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Associate Director, Commercial Manufacturing Upstream

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.
One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease.
Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together.
And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.
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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.
Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced plans for an expansion of its large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts.
The expansion will create a mammalian cell biologics center of excellence through the introduction of biologics development and clinical trial manufacturing capabilities to the site.
Both represent new capabilities for Devens, a site that in its early years has focused solely on large-scale, bulk biologics manufacturing.
The Associate Director, Commercial Manufacturing Upstream will be responsible for:
Embraces and effectively communicates the company, site and department mission, goals and guidelines, undertaking supportive actions which contribute to the fulfillment of these values and objectives while contributing to cultural evolution, innovation and leadership within the organization.
Manages a functional area (Upstream or Downstream, including associated process support) and provides direction and guidance to operational staff in their daily contributions to the manufacturing process.
Allocates departmental resources (equipment, labor, and inventories) to match production schedules and maximize productivity, reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
In collaboration with Engineering and Manufacturing staff, identifies trends, variances and bottlenecks in the manufacturing process and assists in the development of solutions to maximize productivity, quality and process efficiency.
Coordinates resources from the supporting organizations (QA/QC, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Technical Services, etc.
) as needed to support the core manufacturing process.
Recruits and develops a high performing team with diverse backgrounds and talents.
Coaches and counsels team members to develop their skill sets and create an environment of continuous learning, improvement, and innovation.
Maintains and communicates performance metrics to her/his team, setting and maintaining high expectations for team performance.
Maximizes the use of existing capital committed to the manufacturing process by eliminating waste, improving productivity and controlling work-in-progress levels.
Establishes an environment which fosters continuous improvement in cost, quality, safety and customer service.
Builds and maintains strong relationships inside and outside the organization.
Qualifications Ph.
D.
with a least 7 years directly related experience OR a Master's degree with at least 10 years directly related experience OR a Bachelor's degree with at least 12 years directly related experiences.
Documented solid history of technical accomplishments in the cell culture field, e.
g.
relevant experience in upstream process development or upstream manufacturing technical support.
Experience in the design, modification and optimization of biologics cell culture or fermentation seed and bioreactor operation, with a strong practical knowledge of the technologies related to mammalian cell culture or fermentation with clear awareness of current industry trends.
Experienced in development and technology transfer of processes for commercial biologic manufacturing.
Excellent verbal & written communications skills.
In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements for filing Biologics in the US and Europe including past productive interactions with US and European regulatory agencies for the development and manufacture of biologics.
Direct involvement in securing a BLA, or sBLA regulatory filing of a commercial facility or process.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability - 1501876

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