Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Global Regulatory Strategy Lead, Associate Director, Oncology

Princeton, NJ, United States
Sep 06, 2020
Required Education
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 Director/Associate Director will use the skills and experiences of a GRTL and/or USL to provide regulatory support for the ongoing and future I-O collaborations, from initiation (e.g. Due Diligence efforts, contract negotiations), through clinical development (e.g. clinical development plans, protocol development), to registration (strategies common or unique to combinations and indications; creative, alternative options for speed to patient with robust plans) in alignment with Marketing Objectives. This GRTL will also have the responsibility for interfacing with GRTLs on EDTs and FDTs to ensure consistency, best practices and knowledge sharing across the Oncology franchise.


Experience in successfully leading teams and the ability to broadly represent the GRS functions on project teams. Demonstrated matrix leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a matrix team across multiple disciplines internal and external to the organization. Understanding of drug development process and understanding of scientific content and complexities related to a project. Experience with developing global regulatory strategies in coordination with clinical plans and marketing objectives. Experience with communicating regulatory strategy, issues, and risks in written and verbal format to governing bodies and Health Authorities. Understanding of general global regulatory requirements for drugs in development. Advanced technical degree, e.g., PhD, MD, PharmD, M.S. is preferred or BS with commensurate experience. Specific regulatory experience with in Oncology is preferred.

Details of a GRTL/USL role include:

Lead/Participate in Global Regulatory Teams (GRTs)
  • Provide leadership to the global regulatory teams on critical project issues.
  • Establish one regulatory voice and communicate same to key stakeholders.
  • Develop registration strategy for a product. Develop alternative plans for achieving regulatory objectives with associated risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Develop strategy for product partnership (out-licensing, divestiture, co-development, in-licensing, and acquisitions)
  • Propose innovative approaches to resolve complex regulatory issues and increase speed to patients.
  • Represent GRS on Early Development, Full Development and World Wide Brand teams and to governance committees.
  • Prepare content for regulatory strategic documentation and Regulatory Project Reviews
  • Align regulatory plans with commercial and development plans.
  • Assure priority market and non-priority market regulatory issues are addressed in development plans.
  • Assure CMC-components of overall global regulatory plan are robust.
  • Provide strategic regulatory input to key development documents, including clinical protocols, clinical and nonclinical reports and summary documents, statistical analysis plans, DMC charters, etc.
  • Review and approve key regulatory documents, including IB, IND, IMPDs, CTAs, RMP, Pediatric plans etc.
  • Facilitate identification and internal agreement of optimal labeling. Provide strategic input on Target Product Profile, CCDS and country-specific labels

Support effective interactions with HA globally
  • Create an asset specific global HA interactions strategy, integrating regional/local objectives and strategies.
  • Support the preparation of, and participate in / lead (as appropriate), key HA interactions.
  • Assure consistent positions on common issues are presented to global HA.
  • Review and approve content of responses to queries from HAs for respective regions/countries.
  • Drive the creation and execution of the global submission plan. Formulate integrated global submission plan for simultaneous filings and communicate rationale for deviation from simultaneous submissions.

Background and Experience
  • Solid scientific background, Ph.D., M.D., PharmD, MS, or BS with equivalent professional experience. Understanding of scientific content and complexities. A good knowledge of Oncology drug development is desired.
  • Understanding of strategic and tactical role and deliverables of Global Regulatory Strategy in the Product Development and Commercialization process.
  • Understanding of policy, laws, regulations and guidelines as they apply to Regulatory Agencies globally for drug development and approval.
  • Good interpersonal skills; willingness to leverage strengths of the team and cooperate with peers in a cross-functional environment.
  • Experience in successfully leading teams; Demonstrated ability to drive quality decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize / prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate with and influence others. Demonstrated ability to facilitate issue resolution and conflict management.
  • Direct experience in developing strategy and leading teams through interactions with health authorities. Track records of issue resolutions with main regulatory authorities; demonstrated ability to break down complex, scientific content into logical components.
  • Experience with developing and documenting regulatory strategies in coordination with clinical plans and marketing objectives. Experience with communicating the regulatory strategy, issues, and risks in written and verbal format to regulatory senior leadership team and other governing bodies.
  • Ability to broadly represent GRS/GRA functions on project team in a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate global activities.
  • Experience as a member of GRTs, project working groups, or comparable experience.
  • Experience developing strategy for product partnership (out-licensing, divestiture, co-development, in-licensing, and acquisitions).
  • Experience utilizing leadership techniques to drive a team through the stages of team development.

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.