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Bristol Myers Squibb Manager, Upstream Clinical Manufacturing in Devens, Massachusetts

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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: .

The Manger is responsible for execution of manufacturing processes, technical assessment of processes, maintaining a culture of compliance, and innovation within their functional group. The Manager is required to guide the shift personnel in their group with the technical knowledge to lead troubleshooting activities, provide investigation support, analyze process/equipment data, and identify and implement process improvements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct oversight of the execution of manufacturing unit operations utilizing various equipment, process automation, and supporting business systems.

  • Ensure team adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices and is responsible for the implementation and execution of standard operating procedures.

  • Ensure daily work coordination and distribution as demanded through the manufacturing schedule. Is responsible for maintaining schedule adherence and cycle time. Reports variances and communicates impact to cross functional groups.

  • Drive right first time (RFT) execution of manufacturing unit operations by providing direct training, guidance, and problem solving on the floor in real time.

  • Take an active role in selecting and developing the team. This includes leveraging both internal and external relationships to build the best team possible. Drive continuous improvements through staff engagement.

  • Manage performance. Provide coaching, mentoring and development of staff. Executes all phases of the performance review process with diligence and on time.

  • Lead assigned manufacturing operations team to achieve objectives. Act to promote a productive and cooperative climate. Promote team effectiveness by engaging in a trusting, supportive partnership with others. Facilitate resolution of conflicts in a constructive manner.

  • Manage daily communication to shift personnel. Support and drive shift huddles and functional team meetings. Provide shift handover and communication working with other shift team members. Provide critical update summary to the staff for all safety incidents and significant process deviations.

  • Act as an area/system owner – a point of contact for all work to be carried out for the area over assigned shift. Build partnership with Manufacturing Operational Engineer/Support to ensure daily data review and trends accomplished seamless operations. Provide critical communications upwards, downward and across as deemed fit

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of science generally attained through studies resulting in a B.S., in science, engineering, biochemistry or related discipline, or its equivalent is highly desired.

  • Direct biopharma manufacturing experience of 6+ years. Supervisory and or leadership experience which demonstrates proficiency in selection of team and effectively managing personnel issues is highly desired.

  • Extensive knowledge of SOPs and cGMPs and the know–how to work and manage within a regulatory environment.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing process with participation in pharmaceutical technology, technology transfer, process development, manufacturing support.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for engineering principles and manufacturing automation systems.

  • Adaptable to a fast paced, complex and ever changing business environment.

  • Effective communication and technical writing skills


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.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit ( eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

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: R1573244

Updated: 2023-09-29 00:31:17.776 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.