Director, Drug Development Project Manager - Early Assets (Non-Oncology)
Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 25, 2022
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. Director, Drug Development
Project Manager - Early Assets - Non-oncology including immunology,
cardiovascular, fibrosis and neuroscienceEarly Development Project
Managers (ED PMs) provide execution leadership for an asset or a
portfolio of assets for a Therapeutic Area (TA)/Thematic Research
Center (TRC). They partner with the Early Development Program Leads
(EDPLs) to lead cross-matrix Early Development Program Teams
(EDPTs) that are the hub of drug development activities at BMS,
shaping and executing the drug development strategies from
Candidate Declaration through Phase 2 Proof of Concept. The ED PMs
sit in the Research & Early Development Project Management
(R&ED PM) organization within R&D Strategy and Planning
(RDSP). This role supports the portfolio of Non-oncology including
immunology, cardiovascular, fibrosis and neuroscience assets. This
position can sit in Cambridge; Princeton or Summit, NJ; Seattle;
San Diego or Brisbane, CA; and allows for a hybrid work
arrangement. level is commensurate with experience, and determined
during the interview process The Director, Early Development
Project Manager (ED PM) is a seasoned project manager who is
accountable for the cross-functional planning and execution of one
or more drug development programs including definition of the
operational strategy, management of timelines, cost, quality, and
risk assessment and mitigation. The ED PM provides an independent
voice to shape the overall project strategy and drive optimal
decisions for the broader portfolio value. They also are champions
of the project management role, and support, champion and execute
on the R&ED PM and RDSP vision to enable an industry-leading PM
organization.Roles & Responsibilities:
- The Early Development Project Manager (ED PM) is accountable
for one or more EDPTs of moderate or high complexity and is highly
autonomous in supporting the Hematology/Oncology/Cell Therapy
portfolio as part of their day-to-day work.
- Partners with the Early Development Program Lead (EDPL) to lead
a cross-functional matrix team of experts in advancing
programs/assets within the remit of their Early Development Program
Team (EDPT). Acts as an integrator within the EDPT and across the
enterprise to ensure alignment on project strategy implementation
in alignment with project priority, across all intended indications
and for all geographies.
- Accountable for creating and maintaining a cross-functional
development plan, timeline and budget for each program and ensuring
progress vs. plan.
- Facilitates effective, science-based business decisions
including development of scenarios (base-case, buy-ups, buy-downs)
as needed, highlighting interdependencies and downstream impacts
(including but not limited to timelines and budget) of strategic
- Proactively identifies and facilitates team review of program
risks and ensures mitigation plans are developed and
- Ensures all decisions are assessed as to their risks and
impacts. Accountable for communication to team and stakeholders in
a transparent and timely manner.
- With the EDPL, works to foster a high performing team and
monitor the health and operating efficiency of the team as a unit.
Leads creation of team norms and operating principles with a focus
on cross-functional input and accountability, and robust analysis
of vetted options and decision making per guidance framework.
- Coaches project team members and others to drive excellence and
accountability, and develop talent pipeline for DPT
- Ensures appropriate DPT membership during the progression of
- Develops and coordinates resource and budget planning across
functions to assure adequate resources are applied to the project
and any changes are highlighted appropriately.
- Advises on governance expectations and prepares for key
decision point discussions with focus on cross-functional input,
rigorous debate to enable efficient decision making.
- For projects that are being jointly developed, works closely
with a key strategic alliance partner.
- As project management subject matter expert, understands best
practices, identifies gaps and challenges, implements efficiencies
and improved ways of working within R&ED PM and RDSP.
- Acts as change agent for continuous improvement and
transformational initiatives developed within R&ED PM and
- Advanced degree in Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical
sciences or other relevant discipline., MS/Ph.D. preferred.
- Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in biotech/pharmaceutical
industry, preferably in the early development space, including 7
years in project/portfolio management or leadership of
cross-functional matrix teams.
- Demonstrated competency in early phase drug development
expertise with solid understanding of disease area and drug
development pathway with the ability to contribute to strategic
- Leadership skills including situational leadership, ability to
lead a team of experts and influence without authority.
- Demonstrated ability to lead matrix teams, knows how to work at
the strategic level with the DPL and when to delve deeper to
resolve issues and challenges.
- Experience with commonly used project management tools
including but not limited to Microsoft project.
- Strong communicator able to integrate and succinctly summarize
the various parts of a project and effectively tailor messages to
audience incl. senior leaders.
- Ability to resolve complex problems and manage difficult
- Ability to lead the development of critical path analyses and
- Excellent Project Management Skills - drives execution while
balancing speed, quality, risk and cost.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. Physical presence at the BMS
worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job
function of this role which the Company deems critical to
collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and
engagement, and enhances the Company culture.To protect the safety
of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy
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