Bristol Myers Squibb Company

API Project Execution Lead

New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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.

Work as part of a cross-functional matrix team to ensure successful manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients, chemical intermediates and specialty materials to support development of R&D pipeline products.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Development of the API delivery strategy integrating material delivery needs across the organization with process development requirements. Partners with Strategic Partner Management in development of the sourcing strategy and plan.
  • Execution of API delivery plan, including ownership of the overall delivery timeline and associated project management to ensure that all campaign goals are met (e.g., safety, quality, and knowledge).
  • Leads execution of external manufacturing efforts. Uses a cooperative approach with Strategic Partner Management, Quality, and Development teams to manage interactions with suppliers and deliver against the scope of work.
  • Point of contact for the Supplier Virtual Plant Team where appropriate to facilitate progress against statements of work.
  • Develop and maintain project schedule that maintains alignment with all on-going internal and external activities such as analytical transfer activities, document review periods, material delivery timing, batch execution timelines, project close-out deliverable and batch release time lines, etc.
  • Serve as interface to Quality and Safety to ensure compliance with BMS procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • B.S., M.S. with a minimum of 5 years relevant industrial experience or PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering with 3 years of relevant industrial experience in a GMP environment.
  • Experience in process development and/or pilot plant operations with demonstrated strength in project management and problem solving.
  • Strong technical skills (process development and scale up, chemical processing equipment, plant operations) with proficient understanding of pharmaceutical drug development process
  • Up to 10-15% percent domestic and/or international travels annually.
  • Essential to success are the ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external partners, to apply cooperation principles and ways of working in a matrix environment, and to lead matrix teams. Demonstrated strength in all modes of communication (presentation, oral and written) and the ability to effectively manage activities across a complex portfolio of projects with minimal supervision are essential

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.