Clinical Operations Lead

Princeton, NJ, United States
Sep 04, 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.

Accountable for operational execution to support a diverse portfolio of work across BMS and/or Non-BMS programs. Proactively addresses and manages risks and issue escalation. May contribute to the development of clinical operational strategy. When appropriate, develops operational plan(s) aligned with cross-functional teams including but not limited to R&D, Medical Affairs, HEOR and/or commercial. Accountable for collaboration and standards of indications in line with registrational, earlier-phase development, or late-phase teams. Represents GCO Strategy organization as a core member within applicable governance forums. Serves as key GCO (registrational or non-registrational data generation) operational point of contact for the programs and respective clinical trials. Drives the development of registrational or non-registrational data generation) operational program level documents. Inclusive in communicating strategy and decision making across a matrix team. Demonstrates proactive, financial stewardship of their clinical programs while effectively leading a large global team of individuals assigned to the program.

Minimum BS or BA degree
  • > 8 yrs. of experience in clinical drug development.
  • Strong leadership competencies and influencing skills with senior leaders and cross-functional leaders in a matrixed environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to influence decisions, inform and guide a large global operational team.
  • Broad clinical operational experience (registration and/or post-approval) and strong project management skills.
  • Ability to foster partnerships across projects and multidisciplinary teams.

Operational Leadership/Decision making
  • Develops project standards and ensures consistency and efficiency across the program
  • Manages a disciplined approach to accurate documentation of the team's work
  • Consistently makes operational decisions in a timely manner
  • Uses expert judgment to make sound decisions based on a balanced evaluation of available information within a complex environment of competing project priorities
  • Acts decisively to address team challenges
  • Contributes to business strategy from an operational perspective

  • Effective oral and written communication skills to influence inform and guide a large-scale global operational team.
  • Provides vision to build partnerships across functional area leadership
  • Consistently demonstrates positive attitude about the team's ability to deal with challenges
  • Drives issues to resolution; communicates to insure that issues have been worked through to completion
  • Applies change management principles to support communication and implementation of integrated change
  • Demonstrates diplomacy when interfacing with other functional areas, clinical research organizations (CROs) and other outside vendors.
  • Frequently communicates program status to different levels of stakeholders

Stakeholder Management
  • Strong leadership competencies and influencing skills with senior leaders and cross-functional leaders.
  • Proven teambuilding skills and ability to foster partnerships across projects and multidisciplinary teams.

BMS Systems: ECLIPSE (clinical trial management system), CARA

Enterprise Applications: SharePoint, SAP, Microsoft Suite

2-4 overnights per month

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.