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Associate Director, EHS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Summit West, NJ
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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, EHS for the Summit, NJ facility within the Department of Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety and Sustainability (EOHSS). The individual in this role will be responsible for leading the site’s industrial hygiene efforts to drive long-term company and stakeholder value. The position will develop, plan, organize, and execute EOHSS programs, policies, procedures, and training to maintain a safe, health, and environmental compliant facility. This individual should possess a strong background on technical safety issues pertaining to laboratory and cleanroom type environments. This position plays a key role in aligning corporate and local policies and procedures and will enable and foster a proactive and integrated EOHSS culture that promotes a positive, proactive approach throughout all operations.

Associate Director, Site Lead

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Associate Director will advocate, coach, coordinate, implement, assess, and improve environmental, safety, occupational health, and sustainability outcomes using global and local regulations and consensus guides, BMS management systems, policies and procedures, and promote compliant, forward-leaning culture and preserve BMS’ reputation while driving shared Company objectives.

  • The primary responsibility is to lead the site industrial hygiene program and safety programs.

  • Partner with leadership teams to integrate safety and environmental management systems into operations, as measured by performance metrics.

  • Develop productive working relationships with federal, state and local authorities, technical and industrial groups and consultants to keep abreast of pending requirements and interpretations of existing rules.

  • Lead site and/or local area audits related to safety programs for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Translate Corporate and Divisional standards and guides into appropriate site procedures.

  • Track and report safety metrics.

  • Maintain liaison with outside organizations, peer companies and agencies as necessary to assure compliance and communication.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local safety and medical surveillance laws, regulations, codes, rules, and consensus guides.

  • Develop and implement new EOHSS programs, policies, and procedures and update and improve existing ones.

  • Provide applicable regulatory and technical practical guidance and execute programs, policies, procedures, and trainings for industrial hygiene, biological safety, laboratory safety, and chemical safety.

  • Execute Management of Change (MOC) program for EOHSS to include EOHSS Impact Assessments and Change Requests.

  • Participates in EOHSS operational and tier discussions, EOHSS committees and teams; and EOHSS self-assessments, inspections, GEMBAs, and audits.

  • Review and ensure accurate and complete resolution of issues as they arise and escalates concerns, resource constraints, needs, with urgency to appropriate leaders in the organization.

  • Stops operations and activities that could harm the environment, workforce, or facilities.

  • Utilize and manage site platforms for investigations, reporting, inspection, and other management system platforms and their outcomes.

  • Have a proven competency in completing biological risk assessments and participation/ managing an Institutional Biosafety Committee.

  • Participate in and show leadership in an EOHSS culture at the site that partners with operational teams to ensure all are accountable for EOHSS culture and performance, modeling what good looks like.

  • Proactively collaborates at site and above-site levels.

  • Conducts Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) reviews against BMS standards and applicable compliance standards, identifies gaps, and completed actions against gaps identified in a systemic fashion using appropriate quality and EOHSS system tools for documentation and CAPA tracking purposes.

  • Brings new approaches to continually improve the effectiveness of workflows and processes and learn and apply new concepts.

  • Helps to coach and mentor EHS Team members during day-to-day operations.

  • Investigates causes of industrial accidents and/or injuries to develop systemic solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.

Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in science or engineering.

  • CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist), required.

  • Professional license or certification; RBP (Registered Biosafety Professional), CBP (Certified Biosafety Professional), desired.

  • Proven experience in leading a site industrial hygiene program.

  • Proven experience in biosafety, such as review of research protocols, development of a biosafety manual, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC), and Institutional Research Boards (IRB) to ensure compliance with the National Institute of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other standards for recombinant DNA and vaccine research, desired.

  • A Master’s / Graduate degree in a relevant discipline is desired.

  • A minimum of 10 years of previous Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) experience in a research or manufacturing facility.

  • A minimum of 2 years leadership with direct reports.

  • Previous experience in chemical or pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

  • Six Sigma Certification (Green belt or above) desired.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work within a remote, matrix environment achieve high performance standards

CONTACTS

  • This position reports to the Director, EHS, and works closely with the EOHSS Center of Excellence (COE).

  • This position requires a solid working relationship with all functional departments.

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Typical daily activities are within the office environment.

  • The incumbent may be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as, but not limited to clean room gowning , lab coats, safety glasses, hearing protection, and face shields.

  • The incumbent will be required to walk for extended periods of time, up to 2 hours per day.

  • The incumbent must be able to travel for business up to 5% of the time.

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  • Exercise sound judgment in making compliant decisions and recommendations.

  • Works on abstract problems across functional areas of the business.

  • Identifies, evaluates, and solutions systemically in a compliant manner.

  • Works independently against established objectives and goals.

  • Establishes operational objectives and assignments that align with EHS Department and global EOHSS objectives.

  • This role will lead a team.

  • This role may supervise contracted EOHSS support, co-ops, or interns.

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.

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.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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