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Supervisor, CAR-T Warehouse Operations

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Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Contract: PERM
Location: United States, United States

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.


Join us and make a difference.  We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.


The Supervisor, CAR T Warehouse Operations leads a team of material handlers responsible for all processes associated with material receipts, movement, storage and distribution within CAR T clinical and commercial operations.  This position plays a critical role in the CAR T warehousing processes ensuring appropriate controls, complete traceability and efficient operations. The Supervisor leads different operations across multiple warehouse locations and multiple shifts. The position assures individual compliance with all FDA, DEA, DOT, ISBT, CTPAT, OSHA, VAWD, cGMPs and applicable policies, regulations and certifications including training, documentation, standard operating procedures and corporate policies.


  • Operating within the requirements of a validated warehouse management system, supervise daily operational activities associated with the receiving of Apheresis and PBMC shipments, all inbound movement / receipt and storage of materials through the CAR T supply chain network, kitting operations along with the preparation of drug product shipments
  • Maintain shipping, receiving, staging, kitting and storage areas that are compliant, efficient, effective and safe.
  • Engage in various groups to manage and expedite receipt along with ensuring appropriate sampling / inspection of incoming materials
  • Manage the creation, implementation and compliance for all documentation, procedures and policies
  • Identify strategic and operational issues both internally and externally, develop proposals, outline solutions, and provide time commitments and resources
  • Lead and manage the development of corrective and preventative actions, deviation responses and investigations for warehouse operations
  • Manage 6 – 19 material handlers on daily basis including all training, performance appraisals and personnel development
  • Manage implementation and maintenance of appropriate training curricula
  • Build a collaborative environment that fosters decisive decision making and accountability
  • Fosters a culture of high ethics and compliance
  • Create an environment of teamwork, open communication, and a sense of urgency
  • Provide a safe and healthy work environment for staff within areas and ensure compliance with all appropriate policies and regulations
  • Promote and engage team in safety training program
  • Efficiently coordinates, communicates, and provides essential Warehouse Operations project information and activities status to Development, Clinical, Planning, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance / Operations, Global Supply and other associated functions in a timely manner in accordance to schedules and defined implementation timelines
  • Build trust and productive relationships with peers and stakeholders
  • Drive collaboration across the company and external partners
  • Interface with Cost Accounting and Internal Audits to coordinate, manage and perform regular physical inventory counts as scheduled
  • Lead multi-functional and multi-location teams through project identification and implementation for both short and long-term projects
  • Act as a change agent in a fast-paced environment to promote flexibility, creativity, and accountability
  • Deliver business results through timely and quality decision making
  • Develop business continuity plans to ensure sustainable operations
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge warehouse operations including best industry practices, application of principles, concepts, practices, standards, validation and qualification
  • Intermediate knowledge of cGMP/GDP/Pharmaceutical regulations
  • Intermediate knowledge of OSHA, DEA, USP and other applicable WH regulations
  • Intermediate proficiency in ERP systems / WMS Applications and analytics tools
  • Advanced proficiency in system and application use for business operations
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Advance project management experience handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced organizational and time management skills
  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate presentation development and delivery skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing business conditions while maintaining appropriate level of controls and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Ability to travel 5% - 10% of time

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, life sciences, information systems, business management or related fields.
  • 5+ years relevant work experience required, preferably in a regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • 3+ years’ experience in warehousing, manufacturing and supply chain areas.
  • Understanding of cell culture, cryopreservation, purification, and aseptic processing or lab technique.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.


  • Intermittent walking and sitting to perform job functions; however, ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time may be necessary. 
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use computers and documentation.
  • Sufficient vision and hearing capability to work in job environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to work around laboratories and controlled, enclosed, restricted areas.
  • Cleanroom garments and personal protective equipment will be required in designated areas which cover head, parts of the face, core body, and legs/feet.
  • Makeup, gum, nail polish, or other potential microbial sources are prohibited in restricted areas.
  • Flexibility to don clean room garments and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Clean room environment is an enclosed, restricted space, with assigned pressure and temperature conditions. Reagents, chemicals, and exposure to sanitization agents are expected.
  • Routine exposure to human blood components.
  • Designated areas may prohibit food, any outside materials such as cell phones, tablets, at a minimum.

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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.


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