Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

IT Program Management - Enabling Functions (HR).

Princeton, NJ, US
Sep 10, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Responsible for the overall management, coordination, execution, control and completion of specific Programs or Projects to support Bristol Myers Squibb strategy, commitments and goals. The role of Program Manager is to provide leadership for planning and executing IT capability projects & other business projects in support of Enabling Functions and other areas as assigned. This position will work extensively cross-functionally to drive predictable execution and deliver results - on budget, on plan. This includes collaborating with project governance committees and maintaining productive and positive relationships with stakeholders throughout the duration of the project. The Program Manager will also monitor progress results, issues and risks and communicate with team members in timely and effective manner to facilitate or negotiate resolution of problems and conflicts with outputs and process related to project delivery. Focus will be on managing and driving deliverables of large scale initiatives (multi-million dollar investments) in alignment with IT strategy. Responsible for managing the end-to-end Project or Program lifecycle for very large complex initiatives, and meet the required business objectives in a rapidly changing environment. Identifies the need for and implements service improvements to help enhance the IT Project & Program Management service capabilities within the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to manage the delivery of the overall HR Program portfolio and be able to identify portfolio risks, barriers and dependencies.
  • Provide support to IT leadership in program operations including budgeting, financial reconciliation, vendor management and procurement. Proactively remove obstacles to drive project/program momentum and progress. Engage and energize the program teams.
  • Manages team of Project Managers that will assist the Program Manager in planning & execution of the HR Program/Project portfolio
  • Program Management of large multi team initiatives, partnering with business leadership and managing program delivery across internal IT, third party vendors and service providers
  • Cultivating business relationships to provide program leadership in a highly matrixed environment
  • Actively engage with leadership from business case development through program delivery, brokering delivery of critical programs within the portfolio, ensure organizational alignment on scope, schedule, quality, benefits and implement and monitor appropriate controls to proactively deal with barriers to completion
  • Ensure critical programs establish and deliver on commitments and establish metrics to proactively identify areas of risk and allow planning for mitigation
  • Contribute to the overall organizational PPM maturity and consistency by serving as an SME on program and project management, stakeholder engagement, scope definition, risk identification and mitigation etc.
  • Provide a point of escalation for all constituents of HR & GREWS project/program portfolio
  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget.
  • Build and manage integrated program plans and execute them such that they can accommodate evolving ideas and discovery of new requirements.
  • Maintain sufficient domain knowledge with the business strategies to ensure maximum value realization.
  • Interact with other program leads to provide quality and consistent reporting. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we're creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases. We're also nurturing our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter our role, each of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.
  • Able to conceptualize Projects or Programs from start to finish to effectively manage and keep initiative on schedule while adopting to sudden changes and shifting priorities
  • Creates and motivates cross-functional & cross-departmental project teams, establishes roles and responsibilities, provides direction, fosters effective team skills, and ensures that project objectives are reached on time and within budget
  • Identifies the need for and creates/implements improvements to continuously improve the Project Management Service capabilities in the organization
  • Identifies, implements and champions the use of new value added techniques and process improvements to help better the IT Project Management service
  • Consistently develops others by providing them with challenging opportunities and coaching them to be successful
  • Demonstrates an ability to assess and understand a wide variety of BMS business issues; Recommend and deliver IT strategies/systems/tools that provide superior value to end-client
  • Demonstrates effective Project Management skills through the development of project plans, resource allocation, plan execution, consistent communications with project team members and stakeholders, status reviews, and delivery of agreed upon results
  • Ability to deal with unstructured, complex Projects or Programs that will require effective communication and negotiation skills in order to define and gain agreement on appropriate actions
  • Delivers cost-effective, high quality Projects or Programs on-time through application of PM guidelines and standards (best practices) and effective controls while meeting requisite compliance requirements (Sarbanes-Oxley, GxP etc.,)
  • Holistic project monitoring, control, team integration, change integration, and corrective action as needed. Ensure the application of PMI and Company SDLC standards in managing the project as appropriate
  • Achieves effective control on the Project or Program through management of scope, estimating, accounting, budget management, risk management and project closeout
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for all communications within IT, Business teams, and any third party involved in the Project or Program - effectively communicates relevant information to key stakeholders as per defined Communications plan
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with team members; Ability to lead and motivate team members to complete tasks on time

Key Competencies:
  • A bachelor's degree or higher and experience is required; Master's Degree and / or PMP certification a plus
  • Strong program and project management experience with proven track-record of several years managing large and/or complex IT programs, preferably in HR domain
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects and programs.
  • Demonstrates innovation, flexibility, open-mindedness, and adaptability in order to meet objectives in a rapidly changing environment with shifting priorities
  • Must have knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Knowledge and experience of computer systems validation is preferred.
  • Experienced in managing Projects or Programs by leveraging standard industry Project Management frame-works (e.g.: PMBOK) and Software Development Lifecycle methodology (e.g.: Agile, Scrum AUP, Waterfall etc.,)
  • Experience with Vendor Management
  • Strong communicator via all media: collaboration technologies (SharePoint, Skype, etc.) and presentations written, emails, verbal - with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and manage the expectations in a matrixed environment
  • Demonstrated ability to use structured problem solving and available tools to quickly evaluate problems, identify root cause, create action plans, assess impact and develop resolution options.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and collaborate with employees and management at all levels.
  • Able to complete multiple, simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and prioritize incoming work appropriately
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a range of technically, culturally & geographically diverse teams in a matrixed environment, influencing them to complete deliverables, and delivering value added business results that meet high quality requirements within tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience at multiple levels within the company through various formats, such as presentations, written proposals, reports, correspondence, leading meetings, face-to-face dialogue etc.,
  • Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices in the areas of Project and Program Management

Desired Knowledge:
  • Strong understanding of industry Project Management frame-works (e.g.: PMBOK) & Software Development Lifecycle methodology (e.g.: ADM, RUP, Waterfall, etc.,)
  • Hands on experience utilizing Microsoft tools including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) & Microsoft Outlook
  • Possesses general understanding of the Information Technology industry and how various technologies can be productively applied to drive business success
  • Possesses general understanding in the areas of Application & Infrastructure architecture - understands Internet, Intranet, Extranet and Client/Server architectures
  • Hands on experience utilizing SharePoint to manage operational aspects of Project or Program and collaboration purposes
  • Develops a thorough understanding of BMS IT capabilities and service offerings
  • Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices in the areas of Project and Program Management