Senior Specialist, QC Lean Labs
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.
The Senior Specialist, QC Lean Labs is a full-time position supporting the long-term sustainability of the Lean Labs initiative within the S12 CAR T Quality Control department. The primary focus of this role is to drive continuous improvement in collaboration with the QC functional areas. This position is responsible for applying knowledge of lean principles and various operational excellence strategies to improve the QC value stream.
Guide and support enhancements of visual management and leveling solutions alongside the quality control functional areas.
Support the development and maintenance of KPIs, metrics, and heat maps created to measure performance of quality value streams.
Provide classroom training on lean principles and other problem-solving tools.
Utilize SME knowledge of lean methodologies to collaborate with QC personnel to define strategy, plan, and execution of continuous improvement projects.
Work closely with other continuous improvement professionals to cascade needs and projects throughout the organization to best achieve positive solutions.
Actively participate in the lean labs community of practice to stay allied with the greater community within the BMS network.
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree preferred, preferably in Biology or a related science. An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience required in a cGMP setting.
3 - 5 years of operational excellence and lean manufacturing principles experience preferred.
Experience with operational excellence concepts including (but not limited to) lean labs, tier governance, gemba walks, Kaizen, A3 problem solving, change management, and project management.
Fundamental understanding of the functional areas including, but not limited to, microbiology, flow cytometry, molecular techniques, sample management, material management, equipment management, data management, quality record management, and training.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adjust style to influence at all levels.
Ability to collaborate cross functionally to drive operational and quality excellence.
Personal organization, multitasking, time management, critical reasoning, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
Advanced proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
Ability to think strategically, work with stake holders to translate strategy into a plan, prioritize actions, and provide a clear path for team members in a highly dynamic environment.
Working Conditions (US Only):
The incumbent will be required to work in office and laboratory environments.
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