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Bristol Myers Squibb

Manager, Digital Manufacturing, MES Platform


Development Manager


Tampa, Florida, 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:


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.

We are looking for a Manager to be responsible for development, maintenance and support of the global Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) solution that is utilized globally across the Digital Plant manufacturing network to produce medicine.

The MES Platform Digital Capability Manager scope includes MES hardware and software components, system architecture and network design, cybersecurity, automation, and any customizations that support Digital Plant manufacturing systems and operations.

This position is responsible for successful delivery of projects and continuous improvement initiatives focused on robustness, effectiveness and cost reductions in manufacturing operations.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the management and delivery the MES platform roadmap, taking into consideration emerging technologies and supporting the continuing maturity of Digital Plant
  • Design and deliver MES architecture with an emphasis on business continuity to minimize or eliminate unplanned downtime
  • Design and execute an upgrade and patch strategy that minimizes or eliminates any outage time
  • Assess the risk and impact that changes, patches, outages or other events can have to the MES solution and the global network.
  • Work with senior management to define and manage system maintenance and archiving along with an effectiveness monitoring strategy to ensure consistent system performance
  • Work with senior management to determine a cloud strategy that can provide a cost effective primary and/or backup hosting solution
  • Assist with determining metrics that accurately measure and track Syncade performance and define a tuning and monitoring strategy to optimize performance
  • Assist with delivering simple to complex changes to the MES solution to the global manufacturing network
  • Ensuring compliance with data integrity and computer system validation requirements and regulations. Ability to understand changes that impact validated state of application and underlying infrastructure.
  • Assist with the creation of scripts, tools, and other resources to automate MES system deployments.
  • Authoring of technical documentation / ALM scripts
  • Assist with advanced troubleshooting, investigating defects, and building R&D environments to test next generation solutions.
  • Assist with system upgrade and application patching activities


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Computer Science and 3+ years' industry in Life Sciences Industry working with Syncade MES
  • Previous successful execution of Syncade MES projects preferred
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience managing computer systems
  • Previous management experience (preferred)
  • Direct experience designing, building, deploying and supporting automation and execution systems (Syncade, DeltaV, PI Data historian, etc.) in regulated manufacturing environments
  • Experience with Windows, IIS, Registry, ODBC, DCOM, ActivePDF, SQL AlwaysON, Windows Clusters, F5’s, and VMWare (preferred)
  • Strong domain expertise in the application of IT to manufacturing, including a broad understanding of processes and how they are supported by IT tools and systems.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory landscape and demonstrated experience with software validation.
  • Proven track record of successful IT/automation project delivery
  • Ability to work across global sites and cultures.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% domestically and internationally

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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