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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Specialist, Learning and Development, Cell Therapy in Devens, Massachusetts

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 is seeking a Senior Specialist for Learning and Development at the Cell Therapy Facility (CTF) in Devens, MA. This individual will be responsible for the intake, development, delivery, and tracking of learning for their respective functional business clients. They support the technical administration of platforms to manage and deliver content to personnel within the organization.

This role will be interacting and supporting CTDO functions at our Devens, MA locations from a Training Quality systems perspective. Specifically, partnering with different functions (i.e. Operations, Supply Chain, MS&T) to determine training curricula for personnel in their functions, conducting training needs analysis, intaking training program development requests, and at times, developing and delivering training.

The Specialist role is stationed in Devens, MA and reports to the Associate Director, Learning and Development, Cell Therapy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the tactical and strategic training needs of the Devens Cell Therapy Facility.

  • Serve as a lead individual contributor within the site Training organization, and a key training resource to the assigned functional area(s).

  • Collaborate with functional area representatives, subject matter experts (SMEs) and cross-functional teams to develop and implement key learning strategies and programs in support of Cell Therapy Facility and functionally-driven projects where training is positioned as a key success factor.

  • Provide training expertise and consultation in support of the Devens Cell Therapy training model and process, including expertise around the Electronic Learning Management System.

  • Provide guidance, expertise and consulting to functional managers and SMEs in the assessment of training needs, the design of appropriate training and development interventions, the design of implementation plans, and the measurement of training effectiveness.

  • Design and develop training courses based on Training Impact Assessment to determine appropriate methodology

  • Provides “train the trainer” support (design, facilitation, consultation).

  • Utilizes cost-effective, consistent and best-practice training methods and ensures compliance with both FDA regulatory and BMS compliance.

  • Support blended learning approach by creating classroom materials in tandem with e-learning.

  • Demonstrates initiative, teamwork, commitment and follow-through with all training initiatives.

  • Provides guidance around the Electronic Learning Management System functionality.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Knowledge of adult learning and course design generally attained through studies resulting in a Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, instructional technology, a related discipline or its equivalent.

  • Minimum 4 years relevant life-science industry experience (pharmaceutical/biologics) supporting a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with formal eLearning tools (ex: Articulate, Captivate, etc.) highly desirable

  • Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal communication, and client management

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and to develop and maintain strong business partner relationship

  • Experience serving as an internal consultant providing support to all levels of leadership

  • Knowledge of biologics manufacturing, GMPs, and support disciplines and the basic principles of each. Knowledge and understanding of regulatory and technical training requirements and associated processes.

  • Experience with utilizing a Learning Management System

  • A strong understanding (including practical experience and highly developed skills) with adult learning theory, instructional design and a variety of learning methodologies.


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.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

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.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to . Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1552130

Updated: 2022-01-22 04:39:07.285 UTC

Location: Devens,Massachusetts

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.