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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Operational Excellence


Medical Director


Summit, New Jersey, United States

Working with Us
Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more:

Job Description

Are you passionate about maximizing the potential of individuals and teams, and are you a champion for continuous improvement and strategic change? Does being part of a world class supply organization delivering life changing medicines that transforms patients’ lives energize you?

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key member of the operational excellence community of leaders - a diverse and dynamic team with 20+ years of experience across various industries. Working closely with innovation teams such as digital innovation, data analytics, strategy and key business leaders from across the organization, this role will be highly impactful in deploying operational excellence across BMS to optimize our performance and delivery to our patients.

The Associate Director of OpEx leads and collaborates with sites, functions and the greater OpEx network on developing and implementing strategies. This position will lead the execution of strategic and operational excellence priorities across GPS (Global Product Development and Supply).

Key Responsibilities:

  • CI portfolio management: define, govern, and execute quantifiable value capture

  • Capture, Share, and Implement best practices in alignment with strategic objectives

  • Apply lean and six sigma tools to consistently improve performance, link results to ideal behaviors, reduce waste, improve quality, and drive productivity across GPS sites and functions while evolving culture of continuous improvement

  • Building, maintaining, and leveraging relationships across the matrix to identify opportunities for process improvement and facilitate the implementation of measurement and management systems

  • Coaching / mentoring of stakeholders, team members and GPS employees at all levels to support them through the adoption of lean principles and practices and build organizational capabilities.

Professional experience and qualifications:

  • Scientific or Engineering Bachelor’s degree required

  • Lean or Six Sigma experience (Black belt required, Master Black Belt preferred) certification level required.

  • 10 + years’ experience in a high tech/manufacturing environment (Pharmaceutical/Med Device Industry experience preferred)

  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in Operations / Operational Excellence roles applying “lean” and six sigma principles

  • Practical experience in design and deployment of OpEx Operating systems

  • Data analytics experience including development of key system KPIs and KBIs and employment of data mining processes and procedures is preferred

  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing portfolio of projects and in leading change through others to achieve operational excellence

  • Track record of success in the rigorous planning, execution and timely delivery of enterprise level projects and programs

  • Demonstrated experience in solving complex problems in manufacturing and business processes. Proven innovation & opportunity identification translated to tangible initiatives and successful value capture

  • Builds relationships, able to negotiate & influence, and manage change in a global matrix environment

  • Demonstrated proficiency and passion for lean methodology, tools, and manufacturing process improvement

  • Exceptional skills in leadership, coaching, analytical problem solving and strong business acumen

  • Superior written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Up to ~50% travel (domestic and International)


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.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments 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 cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

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

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