Manager, Inventory Planning & Control, Cell Therapy - #19528672

Bristol Myers Squibb

Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Devens, MA
Contract type: Full time
Bristol Myers Squibb

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.


This position is accountable to manage accurate inventory of direct GMP materials, plan procurement of select materials, drive material release, and monitor & control the days on hand (DOH) of SAP inventoried materials.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

End-to-End Inventory Lifecycle

  • Author SOP revisions and change controls regarding inventory control

  • Oversee inventory document archival

  • Execute inventory write-off process (Disposal Request) for expired materials. Partner with external service provider & Site Security to manage & witness physical destruction of materials

  • Collaborate with the Cell Therapy Materials Operations team to ensure all rejected and obsolete materials are removed from use in accordance with SOPs

  • Maintain and communicate performance metrics for Inventory Control function

  • Distribute inventory reports as required by SOP's

Inventory Accuracy

  • Manage the physical cycle count program by verifying SAP inventory v. physical counts for on-site and offsite locations

  • Conduct inventory reconciliation and inventory audits; investigate discrepancies and adjust errors

  • Maintain a constant state of quality & financial compliance/audit readiness

Material Planning

  • Primary site point of contact with Cell Therapy Supply Chain Planning

  • Lead end-to-end management of material testing at an offsite location & on-site material release to ensure sufficient quantities of released materials are available for manufacturing

  • Monitor Days on Hand inventory; escalate deviation from upper & lower DOH control limits

  • Generate and release purchase requisitions for procurement through approved/qualified suppliers for select non-BOM materials

  • Escalate order fulfillment issues and propose mitigation strategies

Operational Excellence

  • Promote a mindset of continuous improvement, problem solving, and prevention

  • Track and report metrics

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to improve systems, processes or internal/external performance

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering or Life Sciences

  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute

  • Preferred but not required: Certification in CPIM, CSCP, and/or CLTD


  • Minimum 4 years of cGMP operational or supply chain experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably in pharmaceuticals)

  • Advanced Proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Strong knowledge of inventory systems (preferably SAP)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt or Green Belt experience preferred

  • Demonstrated experience to

  • Solve complicated problems, especially using advanced skills to compile and analyze data

  • Effectively communicate problem statements and escalate concerns

  • Present data and analyses in an organized, clear and concise manner

  • Work independently for extended periods of time

  • Work as a team and mentor peers/direct reports


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.

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