Associate Director, Downstream Manufacturing (Single Use Facility)
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 Associate Director of Downstream Manufacturing plans and directs the execution of clinical and commercial manufacturing processes according to established work instructions and production records for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
Embraces and effectively communicates the company, site and department mission, goals and guidelines, undertaking supportive actions which contribute to the fulfillment of these values and objectives while contributing to cultural evolution, innovation and leadership within the organization.
Manages a Downstream functional area and provides direction and guidance to operational staff in their daily contributions to the manufacturing process.
Allocates departmental resources (equipment, labor and inventories) to match production schedules and maximize productivity, reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
In collaboration with Engineering and Manufacturing staff, identifies trends, variances and bottlenecks in the manufacturing process and assists in the development of solutions to maximize productivity, quality and process efficiency.
Coordinates resources from the supporting organizations (QA/QC, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Site Engineering, etc.) as needed to support the core manufacturing process.
Recruits and develops a high performing team with diverse backgrounds and talents. Coaches and counsels team members to develop their skill sets and create an environment of continuous learning, improvement, and innovation.
Maintains and communicates performance metrics to her/his team, setting and maintaining high expectations for team performance.
Maximizes the use of existing capital committed to the manufacturing process by eliminating waste, improving productivity and controlling work-in-progress levels.
Establishes an environment which fosters continuous improvement in cost, quality, safety and customer service.
Builds and maintains strong relationships inside and outside the organization.
Qualifications & Experience:
Knowledge of science generally attained through studies resulting in a B.S. or higher degree in science, engineering, biochemistry or related discipline, or its equivalent
Mastery of SOPs, cGMPs and know–how to work and manage within a regulatory environment.
Extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing process with a proven record in pharmaceutical technology, technology transfer, process development, manufacturing support.
Demonstrated aptitude for engineering principles and manufacturing automation systems.
Demonstrated ability to change the thinking of or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations.
Previous managerial experience which demonstrates proficiency in selection, motivating and retaining a superior team, effectively managing personnel issues and planning and administering financial resources.
Adaptable to a fast paced, complex and ever changing business environment.
Effective communication skills with support groups in the coordinating system to obtain needed cooperation and support as required in a timely and effectively manner.
Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies to effectively identify and implement process improvement.
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.
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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.
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