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CAR-T Site Supply Chain Manager

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Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Contract: PERM
Location: Warren - NJ, 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 Manager of Warren Manufacturing Site Supply Chain reports to the Senior Manager of Warren Site Supply Chain.  This role is accountable to manage supply chain functional duties for a multi-product clinical manufacturing facility for Celgene Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell Therapies. 
  • Responsible for patient supply and material planning, materials management, inventory control, product tracking (chain of identity and chain of custody), import/export permits, shipping/receiving, and cold chain logistics of personalized cell therapies produced at the clinical manufacturing site.
  • Responsible for interpreting and analyzing demand and usage requirements for various materials to support the CAR-T Manufacturing Site in Warren, NJ. Those materials include typical pharmaceutical supplies such as operating supplies, general and critical raw materials, components, equipment and maintenance supplies.
  • Responsible for ownership of the Warren Site Cryogenic Operations Suite and equipment in use to preserve patient material and sample management.
  • This role will collaborate with both external and internal organizations in Manufacturing, Project Management, Operational Excellence, MS&T, Quality Assurance, Global Supply Chain, Process Development, Patient Operations, Clinical Specialists and Clinical Operations to ensure supply continuity and optimum combination of delivery, quality and value.

This position is based in Warren, NJ.  Limited global travel up to 10% of time may be required. 

Come join Bristol Myers Squibb for this unique opportunity to be part of the team building a leading CAR T Platform that serves our patients with novel Celgene CAR T Therapies.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain and understand full plant scheduling process.
  • Understand impacts of demand on planning cycle looking forward.
  • Monitor product life cycles and alert appropriate team members to any actionable inventory requirements and disruption to supply.
  • Drive Materials Release process and be aware of any and all shortages.
  • Conduct investigation and root cause analyses on any supply disruptions or material quality issues and report on corrective actions.
  • Manage Site Supply Chain Standard Operating procedures
  • Own and manage deviations and corrective/preventive actions
  • Own and manage change controls
  • Optimize internal capacity and capabilities to ensure clinical needs can be met.
  • Serve as single point of contact between Global Patient Operations, Global Supply Chain and site
  • Establish a well-designed integrated demand and supply plan from raw materials to final distribution
  • Manage cell material handling and storage for leukapheresis, intermediate and drug product
  • Track and report metrics to track and manage completion of objectives and projects
  • Ensure appropriate training and qualification for staff activities performed
  • Foster a culture of compliance and strong environmental, health, and safety performance
  • Promote a mindset of continuous improvement, problem solving, and prevention
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to improve systems, processes or internal/external performance.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in a Site Supply Chain Organization
  • Advanced proficiency in Site Scheduling / planning / ERP systems and analytics tools
  • Advanced knowledge of fundamental concepts of materials management, planning and site production scheduling
  • Ability to effectively communicate problem statements and viable solution options using pro vs. con and cost vs. benefit approaches
  • Ability to present data and analyses in an organized, clear and concise manner
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work as a team and mentor peers
  • Ability to understand and solve complicated supply and demand problems
  • Intermediate knowledge of cGMP/Pharmaceutical regulations
  • Ability to travel < 10% of time
  • Project Management experience desired but not required

Education and Experience (As Applicable)

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Life Sciences, Supply Chain, or similar
  • 7+ years relevant work experience required
  • 3+ years of experience supporting ERP systems (preferably Oracle EBS).  
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.

Preferred but not required:

  • People management experience
  • Certification in CPIM, CSCP, and/or CLTD
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical clinical, supply chain, manufacturing, and commercialization
  • Experience with lean six sigma projects and change execution management

Working Conditions (US Only) 

Physical Requirements

  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use computers and documentation
  • Ability to stand /sit/walk for long periods of time and work different hours of the day
  • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Based on work assignment, may be recommended (or required) to have medical and visual screening testing in accordance with the company’s Occupational Health Program

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

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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