Bristol Myers Squibb Associate Director, Manufacturing Engineering in Cruiserath, Ireland

Bristol-Myers Squibb has built a new state-of-the-art large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Cruiserath, Dublin 15, an investment of $1 billion. The new facility will significantly increase Bristol-Myers Squibb’s biologics manufacturing capacity and play a central role in its global manufacturing network.

BMS Multi-Product Cell Culture (MPCC) Facility Cruiserath is seeking to recruit a permanent Associate Director of Manufacturing Engineering. Reporting to the Manufacturing Director, the Associate Director of Manufacturing Engineering is a key contributor and part of the BMS team to add biologics MPCC manufacturing capacity to the BMS network in Cruiserath.

The Associate Director of Manufacturing Engineering (ME) has engineering oversight of all MPCC process equipment. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting Engineering Design for MPCC - related capital and expense projects and will support qualification and validation activities within the facility. This role will support Manufacturing as required to ensure process needs are being met and to ensure efficient operation of the manufacturing facility. The role will also ensure project priority alignment and be responsible for equipment changes and CIP/SIP optimisation.

Responsibilities will include:

  • The Associate Director will maintain and communicate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), setting expectations and maintaining high levels of team performance.

  • In addition, the incumbent will manage Engineering design for new equipment or changes to the site. This includes management of change controls and change management related to Corrective and Preventative Actions, continuous improvement, technical transfer, and safety driven initiatives.

  • The Associate Director of ME will participate in internal and external audits and will collaborate with members of Manufacturing, Manufacturing Science and Technology, Quality, Environmental Health and Safety, Engineering Services (Validation, Maintenance, and Reliability), Automation/IT, and Supply Chain in support of initiatives, projects, change controls, and investigations.

  • In addition the Associate Director will continue to develop and motivate a high performing team, recruiting when necessary. Provide direction and guidance to operational staff in their daily contributions to address priorities, meet schedules, maximize productivity, reduce costs, and increase process efficiencies.

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • A Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, related discipline, or its equivalent is required. A master’s degree, such as an MBA or other relevant discipline is preferred.

  • Experience in Delta V, PLC, MES.

  • The successful candidate should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in Engineering within a biologics industry environment.

  • Demonstrated success as a strong team leader who uses past supervisory experience to develop departmental staff through effective feedback and coaching.

  • The candidate will have a track record of implementations of continuous improvement / OPEX strategies.

  • The successful candidate will have experience in working in a global and culturally diverse organization and will be able to work well in a dynamic and flexible environment through effective communication and collaboration at a variety of levels and across divisions.

  • Proficiency in developing and managing departmental budgets.

  • Previous exposure and experience with inspectors during Regulatory Authority visits (GMP/PAI, etc.) will be an advantage.

Employees are expected to display the BMS Biopharma Behaviours, which enable them to be successful and perform at their highest level.

The BMS Behaviours are: Passion, Innovation, Accountability and Speed.

Why should you apply:

  • You will help patients in their fight against serious diseases and you will increase the survival of more people with cancer

  • You will be part of a company that encourages excellence and innovation, respects diversity, develops leaders and values its employees.

  • You’ll get a competitive salary and a great benefits package including an annual bonus, pension contribution, family medical allowance, 23.5 days annual leave plus 3 Company days, life assurance, on-site gym and gain-sharing bonus.

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