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Bristol Myers Squibb

Specialist, Operational Excellence, Cell Therapy (R1554812-en-us)

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist



Devens, Massachusetts, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Summary

The OpEx (Operational Excellence) Specialist is responsible for driving site initiatives and developing OpEx capability and culture in quality area within the Cell Therapy building by using, and promoting the use of Lean Six Sigma methodology and change management, so that the goals of the site are achieved.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with assigned departments to identify and execute a pipeline of opportunities (e.g., cost savings, capacity, and efficiency projects) and coach resources on applying Operational Excellence (OpEx) concepts and tools.

  • Embed OpEx Foundational skills in “The Way We Work” at the site. Ensure OpEx foundational skills (e.g., 5S, Gemba Walks, Visual Management, Value Stream Maps, Standard Work, and Kaizens) are being used by resources in assigned departments.

  • Facilitate the creation of a continuous improvement culture (i.e., lean operations) at the site.

  • Lead business change initiatives to achieve desired business benefits through: Program Management, Project management, and Lean Six Sigma

  • Act as a coach for program/project teams, leadership teams and departments on use of Lean methodology, use of Six Sigma methodology, and use of change management tools.

  • Drive engagement with Operational Excellence through management of ideas generation, GEMBA walks, communication (visual boards), governance meetings, and other communication tools

  • Leading and coaching of workshops and day to day activities; leading and coordination of initiatives; and coaching personnel on day to day use of Operational Excellence

  • Improve Operational Excellence site capability through training coordination/delivery and

  • Provide specific tools and lean technique training as required by the business.

  • Keep abreast of best practices and improvement opportunities in OpEx by networking within BMS and also amongst external companies and industry bodies.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Six Sigma and Lean skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, including the ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations, and proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders.

  • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure, ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability.

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial, chemical/biochemical engineering or a related discipline or equivalent.

  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in OpEx/Six Sigma/Lean/Continuous Improvement in biopharmaceutical or related industry, documented by a solid history of functional accomplishments and a proven track record.

  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the Six Sigma and Lean philosophies and can teach and coach others how to apply Six Sigma and Lean concepts and foundational tools (e.g., Value Stream Mapping, Visual management, 5S, etc.).

  • Applied experience leading kaizen events.

  • Black Belt/ Green belt or Lean Leader certification is preferred.

Physical Demands

  • This position is an office based position that may require entry into laboratory/manufacturing spaces that requires appropriate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE). Office-based work requires sitting and repetitive use of arms/hands/wrists, especially when working with a computer.

Work Environment

  • This position is located at a large scale manufacturing facility with classified areas requiring appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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