Lead Material Handler – Bristol Myers Squibb – Leiden

  • Leiden

Bristol Myers Squibb

Working with Us
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.

Position Summary  

Leiden Site is seeking a dynamic individual to join a highly motivated team of Materials Management and Supply Chain professionals. You are comfortable in a fast-paced environment with a minimal amount of direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities. You will be responsible for providing material movement and logistical support to internal and external customers in support of cellular therapeutic manufacturing during process transfers, routine production, and technology improvements. The Lead Materials Handler will act as a point of contact and coordinate across multiple cross-functional departments, thereby adhering to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), regulatory requirements and company policy while performing job functions. 

Key Responsibilities  

·Coordinates internal and external Material requests across multiple unit operations, including personnel and logistical needs.

·Working with Production planning, the Manufacturing responsible, and other shift leads to establish daily unit operations schedule that includes people, product, and material flow across multiple shifts. 

·Completing and reviewing (electronic) documentation required by process transfer protocols, standard operating procedures, and batch records. 

·Performing on-the-job training of new hires. 

·Initiation of company deviations for non-conforming materials and operational anomalies. 

·Assisting in setting up warehouse operations equipment/fixtures and support facility and equipment commissioning activities. 

·Reviewing Warehouse Operations procedures and providing input in ensuring documents are technically sound, promote effective and efficient operations, and comply with cGMP requirements. 

·Performing tasks in a manner that is consistent with departmental and corporate safety policies, quality systems and GMP requirements.

·Additional duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned by Senior management. 

Qualifications & Experience  

·Relevant education or experience in Science, Facilities and Engineering on MBO/HBO level. 

·3 – 5 years of experience in a cGMP warehouse environment and understanding of Materials Management. 

·General dangerous goods experience and certifications are a plus. 

·Experience with receiving, temperature storage, issuance, and inventory control practices including cycle counting, and rejected/expired material disposition. 

·Experience in cold chain logistical movement of time critical and temperature sensitive biologics. 

·Knowledge of Freight forwarder and courier direct shipments and associated documentation requirements.

·Use of material handling equipment – electric and/or manual.

·Flexibility to work a shift structure, on call hours and irregular hours (incl. weekends). 

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.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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

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