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Bristol Myers Squibb Associate Director, Cell Therapy Supply Chain and Logistics 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.

This role is accountable to manage supply chain functional duties for the Devens Cell Therapy manufacturing facility (CAR-T Therapies).

This role will manage patient supply and material planning, materials management, inventory control, product tracking (chain of identity and chain of custody), import/export permits, shipping/receiving, and cold chain logistics of personalized cell therapies produced at the clinical manufacturing site. Responsible for interpreting and analyzing demand and usage requirements of various operating supplies, general and critical raw materials, components, equipment and maintenance supplies.


  • Maintain and understand full plant scheduling process.

  • Understand impacts of demand on planning cycle looking forward.

  • Monitor product life cycles and alert appropriate team members to any actionable inventory requirements and disruption to supply.

  • Drive Materials Release process and be aware of any and all shortages.

  • Conduct investigation and root cause analyses on any supply disruptions or material quality issues and report on corrective actions.

  • Manage Site Supply Chain Standard Operating procedures

  • Own and manage deviations and corrective/preventive actions

  • Own and manage change controls

  • Optimize internal capacity and capabilities to ensure clinical needs can be met.

  • Serve as single point of contact between Global Patient Operations, Global Supply Chain and site

  • Establish a well-designed integrated demand and supply plan from raw materials to final distribution

  • Manage cell material handling and storage for leukapheresis, intermediate and drug product

  • Track and report metrics to track and manage completion of objectives and projects

  • Ensure appropriate training and qualification for staff activities performed

  • Foster a culture of compliance and strong environmental, health, and safety performance

  • Promote a mindset of continuous improvement, problem solving, and prevention

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to improve systems, processes or internal/external performance.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Life Sciences, Supply Chain, or similar

Preferred but not required:

  • Certification in CPIM, CSCP, and/or CLTD


  • 7+ years relevant work experience required

  • 3+ years of experience supporting ERP systems (preferably Oracle EBS).

  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.

  • People management experience

  • Experience in biopharmaceutical clinical, supply chain, manufacturing, and commercialization

  • Experience with lean six sigma projects and change execution management

  • Experience in a Site Supply Chain Organization

  • Advanced proficiency in Site Scheduling / planning / ERP systems and analytics tools

  • Advanced knowledge of fundamental concepts of materials management, planning and site production scheduling

  • Ability to effectively communicate problem statements and viable solution options using pro vs. con and cost vs. benefit approaches

  • Ability to present data and analyses in an organized, clear and concise manner

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently for extended periods of time

  • Ability to work as a team and mentor peers

  • Ability to understand and solve complicated supply and demand problems

  • Intermediate knowledge of cGMP/Pharmaceutical regulations

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.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1528804-en-us

Updated: 2020-11-30 02:27:32.578 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.