Managing Bristol-Myers Squibb’s annual external spend of some $8 billion, Farryn Melton has the formidable task of aligning that spend with the company’s business strategy to optimize value and drive efficiency. In addition to global procurement and supplier relationship management, she is responsible for strategy-to-pay processes, global travel and fleet operations. She leads a diverse team of more than 250 colleagues around the world and manages large external partnerships.

Within Bristol-Myers Squibb, she also leads the Diversity & Inclusion Council for the company’s Global Business Operations for the last several years, serves on its Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and is a mentor to several colleagues.

Executive Advocate Award Honoree