Bristol-Myers Squibb

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.

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Farryn Melton

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

Farryn is the SVP, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for BMS.  Her team is responsible for aligning with company’s business strategy to optimize value, drive efficiency and manage the company’s external spend.

With revenues in excess of $20B, her team is responsible for managing the company’s external spend in excess of ~ $8B. In addition to Global Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management, she is responsible for strategy-to-pay processes and operations, global travel and fleet operations. She leads a diverse team of 250 + colleagues around the world and manages large external partnerships.

Farryn has a 25-year career in procurement and business management, including key leadership positions with Fortune 100 companies to include Amgen, Novartis, Pfizer, Warner-Lambert, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Boeing and Rockwell International.  She successfully 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 has received a number of external recognitions in her field; the most recent include The National Association of Purchasing Managers Executive of the Year in 2015, and CPO of the year from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) in 2016 and Top 100 Women in Diversity in 2016 and 2017.

Farryn is active externally in the procurement/supply chain arena and in diversity and inclusion. She serves on the board of directors for The NMSDC (executive board through 2016) and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as Board Secretary, and actively supports The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce  (NGLCC) and Diversity Alliance for Science.  She leads the Diversity & Inclusion Council for BMS Global Business Operations for the last several years and sits on the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council within BMS.  She is a mentor to several colleagues within, and outside of, BMS.