Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a leading global biopharma company focused on discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines for patients with serious diseases. Our people are focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, hematology, immunology,  cardiovascular and neuroscience. We have built a sustainable pipeline of potential therapies, and are leveraging translational medicine and data analytics to understand how we can deliver the right medicine to the right patient at the right time to achieve the best outcome.

Through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we promote health equity and seek 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. Our employees around the world work every day to transform patients’ lives through science.

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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.