24 July 2008 | Paul Snell
Global pharmaceutical firm Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has appointed Quentin Roach as its first chief procurement officer.
Roach joins the firm from contact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb, where he was vice-president, global customer strategy and process management, and led the firm's customer strategy steering committee. Prior to this he had various roles in the company's sourcing and procurement teams. He has also held purchasing roles at the University of Rochester/Strong Health Systems, Delphi Automotive and General Motors.
The CPO position, which will be based in the US, is a new role created as a result of the consolidation of the group's procurement functions.
Roach said: "I am looking forward to continuing to build a world-class procurement organisation and contributing to the ongoing transformation at BMS."