Associate Director, EOHSS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Devens, MA

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 of EOHSS for the Devens Facility within the Department of Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety and Sustainability (EOHSS). The individual in this role will be responsible for leading the company’s environmental, occupational health, safety, and sustainability (EOHSS) efforts within the CTDO organization of the Devens Facility 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 at the direction of the site Director of EOHSS. The Associate Director will promote compliant, forward-leaning culture and preserve BMS’ reputation while driving shared Company objectives at the direction of the site Director of EOHSS. The associate director of EOHSS will be expected to approach the coordination of these tasks in alignment with the BMS values of integrity, inclusion, passion, innovation, urgency, and accountability. 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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, safety, medical surveillance and sustainability 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 as the subject matter expert for EH&S programs including but not limited to Biosafety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Industrial Hygiene, Process Safety Management, and Environmental issues in relation to CTDO operations.
  • Communicates strategic and business objectives for EH&S, balancing business risk, customer expectations and regulatory requirements while remaining consistent with company and site strategy within CTDO at the direction of the site EOHSS Director.
  • Assure safety incidents are reported and escalated as required by BMS policy and investigates causes of industrial accidents and/or injuries to develop solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
  • Manage Corporate EHS self-assessment program for the site, manages identification of gaps, and coordinates timely closure of corrective actions (CAPAs) at the direction of the site EOHSS Director.
  • 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, 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 EOHSS site Director.
  • Stops operations and activities that could harm the environment, workforce, or facilities.
  • Utilizes site platforms for investigations, reporting, inspection, and other management system platforms and their outcomes.
  • Participates in and shows 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 both the 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 learns and applies new concepts.
  • Helps to coach and mentor EHS Team members during day-to-day operations. Act as the lead EH&S point-of-contact for the Cell Therapy Facility.
  • Investigates causes of industrial accidents and/or injuries to develop systemic solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
  • Participates actively in CTDO site Leadership Team as needed.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in science or engineering.
  • A Master’s / Graduate degree in a relevant discipline is desired.
  • A minimum of 10 years of previous experience in a manufacturing Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) role.
  • Previous experience in chemical or pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Professional license or certification in appropriate discipline desired.
  • Experience managing people
  • Six Sigma Certification (Green belt or above)
  • 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.
  • Proclivity for partnership and cross-team collaboration
  • Advanced knowledge of cGMP regulations and how they apply to the EH&S requirements.
  • Clean room or aseptic manufacturing experience is preferred


  • 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 Associate Director, EHS will be responsible for working within the manufacturing facilities as needed, and outdoors at times.

Decision Making:

Exercise sound judgment in making compliant decisions and recommendations. Works on abstract problems across functional areas of the business. Identifies, evaluates, and solutions systemically for fundamental issues for major functional areas in a compliant manner. Uses Six Sigma methodologies to solve problems.

Supervision Received:

Works independently against established objectives and goals. Establishes operational objectives and assignments that align with EH&S Department and global EOHSS objectives.

Supervision Exercised:

This role may supervise other EH&S team members, contracted EH&S support, co-ops, interns, or Kickstart Rotational Program team members.

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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