Bristol Myers Squibb DIRECTOR, OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Training and Development in New Brunswick, New Jersey

At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we’re creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter our role, each of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Position: Director, Operational Excellence

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Hiring Manager: Abdul Alzindani

Reporting to the Head of GPS Operational Excellence & Project Management Office (OpEx PMO) and a member of the OpEx PMO Leadership Team, this position will lead strategic and operational priorities for OpEx PMO. This position will be responsible for Training, People Development, Change Leadership, and Knowledge Management. The position will partner with other OpEx PMO leaders and business leaders and stakeholders to develop, deploy and manage a holistic people development strategy across Global Product Development and Supply (GPS) to enable the organization to meet business objectives and build the foundations to drive continuous, sustainable, flawless execution and performance improvement through deep and broad application of operational excellence methodology.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

• Use standard Hoshin Kanri approach to shape and execute a holistic OpEx strategy for People Development in lean, six sigma, change leadership and knowledge management

• Develop and deploy the OpEx training standards in various formats to enable effective training and utilization (virtual, class room, and on the job training)

• Develop, deploy and manage role-based competency development process for all GPS

• Increase GPS’ training capability through well-structured Train-the-Training process

• Develop and deploy process to continue improving training standards

• Develop and deploy process to capture and easily share best practices, and case studies for all OpEx methods and processes to accelerate and increase business value

• Develop and deploy process for recognition and rewards for good application of OpEx methods

• Develop and deploy process to ensure skills and competencies are growing within the organization

· Train and coach key leaders and team members to increase their OpEx competency

· Hold and lead internal and external benchmarking activities to accelerate learning and replication of improvements

· Leverage critical business (sites) P1 projects to deliver improved business performance & increasing skills of development targets

· Partner with other OpEx Directors and team members to ensure standardization

· Lead and or contribute to other prioritized OpEx PMO work as required

· Apply change management methods to ensure effective execution of OpEx and to promote a culture and mindset of operational excellence and continuous improvement

· Build, maintain and leverage relationships across the matrix to identify opportunities for process improvement and facilitate the implementation and continuous monitoring of processes and staying up to date on developments in process improvement methodologies and best practices

Job Qualifications:

• Scientific or Engineering Bachelor’s degree

• Minimum of 10 years of experience in Operations/Operational Excellence roles in Chemical/Life science/Biotech industry utilizing “lean” principles with over 5 years of senior management experience

• Demonstrated success developing OpEx training and competency development strategy

• Strong trainer with practical application to balance theory and application

• Deep knowledge of all the lean methods

• Deep knowledge of Toyota Production System (TPS)

• Demonstrated success in knowledge management and systemic knowledge sharing

• Demonstrated success in increasing lean skills across sites & functions

• Ability to collaborate across boundaries (both internally and externally)

• Demonstrated success in developing & deploying Toyota Production System (TPS) strategy to optimize manufacturing operations

• Ability to connect lean to improving compliance, safety, quality, delivery and efficiency

• Demonstrated success in coaching and influencing executive level leaders

• Ability to influence leaders and team members without direct authority

• Demonstrated success in developing team members in lean leadership

• Demonstrated success using lean to optimize business processes

• Expert in developing type 1, 2 and 3 standardized work, as well as leader standard work

• Track record of success in the rigorous planning, execution and timely delivery of enterprise level projects and programs

• Demonstrated success leading change (both cultural and technical) to achieve continuous improvement

• Demonstrated success working with outside organizations to leverage external best practices

• Builds relationships, able to negotiate & influence, and manage change in matrix environment

• Demonstrated proficiency in managing portfolio of projects and in leading change through others to achieve operational excellence

• Superior written and verbal communication, presentation, facilitations, and interpersonal skills

• Required travel of about 35% of the time

Essential Leadership Capabilities:

Enterprise Mindset : The ability to make decisions, set priorities and share resources based on what will benefit the whole. Capable of building and maintaining networks within and outside of the organization to both strengthen the understanding of the big picture and leverage diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise to maximize performance.

Change Agility : Capable of constantly thinking ahead and scanning the environment for opportunities. The ability to navigate ambiguity for themselves by demonstrating smart risk taking and personal resilience. Lead others through change by continuously creating the context and engaging individuals.

Authentic Leadership : Capable of building legitimacy through cultivating honest relationships. Ability to generate trust by demonstrating the highest level of consistency between their words and their actions and maintaining integrity, especially under pressure. They role model and promote an environment of openness.

Talent Development : Capable of maintaining a current and strategic view of talent management, aligned with the organization’s priorities. This includes an understanding of the needs and diversity of the organization’s current and future talent. Ability to proactively develop talent across the organization and engage external talent.

Enterprise Mindset : The ability to make decisions, set priorities and share resources based on what will benefit the whole. Capable of building and maintaining networks within and outside of the organization to both strengthen the understanding of the big picture and leverage diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise to maximize performance.

Change Agility : Capable of constantly thinking ahead and scanning the environment for opportunities. The ability to navigate ambiguity for themselves by demonstrating smart risk taking and personal resilience. Lead others through change by continuously creating the context and engaging individuals.

Authentic Leadership : Capable of building legitimacy through cultivating honest relationships. Ability to generate trust by demonstrating the highest level of consistency between their words and their actions and maintaining integrity, especially under pressure. They role model and promote an environment of openness.

Talent Development : Capable of maintaining a current and strategic view of talent management, aligned with the organization’s priorities. This includes an understanding of the needs and diversity of the organization’s current and future talent. Ability to proactively develop talent across the organization and engage external talent.

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.