Becoming a “Best in Class” Supply Chain Network to Deliver More Medicines to More Patients, Faster
  • Fostering an efficient and agile supply chain network with a quality excellence and continuous improvement mindset
  • Delivering robust and reliable “patient need” signals to our network with minimal friction
  • Being seen as a trusted, visible, and resilient partner for our stakeholders
  • Developing engaged teams who lead with an enterprise mindset and lean into their functional expertise
  • Resulting in one highly synchronized, transparent and sustainable supply chain network that enables a competitive advantage

Catalina Vargas
SVP Global Supply Chain
Bristol Myers Squibb

Catalina Vargas is the Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain and as such plays a strategic role in driving enterprise initiatives.

Catalina has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharma industry and has held positions of increasing responsibility in a range of local, regional and global roles in global strategic sourcing and procurement as well as manufacturing; she has also served as the Chief of Staff to the CEO prior to current role and also as a product portfolio leader.

She joined Bristol Myers Squibb in 2018 as vice president, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Global Product Development and Supply, managing a complex supply chain need to ensure the uninterrupted supply of medicines to our patients. Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb, she was with Pfizer for 18 years in a number of leadership positions.

“I was drawn to the biopharma industry to help bring much-needed treatments to patients with serious diseases,” she says. “In my roles in procurement, a strategic area that helps advance a company’s competitive capabilities, I was proud to play a part in delivering innovative medicines to patients.”

Born and educated in Colombia, Catalina earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Javeriana and a graduate degree in finance and capital markets from Universidad de La Sabana.