Associate Director, Engineering operations – Bristol Myers Squibb – Leiden

  • Leiden

Bristol Myers Squibb

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb Netherlands

Bristol Myers Squibb has been active in the Dutch market for over 50 years, employing people across a range of activities and business units in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The Netherlands is also home to our first European Cell Therapy facility, located at the Leiden Bio Science Park, the largest life sciences cluster of The Netherlands. This new state of the art facility is focused on commercial manufacturing with capabilities for multi-product Cell Therapy manufacturing. You can become part of this exciting journey. if you want to know more about it!

The Netherlands has everything it takes to become the medicines hub of Europe, the so-called Boston by the North Sea. As we continue to expand our footprint by building this new site, we are looking to grow our team.

Would you like to become an important chain in our worldwide network to bring this new personalized treatment to patients suffering from blood cancer? Join us and be a game changer!

Position Summary

The F&E team at the EU CTF are seeking an experienced Engineering professional to lead the Site Engineering Operations team. Reporting to the Snr. Director of Facility and Engineering, the Associate Director will lead a team of Senior Managers, Service Providers and Engineering teams in delivering a safe working environment for our colleagues and a reliable plant to ensure continuity of supply of product to our patients from a plant and equipment perspective.

The Associate Director will be accountable for the delivery of maintenance programs across Manufacturing, Laboratories, Warehouse and Utilities in line with the site reliability and maintenance strategy, and the safe operation of our utilities and environmental services systems, including High Voltage systems, Wet Utility systems and Waste-Water Operations. The Associate Director as part of the F&E Leadership team will ensure the wider engineering objectives support the needs of the Facility and engineering team, CTF site and is in the best interest of our patients. This includes accountability for the financial planning, tracking and forecasting for the engineering operations team.

The Associate Director is accountable to site engineering operations adherence to good engineering practices, company policies, regulations, and codes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads a team that has overall site responsibility for the maintenance and reliability of process, laboratory and warehouse equipment as well as the site utilities, mechanical, electrical and environmental systems. This includes defining local engineering requirements and processes in compliance with global engineering policies.
  • Successfully manage, develop and engage the engineering and reliability teams to enable a high performing team. Supports with CAPEX project development and delivery as engineering and reliability SME.
  • Develops annual budgets and headcount projections and is accountable to manage the site engineering operations spending and tracking with finance team support.
  • Work with Reliability SME to develop trouble shooting skills and other OPEX initiatives to empower teams to problem solve in the field and advance Reliability Excellence programs.
  • Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering or related field.
  • 10+ years of leadership experience of an engineering team or equivalent combination of education and at least 8 years of experience in a similar scale pharmaceutical / biotechnology manufacturing site.
  • Demonstrable experience with migrations of SAP data in complex, global, release-deployed SAP programs.
  • Subject matter expert of pharmaceutical / biotechnology plant engineering operational processes as well as good engineering practices, company policies, regulations, and codes
  • Proven ability to prioritize maintenance activities and resources to achieve a safe and reliable site.
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    Why You Should Apply

    Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
    With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

    On-site Protocol

    BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

    Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

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