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Senior Director, Engineering & Production Technical Services at (BMS) Bristol-Myers Squibb in Summit, New Jersey

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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.


Provide leadership and oversight to Engineering, Maintenance & Reliability, Calibration/Metrology, Validation, and Facilities Services across Summit West and Warren Cell Therapy facilities. Develop and implement strategy in these areas to maximize asset availability and reliability, design and install state of the art systems and facilities using benchmark processes, ensure a validated and compliant state of operation for systems and equipment, generation and delivery of utilities at peak efficiency, keeping our facilities in a state of compliance, as well as ensuring customer satisfaction by providing facilities management services to fulfill requirements across two Cell Therapy sites.  


  • Directs all components of Technical Services organization, which includes: Facilities Engineering, Calibration and Metrology, Equipment/Commissioning/Qualification, Plant & Project Engineering, and Facilities & Site Services across Summit West and Warren cell therapy sites. 

  • Directs the monitoring and management of outcomes for services performed by contracted business partners, in coordination with global services (Facilities and Engineering). 

  • Directs the management of the sites’ future requirements for, and fulfillment performance of, locally provided contract services. 

  • Establishes and communicates strategic and business objectives for Site Engineering, consistent with company cell therapy strategy. 

  • Effectively manages assigned resources to address priorities, meet schedules, maximize productivity, control costs, and increase efficiencies. 

  • Directs the planning and coordination of the capital plan for the Summit West and Warren sites, including the development and implementation of the strategic plan, capital spending plan and the obtainment of all required permits for construction. 

  • Develops and leads a high performance management team responsible for operating and maintaining an audit-ready facility at all times; directs the recruitment and development of all Technical Services staff. 

  • Invests in the development of current and future leadership through assignment of development opportunities, coaching, mentoring, and effective administration of rewards and recognition. 

  • Establishes and communicates high performance standards, defines clear accountability, leads by adopting continuous improvement strategies to reduce operational variances and reduce cycle time.  

  • Encourages the staff to create new and innovative ways of operating and, to demonstrate flexibility, open mindedness and adaptability to a rapidly changing environment. 

  • Sets high standards for compliance to meet and exceed regulatory agency requirements related to Cell Therapy manufacture and assure compliance with BMS Directives including safety, staff training, cGMP, quality systems documentation, change control, operational variance, and failure investigation. 

  • Develops annual operating budget/staffing levels and manages operation to achieve them. 

  • Maximizes the utility of existing capital in meeting needs across Cell Therapy sites and functions. 

  • As a member of the Site Leadership Teams, participates actively to establish site mission, annual goals and desired culture while undertaking supportive actions which build commitment to these values, objectives and sustained site-wide teamwork.


  • Knowledge of science/engineering generally attained through studied resulting in a B.S. in engineering, a related discipline or its equivalent. A master’s degree in a relevant discipline is desired.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering field or equivalent, preferably in a biopharma manufacturing complex, documented by a solid history of technical accomplishments and a proven track in maintenance, reliability, facility/utilities operations, validation and capital project management.

  • A strong practical knowledge of process equipment and the technologies related to cell culture manufacturing and both clinical and commercial production.

  • Experience in directing the design and construction of major office, laboratory and process manufacturing buildings including design, procurement and contracts, including experience in the negotiations and structures of contracts and major agreements.

  • Proficiency in developing and managing departmental budgets to successfully meet organizational commitments within operating budget guidelines, including the development and implementation of capital spending plans and managing the prioritization of needs balanced against the resources available.

  • Experience in the disciplines of energy management including the procurement and use of energy sources and the energy industry in general.

  • Experience in dealing with Federal, State and local regulations regarding energy use. Leading and managing a diverse team including the control and management of outsourced services.

  • Demonstrated success as a strong team leader who uses past supervisory experience to develop departmental staff through effective feedback and coaching.

  • Demonstrated ability to think in a clear, decisive manner, to remain calm under adverse conditions, and to reach independent, sound solutions during normal and emergency situations.

  • Experience in the application processes for successfully obtaining of permits to construct capital facilities and operate major systems.


The Head of Production Technical Services is in direct contact with both plant General Managers, and other senior leaders within the site, including heads of Quality, Manufacturing, EH&S, Supply Chain. Frequent interactions occur with more senior levels of Cell Therapy management and department heads at other sites. Occasional interactions occur with external industry and regulatory representatives. These interactions require the abilities at negation of extremely difficult matters to influence policymaking bodies both internally and externally. The heaviest on-site interactions occur with the role’s management staff with lesser contact with employees and contractors throughout the site.


Principal assignment is in a modern office facility however this role involves frequent visits to, and inspection of, the campus grounds, CUB and Warehouse buildings which may require adherence to various Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards.

Occasional business related travel is required, not generally exceeding 4 nights per month.


Take action,

final decision, recommend

Exercise sound judgment in making decisions and recommendations within generally defined practices and policies and notify senior management when necessary. Works on abstract problems across functional areas of the business. Identified and evaluates fundamental issues for major functional areas through assessment of tangible variables. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of division operations.


Works with minimal supervision on the accomplishment of agreed upon goals and objectives.


Directly: 6 - 7

Indirectly: 64 - 68

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to these roles. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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.