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Bristol Myers Squibb

Sr. Specialist IT, Cell Therapy Manufacturing Systems


Computer Specialist


Summit, New Jersey, 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.

Scope of the Position:

The Manager Cell Therapy Manufacturing Systems supports the successful operation of manufacturing and business functions at multi‐use sites through interaction with internal team members, peer, and higher-level customers as well as external service providers. The individual is responsible for development of and adherence to system governance procedures. The individual supports multiple IT projects/systems and ongoing work activities of moderate to high complexity. The individual will answer questions and resolve IT issues for manufacturing and manufacturing support staff. This is primarily an onsite position

Reporting into the IT organization the candidate will be primarily responsible for driving solutions to manufacturing system related problems including building, testing, documenting, and implementing design changes.

The candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in pharma/biotech projects with specific expertise in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and IT disciplines. The candidate must have knowledge of shop floor activities, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and process automation in addition to prior experience in Manufacturing Execution System (MES) use and support.

Required Competencies/Skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially regarding:
    • Teamwork and collaboration
    • Client focus
    • Verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of cGXP, GAMP, SDLC regulations, including 21CFR part 11, and good documentation practices.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical, manufacturing and laboratory systems and equipment that support Biologics and clinical manufacturing.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, business results-driven environment.
  • Understanding of computer system validation. Ability to write IQ/OQ scripts.
  • Clear understanding of the change management process. Ability to write change controls.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional technical team to ensure a successful implementation of systems and technology
  • Work with business units, application developers, security, and infrastructure engineering to troubleshoot, design and build application integrations that support critical manufacturing processes.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical or Computer engineering or MIS discipline is required.
  • Must have 4+ years of hands-on experience in a Pharma/Biotech manufacturing and supply chain environment.
  • Must have experience with Manufacturing Execution System Design and Support, preferably RTMS, Emerson Syncade, Informetric InfoBatch, OSIsoft PI Historian and/or Emerson DeltaV, in a Pharma/Bio-tech manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in scheduling applications. Sound understanding of model development & creation.
  • Experience in integrating manufacturing systems (ERP, MES, LIMS, RTMS)
  • Understanding of supply chain, manufacturing domains, and supporting technology including manufacturing and supply chain ERP systems (e.g. Oracle, SAP).
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and how they relate to existing and new business systems and practices, primarily cGxP.
  • Must have prior experience working on a project team to implement, customize, or enhance Manufacturing system.
  • Author, review, and approve technical documentation, protocols, and reports. This includes but is not limited to IQ/IQ/PQ protocols, change controls, and SOP

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sound understanding of Electronic Batch Records (EBR) and Review by Exception (RBE). Recipe Authoring a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, reporting services, database design and data architecture. Query creation in multiple database environments
  • Experienced with Test Strategy, Test Management and Defect Tracking Tools like HP ALM.


  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and implementation partner(s) to configure, build, and deploy the RTMS and MES systems.
  • Collaborate with business process leads to design master data, recipes, etc., and define best practices.
  • Provide support for operationalizing the manufacturing and peripheral systems.
  • Accountable for uninterrupted 24/7 operation of manufacturing systems for CAR T manufacturing.
  • Support daily operation and future enhancements of MES and other Manufacturing systems as an IT system owner and technical expert.
  • Support integration initiatives between site Manufacturing systems and above-site, enterprise systems, e.g. LIMS, ERP, RTMS, etc.

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.

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