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Director, Global Business Process Owner, Cell Therapy Manufacturing, Seattle, Western Australia

CategoryProject Management
Job typeFull-Time
CountryUnited States
StateWestern Australia

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.

Job Summary

Bristol Myers Squibb's Cell Therapy business is entering an exciting new phase as it begins the commercialization of its first CAR-T products. Commercialization drives new scope, scale, and complexity across the network, and drives the need to work together in new ways.

This job is part of a new organization that has been established to manage this rapidly evolving environment. At the intersection of people, process, and systems is the Global Business Process Owner (BPO). The BPO for Cell Therapy Manufacturing works with an expanding network of manufacturing sites to foster cross-site collaboration and deliver a road map for continuous improvement, and help drive decision-making for major programs and initiatives in the network.

The Manufacturing BPO is positioned alongside a peer BPOs in the vein-to-vein process, whose scope include network planning & allocation, patient apheresis & treatment, manufacturing site scheduling, quality assess & release, raw materials & procurement, logistics & order management, and master data governance. Each BPO leads cross-functional teams of local process owners and subject-matter experts to identify both challenges and opportunities. Together the BPOs work with a portfolio management team to drive the prioritization and mobilization of resources necessary to deliver change, which is a mix of near-term solutions to satisfy immediate needs, and multi-year plans to attain strategic targets.

This job reports in through Bristol Myers Squibb's Head of Cell Therapy Business Process Management and works closely with Cell Therapy leadership, Cell Therapy subject matter experts, and IT partners. This is an exciting opportunity to shape how BMS's Cell Therapy manufacturing network operates and be part of a team influencing the overall future of the Cell Therapy network.

  • Lead a cross-functional matrix organization focused on a manufacturing business processes (note: this excludes manufacturing science and technology, which is managed independently)
  • Develop the strategy and business process road map for the Cell Therapy manufacturing network
  • Lead, develop and implement policies and procedures based on current regulations and industry standards to ensure readiness for the transition from clinical to commercial
  • Partner with leaders in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Regulatory, IT and others to ensure compliant and scalable processes
  • Prioritize the pipeline of requirements for cell therapy systems. Final decision-maker on design.
  • Coach and mentor a cross-functional community of professionals
  • Work with senior leaders to help establish performance goals and strategic/operational objectives for the Cell Therapy Business organization
  • Develop process metrics that can be used to provide performance insights to stakeholders

Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a life sciences or engineering discipline and a minimum of 15 years of relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. Manufacturing experience is strongly preferred.
  • 7+ years of direct experience overseeing supply chain or manufacturing processes, and 5+ years of people management or supervisory experience
  • Experience leading cross-functional matrix teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Skilled at presenting complex topics to senior leaders.
  • Proven record leading or contributing to projects or programs in support of GXP operations
  • Experience with regulatory inspections
  • Extensive knowledge of current industry practices
  • Experience with interpretation and application of guidelines and regulations
  • Proven ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities and unexpected events while maintaining a positive work attitude

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.
EmployerBristol-Myers Squibb

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