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Director, EHS, Research & Early Development - Military Veterans

at Bristol Myers Squibb

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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.

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The primary focus of this role in Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) is to support the Research and Early Development (R&ED) business as the Director, R&ED within the Department of Environment, Occupational Health, Safety and Sustainability (EOHSS). The individual in this role will be responsible for driving the company’s environmental, occupational health, safety, and sustainability efforts within the R&ED business to drive long-term company and stakeholder value.


The Director, R&ED within the department of Environment, Occupational Health Safety, and Sustainability (EOHSS) will advocate, coach, coordinate, implement, assess, and improve environmental, safety, occupational health, sustainability outcomes using global and local regulations and consensus guides, BMS management systems, policies, and procedures, and to promote compliant, forward-leaning culture and preserve BMS’ reputation while driving shared Company objectives.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, safety, medical surveillance and sustainability laws, regulations, codes, rules, and consensus guides. 

  • Develop and implement new EOHSS programs, policies, and procedures and update and improve existing ones.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the business with sufficient detail to provide applicable regulatory and technical practical guidance. 

  • Accountable for EOHSS regulatory preparedness and building rapport and trust through all interactions (external agencies and internal stakeholders).

  • Provides technical acumen and oversight to all EOHSS programs and activities at sites.

  • Participates in EOHSS operational and tier discussions, EOHSS committees and teams; and EOHSS self-assessments and audits.

  • Stops operations and activities that could harm the environment, people, or facilities. 

  • Identifies and solutions for network opportunities to eliminate unplanned events including spills, workplace injuries, accidents, and adverse health effects. 

  • Participates in EOHSS governance structures and forums including incident investigation, compliance, capital reviews, best practice sharing.

  • Adept at the use of and aiding with EOHSS platforms including modules for investigation, inspection, compliance, and industrial hygiene.

  • Reviews and ensures accurate and complete resolution of issues as they arise, inclusive of completion of required recordkeeping and reporting at national, state, province level as well as within BMS stipulated structures and timing. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of ten (10) plus years of direct EOHSS experience in R&ED, preferably in the pharmaceutical space.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in environmental, physical sciences, engineering

  • Extensive knowledge of current company safety policies and applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (or equivalent ex-USA, e.g., EU-OSHA, JISHA, HSE Gov’t UK, SEVESO).    

  • Boldly lead and influence direct reports and matrix team members within the EOHSS organization and across the enterprise.

  • Working knowledge and application in a research environment of high-risk work operations, biologics and environmental media.

  • Must maintain proficiency in all BMS EOHSS standards. 

  • Strong leadership skills and previous management experience.

  • Detailed proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint; aptitude and demonstrated proficiency for EOHSS specific systems such as ENABLON, Enfos, Enhesa. 

Working Conditions

  • Typical daily activities are within the office environment. The incumbent will be required to walk for extended periods of time, up to 4 hours per day.

  • The incumbent may be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as, but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, and face shields.

  • The incumbent must be able to travel for business up to 30% of the time.

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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
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.

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 to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

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Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its Mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

Around the world, our medicines help millions of people in their fight against such diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis and psychiatric disorders.

At Bristol-Myers Squibb, our BioPharma strategy uniquely combines the reach and resources of a major pharma company with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a successful biotech company. With this strategy, we focus on our customers’ needs, giving maximum priority to accelerating pipeline development, delivering sales growth and continuing to manage costs.

The strategy is working. For the past three years, our total return for shareholders, including dividends, has been among the best in the industry. We outperformed most mega pharma companies, diversified companies and pure biotech companies. Reflecting our long-standing commitment to deliver shareholder value, our company has paid dividends to stockholders for more than 300 consecutive quarters.

In addition, we have delivered 13 new medicines to patients since 2002, and we have the possibility of two new approvals in 2012.

Our R&D organization is considered among the most productive in the industry. And the String of Pearls strategy of innovative alliances, partnerships and acquisitions further enhances our internal capabilities. Our full array of pearls encompasses many of our key disease areas, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, immunology, neuroscience and virology.

Pursuing our Mission also means we are working to provide patient access to health care. We are striving to that goal through public/private partnerships like SECURE THE FUTURE, our groundbreaking $150 million program to help confront HIV/AIDS in Africa. In addition, through our patient assistance programs, we provide free medications to qualifying patients with financial hardship in the U.S.

Innovation is critical for successfully executing our BioPharma strategy. That innovation is enhanced by a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Bristol-Myers Squibb has been recognized year after year as one of the best companies for female executives and working mothers. We’ve also been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for achieving a perfect score for four consecutive years.

Preservation of our natural resources also represents one of our key commitments. At many of our facilities worldwide, our company is integrating comprehensive energy management, pollution controls and other practices to reduce environmental impacts. Bristol-Myers Squibb is recognized among the leading sustainability-driven companies.

Bristol-Myers Squibb delivers on its commitments: to our patients and customers, to our employees, to our global communities, to our shareholders and to our environment.

Ultimately, our success as a BioPharma leader is measured by the difference we make in the lives of patients. I invite you to listen to some of those stories – which may also be those of our own employees – throughout our website and on

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