Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Network Lead, Community Partnerships- Strategic Collaborations, US Medical

Princeton, NJ
Sep 26, 2019
Required Education
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.

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with key medical experts, decision-makers and leaders within assigned community networks/practices within the IO-ICON platform functioning as the primary point of contact for Network leadership (above site) ensuring timely communication, consistent engagement
  • Collaborate with assigned networks Senior leadership and BMS stakeholders to jointly define network-level specific strategic engagement plans that reflect network capability and a BMS-enterprise view; Plans that effectively differentiate the scientific value of assigned networks while enabling positive and productive experiences for our Network collaborators
  • Manage the execution of network specific engagements plans, proactively identifying potential performance disrupters facilitating resolution; Monitor the progress of the network strategic plan and engages Management on a periodic basis for review and adjustment based on research needs
  • Develops strong relationships across R&D and other key functions establishing self as a reliable, credible and trusted strategic partner and leverages these relationships to champion network capabilities with R&D ensuring their understanding of network capabilities and enabling effective, long-term strategic engagement of networks
  • Scan internal and external environment anticipating potential bottleneck and/or pitfalls involving Network engagement implementing and/or advising on corrective actions; anticipates and mitigates issues driving toward timely resolution within each network
  • Leverage analytics/metrics to identify opportunities to optimize performance working the network leadership to successfully implement improvement initiatives with little supervision
  • Serve as the BMS cross-functional matrix team leader (field medical, medical strategy, HEOR, R&D, GCO & commercial) for assigned networks ensuring appropriate engagement and real-time awareness of major activities, visits, issues, opportunities, etc. with the networks
  • Collaborate across other internal strategic collaborations platforms (Academic Research, II-ON, SCR) to ensure awareness of ongoing community network activities enabling alignment and integration across mutual priorities
  • Establish self as the collaboration partner of choice for assigned networks as reflected in network feedback

  • Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD or PharmD) in with experience in Oncology, Hematology or Immunology-related field preferred; other advanced health and/or scientific degree with extensive, relevant, customer facing, clinical experience will be considered
  • A minimum of 7 years of pharmaceutical clinical development, Medical Affairs or other relevant customer facing role is required; working knowledge about drug development and project management of clinical trials desirable
  • Strong understanding of the US healthcare system with demonstrated ability to navigate and lead through ambiguous and changing healthcare and business environments
  • Deep understanding of and experience with community-based physician networks, their structure, operations and areas of influence and interest are required
  • Stay current with key disease areas, scientific and medical advances, business trends and their impact on community based practices is highly desirable
  • Proven ability to work independently with initiative applying strategic thinking and analytical rigor to assess opportunity and risks while executing against plan
  • Adept at building credibility with external investigators & collaborative partners, competently balances business and scientific acumen during engagements anchored by strong leadership behaviors, authenticity, agility and enterprise mindset
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with agility to appropriately flex based on audience; expertly leverages effective communication skills influencing decisions with internal and external Senior Leaders
  • Strong, proven stakeholder and relationship management skills reflecting strong organizational, facilitation and negotiating skills with demonstrated ability to work productively in a highly matrix, cross-functional environment
  • Expected 30% travel within the continental US
  • Position is based in Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ

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.