Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Team Lead, Biomarker Operations

Location
Hopewell, NJ, US
Posted
Dec 04, 2018
Ref
R1117770
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Strong senior contributor who also leads a team of individual contributors to drive strategic and tactical delivery of Biomarker activity at the asset level while ensuring rational alignment of asset strategy and protocol execution, including:
  • Responsible for the design and evolution of the functional processes for, and drives individual development of, Program Level Biomarker Sample strategy documents (Laboratory Test Plan and Sample Risk Matrix) for a complex collection of assets under his/her accountability in close collaboration with one or more Biomarker Lead.
    • Multi-functional team engagement and leadership
    • Seeks opportunities to enhance value of external vendor relationships through early strategic engagement and ongoing partnership
    • Drives the IT environment that delivers strategic documentation and supports the analysis of study designs vs. strategic plans.
  • Team Leader who develops his/her staff in the application of a disciplined project approach to develop and execute operational plans to ensure delivery of Biomarker data to meet the requirements of the Program and the studies executing within them; documenting and managing associated issues and risks; setting agendas for operational program reviews and documenting outcomes, decisions and key learnings
  • Responsible to evolve IT capabilities to enhance operational effectiveness in the initiation and oversight for request management of Biomarker assay development or sample analysis; ensures all work is documented in alignment with the protocol and the program strategy
  • Independently or in partnership with one or more Biomarker Lead identifies and activates samples for analysis
  • Collaborates with Execution Analysts to ensure effective sample movement through analysis and to final storage; partners with Biomarker Execution leadership to identify opportunities for increased leverage of internal and third party capabilities to drive sample execution
  • Drives integration with clinical operations organization and data management to execute and streamline the processing for cleaning sample metadata as needed to ensure integrity of specimens and downstream analysis
  • Experienced program manager counsels staff in the execution and maintenance of a clear Book of Work/Program Plan to facilitate cohesive and uniform transparency across many projects and external partners; also, responsible for his/her own complex, highly visible, book of work
  • Process owner for those processes and tools necessary to manage and triage critical, "systemic", issues for the Biomarker Operations function; ensures his/her staff maintains the discipline to document issues from identification through resolution. For his/her complex program of assets, maintains highest standard of program discipline and ensures learning is shared across the organization
  • Demonstrates strong communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills and leverages those competencies to ensure continuous progress within both internal and external teams thus moving issues to resolution
  • Serves as TMES liaison to lead or support other strategic and process improvement initiatives affecting his/her platform area(s) as required

Qualifications:
  • B.S., M.S. in a scientific discipline; 8+ yrs direct line management experience; with experience in Biomarker Operations or Clinical Study execution desired.
  • 4+ years of complex relationship management expertise e.g. vendor management, lab operations management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal/regulatory environment governing sample management and informed consent; experience applying consistent interpretation for self and others as needed to drive compliant specimen use
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a team mission/vision, define key metrics needed to measure organizational effectiveness, develop staff and grow a diverse team of individual contributors
  • Balances team leader responsibilities and his/her own, complex, workload; strong voice to empower leadership and remove barriers for self and others.
  • Sustains and demonstrates experience growing a diverse network within BMS and outside of BMS; leverages broad relationships to enhance personal and organizational outputs
  • Experience establishing effective priorities for self and staff, while working with a sense of urgency, delivering on multiple projects and challenging, and often volatile, deadlines
  • Experience designing effect business process flows and developing measures of process efficiency
  • Skilled listener with ability to manage complex internal and external relationships through constructive conflict management; experience with third party governance oversight desirable
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with high volumes of data independently and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary scientific team; demonstrates mastery of and experience in coaching technical skills such as Excel and/or Spotfire
  • Experienced in developing and implementing agile, creative solutions, utilizing direct and indirect resources, to solve business challenges within the line organization, across the company, and in partnership with external collaborators
  • Highly collaborative, team leader and team-player who regularly seeks perspectives both within and outside of his/her direct accountability to develop and implement high value solutions