Associate Director Air Compliance & Strategy

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Princeton, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

The primary focus of this role is to support Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as the Associate Director, Air Compliance and Strategy within the Environmental Center of Excellence. The individual in this role will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and sustaining strategic air compliance programs and initiatives to drive best in class stewardship in our operational and capital project activities while maintaining compliance with applicable regulations and alignment with the BMS standards. The position will proactively inform leadership of upcoming regulatory impacts, monitor air compliance risks, and collaborate with the cross functional teams to achieve corporate and Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EOHSS) goals. This position plays a key role in the Global Environmental Center of Excellence and reports to the Executive Director and Global Lead, Environmental Center of Excellence.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a sustainable air compliance program.
  • Update existing standards to align with global regulations and industry good practices.
  • Review and provide technical support for air permits, air/GHG reports and other air-related documents.
  • Interact with agencies as needed.
  • Track regulatory actions, actively engage with industry groups and agencies to create meaningful regulations, legislation, and guidance documents.
  • Work collaboratively with Field EHS to respond to compliance violations or potential violations.
  • Create tools and training programs to assist assets with air compliance. Develop processes to track asset emissions (Scope 1) in the electronic EHS management system for reporting purposes and to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Research innovative technologies that comply with regulatory requirements while reducing emissions. Collaborate with various diverse teams to design and implement emission reduction opportunities.
  • Participate in EOHSS self-assessments/audits.
  • Mentor and/or cross-train peers.
  • Review and ensure accurate and complete resolution of issues as they arise and escalates concerns, with urgency to appropriate leaders in the organization.
  • Proactively collaborate at all levels within the organization to gain alignment and maintain transparency.
  • Effectively able to communicate, both verbally and in writing, technical subject matter at all organizational levels and functions.
  • Challenge the status quo and bring new approaches forward to continually improve the effectiveness of our systems.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in science or engineering.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years Clean Air Act and/or Global air compliance experience.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of global air/GHG requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge working with Capital project teams.
  • Previous experience in chemical or pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and be a leader in a diverse team setting.
  • Ability to influence and drive a sustainable EOHSS culture.
  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and EHS systems like ENABLON (or similar).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to attend to multiple high priority items simultaneously and think creatively, critically, and strategically to solve problems in a complex environment with both urgency and agility, calmly.


This position reports to the Executive Director, Environmental Center of Excellence, and works closely with Field EHS team members.

This position also requires a solid working relationship with external agencies and regulators.

Working Conditions:

Typical daily activities are within the office environment with 40% travel to manufacturing facilities as needed, industry and/or Agency meetings. Outdoor work may be required at times.

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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