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Bristol Myers Squibb Associate Director, Strategy Lead in Devens, Massachusetts

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.

Job Description

This position will be responsible for formulating and sustaining the Devens Cell Therapy Site Strategy while also influencing cross-functional execution in alignment with the strategy. The Strategy Lead will develop and guide the annual site goals and objectives, budget process, master plan, key program and investment business cases, workforce planning, and key offsite communications. This position collaborates on these efforts with the site leadership team and global stakeholders across strategy and business excellence, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, information technology, facilities, manufacturing science & technology, and other functional areas. The role contributes to the success of the site by applying an organized and efficient approach to planning and driving the strategy. Given the dynamic nature of cell therapy, this position will require an individual who can provide structure within ambiguous situations and can quickly adapt to change while engaging teams to make forward progress. This position reports in through the Devens Cell Therapy Strategy and Business Operations team and is actively involved in the maturation of site business processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and sustainment of the Devens CT long term and annual site strategy

  • Collaborate with Devens CT site leaders and network stakeholders and drive conversations to align on the strategic vision for the organization and facility

  • Work closely with associated product teams and digital technology teams to influence and help shape the Devens Cell Therapy 5-year roadmap in alignment with the Cell Therapy network and the Devens Campus

  • Analyze network and industry trends to gain understanding which can be used to influence for competitive advantage

  • Support the development of business cases for different investments opportunities and programs, combining knowledge the value stream opportunities and return on investment

  • Clearly and efficiently communicate the status of the Devens CT goals and objectives to site and network stakeholders

  • Orchestrate and drive maturation of the annual Devens CT budget development process in partnership with finance and network Strategy and Business Excellence teams

  • Develops and sustains the Devens CT master plan within the greater Devens campus master plan

  • Owns the Devens CT Business Continuity Plan and ensures it remains current and sufficiently mitigates the evolving risk profile

  • Coordinate with network Strategy and business Excellence strategy lead and other site strategy leads to formulate the Devens CT capacity model and associated staffing model

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, information technology, business, or related field

  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience including 2 years of experience in a manufacturing operations environment, preferably in life sciences

  • Advanced knowledge of financial, operational, and business management principles

  • Experience working in biopharma, cell therapy, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), FDA regulated, or other regulated environments is a plus

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Project, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the value of complex solutions in a way that is easily understood and engaging to diverse audiences

  • Successful performance in a matrixed environment. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously while consistently delivering high quality results.

  • Proactive, detail oriented, flexible, and able to multi-task. Strong organizational skills, including project management experience.

  • An independent self-starter, and excellent team player in a demanding and dynamic environment

  • Comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment. Able to prioritize across competing demands.

  • Ability to travel, up to 10%, on average

  • A team player with the desire to build positive relationships and contribute to a collaborative work environment.



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.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1562789

Updated: 2022-10-03 01:56:33.052 UTC

Location: Devens,Massachusetts

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.