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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Associate Director, Technical Product Team Lead



Full Time

On Site


Devens, Massachusetts, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

The Technical Product Team (TPT) Leader is accountable for leading an interdisciplinary technical team of scientists and engineers to manage the technical life cycle of biologics & pharmaceutical commercial products. The TPTL will develop and execute the CMC strategy for BMS products and will manage key technical risks for the brand through a matrix team. The role is accountable to ensure technical strategy alignment with key stakeholders, and to gain endorsement through network governance forums.

The TPT Leader will manage one or more commercial products depending upon their degree of technical complexity and workload demands. The TPT Leader is a key member of the Global Operations (GO) Team and is responsible to develop and deliver on the CMC technical projects and technology transfers, while ensuring alignment with the brand strategy and GPS goals. The success of a TPT is measured by maintaining supply continuity, meeting project milestones, successfully achieving regulatory approvals, and achieving process robustness goals.


  • The TPTL influences and maintains effective collaborations across the BMS network, closely partnering with Quality, Global Regulatory Sciences, Product Strategy, Analytical Sciences & Technology, Manufacturing sites, External Supply, as well as MS&T partner functions.

  • The TPTL interacts with site and global senior leadership teams and governances.

  • TPT leader will lead a cross functional matrix team with members from MS&T (Drug Substance, Drug Product, Packaging, Device), Analytical, Quality, Stability and Regulatory to create an integrated technical product roadmap, which details the major projects and process improvements required to support the product’s lifecycle.

  • TPT leader will develop the technical strategy for the brand, will gain stakeholder endorsement, and will drive to execution.

  • TPT leader will partner with the project manager to develop full project schedules, budgets, and resourcing for the activities listed on the technical product roadmap.

  • TPT leader will actively participate in global change control management to ensure product quality, compliance and supply requirements are met.

  • TPT leader will develop continuous improvement initiatives to help improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness for the management of our commercial product pipeline and deliver on process robustness priorities.

  • TPT leader will manage and track the completion of all health authority commitments.

  • TPT will actively manage the product technical risk register, charter projects to manage high risks to the brand, and will support business continuity initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an engineering, life science, or other technical discipline with a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience.

  • Advanced technical degree in a scientific discipline (MS/PhD) is preferred. Time spent in advanced degree programs may be considered as relevant experience.

  • Direct experience in participating on and leading technical project teams in a highly matrixed environment.

  • Knowledge of CMC regulatory, DS & DP manufacturing, and analytical testing requirements is strongly preferred.

  • Ability to effectively utilize project management and Lean Six Sigma tools is a plus.

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, team building and communication skills.

  • Approximately 10-20% travel

Personal Competencies Desired/Required:

  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking, problem solving and rapid decision making skills

  • Demonstrated capability in implementing challenging goals, objectives and practices in a complex and ambiguous/matrix environment

  • Strong ability in negotiating and influencing without authority in complex, high impact situations

  • Strong presentation and communication skills both, oral and written

BMS Bio-Pharma Behaviors Required:

  • Accountability: We all own BMS’ success and strive to be transparent and deliver on our commitments

  • Urgency: We move together with speed and quality because patients are waiting

  • Innovation: We pursue disruptive and bold solutions for patients

  • Passion: Our dedication to learning and excellence helps us to deliver exceptional results

  • Integrity: We demonstrate ethics, integrity and quality in everything we do for patients, customers and colleagues

  • Inclusion: We embrace diversity and foster an environment where we can all work together at our full potential

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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.

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

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to . Visit[Register to View] target="_blank"> [Register to View] to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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