Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Associate Director - GPS PMO process & governance

New Brunswick, NJ, US
Jul 07, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

The GPS PMO process & governance team is responsible, in partnership with our GPS leaders, for deployment of standard PMO best practices across GPS functions.

The GPS PMO process & governance team is focused on:
  • Deploying harmonized program / project management processes and tools
  • Improving project execution discipline
  • Enabling our governance and leadership teams, by ensuring appropriate visibility to project portfolio status & risks
  • Elevating project and portfolio planning and management capabilities

  • Support the deployment of standard PMO best practices across GPS functions.
  • Lead the portfolio planning process for designated function, integrating across GPS functions, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the charter intake process for new P1 projects, ensuring timely alignment and stakeholder endorsement. (Including those originating internal & external to function).
  • Deploy and sustain the PPM resource management utility for designated function.
  • Ensure monthly PMO PPM updates are completed on schedule and follow agreed reporting convention.
  • Coordinate and monitor change controls (e.g. rebaselines) for active P1 projects, ensuring alignment with agreed processes / governance.
  • Generate the monthly PMO metrics suite and evaluate trends to identify opportunities.
  • Support the maintenance of agreed leadership objectives scorecard / metrics.
  • Support business governance forums as required (Capital Projects Review Committee, Leadership Team etc.)
  • Lead the evaluation, deployment & support of enhanced PPM utility.
  • Maintain the GPS PMO Playbook to reflect agreed upon best practices.
  • Provide training / guidance / support to PMO team members, including onboarding of new members.
  • Support the PMO Community of Practice meetings and other PMO knowledge management forums.
  • Additional activities as required to support the portfolio, including strategic and "Run the Business" elements.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
  • Degree (Minimum), Masters / MBA (Preferred) in Science, Technical discipline or Supply Chain
  • PMP certification highly desirable
  • 8+ years experience incl. project management
  • Previous experience within a BioPharma PMO desired
  • Proficiency with project management and Microsoft tools, e.g. MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and business acumen
  • Ability to work independently to achieve results and exercise influence across a global matrix organization
  • Experience in the dynamics of program/project management involving cross-functional, multi-site teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities and strong interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in critical thinking, influence, negotiation, problem solving, strategic thinking and leadership in a matrix environment.