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Associate Director, EHS

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.


  • Manages high-performing Environment Health and Safety team for the Syracuse site.
  • Client groups include: Cell culture commercial production and all operations support functions such as facility engineering, materials management, manufacturing technology and Quality lab support.
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies as well as internal global/enterprise EHS requirements.
  • Includes oversight of environmental and safety permits, regulation for all safety programs, waste and wastewater management, industrial hygiene, and biosafety.
  • Directs contract resources and external service providers to support chemical, biological and wastewater management programs.
  • Functions as (or delegates) site biosafety officer and chairs Biological Safety Committee.
  • Reviews and approves Biological Assessment of Risk (BAR) for introduction of new materials and processes.
  • Drives safety culture at the site, partnering with operational teams to ensure all are accountable for safety culture and performance on the production floor.
  • Maintains critical management system for compliance with regulatory and company requirements, including incident management (investigations, and resulting action plans) and a sustainable EHS investigation program.
  • Identifies and ensures key EH&S metrics, requirements and infrastructure are incorporated for sustainable compliance and safety and that site goals contribute to overall BMS Sustainability Goals.
  • Ensure goals and objectives are aligned with site and global EHS partners. Collaborate closely with Occupational Health, and be responsible for maintaining required OSHA logs and reports.
  • Responsible for interfacing and communication with outside regulatory agencies.
  • Represents the site for all applicable inspections and audits.
  • Provides EH&S review and oversight of detailed plan reviews, facility permitting, regulatory strategy, maintenance, operability and insurance reviews.
  • Develops annual operating budget/staffing levels and manages operation to achieve them. Participates actively in site Senior Leadership Team to establish site mission, annual goals and desired culture.
  • Active participation of site initiatives that may be external beyond EHS scope.
  • Support Tier meeting infrastructure across the site, representing both EHS and site leaders.


  • Knowledge of science generally attained through studied resulting in a B.S. in science, engineering, a related discipline or its equivalent. A master's degree in a relevant discipline is desired.
  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in an EH&S role or equivalent, including several years managing a team, documented by a solid history of technical accomplishments and a proven track record in manufacturing, preferably in commercial biologics
  • Professional license or certification in appropriate discipline desired.
  • A practical understanding of the technologies related to bioprocess manufacturing and their respective health, safety and environmental impact and compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of applicable biological safety principles. Experience in biological waste water treatment methodology, systems and operations.
  • Proven ability working in a matrix environment and leading multi-level I cross functional teams to achieve the highest performance in meeting site and departmental objectives.
  • Experience in developing and monitoring employee safety programs.
  • Experience working with governmental regulatory officials to obtain permits and manage site inspections.
  • Knowledge and use of current state computer programs used to support documentation and administration of EH&S programs.
  • Ability to influence and drive sustainable safety culture.

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.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

Keywords: Bristol Myers Squibb, Syracuse , Associate Director, EHS, Other , Syracuse, New York

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