Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Vendor Oversight Lead

Princeton, NJ, US
Sep 18, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

The Vendor Oversight Lead, Global Clinical Trial Business Partnerships is a role considered essential to the sustainability and success of the BMS R&D pipeline. This role reports to the Group Director, Global Clinical Trial Business Partnerships and is a key member of the Global Clinical Trial Business Partnerships Team.

This is an individual contributor role who has demonstrated core expertise in the business management of vendor oversight, assessment and due diligence.

Specifically, this role is accountable for:
  • Management of vendor oversight requirements and documentation
  • Project management of vendor assessment & due diligence activities for all GCO vendors
  • Providing guidance and support activities within global clinical operations (GCO) to team members for all vendor oversight, assessment and due diligence activities
  • Standardization of vendor oversight requirements and reporting
  • Training of all processes related to vendor oversight, assessment and due diligence for involved staff
  • Completes and/or assists with final due diligence reporting
  • Stakeholder management among cross-functional groups and vendors to ensure team attendance / assistance / expertise
  • Communicates with all levels of organization
  • Drive project timelines to ensure project success
  • Process Improvement to existing methods / Establishing best practices for current SOPs
  • SOP and guidance document updates
  • Management /design of vendor database and SharePoint site
  • Collaborates with Global Procurement regarding sourcing events and awards
  • Reporting, analysis, special Projects
  • Responsibility for supporting ongoing vendor oversight and documentation across Clinical Trial Business Partnerships

Experience and expertise required:
  • Bachelor's degree required with an advanced degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of relevant industry experience, with substantial business experience and experience leading teams
  • 5 years of Project Management experience
  • Track record of leading through influence, working across complex, global organizational matrices
  • Demonstrated influential leadership and communication capabilities with a proven ability to engage, manage, develop and inspire a team
  • Business, operational, stakeholder management experience
  • First-hand experience of working directly with Contract Service Providers (CSPs), investigators, customers, opinion leaders and professional staff as well as broad exposure to business in general
  • Ability to lead others
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience at multiple levels within the company
  • Demonstrated ability of managing and working with cross-functional / teams in a complex, changing environment to deliver value-added results to the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to define projects, translate it into actionable plans and manage implementation
  • Experience in change management and process improvement
  • High level of adaptability in dealing with complex work environments
  • Balances priorities and multiple demands in a responsive and professional manner
  • Escalates and keeps leadership aware of status, issues
  • Drive efficient and effective meetings
  • Drive communication and training for GCO vendor oversight, assessment and due diligence
  • Support other groups within GCO as necessary