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Bristol Myers Squibb Manufacturing Manager, Downstream in Devens, Massachusetts

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

The Shift Supervisor/Manager leads and drives the execution of manufacturing processes according to established work instructions and production records for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s). The Shift Supervisor/Manager is responsible for management of group whose primary focus is on execution of manufacturing processes, technical assessment of processes, maintaining a culture of compliance, innovation, and within their functional group. The Shift Supervisor/Manger is required to guide the personnel in their group with knowledge and technical knowledge to lead troubleshooting activities, provide investigation support, analyze process/equipment data, and identify and implement process improvements.

This role requires significant knowledge of Purification processes such as Chromatography, UF/DF, Viral Inactivation and Filtration and column packing.

Major Duties

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

  • Is responsible for the performance of all reporting team members. Takes an active role in developing less experienced team members. 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 communication to senior management.

  • Ensures team adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices and safe work practices.

  • Ensures daily work coordination and distribution of work as demanded through the manufacturing schedule. Manage to schedule and plan.

  • Recognize impact for cross functional impact. Any variance to be captured and communicated to cross functional groups in real time

  • Build partnership with Manufacturing Support to ensure seemless operations. Provide communications upwards, downward and across as deemed fit

  • Manage decisions– acquire feedback, input, and consult as required 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. Drives continuous improvements through staff engagement

  • Demonstrated ability to lead manufacturing operations teams to achieve objectives.

  • Acts to promote a 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 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.

  • Participates in the budget development process; effectively controls expenses (OT, Supplies, T&E) within their influence.

  • Develops stretch goals and uses effective motivation techniques to achieve them. Strong team diagnostic skill and strategy for team growth.

  • Shapes site goals and policies. Able to effectively lead cross functional teams. Provides shift continuity by attending the daily scheduling and triage meetings. Attends active maintenance, frozen schedule, and IEF meetings as a standing member.

  • Provides direct audit support.

  • Acts as a consultant to project teams.

  • Provides on call support for the manufacturing team including active participation on the weekend and holidays.

Knowledge and Skill

  • 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 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.​

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 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, disability or protected veteran status.

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