Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Operations/Technical Manager

Princeton, NJ, United States
Apr 20, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Veterinary Sciences organization is currently seeking a strategic, process motivated, metric driven and people orientated individual to serve as the Lead for Discovery Operations with oversight for the animal husbandry program in our Lawrenceville animal facility that supports the Discovery Therapeutic Areas and scientific teams. This position will report directly to the Global Technical Operation of Veterinary Sciences with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Director, Veterinary Sciences Lawrenceville. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the oversight and governance of an aligned and strategic animal husbandry program in our Discovery Lawrenceville AAALAC accredited animal facility.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes. The candidate will have the opportunity to actively manage a globally proficient and efficient animal husbandry organization at our Lawrenceville research animal facility that support Discovery.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities include mentoring and managing facility supervisors and operations technical staff with the goal of insuring that they are technically competent and effective problem solvers.

Conduct performance management and career development for direct reports.

Provide strategic oversight of the facility operations including personnel, equipment and space resource allocation in animal husbandry operations.

Responsible for participating in the development and implementation of policies and procedures on animal care, applying welfare regulations to assure compliance with institutional policies and federal mandates, overseeing strict adherence to all safety and environmental standards and coordinating departmental renovation and facility maintenance activities.

Participate in the coordination and completion of reports such as USDA Annual Reports, AAALAC Program Descriptions, census summaries and metric analyses

Leads site functional team to collaborate and communicate on resource allocation and utilization for Discovery Therapeutic Areas and scientific groups.

Additional responsibilities include oversight of the internal quality assurance programs for maintaining sanitation and biosecurity standards for animal husbandry.

Actively participate in the Management Leadership Team (MLT) in developing, analyzing and maintaining operational metrics to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the animal husbandry program.

Participate in the development of training programs for laboratory technicians in animal husbandry

Contribute to the alignment of global animal husbandry programs to be an industry leader in laboratory animal sciences

Responsible for the development and implementation of new operating model for union and non-union animal husbandry staff

Cognizant of the physical, chemical and biological health hazards present within the animal facility and relate such findings to EHSS

Competencies - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Understanding of regulatory compliance (ie, USDA regulations and Animal Welfare Act) and accrediting guidelines (AAALAC and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals) for facility operations

Strong problem-solving skills

Core understanding of operational efficiency

Knowledge of Discovery R&D business

Experience in project management

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Experience leading cross-functional teams

Ability to influence others and work in a matrix environment

Proven track record demonstrating leadership skills, critical thinking, proactive operational excellence, strategic planning

Superior communication and influencing skills

Experience - Responsibility and minimum number of years

Must have experience with animal husbandry operations based metric tools and benchmarking

Must have experience with union and non-union labor relations and contract negotiations

Must have a mastery of facility operations and mastery of the regulations and guidelines that govern animal facility operations normally attained with a minimum of ten years relevant experience.

Must have ten years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry


Bachelor of Science (BS) in life sciences is required

AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) is required

Institute of Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM) certificate/graduate is required

Ten years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in leading animal husbandry operations is required

AALAS certification as Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) certification is preferred

Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) or Master of Business Administration is preferred