Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director, Clinical Trial Business Capabilities

Princeton, NJ, US
Aug 30, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Director, Clinical Trial Business Capabilities within Global Clinical Trial Planning & Alliance Management is a senior leader level role considered essential to the sustainability and success of the BMS R&D pipeline. This role reports to the VP, Global Clinical Planning & Alliance Management and is a key member of the Global Clinical Operations (GCO) Management Team.

This role leads a team of GCO employees who have demonstrated and core expertise in the business management of clinical trial technologies and innovation.

Specifically, the Director, Clinical Trial Business Capabilities is accountable for:

Providing the leadership of critical business support activities within global clinical operations (GCO). Responsible for assuring business partnerships, internally and externally, are managed in support of the BMS R&D portfolio of clinical trials to enable effective delivery.

Influencing and driving leaders of key enabling functions including Information Technology to ensure the implementation, management, and support of technologies and capabilities to drive the effective execution of BMS clinical trials.

Ensuring clear and effective business ownership, governance, and support of clinical trial systems and technologies. These include but are not limited to eTMF, RAVE, Oracle, site investigator portal, BMS external clinical trial site and reporting (e.g., sunshine reporting).

Working with other business capability teams to integrate and drive connectivity within R&D.

Developing and executing the enterprise digital health and innovation strategy, based on a strong understanding of business strategy, internal stakeholder needs, and awareness of current and future digital capabilities and best practices. Collaborates extensively with industry peers, vendors, and external thought partners.

Guiding matrixed and cross-functional project teams, overseeing development and prioritization of digital and technological business cases.

Providing recommendations and guidance on digital strategy and trends to the GCO leadership team.

Leading GCO's digital innovation activities to ensure ongoing strategic evaluation and adoption of new business capabilities.

Supporting the development and implementation a culture of core business understanding across a global organization whose focus is in clinical trial execution.

Leading a team of industry professionals, who are experts in their respective fields. Provides ongoing feedback, coaching, and career development, including engagement and retention support to staff in order to maximize their potential. Empowers and holds GCO management to high quality performance and delivery of the business.

May represent the Company in key interactions with external partners as part of any business related committee or industry group.

Serving as a leader across R&D, and developing strong and productive working relationships with key stakeholders throughout BMS with the ability to think strategically across a broad portfolio and effectively express his/her views to senior management.

Ensuring GCO representation as needed in governance or strategic teams or committees (preparatory materials, direct participation, or representative).

Engaging and energizing employees through communication of goals, priorities and other business critical information as well as focus on employee value proposition, development and retention activities.

Developing and promoting a work place culture that values diversity of thought, promotes integrity and creates an atmosphere that supports coaching and fosters accountability.

Experience and expertise required:

Significant global clinical trial expertise and a successful track record of leading through influence, working across complex, global organizational matrices.

Bachelor's degree required with an advanced degree preferred. At least 8 years of relevant industry experience, with substantial experience of managing staff.

Leader in clinical trial technology and digital innovation. Strong focus on strategy development and implementation.

Demonstrated partnership across various collaborative forums, CROs, SMOs and/or local site networks.

Diverse technical expertise to be a credible interface to all global development and business partners (medical, development, commercial, regulatory & quality etc.)

Broad intelligence of the clinical trial environment across key regions, and anticipation of future trends and impact.

Demonstrated influential leadership and communication capabilities with a proven ability to engage, manage, develop and inspire a team.