Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director, TM Planning & Execution - Late Phase

Princeton, NJ, US
Jan 21, 2019
Administration, General
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.

Senior scientific operations leader responsible for planning and driving execution of strategic planning and delivery of all Translational Medicine (TM) activities from Translational Research through Clinical Execution and Diagnostic Development and Commercialization; partnering with other project management teams to create a seamless infrastructure to support the ability to efficiently manage both an individually held book of work, as well as supporting a team of leaders across the balance of the fully development portfolio.
  • Integral partnering with one or more TM team(s) to develop project plans and drive execution to inform clinical progress, major activities include: protocol design, rapid data acquisition, specimen collection, selection, routing, testing, and ingestion/analysis/reporting of analytical results.
  • Driving complete integration with early translational research activities through diagnostic development and commercialization activity - ensuring alignment of strategy and plans across multiple disciplines within the Translational Medicine organization and related activities in Discovery, Commercial, Medical and Regulatory organizations
  • Managing issues and risk mitigations for the portfolio of assets managed by the TM Team Leader, primary scope includes:
  • Biomarker strategies and tactical clinical plans, translational R&D efforts and bioinformatics approaches to scientific evaluation of critical hypotheses,
  • External collaborations for data acquisition, analysis and study activities,
  • Publications and presentations (internal and external), and
  • Regulatory responses and interactions.
  • Establishing meeting agendas to drive TM portfolio delivery and documenting outcomes, decisions and key learnings to enhance collaboration and communication.
  • Overseeing the consistency, integrity, completeness, and internal dissemination of biomarker data generation following review of results.
  • Supporting efforts to curate and integrate datasets (biomarker results, sample characteristics, clinical outcome) to facilitate analysis, e.g. via Spotfire or other data visualization capabilities.
  • Driving biomarker analysis and activities, including but not limited to, facilitating data transfer specification creation in collaboration technical leads and coordination with both internal and external partners to support biomarker sample movement.
  • Creating visibility and maintaining transparency into all activities that contribute to the complete translational medicine plan for the key questions.
  • Coordinating the evaluation of proposals and ensuring delivery to appropriate collaboration team within expected timelines.
  • Elaborating and ensuring effective execution of a robust process for regular program and portfolio strategy reviews facilitated by Translational Medicine staff.
  • Provides scientific leadership in one or more critical areas and "chief of staff" support for TM Enabling Solutions leader to enhance operational connectivity bringing enriched operational expertise to enhance the overall delivery of the internal operations team.
  • Serving as TMES liaison to lead or support other strategic and process improvement initiatives affecting his/her portfolio area(s) as required.
  • Leads a team of Principal, Planning & Execution Leads in support of late stage asset development to provide a cohesive alignment across the late phase TM scientific environment.

  • B.S., M.S., PhD in a scientific discipline; PMP or equivalent experience is desirable.
  • 10+ years pharmaceutical industry experience in a variety of operational/scientific roles minimum; 5+ years' experience as a matrix leader in a highly diversified environment; 5+ years' experience in direct line management of senior scientific/operational staff.
  • Thorough understanding of clinical data management and specimen acquisition and logistics practices with experience designing end-to-end workflows for optimized, repeatable execution.
  • Shapes strategic approaches to scientific delivery, utilizing sophisticated negotiation and scenario planning with resources both internal and external.
  • Works with a sense of urgency and experience managing multiple projects, building structure from ambiguity and helping teams to develop priorities.
  • Experience designing and leading complex, global projects comprised of virtual team members of diverse styles, driving to successful outcomes with and without direct management responsibilities.
  • Drives effective contract/fiscal management of project activities; experienced with the development of business cases for options based decision-making and effective vendor management for externally contracted work.
  • Skilled listener with ability to manage complex internal - up, across, and down the hierarchy - and external relationships through constructive conflict management; experience with third party governance oversight desirable.
  • Negotiates an enterprise (vs. functional) perspective across BMS.
  • 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.
  • Strong communicator experienced with influencing and interacting at all levels including with senior scientific, operational or external thought leaders to drive connectivity and efficiency of collaborative research.
  • Position will be located in Lawrenceville, NJ.