Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Senior Technical Project Manager (Technology Operations Lead) - Clinical Genetics & Genomics

Princeton, NJ, United States
Aug 29, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

We are searching for a project lead to work closely with our Clinical Genetics and Genomics group to coordinate biomarker assay development, sample analysis, and outsourcing projects in support of BMS' pipeline. The successful candidate will be responsible for insuring timely delivery of project goals and tasks to provide data for clinical trials. The project management role will include end-to-end oversight from project initiation through data delivery and analysis. The successful candidate should have experience/knowledge of genomics technologies such as RNA seq, whole exome seq, next generation sequencing, gene expression profiling and extractions. Prior experience managing work at multiple third party vendors or central labs to support clinical data generation is desired. This is a highly matrixed position and relies on strong organization expertise and robust soft skills. This position may require travel (1x per quarter), the ability to work remotely/independently and management of a project coordinator.

  • Establishes and maintains operating mechanism to facilitate the cohesiveand uniform transparency across many projects and external partners
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects and BoW c activities for the Clinical Genetics & Genomics team (CGG)
  • Ensures success of assays transitioning into Translational Sciences from other functional teams
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope (and within budget, if needed)
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Contracting monitoring from initiation to ensure execution and delivery
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders through robust communication and stakeholder management
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks; facilitate the transparency of risks and progress for their technology team to key stakeholders and team members
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Engages in specialty projects to drive BMS success of biomarker activities.
  • Interacts with key scientific and operational leaders in single or multiple therapeutic areas.
  • Takes lead in management and triage of critical, "systemic", issues and conflict resolution. Involves key internal players to ensure speedy decision-making process.
  • Partners with clinical teams, vendor management, outsourcing management and global procurement, as needed, to drive the strategic BMS position to enhance the value of biomarker vendors' capabilities to BMS through early engagement with internal teams as well as our internal partners, cross-organizational discourse and planning transparency.
  • Oversee the CGG project coordinator (contractor) day-to-day work and performance.

  • Bachelor's degree and 7+ years' experience in clinical drug development/scientific discipline, OR Master's degree and 3+ years' experience.
  • Significant exposure to biomarkers, including collections and logistics considerations. Understanding of clinical data and management required.
  • Firsthand knowledge of laboratory operations highly desired.
  • Strong knowledge of genetics/genomics related to assays, platforms and analysis.
  • Demonstrated strong project management and ability to drive multiple projects of significant complexity/global scope, in a highly virtualized team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex problems/data from a variety of sources, and through effective decision-making and planning, deliver superior business results.
  • Experience in leading organizational/cultural change and managing expectations and risks.
  • Experience in managing people a plus.

Skills/Knowledge Desired
  • Thorough understanding of organizational structure, operating culture, effective work styles and achieving results in a changing environment.
  • Ability to influence in the matrix and across organizational/company boundaries.
  • Experience and high degree of fluency with MS Office tools (esp. MS Excel and MS Project).
  • Ability to quickly learn and leverage in house IT technology solutions for information management.
  • Highly effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal and negotiating skills.
  • Negotiates an enterprise (vs. functional) perspective across BMS allowing competing trade-off across the business to be managed.
  • Fosters teamwork between BMS functional areas; creating a team environment based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Encourages teams to share knowledge, experiences, best practices, and information on an ongoing basis.
  • Embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion to enhance personal and company performance.

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.