Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director, Clinical Trial Planning & Governance

Princeton, NJ, US
Sep 29, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Director, Clinical Trial Planning & Governance 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 Trial 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 clinical trial business planning and execution, including portfolio planning, strategy, country and site selection, and management of organizational health and business performance.

Specifically, the Director, Clinical Trial Planning & Governance 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 Business Insights & Analytics (BIA) and Research & Development Strategic Partnership (RDSP) to develop the GCO strategy related to the governance and execution of the global country allocation aligned with the medical and commercial asset strategy. This will be an enterprise-wide critical activity involving leadership from hub countries around the world.

Developing and implementing data-driven, holistic processes and tools to optimize clinical trial site selection across GCO. Strategically expands BMS' pool of sites and investigators and ensures its effective utilization.

Overseeing the development and management of metrics to assess performance of the business and the clinical trials, shaping organizational goals in partnership with RDSP.

Synthesizing, interpreting, and integrating data and information from internal and external sources to provide clear recommendations and strengthen data-driven decision making by GCO leaders.

Developing, validating, and implementing effective resource algorithms across GCO in partnership with BIA. Identifying, building and maintaining the workforce management plan to assure both resource and external partnership needs are in line with the R&D portfolio, flexible yet sustainable.

Leading the resource and workforce management plan globally for GCO to assure the role, functional and organizational resource, workload and capacity are understood and that organizational priorities are effectively managed to.

Setting the direction for GCO, assuring that trial prioritization is understood and that the organization is focused on meeting the delivery in accordance with that prioritization globally. This role will be responsible to assure that key performance indicators are known and managed to globally.

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 the strategy development, business measures that enable effective drug development processes. For example, clinical trial resource workforce management, country & site feasibility, financial reporting, departmental goal setting.

A deep understanding of the systems and processes that support clinical trial execution, harnessing efficiencies and standards that enable business success.

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

Diverse and sufficient 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.