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Manager, Shop Floor Quality Assurance Cell Therapy (6a-6p)

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: Ayer
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Job Summary
Bristol Myers Squibb is seeking a Field QA Manager for the QA Operations organization at the Cell Therapy Facility (CTF) in Devens, MA. The QA Manager is responsible for quality activities for the Cell Therapy Facility in accordance with Bristol-Myers Squibb policies, standards, procedures, and Global cGMP. Functional responsibilities include ensuring manufacturing compliance with applicable procedures and batch records, providing real time review of manufacturing batch record documentation and logbooks, and working with operations to resolve manufacturing issues. The QA Manager role is stationed in Devens, MA and reports to the Head of QA Field for the Devens CTF.

Job Responsibilities

* Oversee performance of QA shop floor activities.
* Ensure manufacturing compliance with applicable procedures and batch records.
* Perform real time review of manufacturing batch records.
* Review manufacturing shop floor documentation.
* Must have strong authorship and ability to critically review investigations, interpret results and generate technical conclusions consistent with Quality risk management principles.
* Must be skilled in planning and organizing, decision-making, and building relationships.
* Knowledge of quality processes, including material disposition, change control, product complaints, deviations, investigations, and CAPA management.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

* High School Degree required
* Relevant college or university degree preferred.
* Minimum 6+ years relevant work experience, with at least 3 years in a Quality Assurance role.
* Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.
* Previous Supervisory/Managerial Experience is preferred.
* Must be action-oriented and skilled in decision-making, building relationships, problem solving, conflict management, planning and organizing, resource allocation, coaching others, and analytical thinking.
* Understands continuous improvement and improves efficiency and productivity within the group or project.
* Builds relationships internally within and with cross functional teams.
* Must have sound knowledge and experience in FDA regulated cGMP warehousing, Quality, and compliance environments. Prefer to also have knowledge of GMP Manufacturing operations and processes.
* Directs quality initiatives that accomplish continuous improvement and enhance site quality system efficiencies.
* Routinely recognizes and resolves Quality issues; Informs management of proposed solutions. Seeks management guidance on complex issues.
* Able to recognize conflict and notify management with proposed recommendations for resolution.
* Must possess an independent mindset. Work is self-directed.
* Requires little direction to complete more complex tasks; completes routine tasks with little or no supervision.
* Able to provide directions to others within the team.
* Confident in making decisions for non-routine issues.
* Develops and revises procedures.
* Intermediate to advanced ability to interpret results and situations and articulate recommendations for resolution.
* Able to prepare written communications and communicate problems to management with clarity and accuracy.
* Able to effectively multi-task.
* Knowledge of US and global cGMP requirements.

Physical Requirements:

* Able to lift up-to 25 pounds several times a day.
* Able to stand and walk for several hours at a time in a 12-hour shift.
* Able to move between rooms in a timely manner.
* Able to work near strong magnetic fields.
* Able to gown for ISO 8 and ISO 7 rooms (medical scrubs, safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, coveralls, booties, etc.).

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 ( . Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Keywords: Bristol Myers Squibb, Nashua , Manager, Shop Floor Quality Assurance Cell Therapy (6a-6p), Executive , Ayer, New Hampshire

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