QA Specialist, Deviation Reviewer and Approver (Sun -Thu)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Summit West, NJ

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This role will be responsible for providing oversight for deviations and investigations for manufacturing operations and quality control laboratory operations at the Summit S12 Cell Therapy manufacturing facility, in accordance with Bristol Myers Squibb policies, standards, procedures and Global cGMP. Functional responsibilities for the incumbent include ensuring accurate and timely resolution, review and approval of manufacturing and laboratory investigations, CAPA and identifying any trends.

Shift: Sunday to Thursday (12:00PM - 8:00PM)

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge on the review of deviation investigation and CAPA.
  • Must have knowledge on how to perform Root Cause Investigation.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with cGMP manufacturing, Quality, and Compliance.
  • Must partner with Investigation team for efficiently and timely completion of deviations.
  • Proactively seeks to resolve deviations/investigation roadblocks impeding deviation and/or CAPA record on-time closure and release to patients.
  • Must have strong authorship and be able to critically review investigations, interpret results and generate technical conclusions consistent with Quality risk management principles.
  • Must be able to effectively prepare communications to management with clarity and a high level of accuracy.
  • Must be action-oriented and customer-focused, building relationships, problem solving, planning and organizing, conflict management, coaching other and analytical thinking.
  • Requires minimum direction to complete tasks; completes routine tasks as assigned.
  • Confident in making decisions for minor issues.
  • Contributes to goals within the work group.
  • Basic knowledge of aseptic manufacturing processes.
  • Works within cross functional teams to resolve deviations/investigation roadblocks impeding deviation and/or CAPA record on-time closure and release to patients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences, Engineering, related discipline, or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in related cGMP environment: Cell Therapy, Pharmaceutical, Biologics, Medical Device operations, with at least 2 years in QA/QC and 1-2 years investigation experience
  • Knowledge of Cell Therapy (CT) operations (manufacturing, QC, packaging/shipping) is preferred.
  • Equivalent education, experience or demonstrated competency will be considered.


  • Supports all activities for the Quality Operations Investigations group.
  • Review and approve Site operational investigation.
  • Review and approve Supplemental actions.
  • Review and approve Impact assessments or Product Quality Evaluation Approval.
  • Review and Approve Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA Plan, Action approval, Effectiveness Check (EC) Plan, EC execution Approval).
  • Participate in Audit and inspection including inspection readiness activities.
  • Attend and participate at Investigation and CAPA Review Board (IRB/CRB).
  • Review and approve Investigation Protocol/Plan and Summary report.
  • Review and approve interim controls (Mitigation protocols) for continued production.
  • Review and approve Proactive Initiatives.
  • Review and approve Standalone actions.
  • Contribute to deviation management procedure improvement.
  • Ensure appropriate CAPAs are generated to increase compliance and prevent repeat occurrences of deviations.
  • Must be skilled in planning and organizing, decision-making, and building relationships.
  • Able to effectively work in a dynamic / fast-paced environment.
  • Meets and exceeds all safety expectations and adheres to all BMS behaviors and values


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

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