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Senior Specialist, Process Systems Engineer, Cell Therapy

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Devens, Massachusetts
Start date
Dec 1, 2023

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent 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. Youll 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 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 with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more:


The Senior Specialist, Process Systems Project Lead provides input to the design and development for electronic Process Systems including DeltaV, OSI Pi, electronic batch records (MES), and process monitoring systems. The Project Lead works with Digital Plant, IT, Manufacturing Operations, and process subject matter experts to deliver process Changes. The position requires excellent project management skills and coordination with stakeholders, as well as leadership, enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, scientific rigor, and a desire to help drive novel programs. The incumbent must be goal-oriented, flexible, and a subject matter expert in process systems. The Project Lead reports to the Associate Director, Process Systems within the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT) department.


    • Apply manufacturing process expertise and process system technical knowledge during change management.
    • Update Functional Specifications for process systems. Ensure consistent execution of system modifications and changes. Ensure adherence with governing documents related to change management.
    • Works collaboratively with Manufacturing, Digital Plant, IT, Validation, Quality, and MSAT to ensure change initiatives are driven to closure and migrated to the production area in a timely manner.
    • Owns the lifecycle of process system changes.
    • Works with site functional teams, including manufacturing, engineering, warehouse and quality assurance to gather user requirements for change development.
    • Understanding of DeltaV and MES library objects. Use that understanding to direct changes to associated systems.
    • Develop documentation to support the qualification of the DeltaV and MES recipes, including test scripts and functional specifications.
    • Execute testing of the changes in the development environment to ensure functionality.
    • Deliver reports or metrics from reporting software.
    • Able to use creative problem solving.
    • Provide technical support for manufacturing operations, investigations and change controls as a process system subject matter expert.
    • Drive strong collaboration within the plant and across the network.
    • Build trust and effective relationships with peers and stakeholders.
    • Perform other tasks as assigned.


    • Bachelors Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university required (science or engineering is preferred).
    • 2 or more years of relevant work experience required, preferably in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or cell therapy manufacturing industry.
    • Knowledge of DeltaV, Syncade MES, or other process automation systems is highly desired.
    • Experience in cell therapy, biologics, or vaccine manufacturing support, tech transfer, and validation is required.
    • Strong project management skills are needed. Minimum of 1 year of experience with project coordination and cross-functional team leadership preferred.
    • Minimum 1 year of experience supporting Delta V, Syncade MES or other process automation software desirable.


    • The incumbent will be required to gown to access classified manufacturing areas.
    • Ability to work extended hours or a modified work schedule as required for coverage of 24/7 manufacturing operation. The position is Monday through Friday, first shift, but requires on-call availability.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

    This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.



    If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

    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
    Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

    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.


    Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

    At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

    We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

    We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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