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Bristol Myers Squibb Lead Material Handler, CAR T Warehouse Operations in Summit, New Jersey

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more: careers.bms.com/working-with-us .

Manages material needs/requirements for CAR-T production per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in controlled and/or classified environments under the supervision of Warehousing Operations Management. The position must adhere to regulatory requirements while performing job functions. Job duties are performed within a team according to an assigned, production shift schedule. Communication and initiation of production deviations and assistance with quality investigations are required, as applicable.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as team

  • Advanced knowledge of cGMP/FDA regulated industry

  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills

  • Intermediate knowledge of OSHA, DEA, and USP

  • Intermediate mathematical skills

  • Intermediate Proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Inventory control and management including proficiency in lot / batch segregation, expiration dating, and temperature storage requirements

  • Technical writing capability

  • Advanced warehouse management system experience

  • Supervisory skills to provide direction and support of warehouse material handler positions

  • Background to include an understanding of biology, chemistry, medical or clinical practices is a plus


  • Works in a team based, cross-functional environment to complete warehousing tasks required by shift schedule

  • Records material handling / warehouse operations data and information in a clear, concise, format according to proper cGxP requirements

  • Performs inspection and receipt of incoming raw materials and components in coordination with defined specifications and in collaboration with Incoming Quality Control

  • Performs inventory control: cycle counts, material stocking, scrapping

  • Performs kitting operations

  • Completes inventory / material transfer and movement within facility

  • Manages material expiry, lot / batch control, allocation and maintains material condition requirements

  • Quantifies and maintains materials in inventory locations

  • Maintains timing according to the production schedule to ensure on-time material transfers and availability

  • Completes transactions within an electronic warehouse management system

  • Performs inspection and receipt of incoming Apheresis and PBMC and prepares final product shipments for couriers

  • Proactively manages inventory levels within locations to ensure appropriate safety stock / minimum levels are maintained

  • Conducts periodic safety inspections of warehouse areas and equipment

  • Completes training requirements in accordance to defined schedule / curricula

  • Provides on-the-job and classroom training to all departments within the CAR T organization

  • Periodically reviews and provides input on revisions to SOPs related to functional responsibilities

  • Provides support for investigations and issue resolution

  • Assists with resolution of inbound issues (receiving, suspect damages, shipment errors)

  • Identifies process and performance improvement opportunities

  • Collaborates with outside departments for warehouse operations including but not limited to Manufacturing, Quality, Materials Management, Process & Technology.

  • Performs system testing along with all appropriate documentation of test scripts

  • Provides back up supervisory support

  • Other duties may be assigned, as necessary


  • Routine exposure to human blood components and Must be able to work in an environment with blood derived components.

  • Must have the ability to work around laboratories and controlled, enclosed, restricted areas.

  • Available to work OT when business requires.

  • Flexible to work across both Summit and Warren NJ sites.

  • Willing to work staggered day shift hours.

  • Clean room environment is an enclosed, restricted space, with assigned pressure and temperature conditions. Reagents, chemicals, and exposure to sanitization agents are expected.

  • Flexibility to don clean room garments and personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Cleanroom garments and personal protective equipment will be required in designated areas which cover head, parts of the face, core body, and legs/feet.

  • Designated areas may prohibit food, any outside materials such as cell phones, tablets, at a minimum.

  • Intermittent walking and sitting to perform job functions; however, ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time may be necessary.

  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use computers, handheld devices and documentation.

  • Sufficient vision and hearing capability to work in job environment.

  • Ability to lift from 25- 50 pounds.

  • Makeup, gum, nail polish, or other potential microbial sources are prohibited in restricted areas.




If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers

With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

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

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com . Visit careers.bms.com/ (https://careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility) eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

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

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1569765

Updated: 2023-05-30 01:04:26.056 UTC

Location: Summit,New Jersey

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.