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The Associate Director, Product Champion, leads the technical agenda for our commercial parenteral. In partnership with other matrix technical teams and multifunctional stakeholders, contributes to the strategic technology roadmap for parenteral manufacturing. This role is accountable for the life cycle management of multiple products, development of new technology for the optimization and continuous improvement in manufacturing operations, providing specialized expertise as necessary to complement site capabilities for critical investigations or process improvements, setting relevant standards and creating and maintaining associated directives (e.g. for tech transfer, product monitoring, etc.). The position interfaces with Drug Product Development, Operations, Quality, GRS, MS&T and many other colleagues. The incumbent will report to the Director of New Products and Lifecycle Technology, w Parenteral Manufacturing Sciences and Technology, within Bristol-Myers Squibb's Global Product Development and Supply.

Key responsibilities include

  • Technical lead for post-market process change activities/experiments through partnership with Development and Operation.
  • Provides technical justification and direction to enable change control and resolution of key investigations at Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO’s).
  • Provides assistance to sites globally to resolve significant quality events and manage complex change controls.
  • Collaborates with clinical and manufacturing sites to develop and execute the strategy for leveraging new innovative technologies to bring value-driven innovation to site operations. 
  • Serves as technical subject matter expert and to other functions, providing technical expertise and leadership on the product and its process.
  • Reviews and co-authors sections of CMC filings.
  • Identifies product cost drivers and realizes opportunities for cost reduction early in product/process development or as part of post filing improvements.
  • Effectively represents parenteral manufacturing science and technology in various internal and external teams committees and industry groups on development, technology transfer, manufacturing, specifications, process validations and launch.
  • Provides assistance to sites globally to resolve significant quality events that require in-depth parenteral technical expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree with 14 years of relevant experience. Master and Ph.D. is preferred (but not required). Time spent in advanced degree program may be considered as equivalent experience.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Excellent skills/experience working in cross-functional teams and championing complex technical projects with various stakeholders.
  • Work strategically, manage multiple programs and create a high performance work environment.
  • In-depth understanding of sterile and liquid products, particularly biologics commercial manufacturing and associated unit operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of parenteral technology & unit operations, aseptic processing, sterilization, isolator processing, lyophilization, pre-filled syringe operations, etc. 
  • Demonstrated in-depth mastery of analytical tools and manufacturing facilities.
  • Working competency of Statistical Process Control and related tools (JMP/ MiniTab/SAS).
  • Skilled in writing and reviewing complex study plans and scientific reports.
  • Strong understanding of project management systems and tools.
  • Manage risk and make rapid decisions.
  • Thorough understanding of regulations, familiarity of regulatory environment and industry trends for drug products, including combination products.
  • Manage team, plan and manage resources efficiently.
  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt certification desirable.

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. 

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and 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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Associate Director, Product Champion