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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Water/Wastewater Compliance & Strategy


Medical Director


Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The primary focus of this role is to support Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as the Associate Director, Water/Wastewater Compliance and Strategy within the Environmental Center of Excellence. The individual in this role will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and sustaining strategic water compliance programs and initiatives to drive best in class stewardship in our operational and capital project activities while maintaining compliance with applicable regulations and alignment with the BMS standards.

The position will proactively inform leadership of upcoming regulatory impacts, monitor water compliance risks, and collaborate with the cross functional teams to achieve corporate and Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EOHSS) goals. This position plays a key role in the Global Environmental Center of Excellence and reports to the Director, Water Quality and Due Diligence within the Environmental Center of Excellence (E-CoE).

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of current and evolving regulatory programs in geographies where BMS operates to support a sustainable water compliance program.

  • Periodic review and update of existing EOHSS standards to align with global regulations and industry good practices.

  • Review and provide technical support for water-related permits (e.g., supply, wastewater discharge, storm water discharge), use/discharge reports, and other water-related documents. Interact with agencies as needed.

  • Track regulatory actions, actively engage with industry groups and agencies to create meaningful regulations, legislation, and guidance documents.

  • Develop understanding of total water footprint for each BMS facility and expand this knowledge base to include context of water risk within the regions/watersheds where we operate. Use the resulting knowledge to inform strategy on internal and/or external projects to improve reliable and affordable access to clean water for BMS and our Patients.

  • Support investigation, reporting, and corrective and preventative action development/implementation for water-related environmental incidents.

  • Assist BMS Facilities implementing EOHSS Standards and Global Engineering Design Standards by leveraging the Facility Self-Assessment Program (FSAP) and Capital Project review process.

  • Support Pharmaceutical Discharge Assessment Program (PDAP) evaluations to quantify potential active pharmaceutical ingredient discharge to the environment via wastewater at internal and external manufacturing facilities. Evaluate mitigation strategies, including potential treatment systems, as necessary.

  • Create tools and training programs to assist Facilities with water supply, wastewater, and storm water compliance.

  • Standardize and improve processes to track water use and wastewater discharge metrics in the electronic EHS management system for reporting purposes.


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in science or engineering.

  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years regulatory compliance experience with an emphasis on water management.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of global water supply, wastewater discharge, and storm water management requirements.

  • Demonstrated knowledge working with Capital project teams.

  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and EHS systems like ENABLON (or similar).

  • Ability to proactively identify potential EOHSS risks, early in capital project recognition/planning phases, and work collaboratively with Facility and Engineering teammates to develop and incorporate mitigation strategies to effectively reduce overall number of environmental incidents and associated corrective actions.

  • Typical daily activities are within the office environment with 40% travel to manufacturing facilities as needed, industry and/or Agency meetings. Outdoor work may be required at times.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in chemical or pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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

COVID-19 Information
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.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can perform complex functions through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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