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Manager OT Systems and Automation

Leiden, Netherlands

Job Description

Working with Us
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: .

Manager - OT Systems and Automation
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.
Bristol Myers Squibb Netherlands
Bristol Myers Squibb has been active in the Dutch market for over 50 years, employing people across a range of activities and business units in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
The Netherlands is also home to our first European Cell Therapy facility, located at the Leiden Bio Science Park, the largest life sciences cluster of The Netherlands. This new state of the art facility is focused on commercial manufacturing with capabilities for multi-product Cell Therapy manufacturing. You can become part of this exciting journey. Check out this video if you want to know more about it!
The Netherlands has everything it takes to become the medicines hub of Europe, the so-called Boston by the North Sea. As we continue to expand our footprint by building this new site, we are looking to grow our team.
Would you like to become an important chain in our worldwide network to bring this new personalized treatment to patients suffering from blood cancer? Join us and be a game changer!
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Position Summary

The Manager, OT Systems & Automation – Cell Therapy Manufacturing Systems, will support the successful implementation and operation of Process Automation systems (PAS) through interaction with internal team members, peer and higher level customers as well as external service providers. The individual is responsible for development of and adherence to system governance procedures.
Reporting into the Senior Manager OT Systems & Automation for the Leiden Cell Therapy Facility (CTF), the Manager, OT Systems & Automation will be primarily responsible for managing the Operational Technology and PAS automation systems (DeltaV) across the site acting as SME for the project delivery phase as well as operational phase.

Note: This role is purely technical SME (subject matter expert) pertaining to OT and Automation systems and doesn’t have people’s management, leadership or project management responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities
•    Will work on as an SME (subject matter expert) and contribute to the Leiden Cell Therapy Process Automation System (PAS) - DeltaV.
•    Act as main point of contact during Project delivery and Operational support for DeltaV system such as but not limited to: DeltaV Database management and technical support, DeltaV software Configuration, DeltaV Batch Automation, DeltaV Recipe management (changes and issue resolution), interfaces with DeltaV such as MES and OsiPi.
•    Will work as SME on DeltaV batch configuration (S88), Unit Operations/recipe/phase logic programming, troubleshooting software issues and updates, DeltaV Graphics Live issues, and updates for continuous improvement.
•    Will participate in oncall support (outside normal office hours) during operations as second line of support (L2) in resolution and support to manufacturing shopfloor issues related to DeltaV.
•    Will participate in continuous improvement initiatives, contributing to RCAs, CAPAs, Change Controls and SNOW (Service Now) for DeltaV process automation.
•    Will collaborate with global Automation SMEs for standardization initiatives at Leiden CTF.
•    Help set the DeltaV priorities for the Leiden CTF and work the delivery of these priorities.
•    Work with the technical teams to develop the requirements, code and test the deliverables and drive execution of system testing at the site level.
•    Network and work with other cell therapy DeltaV members to proactively identify issues with cell therapy-based requirements and drive the resolutions.
•    Work with enterprise DeltaV team and SME's to develop DeltaV standards, philosophy, design approach and SOPs for Leiden CTF.
•    Will drive and support the resolution of critical DeltaV issues during Project delivery as well as during Operations.
•    Support Sr. Manager OT and Automation during internal and external Audits for process automation system (DeltaV).
•    Support Sr. Manager OT and Automation in ensuring GxP and GAMP requirements are followed for process automation system.
•    Support and Partnering with Manufacturing Ops, MS&T, Quality, Site Engineering as Automation & OT partner for continuous improvement of Automation & OT systems primarily DeltaV, OsiPi and BAS.
Qualifications & Experience
•    Bachelor’s degree in an engineering IT, Science field or equivalent experience.
•    Extensive Hands-on experience with Emerson DeltaV especially DeltaV configuration, software database configuration and DeltaV batch automation.
•    Able to configure DeltaV database, experience with writing and debugging unit operations, unit recipes and unit phase logic.
•    Experienced in commissioning of DeltaV system including changes to DeltaV software (unit operations, phases, unit phases, classes, instances etc.)
•    Experience with DeltaV Graphics Live.
•    Understanding of S88, S95 and DeltaV batch processing operations required.
•    Minimum 5+ year’s relevant industry experience preferable GMP as DeltaV specialist.
•    Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and how they relate to existing and new business systems and practices, primarily GxP.
•    Understanding of engineering documentation such as P&IDs, process flow diagrams and standard operating procedures.
•    Ability to troubleshoot DeltaV control system from the field element up through operator interfaces and databases.
•    Knowledge of HCI or Dell VTRX DeltaV infrastructure and VMs.
•    Knowledge of DeltaV PK controllers, VIM cards, Emerson smart switches.
•    Biologics/Cell Therapy experience is highly valued but not required.
•    Knowledge of DeltaV
•    Knowledge of Osi Pi is highly valued but not required (willing to learn).
•    Knowledge of BAS (Honeywell) is highly valued but not required (willing to learn).
•    Integration experience with MES is highly valued but not required.
•    Experience working with SQL, Server, Oracle, SAP, or other relational databases preferred but not required.

Disclaimer: For any third parties or external agencies, please, be informed we do not accept unsolicited requests, proposals, applications or profiles for any of our roles at BMS.
Why You Should Apply
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.

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

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

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 . Visit eeo -accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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