Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Project Portfolio Manager, CAR-T Manufacturing Science and Technology

Summit West, NJ, United States
Aug 21, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

The BMS Cell Therapy Distribution & Operations (CTDO) S12 Manufacturing Group is seeking an experienced and motivated candidate to join the Project Management Office (PMO) team to manage and optimize the Project Portfolio for the CAR T Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T) group at S12 in Summit, NJ. This position plays a critical role in facilitating and guiding business planning, process governance, and portfolio decision-making for the MSAT group in partnership with the PMO Group and Site leadership. This role requires strong pharma operations acumen as well as experience facilitating effective organization-wide processes and communication. This position requires a willingness to play a very active, behind-the-scenes role to support business operations, portfolio decision-making, and project management.

The roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Project Portfolio Management
  • Develop project portfolio management process for cell therapy capital projects and new technology projects.
  • Implement the portfolio governance processes, system structure, and decision pathways to foster transparency, efficiency, alignment and scale in partnership with cell therapy function stakeholders and customers.
  • Collaborate effectively with Global Engineering, Global MSAT, Finance, and other Cell Therapy functions stakeholders and customers to align on the structure and processes enabling the portfolio management system.
  • Support portfolio insights and analytics to enable strategic discussions, scenario planning, decision and trade-off analyses for investment options.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance portfolio management and implement appropriate industry best practice portfolio management tools and methodologies.
  • Support functional project leaders with development of business cases for capital projects and new technologies, and facilitate data-driven decision-making.
  • As needed, assume project manager role.

Project Management
  • Project management, change management and risk management.
  • Work with project teams to understand timing, resource requirements, and scope.
  • Work with project sponsor to develop business case for additional resources as needed.
  • Create project timelines and Gantt charts to ensure visibility of project tracking.
  • Drive for data and risk-based decisions through-out project lifecycles.
  • Track team activities and timelines to ensure that the deliverables and milestones within the project plan are met.
  • Develop, publish, and maintain, agendas, minutes, and action logs. Participates and supports team meetings, projects, and strategic initiatives as necessary.
  • Work with project teams to identify roadblocks, identify solutions, and escalate for resolution / recommendation.
  • Prepare, distribute and present project status reports to project team members and management.
  • Assist in developing and promoting an organic project management capability at the Manufacturing site over time, including embedding standard project management tools.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and special projects as assigned.
  • Assist with monthly Site reporting of goals and KPIs, reviews, and meeting preparations in partnership with Manager and MSAT team.
  • Assist with management of S12 PMO Sharepoint hub, and support the S12 PMO & CAR T community with Site / Project Status communication.

  • Required: >5 years of experience in portfolio development, project portfolio management, and/or portfolio operations in pharma operations setting. Desired: PMP certification.
  • Experience in PM, engineering, finance, MS&T, OE, Lean Six Sigma, supply chain, pharma manufacturing operations, and business analytics a plus.
  • Masters and/or Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Operations, or Technical discipline.
  • Experience collaborating on teams to achieve project objectives.
  • IT proficiency, including project & portfolio management tools, analytics, business intelligence tools, visual reporting applications, enterprise systems (e.g. Sharepoint, MS Project, PowerBi, Tableau, SAP, etc...).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications a must; experience with Smartsheet a plus.
  • Adept communication skills including ability to summarize complex issues concisely and listen effectively to stakeholders to understand needs and challenges
  • Proven ability to innovate and drive processes and change in a cross-functional matrixed organization with multiple stakeholders and constituents
  • Highly collaborative with outstanding relationship management skills, high emotional intelligence
  • Strong initiative with the ability to manage multiple projects of varying complexity and timelines simultaneously
  • Self-starter who identifies and helps solve problems, and can deal with ambiguity
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Team player mindset

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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 with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.