Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director, Translational Medicine Project Management

Location
Princeton, NJ, US
Posted
Jun 20, 2018
Ref
R1506732
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Summary:

• Translational Medicine Project Management is focused on providing effective and efficient project management of TM functions and teams to drive business performance.

• Responsible for project management of the International Immuno-Oncology Network (II-ON) core team, a cross-functional team responsible for the implementation of BMS internal and external research of novel immuno-oncologic agents in collaboration with a network of academic research centers. The II-ON core team is accountable to the senior leaders of the Immuno-Oncology Oversite Committee (IOC).

• Provide all project management support to the II-ON core team and IOC and works closely with the Research Liaisons to ensure optimal execution against the plan.

Responsibilities:

Translational Medicine Project Management is focused on providing effective and efficient project management of TM functions and teams to drive business performance.
  • Responsible for project management of the International Immuno-Oncology Network (II-ON) core team, a cross-functional team responsible for the implementation of BMS internal and external research of novel immuno-oncologic agents in collaboration with a network of academic research centers. The II-ON core team is accountable to the senior leaders of the Immuno-Oncology Oversite Committee (IOC).
  • Provide all project management support to the II-ON core team and IOC and works closely with the Research Liaisons to ensure optimal execution against the plan.
  • Support joint development teams across TM, especially Pharmacodiagnostics (PDx), effectively working with the Development Team and Translational Medicine Team Project Manager counterparts to ensure aligned development plans and coordinate execution
  • This role will sit in CNJ and be a member of the TM, Discovery and Product Development (PD) Strategy & Operations Leadership Team.
  • Add strategic value to TM by deriving insights and have the ability to execute actionable projects against those insights
  • Anticipate risks and identify issues with the ability to troubleshoot and create solutions, balancing portfolio and asset needs.
  • Build and manage relationships with key cross-matrix stakeholders. Demonstrate influence across TM and R&D functional leadership
  • Partner with Alliance Management to support key diagnostic programsThe project manager maintains all project timelines and is responsible for communicating changes to the approved plan.
  • Role is the central point of common information/communication across the IOC, II-ON sub-teams, Translational Medicine Senior Leaders and academic partners necessitating the need for strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Responsibilities include creating and maintaining integrated cross-functional project timelines, preparing internal team documents, managing II-ON budget, authoring development plans and monthly reports.
  • Rapid identification and transparent communication of risks as well as competency to resolve project issues are key expectations
  • Alignment of TM development strategies across the R&D portfolio
  • Facilitate connectivity with early/late Development and Commercial project teams, governance and other key functions
  • Support strategic indication-specific PDx Development programs for timelines, risk management, and milestones. The Project Manager utilizes a variety of project management tools to build and sustain high-performing cross-functional teams for delivery of critical milestones, e.g. technical validation, regulatory activities, pivotal trial requirements for clinical validation, and commercial planning
  • May support strategic indication-specific joint technical teams with diagnostic partners effectively working with the Development Team and Translational Medicine Team Project Manager counterpart to ensure aligned development plans and coordinate execution.


DESIRED BACKGROUND, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE
  • MS, MBA, PhD, PharmD, or other advanced degree in a physical or natural science with 7 or more years of experience in the translational medicine and/or pharmaceutical industry Familiarity with biomarker and diagnostic development and commercialization is desirable.
  • Requires an understanding of both scientific and commercial issues, as well as efficient resource utilization in a multi-project environment.
  • Strong scientific background is a must
  • Has experience driving project management and can partner well with key TMLT members
  • Excellent oral and written skills is required
  • PMP certification is desirable.
  • Project management experience is required with working knowledge in the drug development process.
  • Excellent cross functional communications skills and a decisive yet collaborative leadership style to drive results while managing relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix team across multiple disciplines internal and external to the organization, as well as efficient resource utilization in a multi-project environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively collaborate, cooperate and work across boundaries.
  • Proven agility in prioritizing and navigating competing demands.
  • Strong influencing/persuasive skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles and individuals at different levels in organization.
  • Strong engagement skills.