Associate Director, Cell Therapy Operations Network Strategy

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Summit West, 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.

Cell Therapy is one of the most groundbreaking new forms of cancer treatments being studied today. With therapies only in their infancy, the growth potential of the science – and its ability to help patients – is incredible.

Scope of the Role

The Associate Director (AD), Cell Therapy Network Strategy, will be responsible for supporting the Cell Therapy Vector, Vector Testing, Plasmid, and critical raw materials end to end strategic roadmap for sourcing, manufacturing, testing, and global supply to patients by translating the Clinical and Commercial needs of the franchise and product strategy teams as well as new technology requirements. The AD will leverage stochastic network models to run scenarios and derive insight into network optionality, recommend actions to improve the network plan, and influence overall network strategy. The AD will develop business cases with key stakeholders and lead supply analyses to develop recommendations for approval in alignment with the long-term DP manufacturing network strategy.

Key Responsibilities

The Associate Director, Cell Therapy Operations Network Strategy, will:

  • Leverage manufacturing network models to assess “capacity levers”, or projects/investments that impact capacity with technology, process, regulatory, lifecycle, and other considerations
  • Model network requirements to identify decision points to phase capacity investment just-in-time to meet patient demand, while minimizing cost and maximizing optionality
  • Ensure planning assumption alignment with short-term supply/demand/capacity reporting
  • Collaborate with BI&A to continuously improve manufacturing network stochastic model to improve utility and support broader insight
  • Perform demand, supply and capacity scenario-, risk-, and sensitivity analyses by product, region, and manufacturing site in support of planning and ad-hoc reviews
  • Support site capacity teams to develop specific analyses, e.g., medium-to-long range supply and demand scenarios, product lifecycle changes, product allocation across regions/sites, facility modifications, network capability additions, etc.
  • Help develop network strategy business cases that drive decision making through rigorous, fact-based quantitative analysis and the synthesis of insight into actionable recommendations
  • Partner with subject matter experts on business case preparation, review, and facilitation of pre-approvals to help ensure governance presentations are successful
  • Support strategy governance forum with project management/administrative tasks including preparing agendas, taking meeting minutes, and sending out communications to stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Utilize data visualization tools to present analysis results and simplify complex concepts

Professional experience and qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical/Chemical/Materials Engineering, or equivalent Life Sciences discipline
  • At least 7 years of experience in cell therapy, pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology fields, with manufacturing and/or supply chain operations experience
  • Experience managing business cases of significant complexity focus on strategy and business needs analysis for release testing requirements
  • Experience in managing executive stakeholders, developing talent, engaging, and motivating people

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong business and finance acumen in developing business case analyses
  • Ability to lead and influence multidisciplinary, cross-functional teams
  • Ability to critically assess overall risk to business cases, project timelines/plans and resolve or escalate appropriately
  • Applicable experience with capacity planning, network planning, and/or supply planning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in driving optimal business objectives in a complex matrix organization

Additional professional and personal requirements include

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask and work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Strong strategy development skills: Ability to drive timely decisions that balance a variety of factors, plan for contingencies and multiple scenarios, constructively challenge accepted ways of doing things, and develop optimal solutions using inquiry, data analysis, options analysis, innovative framing, and persuasion
  • Experienced in leading change in ambiguous situations and a demonstrated ability to accomplish results and meet deadlines and commitments
  • Possesses strong collaboration, delegation, and interpersonal communications skills to quickly establish credibility and earn respect of project team and senior leaders
  • Demonstrated analytical and logic skills with cell therapy enterprise perspective and strong understanding of the key business drivers that yield results for patients

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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