Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Vendor Oversight Lead

Princeton, NJ
Jun 18, 2019
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 Associate Director, Global Vendor Oversight & Operations and is a key member of the broader 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.

Position Responsibilities

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