Bristol Myers Squibb Associate Director, Analytical Quality & Compliance in New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Associate Director in Analytical Quality & Compliance (AQ&C) will focus on the design through the implementation of Analytical Quality Standards based on global regulation, guidance and cGMPs. The AQ&C team currently provides quality assurance (QA) oversight for the analytical methods used in release, stability and in-process testing as well as reference standards and critical reagents for biologic products prior and including marketing authorization approval (BLA and/or MAA). The new scope for the AQ&C team extends our QA oversight to cover all analytical test methods for the BMS portfolio of clinical and commercial biologics and pharmaceutics products, not including the analytical activities as related to the routine execution of the test method (e.g. - OOS/OOT or deviations in a quality control laboratory). The Associate Director role will also manage 5-8 direct/indirect reports as the new scope for commercial biologics and clinical and commercial pharmaceutics gradually incorporates under AQ&C oversight. The direct/indirect reports will be accountable for the daily assessment activities of the BMS portfolio products’ analytical method related documents against the current Quality System procedures and, as they are developed and implemented, the future Quality Standards. As the Associate Director role continues to grow within AQ&C, the incumbent will occupy a subject matter expert role for the BMS CMC community on the interpretation and implementation of the Quality Standards around the quality/compliance of analytical test methods.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accountable to design, develop, author and implement Analytical Quality Standards (policies and global SOPs) that are phase-appropriate for the BMS portfolio of clinical and commercial biologic and pharmaceutic products based on regulation/guidance and other external or internal cGMP knowledge for Laboratory Controls (e.g. - 21 CFR 211; Eudralex Volume 4; Pharmaceutical Administration and Regulations in Japan; ICH guidelines; industry conferences; 483 notifications).

  • Accountable for change control activities as related to updating the Quality Standards and global SOPs as per periodic review or in response to new regulations/observations

  • Accountable, as the Analytical Quality & Compliance subject matter expert on the analytical Quality Standards, to consult and provide to BMS personnel information to guide and implement the most appropriate quality/compliance solution for the situation

  • Lead, train and coach a team of 5-8 personnel to apply the Quality Standards to clinical and commercial biologics and pharmaceutical products

  • Lead education initiatives across the clinical and commercial analytical functions to drive consistent usage of the Quality Standards for all biologics and pharmaceutical products throughout its lifecycle beginning in early stage product development through the end of commercial licensure

KNOWLEDGE / SKILL / EDUCATION

  • Bachelor degree in chemistry, advanced degree preferred especially as related to the analytical or physical analysis of pharmaceutics or biologics

  • A minimum of 12-15 years of relevant experience practicing a deep knowledge of regulatory expectations (GMP and cGMP) for analytics of pharmaceutical and/or biologics products

  • Highly knowledgeable in at least three of the following subject matter areas for either pharmaceutics or biologics: release, stability, and in-process test methods, reference standards and critical materials/reagents, method qualification/validation and transfer, compendial test methods and their verification, microbiological test methods, raw or starting materials, specifications and test standards, and stability

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in people management (team of at least 5 personnel) with a focus on developing talent

  • Knowledgeable on pharmaceutic/biologic manufacturing, testing and global regulatory requirements (GMP and cGMP) for the lifecycle of a product beginning at Phase 1 through the end of commercial licensure

Experience / Knowledge Desired:

  • Development and implementation of quality standards and processes that are phase-appropriate in nature spanning clinical and commercial products

  • Technical writing skills specifically related to authoring of procedural documents

  • Demonstrated influential leadership with Technical, Quality, and/or Regulatory functional areas to gain alignment between business partners and stakeholders with diverse perspectives

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment, build strong relationships by being transparent and reliably deliver on commitments.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide innovative and risk-based ideas or alternatives balancing speed, quality and risk including seeking new information and external insights without compromising compliance

  • Strong and demonstrated strategic thinking capability coupled with project management skills

  • Development and operations of robust testing and control strategies

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.