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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Manager, Downstream Biologics 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 Downstream Senior Manager leads the team responsible for the execution of large-scale commercial manufacturing processes according to established electronic work instructions and production records for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s). The Senior Manager is responsible for technical and career development of their team, and maintaining a culture of Compliance, Safety and Accountability. The Senior Manager is required to guide their team with operational and technical knowledge to lead troubleshooting activities, provide investigation support, analyze process/equipment data, and identify / implement process improvements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead manufacturing operations teams to achieve objectives

  • Acts to promote a safe, compliant, productive and cooperative climate

  • Helps to promote team effectiveness by engaging in a trusting, supportive partnership with others

  • Encourages or facilitates a beneficial resolution of purpose

  • Resolve conflicts in a constructive manner that allows win/win solution

  • Leads one or more operational groups, ensuing department goals and metrics are meeting or exceeding expectations

  • Identifies deficiencies, creates and executes action plans to mitigate issues

  • Drives site schedule by prioritizing resources/activities for manufacturing and support functions

  • Takes an active role in developing less experienced Managers and Technical leads. This includes leveraging both internal and external relationships to build the best team possible

  • Leads response to any developing issues and escalates as appropriate

  • Initiates response team for critical issues, managing team progress and providing detailed Tier communication upwards, downward and across the teams

  • Manages performance. Provide coaching, mentoring and development of staff. Conducts powerful conversations and provides meaningful and actionable feedback for staff growth and development

  • Executes all phases of the performance review process with diligence and on time

  • Develops operational schedule in conjunction with scheduling and planning team

  • Drives increased scheduled adherence and cycle time

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate activities within and across work groups; able to anticipate priority differences and issues and resolves these before problems occur, exceeds desired results

  • Drives continuous improvements through staff engagement Develops stretch goals and uses effective motivation techniques to achieve them

  • Able to effectively lead cross functional teams, and acts as an Upstream Commercial Operations SME / consultant to project teams as needed

  • Provides shift continuity and communication across first and second shifts

  • Provides on call support for the manufacturing team, including night and weekend calls when your shifts are working

Education & Experience:

  • 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 biologic manufacturing experience of 8+ years with minimum of 3+ years of previous supervisory experience which demonstrates proficiency in selection of team and effectively managing personnel issues is required

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

  • Extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing process with a proven record in pharmaceutical technology, technology transfer, process development, manufacturing support

  • Demonstrated aptitude for engineering principles and manufacturing automation systems

  • Previous cross-functional supervisory experience which demonstrates proficiency in selection, motivating and retaining a superior team, effectively managing personnel issues and planning and administering financial resources

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

  • Effective communication and technical writing skills with support groups in the coordinating system to obtain needed cooperation and support as required in a timely and effectively manner


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 ( eeo-accessibility 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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Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1566238

Updated: 2023-02-03 03:37:21.283 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.