Sr. Vice President & CPO
Farryn Melton, CPM, is the Sr. Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global BioPharma company that discovers, develops and delivers innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. The Company’s BioPharma strategy uniquely combines the reach and resources of a major pharma company with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a successful biotech company.
As the global Chief Procurement Officer, Ms. Melton is responsible for aligning the global procurement organization’s efforts with company’s overall business strategy to optimize value and transform the business. With 2015 company revenues of over $16B, her team is responsible for managing direct and indirect spend of ~ $6.5B. In addition to Global Sourcing, she is also responsible for the Outsourcing Center of Excellence organization and Supplier Relationship Management.
Farryn’s 20-plus-year career in procurement includes key leadership and management positions with Fortune 100 companies spanning multiple industries including: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, Novartis, Pfizer, Warner-Lambert, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Boeing and Rockwell International. She has led the transformation of several procurement organizations to become “best in class.”
Ms. Melton is a lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She received the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association 2004 “Rising Star” award, and the National Association of Purchasing Managers’ New Jersey Crystal Award as the 2014 Purchasing Executive of the Year. She was recently named 2016’s Chief Procurement Officer of the year, by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Farryn is active in the industry, having served on the board of trustees for the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies and for the Center for Strategic Supply Leadership. She is a member of the Corporate Executive Board’s Procurement Strategy Council and the Institute for Supply Management. Ms. Melton also chaired The Conference Board Purchasing and Supply Council and was vice chair for the Drug, Chemical and Associate Trade supply management committee and a founding member of the Rx360 healthcare association.
Farryn is a passionate diversity advocate; leading the Diversity & Inclusion Council for several functions within Bristol-Myers Squibb and sits on the Global D&I Council chaired by the CEO. She is also actively engaged in small business/supplier diversity forums such as the NMSDC and the Women Business Enterprise National Council, where she sits on the executive committee and as national board member (respectively).
Ms. Melton resides in Skillman, N.J. with her husband and two children.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.
Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – it drives everything we do. We work every day to deliver innovative medicines for patients with serious and life-threatening diseases.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a differentiated company, led by our unique BioPharma strategy that leverages the reach and resources of a major pharma company paired with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a biotech firm.
Our medicines are helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis. Through our R&D organization, we have built a sustainable pipeline of potential therapies and partner with external innovation to broaden and accelerate our work.
We work sustainably, responsibly and seek to give back. Through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, we promote health equity and strive to improve health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases and conditions, giving new hope to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
We strive to make innovative, effective medicines available to the patients who need them, and to treat our customers and employees with dignity and respect.
Connect. Engage. Innovate. Doing work that matters is our passion. So is creating an environment that celebrates diversity. A culture based on fairness and respect doesn't stop with our employees, it extends to our suppliers. We’re committed to working with suppliers that represent the diversity of our employees and the communities where we live and work.
Learning and growing together with small and diverse businesses worldwide is a vital part of our success. Seeking multiple viewpoints to find solutions is what drives us to develop and deliver innovative medicines that transform lives.
We’re proud of our legacy of building trusted, strategic relationships with businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, LGBT, the disabled and other diverse populations. You'll have the opportunity to connect with industry experts, grow your business, and help us improve the health and quality of life of patients and communities.
If you’re interested in bringing your energy and ideas to our table, join the Bristol-Myers Squibb Supplier Diversity Program.