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Bristol Myers Squibb

Manager, Packaging Operations


Security Operations


Devens, Massachusetts, United States

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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:


BMS Cell Therapy Supply Chain is seeking a Packaging Operation Manager for our manufacturing facility in Devens, MA. The manager will oversee the Packaging Operation to support routine patient and/or healthy donor samples received, finished goods product labeling operations, and finished goods product shipment for Cell Therapy.


  • Lead the day-to-day activities of the packaging operation for Devens Cell Therapy to ensure patient order delivery as required by the Patient Scheduling team.
  • Manage the creation, implementation, and compliance of all documentation and procedures for the packaging operation team.
  • Ensure the packaging operation associates are trained as per SOPs, Company Policies and that associates meet qualification requirements for the position to which they are assigned.
  • Maintain operating and storage areas ready and safe to operate as per SOPs
  • Identify tactical and operational issues to prevent deviations and maintain a compliance environment.
  • Lead and manage the development of corrective and preventative actions, deviation responses, and investigations.
  • Hire, mentor, and develop exceptional people: Conduct performance reviews and identify opportunities for career growth for manufacturing associates.
  • Manage implementation and maintenance of appropriate training curricula
  • Create an environment of teamwork, open communication, and a sense of urgency. Foster a safety culture and compliance with site policies and cGMP requirements.
  • This position will require supporting off-shift schedules, including holidays and weekends.
  • Must be comfortable being exposed to human blood components.
  • Additional duties, tasks, and responsibilities as assigned by the Supply Chain department.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant science or engineering discipline.
  • Advanced degree a plus


  • 5+ years of experience in cGMP manufacturing within a biopharmaceutical or cell therapy manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of experience with direct reports required.
  • Experience in electronic batch records a plus.
  • Receiving and Shipping experience a plus
  • Knowledge of inventory systems a plus preferred


  • Stand and Walk - Required to stand/walk while operating manufacturing/computer equipment for several hours at a time throughout the day.
  • Require working in a conference room environment for reasonable periods.
  • Require working in labs, productions, and warehouse environments.
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and other clean room garments daily. This may include but is not limited to: safety shoes, safety glasses, aprons, face shields, lab coats, full full-body gowns, hairnets, gloves, and hearing protection.



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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