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Associate Director, Outsourcing Management

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Princeton, New Jersey
Start date
Apr 11, 2024

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren't words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You'll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more: .

This individual contributor role has accountability for outsourcing management within a specific therapeutic area(s) and is accountable to manage clinical trial vendor partnerships that supports alliance and outsourcing management across multiple service categories of clinical trial activities in R&D.

Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as primary or escalation trial-level point of contact for outsourcing: facilitating vendor selection, managing SOWs, overseeing vendor performance and managing vendor budget accountability
  • Provide oversight to or drive outsourcing activities including interfacing with operational teams, support groups and service providers for successful selection, contracting and execution of outsourced studies while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, ethical practices, BMS outsourcing and procurement policies and procedures
  • Provide operational expertise and strategic leadership, support, guidance and training to study teams on all aspects of outsourced work and ensure alignment to related BMS outsourcing strategies
  • Develop subject-matter expertise in one or multiple categories of outsourced spend (e.g., CRO/FSP, central labs/specialty labs, technology) and serve as a resource to OM colleagues for that category
  • Oversee relationships with vendors in support of the Director of Outsourcing and serve as point of contact for vendor-related issues
  • Ensures timely and high-quality provision of external services to all BMS clinical trials
  • Ensures vendor commitments and timelines are met ensuring fulfillment of vendor obligations to BMS across all GDO categories including FSP
  • Ensure vendor financial and resource accountability to contract
  • Ensure alignment with other matrix partners such as Global Procurement, as it pertains to outsourced study execution, procedures, processes and vendor interactions.
  • Research best practices across a variety of industries and disciplines and translates into relevant actions for improvements within BMS.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum of a BA or BS Degree in a clinical or scientific discipline (advanced degree a plus).
  • Clinical development experience of 5-7 years of relevant industry experience (pharma, biotech, CRO) required
  • Scientific, Financial, and business problem-solving experience desired
  • Experience with clinical service providers: initiating, negotiating and executing legal and/or financial agreements in the clinical trials environment- biotech or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proven experience in managing key internal and external stakeholders (including senior leaders) effectively by frequently soliciting input and gathering and incorporating feedback into processes and driving change as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of stakeholders with ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Effective management of cross-functional, multi-cultural teams and demonstrated ability to work and influence within a matrix structure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and diplomacy to convey information and influence others with a strong customer focus.
  • Demonstrates a high level of adaptability in dealing with ambiguous and complex work environment and balances multiple demands on role in a responsive and professional manner.
If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn't perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients' lives through science , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit eeo -accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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