Cell Bank Planner

Bristol-Myers Squibb Syracuse, NY

About the Job


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.


One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  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.


The Syracuse Biologics Manufacturing operation produces clinical, commercial and launch biologics drug substance at its 5000L scale manufacturing facility (mammalian cell process) in Syracuse, NY.


The Cell Bank Planner is a key link between Manufacturing Operations, Quality and Supply Chain Planning across GPS to drive cell bank schedule alignment.


The Cell Bank Planner is a key link between Manufacturing Operations, Quality and Supply Chain Planning across GPS to drive cell bank schedule alignment. 


  • Serves as coordinator to ensure SAP Master Data is set-up appropriately to manufacture, use and ship cell banks.
  • Create the Bill of Materials for cell bank manufacturing.
  • Write change controls for cell banks as well as monitor related change actions.
  • Acts as the Inventory Custodian for all commercial and clinical cell banks.
  • Responsible for planning capacity of resources against aggressive timelines.
  • Provide comprehensive information, analytics and visibility around cell bank supply. 
  • Manages cell bank change controls to ensure correct level of alignment and approval.
  • Manages through multiple matrix organizations and drives manufacturing, reevaluation, shipment and release requirements.
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing Science and Technology, Process Development, External Manufacturing and Quality staff to ensure utilization of data, systems, and interfaces optimize efficiency and cGMP compliance. 
  • Demonstrates leadership and change management skills. 
  • Work with teams to identify problems, analyze information, and develop and implement solutions. 
  • Speaks and writes clearly. 
  • Possesses good listening skills. 
  • Demonstrates high ethics and values.


Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc\:

  • Understanding of cell bank manufacturing, planning knowledge, change control processes, and cGMP. High Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, SAP, and TrackWise is required. Lean Sigma Yellow Belt or Green Belt experience preferred. 

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications\:

  • 5-8 years of work-related experience in Supply Chain, Quality or Manufacturing with emphasis in Production Planning/Scheduling, Materials Analysis, and Inventory Control. 
  • Experience with SAP is required. General understanding of typical end-to-end planning and material management functions. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities against ambitious timelines. 

Physical Demands\:

  • Physical exertion may be required including sitting, standing, Repetitive (Use of Arm, Hands, Wrists), and walking while working for sustained periods.

Work Environment\:

  • Office space, lab space, inside work, working alone, working with/around others.


  • This position requires up to 15% of travel