Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Associate Director R&D Lifecycle Management QMS Documentation and Activities

Princeton, NJ, United States
Sep 03, 2020
Required Education
Associate 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.

Manage and lead team of procedural document (PD) managers, writing associates and PDHQ content managers to create and/or revise procedural documents in R&D and GPS. Procedural management activities include, but are not limited to, working with subject-matter experts to ensure accurate document content and compliance with health authority regulations and expectations. This position will also be responsible for supporting Lifecycle Management related activities.

  • Lead a (PD) team to solve complex problems, create deliverables and complete them in a timely manner
  • Synthesize feedback from subject matter experts/ PD teams to identify and resolve issues in order to accurately document current and future PDs
  • Effectively manage projects, escalate issues as necessary and identify/meet key milestones
  • Collaborate with appropriate Regulatory colleagues on changes to new or revised GXP/ICH Guidelines to manage the interpretation, communication, and implementation of applicable changes to clinical research
  • Work with limited guidance to manage the development of PDs for key procedures, seeks input as needed.
  • Assist in developing the vision and strategy for the QS&LM Department
  • Participate in goal and objective setting for the department and oversees progress towards meeting objectives
  • Lead and implement change initiatives to achieve continuous improvement in QS&LM processes, including how PDs are managed, updated, and drives change in the organization
  • Identify and lead improvement efforts within the QS&LM group
  • Exercise sound judgment, using a risk-based approach, to ensure compliance with PD regulations, practices, and policies.
  • Identify and implement state-of-the-art business models and systems for PD management and continuous improvement
  • Interpret regulations or contact appropriate resources regarding regulations and maintain an awareness of compliance issues
  • Recommend improvements to the PD management process on the basis of regulatory needs, benchmarking, and opportunities for business process improvement
  • Work closely with upper management to identify and work with key stakeholders to ensure that PDs are developed in accordance with current practice and functional needs
  • Manage the PD Leads by providing guidance and direction on how to effectively develop PDs, meet goals and objectives and manage the Book of Work
  • Prepare presentations and other materials to effectively represent the QS&LM department
  • Negotiate complex situations without direct authority
  • Lead department Lifecycle Management process optimization through cross functional teams as part of project Fusion to identify root causes of sub optimal process flow, identify gaps, help teams with process new or re-write phase.
  • Champions and drives Lifecycle Management activities to meet Health Authority commitment deadlines

Required Knowledge/Skills/Qualifications


PhD with 6-8 years' experience working in a pharmaceutical or highly regulated environment, Master's degree with 8-10 years' experience or Bachelor's degree with 10-12 years' experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage competing deadlines and balance priorities while meeting or exceeding expectations
  • Demonstrated ability to drive organizational change while balancing priorities utilizing strong organizational skills
  • Exemplary leadership skills as demonstrated by the ability to manage individuals and teams towards meeting goals
  • Ability to drive consensus, drive performance and to lead strategically.
  • Demonstrated success in managing project, team effectiveness, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA regulations and ICH guidelines applicable to GXP. FDA regulations and ICH guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following: 21 CRF Parts 11, 58, 111, 210, 211, 610 and 820 and ICH Q7, Q8, Q9, and Q10
  • High level of competency in PD writing including the appropriate use of grammar, syntax and organization of ideas
  • Knowledge of project management concepts and strategies
  • Knowledge of requirements for development, use and maintenance of controlled procedural documents
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex issues and differences in a creative, constructive and diplomatic manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and mentor team members
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of productivity, accountability and energy
  • Proven teambuilding skills and an ability to foster partnerships across projects and multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to follow up on open issues and drive results to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and decisively establish appropriate priorities for self and matrix teams
  • Proven track record for taking on challenges that are outside of normal book of work
  • Strong communication skills

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.