Pharmaceutical Forum

Mission/Purpose:

The mission of the Pharmaceutical Forum is to further advance the Pharmaceutical Procurement profession by implementing best in class practices, conducting leading edge workshops, funding Supply Management educational grants and promoting the growth of key minority, small, small disadvantaged, woman-owned, veteran-owned, service disabled-veteran owned small businesses.

General Information:

The Pharmaceutical Forum

Meetings are held three times per year, at various locations throughout the U.S..

For more information, contact Bill Stirling, Vice President, Global Procurement, Bristol-Myers Squibb at william.stirling@bms.com.

The Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum

The Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum is a sub-committee of the Pharmaceutical Forum. This group is comprised of supplier diversity professionals from the pharmaceutical industry. Meetings are held three times per year at various locations, throughout the U.S..

The 2008 goals of the Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum include:

To benchmark best practices of supplier diversity programs among pharmaceutical peers and across different industry groups. (Primary focus)

To provide outreach support to small, minority and disadvantaged businesses with a primary focus on business development and support of the Puerto Rico Supplier Development Council.

To identify two suppliers to attend one of the Executive Education programs offered by Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the Kellog School of Management or the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program.

To continue to identify small veteran and service disabled veteran owned business by providing sponsorship to the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers and exhibiting at their Annual Veteran Business Training & Outreach Conference.

For more information regarding the Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum, please contact Wendy Matheu, Procurement Manager, Supplier Diversity Liaison Officer, at wmatheu@amgen.com or Raul Mercado, Manager, Supplier Diversity at raul.mercado@spcorp.com.

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