Network Strategy and Operations for an Innovative Pipeline

  • Managing risk and unpredictability in a highly innovative environment
  • Adapting to change
  • Partnership skills as a differentiator
  • Developing the culture to thrive
  • Talent strategies in a competitive and changing marketplace

Manel Luis
Interim Pharma Operations Lead
Executive Director, Strategy and Business Operations | Global Manufacturing Operations
Global Product Development and Supply
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Manel Luis leads Strategy and Business Operations for Global Manufacturing Operations at BMS since 2020. This includes Network Strategies, Governance and Forums, and facilitation and representation of GMO in strategic and Enterprise level initiatives. Since June 2021, Manel is the Interim Lead for the Pharma Network Operations including Oral Solid Dose 4 sites in Switzerland, China and Japan managing their General Managers with P&L and Talent development accountability as well as overall site performance and daily issue resolution. He’s currently based in Princeton, NJ.

Prior to his experience in Manufacturing, Manel took a number of roles in Global Supply Chain, including the BMS Supply Chain Lead role for the company in the Integration with Celgene; Strategic Product Leader for E2E Technical Operations responsibility for 2 biologics products (one commercial and one to be launched) and Global Logistics Strategy Lead for BMS.

Before moving to the US, Manel lead the BMS Market Logistics Organization for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India from Paris, France including the management of internal warehouses and external partners in the region. In addition to his experience at BMS, Manel worked at Pfizer for 9 years in different roles in Global Logistics and Supply in Belgium and Italy and for Kearny as a consultant for the Pharmaceutical industry from his native Spain.

He holds an Industrial Engineer degree from Universitat Jaume I in Castellon and an MBA from ESADE Business School Barcelona.