Farryn Melton

Bristol Myers Squibb

SVP, Chief Procurement Officer Global Procurement

Farryn is the SVP, Chief Procurement Officer for Bristol Myers Squibb. Her team is responsible for aligning with the company’s business strategy to optimize value, drive efficiency and manage the company’s 3rd party spending. With revenues over $40B, her team is responsible for managing the company’s external spending of ~$12B, from early research to distribution. In addition to Global Procurement, Third-Party Risk Management, and Supplier Relationship Management, she is responsible for the Strategy to Contract, Travel, and Fleet global process and operations. She leads a diverse team of over 400 + colleagues worldwide and manages several large external partnerships. Farryn has a 25-year career in procurement and business management, including key leadership positions with Fortune 100 companies, including 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 several external recognitions in her field; the most recent include being inducted into the WBE Hall of Fame as a 2019 Executive Award Honoree and 2019 Strategic Executive of the Year by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).