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Bristol Myers Squibb Downstream Supervisor (1st Shift) in Devens, Massachusetts

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 First Shift Supervisor (Mon-Fri 07:00 AM to 3:00 PM) is responsible for execution of manufacturing processes, technical assessment of processes, maintaining a culture of compliance, and innovation within their functional group. The Shift Supervisor is required to guide the shift personnel in their group with the technical knowledge to lead troubleshooting activities, provide investigation support, analyze process/equipment data, and identify and implement process improvements.


*1st shift: Monday to Friday 7AM to 3PM

  • Provide direct oversight of the execution of manufacturing unit operations utilizing various equipment, process automation, and supporting business systems.

  • Ensure team adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices and is responsible for the implementation and execution of standard operating procedures.

  • Ensure daily work coordination and distribution as demanded through the manufacturing schedule. Is responsible for maintaining schedule adherence and cycle time. Reports variances and communicates impact to cross functional groups.

  • Drive right first time (RFT) execution of manufacturing unit operations by providing direct training, guidance, and problem solving on the floor in real time.

  • Take an active role in selecting and developing the team. This includes leveraging both internal and external relationships to build the best team possible. Drive continuous improvements through staff engagement.

  • Manage performance. Provide coaching, mentoring and development of staff. Executes all phases of the performance review process with diligence and on time.

  • Lead assigned manufacturing operations team to achieve objectives. Act to promote a productive and cooperative climate. Promote team effectiveness by engaging in a trusting, supportive partnership with others. Facilitate resolution of conflicts in a constructive manner.

  • Manage daily communication to shift personnel. Support and drive shift huddles and functional team meetings. Provide shift handover and communication working with other shift team members. Provide critical update summary to the staff for all safety incidents and significant process deviations.

  • Act as an area/system owner – a point of contact for all work to be carried out for the area over assigned shift. Build partnership with Manufacturing Operational Engineer/Support to ensure daily data review and trends accomplished seamless operations. Provide critical communications upwards, downward and across as deemed fit.

Knowledge and Skill

  • Knowledge of science generally attained through studies resulting in a B.S., in science, engineering, biochemistry or related discipline, or its equivalent is highly desired.

  • Direct biopharma manufacturing experience of 6+ years. Supervisory and or leadership experience which demonstrates proficiency in selection of team and effectively managing personnel issues is highly desired.

  • Extensive knowledge of SOPs and cGMPs and the know–how to work and manage within a regulatory environment.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing process with participation in pharmaceutical technology, technology transfer, process development, manufacturing support.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for engineering principles and manufacturing automation systems.

  • Adaptable to a fast paced, complex and ever changing business environment.

  • Effective communication and technical writing skills


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.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1532523-en-us

Updated: 2020-11-29 02:18:42.948 UTC

Location: Devens,Massachusetts

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.