Bristol Myers Squibb Company

IT Program & Project Management for Cross-functional Programs

Princeton, NJ, United States
Aug 13, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

The Program Manager will lead planning and execution of complex cross-functional programs in close collaboration with the IT Digital Capability Management and the IT Business Partner function. This will require orchestrating efforts across board set of stakeholders and sponsors ensuring commitments are met with the right sense of urgency.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead large cross-functional initiatives, collaborating with business leadership and managing program delivery across internal IT, third party vendors, and service providers
  • Build effective coalitions with key stakeholders at various levels across business, plan and build & run organizations in a matrixed environment, leading to better alignment and faster business value delivery
  • Build and manage integrated program plans and execute them such that they can accommodate evolving ideas and discovery of new requirements to maximize business value
  • Active engagement with leadership from business case development through program delivery and business outcomes
  • Maintain adequate domain knowledge of the business strategies to ensure maximum value realization.
  • Provide support to IT Leadership in program operations including budgeting/forecasting, financial reconciliation, vendor management, and procurement.
  • Engage and energize the program teams to ensure optimal performance and proactively remove obstacles to drive project/program momentum and progress. Provide a point of escalation for all constituents of the portfolio.
  • Holistic project monitoring, controls, team integration, change integration, and corrective action as needed. Ensure the application of Project Management best practices and Company SDLC standards in managing the project as appropriate
  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; contribute to the preparation of the portfolio budget
  • Recruit, lead, and develop a team of entrepreneurial project managers to ensure execution excellence while scaling based on business needs
  • Advise and consistently apply IT best practices (including Agile, SDLC, PMF) and contribute to continuous improvement in close partnership with PPM CoE, Agile CoE and Quality functions
  • Contribute to the overall maturity and consistency of the PM organization by serving as an SME on leadership, program and project management, stakeholder engagement, scope definition, risk identification/mitigation, etc.
  • Interact with other program leads to ensure consistent processes and high-quality reporting.

Key Competencies:
  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Technology preferred or similar discipline
  • Strong program and project management experience with proven track-record of leading cross-functional IT/Business transformation programs preferably in life sciences industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence without direct authority, managing stakeholder expectations at all levels in a matrixed global environment while maximizing business value delivered
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and/or oversee multiple, simultaneous projects and programs.
  • Must have knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and of computer systems validation (CSV) a plus.
  • Experience with managing projects across predictive and adaptive methodologies e.g. Agile and Waterfall.
  • Experience with managing work across multiple vendors, resolving issues ensuring execution excellence.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and collaborate with employees and management at all levels.
  • Strong facilitation and meeting management skills; Strong communicator via all media: collaboration technologies (SharePoint, Skype, etc.) and presentations written, emails, verbal - with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to use structured problem solving and available tools to quickly evaluate problems, identify root causes, create action plans, assess impact and develop resolution options

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.