Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


Syracuse, NY
Sep 25, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Develop OpEx capabilities within site functions including, but not limited to:
  • Support for Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Lean training and coaching of candidates.
  • Coaching on OpEx tools, projects, and behaviors including ways to improve performance and efficiency.
  • Support for and development of visual management.
  • Support functional Directors and Managers through standard work, challenging the status quo and building the OpEx culture in the group.

Drive engagement with Operational Excellence through:
  • Leading and coordination of OpEx initiatives to drive OpEx and Syracuse Site Objectives
  • Management of idea generation and identification and elimination of waste to support cost savings and productivity improvement goals with a focus on simplification and standardization.
  • Communication, information management and promotion of OpEx benefits via OpEx Boards, communication boards, meetings, coaching etc.
  • Leading and coaching of workshops, projects and teams to achieve desired business benefits.

Support designated departments on
  • Use of Lean Tools (e.g. Gemba, 5S, Standard Work, VSM, etc.)
  • Use of Six Sigma tools (e.g. data analysis, root-cause analysis, statistical analysis)
  • Use of change management tools
  • Facilitation of kaizens
  • Project management
  • Documentation management

Lead large business change initiatives to achieve desired business benefits using Lean Six Sigma to achieve:
  • Waste reduction
  • Human error reduction
  • Documentation simplification

Other OpEx duties:
  • OpEx communications and training planning & delivery
  • OpEx KPI tracking
  • Participate in OpEx strategic planning and execution
  • Participate in overall OpEx Governance and programs
  • Keep abreast of best practices and improvement opportunities in OpEx by networking within BMS and also with external companies and industry bodies.


Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc:

  • Core competencies of leadership, communication skills, teamwork, problem solving
  • Continuous improvement mindset and willingness to challenge ways of working
  • Commitment to the BioPharma Behaviors, compliance and continuous improvement
  • A thorough understanding of biologics manufacturing, plant operations and engineering projects is essential
  • A knowledge of regulatory and safety guidelines is necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence upwards and across functional areas

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Five to seven years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • The incumbent must be a certified Lean Practitioner or Green Belt with a minimum of two years' experience of leading projects at this level, or can reach this requirement within 12 months of hire.
  • The incumbent should have 5-7 years technical experience preferably in a cGMP environment
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant cGMP, safety and environmental regulations

Desired Experience:
  • OpEx/Lean Six Sigma Black Belt qualified or equivalent.