Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Associate Director, Planning and Execution

Princeton, NJ, United States
Oct 07, 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.

The Associate Director, Planning and Execution reports to the Director, Global Clinical Trial Planning & Operational Execution who is a member of the Global Clinical Trial Planning & Alliance Management leadership team within the Global Clinical Operations (GCO) organization.

Specifically, the Associate Director, Planning and Execution is accountable for:

Partnering with BIA, Operations Leads, Hub Managers and other stakeholders to lead the execution of clinical trial feasibility and governance of global country and site allocation aligned with Regulatory, Medical and Commercial asset strategy and portfolio prioritization within assigned tumor types or disease areas.

Partnering and supporting the development and implementation of data-driven, holistic processes and tools to optimize clinical trial site selection across GCO. Strategically expands BMS' pool of sites and investigators.

In partnership with BIA and internal stakeholders, synthesize, interpret, and integrate data and information to provide clear recommendations and strengthen data-driven decision making by GCO leaders.

Providing leadership and support to ensure effective cross-asset planning to minimize internal competition and saturation in disease areas and maximize enrollment and recruitment potential of studies and programs. Ensure resources are applied to the most critical programs and provide decision support for internal trade-off and prioritization activities.

Monitoring overall program health and ensure risks and issues are evaluated and appropriately captured in systems, tools and escalated through reporting pathways.

Contributing to the development of clinical operational strategy to help shape the clinical development plan.

Developing productive working relationships with key stakeholders throughout BMS with the ability to think strategically and effectively express his/her views.

Representing Clinical Trial Planning & Operational Execution as needed in matrix forums, strategic teams or committees (preparatory materials, direct participation, or representative).

Working with management to foster a culture of core business understanding across a global organization whose focus is in clinical trial execution.

Engaging and energizing employees through communication of goals, priorities and other business critical information as well as focus on employee value proposition, development and retention activities.

Developing and promoting a work place culture that values diversity of thought, promotes integrity and creates an atmosphere that supports coaching and fosters accountability.

Experience and expertise required:

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required. A degree in Life Sciences or equivalent is preferred. At least 8 years clinical trial operations experience is required.

Robust understanding of the drug development process and global clinical operations with a strong understanding of clinical trial feasibility is required.

Experience in matrix management is desirable with the ability to engage and inspire others. Good communication skills with a proven ability to effectively engage and manage key internal stakeholders in various functions and geographies. Good presentation and negotiation skills with the ability to timely resolve conflict in a constructive manner.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely, on-budget execution of tasks. Attention to detail with excellent planning, time management and organizational skills.

The candidate will demonstrate the ability to adopt a biopharma enterprise-wide and entrepreneurial mindset, to act with speed, accountability and integrity, and to have fun along the way.