in furthering a career in Procurement/Supply Chain/Analytics/Project Management.


      Duties & Responsibilities


      Operational/ Admin Support

      Become familiar with the BMS Strategy-to-Order (S2O) operational processes. Schedule and organize meetings for PO team, maintain and manager trackers, and dashboards. Perform adhoc administration support tasks.


      Work with Regional Operational Managers to co-ordinate support for training activities for end users in various markets.


      Business Partnering

      Assist team in establishing collaborative relationships internally within BMS and our Service Delivery Centers. Work with Project Leader to capture stakeholder requirements and develop aligned solutions. Work with individuals and teams at varying levels of the Strategic Sourcing & Procurement and stakeholders across regions to drive value through optimal solutions.

      Critical & Analytical Thinking

      Assist in the formulation of strategies that are achievable, and address organizational goals by providing data analysis.  Use data to complete analysis, identify opportunities and gaps in processes. Support on firming up problem management analytics.

      Business Communication

      Have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Effectively participate in group discussions and present information in a concise and logical manner.  Actively listen and convey thoughts clearly. Solicit and provide appropriate feedback.

      Project Management & Execution

      Assist in prioritizing projects based on business objectives and goals.  Manage changing and competing priorities.  Analyze results and make adjustments to ensure delivery on time and those stakeholder expectations are met.




      Matriculated student enrolled in Bachelor’s (prefer junior/senior) or MBA degree program. Desired backgrounds/degrees include:


      • Business Analytics
      • International Business
      • Engineering
      • Business Administration



      Candidate must possess the following skills: analytical, interpersonal, positive and fast thinking (soft skills), verbal and written communication, organization, and project management. Must demonstrate the ability to present ideas, issues, and observations into a clear and useful format, and balance several projects in a fast-paced team environment. Candidate must have the ability to collect, analyze, and integrate information by leveraging appropriate MS Office tools, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Second language desired.


      Key Learnings:

      • Learn Strategy-to-Order related procurement operations
      • Project management of global/regional projects
      • Learn to develop focused operational training program and coordinating the program globally
      • Develop operational data analytics and presentation skills
      • Gain knowledge of procurement related systems and tools
      • Apply business operational excellence knowledge to a corporate operation.
      • Communication cross functional and cross regional


      Location: Tampa, FL

      Key Deliverables at Project Completion:

      • At end of the co-op assignment, it will be required for the student to create a presentation reflecting their learning’s and recommendations for improvement.