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Associate Director, Operational Excellence - GSC

At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we’re creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases.

We’re also nurturing our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options.

No matter our role, each of us makes a contribution.

And that makes all the difference.


 Position: Associate Director, Operational Excellence

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Hiring Manager: Abdul Alzindani


Reporting to the GPS Operational Excellence Director, this position will lead strategic and operational priorities for OpEx PMO.

This position will work with the OpEx Director to successfully deploy the OpEX strategy across Global Supply Chain (GSC) and Procurement.

The position will be a trusted partner, and coach for the GSC organization to meet business objectives and build the foundations to drive continuous, sustainable, flawless execution and performance improvement through deep and broad application of operational excellence methodology.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

•      Execute strategy for deploying the full OpEX to improve business performance and increase people’s lean competency

·         Through hands on application, train and coach the organization to increase their lean technical and lean leadership competency

·         Application of OpEX to improve safety, compliance, process stability, drive continuous improvement, build quality and efficiency into processes and improve process lead times and speed to market

·         Improve ES&OP processes to enable accuracy of demand signal

·         Partner with others to drive deeper understanding of the end to end value chain, establish future state and develop strategy to close the gap

·         Use of understanding end to end value chain to optimize inventory and drive continuous flow of information and material

·         Supporting GSC Global Logistics to streamline distribution processes and interface systems

·         Work closely with ERP system to integrate Lean principles into ERP system

·         Improve end-to-end information and material flow

·         Apply lean planning methodology to optimize supply chain process with the goal of level loading work to achieve continuous flow and shortest lead time

·         Work with Procurement to improve supplier quality, reliability, and reduce cost

·         Partner with other OpEx team members to ensure standardization

·         Develop and implement leader standard work

·         Deliver OpEx training as required

·         Lead and or contribute to other prioritized OpEx PMO work as required

·         Apply change management methods to ensure effective execution of OpEX and to promote a culture and mindset of operational excellence and continuous improvement

·         Build, maintain and leverage relationships across the matrix to identify opportunities ...