Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Devens, MA, United States
Mar 10, 2023
Jun 23, 2023
Bristol Myers Squibb
Associate Director, QC Analytical
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Bristol Myers Squibb is seeking an Associate Director of QC Analytical at the Cell Therapy Facility (CTF) in Devens, MA. This role will be responsible for all operational aspects of the Quality Control Analytical organization at the Devens CTF in support of method validation, critical reagent qualification, in-process, release, and stability testing of clinical and commercial cell therapy drug product. This includes managing multiple teams within the Quality Control Analytical department to meet 24x7x365 manufacturing and laboratory schedules. Additionally, this role will directly interface with internal and external stakeholders to deliver exceptional results and drive continuous improvement of the systems and processes used in the Devens CTF QC laboratories.
This individual will be a key leader for the Devens Cell Therapy QC leadership team and a champion for quality principles and compliance within the Devens organization. This role is stationed in Devens, MA and reports to the Director of QC Operations for the Devens Cell Therapy Facility.
Direct all activities related to the QC Analytical laboratory operations and support including:
GMP testing and documentation for in-process and drug product release (disposition)
Serving as primary POC and Subject Matter Expert for QC Analytical laboratory functions
Department programs and projects (e.g., Lean Labs) related towards the goal of continuous improvement
Establishing, communicating, and sustaining performance measures consistent with business unit and Quality goals
Analysis and reporting of key metrics and method trending
Method development, validation and transfer
Timely closure of laboratory investigations and associated CAPA within the electronic investigation management system
Participation in regulatory inspections, reviews, and approvals of the facility and products
Manage and develop direct reports through:
Planning appropriate department workforce and structure based on demand plan for cell therapy products
Creating a collaborative environment that attracts, develops, and retains the best talent
Hiring, integrating, and developing high quality talent capable of delivering against the department’s goals and objectives
Management and scheduling of multiple teams with varying functions and goals within the department to meet 24x7x365 manufacturing and laboratory schedules and needs
Ensuring employees are properly trained and qualified to perform their assigned tasks, providing developmental feedback and coaching, and supporting career development of direct reports
Knowledge & Skills:
Advanced mentoring and coaching, influencing, negotiating, and personal interaction skills
Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including establishing strategic direction and goals, and guiding execution while fostering a team-based environment
Experience with forecasting, capacity modeling, and resource planning
Advanced knowledge of cGMP, ISO, FDA, MHRA, PMDA, USP, PDA, JP, and EP regulations and guidelines as related to the manufacture of cell therapy products
Experience with method validation and technical transfer
In depth knowledge of QMS and its application to the QC laboratory
Proficient in common computer software applications. Experience with SAP, LIMS and ELN computer applications a plus.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor style for a wide variety of audiences
Ability to work independently and to collaborate cross functionally to drive operational and quality excellence
Advanced organizational and time management skills
Demonstrated strategic thinking, critical reasoning, problem solving, troubleshooting, investigation, and decision-making skills
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Chemistry, Cell Biology, or related science
A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience required
Demonstrated experience building and leading exceptional teams
Advanced degree preferred in Chemistry, Cell Biology, or related science
6 years of laboratory management preferred
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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.
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.
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.
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2023-03-12 04:42:19.938 UTC
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