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Bristol Myers Squibb

Executive Director, Global Facilities Operations

Cambridge, MA

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This exciting role within Global Engineering & Facilities (GEF) at Bristol Myers Squibb provides strategic leadership for the Global Facilities Operations (GFO) Team covering a diverse portfolio of R&D, Product Development, Corporate Head Quarters and Commercial offices sites in North America, United Kingdom, Belgium and Switzerland. The successful candidate will lead a highly motivated GFO Leadership Team focused on delivering safe, effective and strategically aligned Facilities Services tailored to meet key stakeholder requirements. This includes managing in a matrixed organization coordinating with Global Capital Project Engineering, Corporate EHS, Global Energy & Sustainability along with other Enabling Business Partners to develop and deliver enterprise solutions. As well as a critical role in implementing Sustainability programs across the global footprint. This role is also responsible for developing, delivering and governing the global Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) service delivery model which provides fit-for-purpose services options across a broad scope to a diverse site portfolio in North America and Europe. As a member of the GEF Leadership Team, the Exec. Director GFO will collaborate with peers to manage a $700M+ OpEx P&L, deliver a Facilities Operations three year CapEx strategic plan and create innovative programs to develop and retain future GEF Leaders.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic development of Facilities Services for 22 locations in North America, United Kingdom and Europe

  • Build a vision for the organization culture through amenities provided and services deliver to site occupants. Supports senior leadership in developing strategies for accommodating growth and a dynamic office / research landscape for R&ED, GDD, PD, GPDO, GPS and Enabling Function departments.
  • Collaborating with Global Engineering and Corporate Real Estate/Workplace Services on determining future space requirements versus current capacities as part of site and regional Master Planning. Identify innovative solutions that optimize square footage requirements to meet a very dynamic business environment, including leading site divestitures efforts or supporting new business development integration activities.
  • Implement Sustainability programs across the global footprint that support Bristol Myers Squibbs company goals and objectives.
  • With the GFO Leadership Team, develop internal and external capabilities needed to drive efficient performance and elevate GFO value proposition to our key stakeholders. Continuously refine the GFO KPI Dashboard to correctly reflect priorities and areas of transformation.
  • Collaborate with site Leadership Teams across the portfolio to strengthen the relation and open communication with local authorities. Also ensure strategic integration and communications with local community to create a positive image of the company.
  • Develop site level Capital Strategic Plans, coordinating with Global Capital Project Engineering and key site stakeholders to ensure future requirements and business needs can be met. Prioritize master planning initiatives across the portfolio to direct resources as business focus dictates.
  • Develop, in collaboration with SS&P(Global Procurement), Operations, Legal and Finance Business Partners, the short and long-term strategies for the Integrated Facilities Management Service (IFM) Delivery Model globally. Ensure the execution of these strategies and plans to enable the success of the IFM Model for all in-scope services category.
  • Accountable for the development and Implementation of global IFM strategies and approaches to fulfill global, regional, or site level service requirements regardless of size and complexity.
  • Foster a strong culture of collaboration with the IFM Service Provider across GEF sites as well as non-GEF manufacturing facilities. This includes a broad range of services from typical soft services (housekeeping, hospitality services, landscaping) to Facilities Maintenance & Utilities Operations, Security Services and various Laboratory Services.

General and Leadership

  • Lead with a global mindset to develop innovative strategies for delivering safe, effective Facilities Services that help site customer deliver for our patients.
  • Lead and serve as the role model for an organizational culture that embraces respect and collaboration, passion and engagement, trust, integrity and accountability, innovation and growth, quality, productivity and continuous improvement.
  • Advocates for discipline excellence by partnering closely with internal and external stakeholders to improve customer service and develop and cultivate industry-competitive best practices.
  • Influence enterprise-wide business decisions through the on-going leadership of employee amenities, OpEx and CapEx spending plans and collaboration with enterprise PBRG leads. Willing and able to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director Global Capital Project Engineering to ensure successful implementation of strategic capital investments across the GEF site portfolio.
  • Drive complex communications that are efficient, effective and timely. Ensure that all customers are fully informed and knowledgeable of FM activities. This includes communications with site leadership and BMS Leadership at headquarters sites.
  • Ownership of the Global Engineering & Facilities $700M+ OpEx budget including collaborating with the GEF Leadership Team to manage within +/- 2%
  • Ensure that all Facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards. Collaborate with Corporate EOHSS to develop and deliver sustainability programs like Green Lab Internship, zero waste to landfill Cafeteria services and Carbon neutral utilities operations.
  • Promote safe practices and behaviors, verify Corporate EOHSS Standards are implemented and respected.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field, MBA preferred
  • 15+ years related experience in pharmaceutical engineering and/or facilities operations, with 10+ years of managerial experience
  • Demonstrated enterprise mindset to develop and implement Facilities Management policies and programs.
  • Understanding of financial systems and programs to ensure development of achievable OpEx plans that deliver required services and operations to meet business requirements across a diverse, dynamic business environment.
  • Strong experience in facilities technologies and infrastructure systems (HVAC, process, automation, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of GMP and FDA regulatory requirements desired
  • Demonstrated ability to manage across a diverse workforce including delivering objectives through indirect (outsourced) workforce or in a matrixed organizational model
  • Experience developing and implementing Integrated Facilities Management service delivery model that delivers strong service provider performance through incentives and collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to create a flexible, multitasking Team capable of delivering challenging objectives
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Project Management background and/or OpEx Yellow Belt certification desired
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills in a cross-functional, multi-level, matrixed team environment
  • Strong critical reasoning and decision-making skills
  • Ability to absorb multiple inputs in stressful situation and develop a rational plan forward
  • Strategic thinking and ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of common Facilities Management applications and systems including BAS< CMMS, CAFM, etc. as well as Enterprise Systems such as SAP, Ariba, etc.
  • Environmental, industrial hygiene and safety regulatory knowledge a plus
  • Ability to appropriately mange the interface with regulatory authorities
  • Primary location is New Jersey at the Lawrenceville, New Brunswick or Summit West sites. However open to position being based at other major BMS site locations (Cambridge, San Francisco, San Diego)

Working Conditions

Up to 20% domestic and international travel expected in relation to site visits, leadership meetings and strategic initiative programs.

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $240,000 $320,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. Final, individual compensation is decided based on demonstrated experience.

For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site. Eligibility for specific benefits listed in our careers site may vary based on the job and location.


If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt 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
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.

COVID-19 Information
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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

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Client-provided location(s): Cambridge, MA, USA
Job ID: BristonMyers-R1565539-en-us-1
Employment Type: Other