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Senior Specialist, Recipe Author MES

Leiden, Netherlands

Job Description

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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!

For more information about Bristol Myers Squibb Netherlands, visit us at or

Position Summary

As part of the Digital Plant department Manufacturing IT systems & MES for the Leiden Cell Therapy Facility (CTF), the Senior Specialist, System Administrator MES will be primarily responsible for administrating and maintaining the Syncade MES environments for the Leiden CTF.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for administration and maintenance of the MES application, its integration and support of the peripherals such as scanners and label printers
    • Maintain and execute master data related activities as required
    • Maintain and execute user access as required
    • Create, maintain, and execute Configuration Designs
    • Create and maintain labels and label formats
    • Create and maintain MES reporting
    • Actively monitor health of the MES application and its underlying hardware systems
    • Support and execute activities required to upgrades the MES
  • Perform and report out periodic reviews. Execute corrections and continues improvement of processes to maintain the validated state of the MES
  • Actively manage and monitor performance and availability of the MES, collaborate and team up with CTF shared services for setting the responsibilities for Infrastructure versus application responsibilities to provide a flawless performance
  • Provide (second line) support for the MES application in case of a reported issue or unavailability, disrupting the CTF business processes. Support and help to restore availability in line with the business continuity, urgency, and severity of the disruption
    • Co-responsible for uninterrupted 24/7 operation of manufacturing systems for CAR-T manufacturing.


  • Preferably 2+ years’ hands-on experience with MES (preferably Emerson Syncade) in administration and maintenance of such a system, with some understanding of Electronic Batch Records (EBR) or Recipes and Review by Exception (RBE).
  • Understanding industry standard integration protocols such as ISA 95, OPC. Knowledge of database technologies and (Windows) system administration
  • Understanding of cGMP, GxP, GAMP, SDLC regulations, including 21CFR part 11, and good documentation practices.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical, manufacturing and laboratory systems and equipment that support Biologics and Clinical manufacturing.
  • A passion to learn and develop yourself

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Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
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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.

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