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Bristol Myers Squibb

Production Scheduler, Cell Therapy

Manufacturing and Production

Production Scheduler


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.


BMS is seeking a finite scheduler for the Cell Therapy Manufacturing processes within a manufacturing facility in Devens, MA. The scheduler will support the scale-up and commercial licensure of the Cell Therapy facility. In addition, the scheduler will be responsible for building the scheduling tools, inputs and resource requirements for the manufacturing of both clinical and commercial product. This person will collaborate with Manufacturing Management (AD, Senior Managers and Managers) along with support groups (QC, QA and MT) to coordinate all activities and ensure operational readiness/execution.

This position will be a Monday-Friday position with expectations to stay engaged during off-hours/weekends to address scheduling constraints or questions as they arise.


  • Create and maintain detailed site plans for operations including apheresis/PBMC receipt, material kitting, process intermediates, manufacturing, drug product shipments, maintenance and support operations
  • Create scenario plans to accommodate required manufacturing batches and support work that is required
  • Collaborate cross functionally to ensure adequate inputs, sequences, durations and inter-dependencies
  • Primary point of contact for the Manufacturing Operations team to provide support, facilitating operational continuity and addressing issues as they arise.
  • Develop and implement KPI and reporting capabilities
  • Partner with the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology team to identify and execute lean/continuous improvement projects.
  • Act as site level SME during business process implementations for the Global Patient


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5+ years relevant work experience required, preferably in a regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • 3+ years of experience supporting ERP systems (Oracle/SAP)
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced understanding of cell culture, cryopreservation, purification, and aseptic processing or lab technique
  • Knowledge of cGMP/Pharmaceutical regulations
  • Advanced proficiency in planning / ERP systems and analytics tools
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient presentation development and delivery skills
  • Technical writing capability
  • Ability to work independently for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to mentor peers
  • Ability to develop and provide training on various functions
  • Ability to solve routine and complex problems
  • Ability to provide on-call support in case of emergent issues
  • Proficient in computerized system testing



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.

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

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