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Associate Director, Operational Excellence

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 13, 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 DescriptionReporting to the Director of Operational Excellence (OpEx), the Associate Director OpEx leads and collaborates with sites, functions and the greater OpEx network on developing and implementing strategies that drive a continuous Improvement culture. This position will lead the identification and execution of strategic and operational priorities across GPS (Global Product Development and Supply) in support of exceeding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost performance. In order to achieve this, it will be critical that this position work with leaders across GPS to meet business objectives and build the foundations to drive continuous, sustainable, flawless execution and performance improvement.Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Train and coach on OpEx if needed
  • Leverage prioritized projects to deliver improved business performance & increase skills
  • Application of OpEx to improve safety, compliance, drive continuous improvement,
  • Apply lean skills to improve line designs to improve safety, quality and efficiency
  • Enhance the management system of site and above site processes (Tier 1-Tier 6)
  • Manage and leverage external coaches to accelerate people development of resources
  • Partner with OpEx team members on specific project focuses
  • Develop and implement leader standard work
  • Lead and or contribute to other prioritized OpEx work as required
  • Apply change management methods to ensure effective execution of OpEx
  • promote a culture and mindset of operational excellence and continuous improvement
  • Support implementation of behavior model across operations and functionsJob Qualifications:
    • Scientific or Engineering Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in Operations/Operational Excellence roles in Chemical/Life science/Biotech industry utilizing "lean" principles
    • Demonstrated success in developing & deploying Toyota Production System (TPS) strategy to optimize manufacturing operations
    • Success developing lean practitioners
    • Deep understanding and demonstrated experience reducing end-to-end lead time & inventory optimization
    • Demonstrated success building quality into processes (manufacturing and business processes)
    • Demonstrated success applying lean in high volume, short and long cycle time processes as well as quality operations
    • Demonstrated success in line design (ideally in pharma industry applying lean design)
      • Experience improving capacity utilization of various processes: high volume, high mix, high speed, and long cycle time processes
      • Expert problem solver with demonstrated success solving complex process level problemsAround 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, New Brunswick , Associate Director, Operational Excellence, Executive , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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