SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Bristol-Myers Squibb Syracuse, NY

About the Job

Description:

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.

 

POSITION SUMMARY\:

The senior project manager will be responsible for leading capital projects for a growing BioPharma company. The role includes managing a diverse portfolio of strategic capital projects, such as equipment, productivity, and capacity upgrades, facility renovations, and infrastructure upgrades to support the commercial manufacturing of a rich pipeline of biologics products. The individual will have frequent exposure to senior management as they execute projects that shape our overall strategy and transform our site into a best-in-class BioPharma facility. Project execution will focus on safety, quality, schedule, and budget adherence in addition to complying with good engineering practices, company policies, regulations, and codes.

Duties/Responsibilities\:

Provide project management services on a portfolio of capital and expense projects in a cGMP environment. Design and manage several facilities and process related capital projects (HVAC and utilities projects; biologics cell culture and purification upgrades; cryogenic storage capacity projects; laboratory and building infrastructure renovations; etc.) simultaneously to meet client’s requirements. Provide technical support to Operations supporting the implementation of new technology in the areas of biologics cell culture, protein purification, use of disposables, automation, and PAT. Coordinate projects with site Maintenance, Calibration, Validation, Automation, and Facilities departments from project initiation to closure to ensure all systems are designed, constructed, and documented properly. Provide recommendations to improve and maintain facilities infrastructure.

Work Environment\:

Work environment for the job include office space, lab space, inside work, outside work, working alone, working with and around others, noise, heights, and cramped quarters.

Travel\:

This position requires up to 6% of travel

 

Together, we make a difference. Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of the world’s BioPharma leaders, committed to delivering innovative medicines as well as nurturing a culture that’s a springboard for progress. Our success depends on building teams of bold, innovative and passionate employees who will help continue to drive us further forward. No matter the role, we are united by our mission and determined to win this fight. And that makes all the difference. If you want to join us, apply now at www.bms.com/careers.
 
Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability
Qualification:

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc\:

  • Ability to safely manage projects on schedule and within budget using contractors and/or internal technicians.
  • Experience using Microsoft Project as a project planning and tracking tool to successfully manage projects.
  • Ability to scope projects based upon client’s requirements, obtain budget estimates, write capital appropriation requests, develop project schedules, and manage a cross-functional project team in a matrix organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and logical troubleshooting skills are required.
  • Understanding of regulatory, environmental, cGMP/GLP and OSHA regulations is preferred.
  • Knowledge of laboratory, manufacturing facilities, utilities and infrastructure, construction, maintenance, and operations is preferred.

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications\:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or related discipline is required.
  • Project Management Professional certification is preferred.
  • 8-10 years or more of relevant engineering and project management experience is preferred.
  • Experience working in a biologics or pharmaceutical environment is preferred.

Physical Demands\:

Physical demands of the job include unassisted lifting of items, not to exceed 50 lbs; crouching/squatting; kneeling; sitting; crawling; walking on level surfaces; climbing stairs and ladders; and vision (visual inspection of installations). The job will also require the use of PPE, such as hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, steeled toed shoes, and fall protection.