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Senior Director

Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 8, 2024

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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: Director - Head of Immunology, Cardiovascular and Neurosciences Research and Early Development (R&ED) Program Management (PM)General Role Description:Early Development Project Managers (ED PM) provide operational leadership of an asset or a portfolio of assets for a Therapeutic Area (TA)/Thematic Research Center (TRC).

They partner with Early Development Global Programs (ED GPLs) to lead cross-matrix Global Program Teams (GPTs) that are the hub of drug development activities at BMS.

The hematology/oncology ED PMs support the portfolio of 4 hematology/oncology TRCs.The Senior Director Head Immunology, Cardiovascular and Neurosciences (ICN) R&ED PM is a senior, seasoned program manager who leads a group of ED PMs and is accountable for overseeing the cross-functional planning and development required to progress this portfolio of assets from candidate declaration through Clinical PoC.

The Head ICN R&ED PM ensures core common PM principles are applied to the development and execution of program strategy for each program in the) portfolio and provides data and an independent voice to shape the overall portfolio strategy and drive optimal decisions for the broader value.

The primary deliverables of the Sr.

Director Head ICN ED PMs are to (1) provide oversight of their assigned portfolio in alignment with the Sr.

ED GPL for each TRC/TA and other stakeholders, including cross-portfolio risk assessment, issue escalation and assessment of systemic challenges to efficient program execution (2) coach and mentor the individual contributor PMs and PM Team leads, helping them develop and grow in their role as a PM, as well as understand and support their long-term development goals and (3) support, champion and ensure execution of the R&ED PM and RDSP vision to enable an industry-leading PM organization.

The Sr.

Dir., ICN head usually does not lead individual programs but may sometimes step in to provide strategic program execution oversight, guidance and mentoring for PMs leading critical programs to shape and execute the program strategies successfully.The Senior Dir ICN ED PMs work with their counterparts from other TAs (across early and late development), the Business Operations and Strategic Initiatives Leads.

The Heads of Research & Early Development PM, Late Development PM TA Heads to build an end-to-end program management organization empowered to deliver on the BMS commitment to transform patients' lives through science.

As part of the R&D Strategy and Planning (RDSP) organization, PM TA heads are extended leadership team members and, as such, may interact broadly with stakeholders across the BMS enterprise up to and including the BMS executive leadership team.

In addition to the functional responsibilities within PM, the R&ED PM TAH works in close collaboration with TRC leadership - contributing to the TRC strategy and driving operations for the portfolio within their assigned therapeutic area.

They ensure PM deliverables are available and accurate to supportcyclical business processes, e.g., governance and operations reviews, portfolio optimization, annual budget, Long Term Financial Planning, portfolio reporting, etc.

They may serve as a member of cross-functional Leadership Teams within the TA, including leading operationally focused conversations or forums.Roles & Responsibilities: - Leads the Immunology, Cardiovascular, and Neurosciences (ICN) early development PMs responsible for assets from candidate declaration through clinical PoC and transition to late development.

Ensures efficient transition of programs into the early development space and out to the full development space at appropriate decision points. - Recognized and relied upon as a strategic operations leader at the program level by all TRC and cross-functional stakeholders, embodies the ideal PM role, and serves as a role model for more junior project managers. - Recognized as the point of contact for cross-ICN portfolio execution information and insights. - Plays a crucial role in leading initiatives to develop and improve tools and processes for strategic planning and operations responsibilities key to the PM role. - Shares insights with their team of PMs to enable understanding of the enterprise/portfolio perspective as it applies to their programs - Partners with senior ED GPLs supporting the ICN TRCs to ensure the progression of all programs portfolio by efficiently managing cross-functional/organizational relationships required to execute the project management process. - Ensures appropriate resourcing of all projects- hires, develops, and retains talent within their group and PM in general, intending to build a diverse organization that is open to new ideas and enables success for colleagues of different backgrounds and experiences. - Actively partners with PM function leaders (as a member of the PM Leadership Team) and key stakeholders to improve ways of working within BMS to deliver on the pipeline commitment and build an industry-leading PM team, up to and including leadership of enterprise-level initiatives - Acts as a Change Agent for continuous improvement and transformational initiatives within PM and RDSP - Ensures PM deliverables to the cyclical corporate processes are available and accurate to ensure effective decision-making in various processes e.g., Portfolio Optimization, Budget, Long Term Financial Planning, governance, and operations reviews, etc. - Has oversight to ensure the accuracy of the project data for their portfolio in source systems related to timelines. - Leads communications of portfolio status, risks, and mitigations and changes to scope, timelines and budget at appropriate TA and Enterprise level cross-functional forums.

May serve as PM for such forums. - Communicates the PM/RDSP vision to TA and vice versa; similarly informs of relevant changes to processes or ways or working to ensure alignment and transparency of expectations - Maintain and assess the effectiveness of the teams within the Heme-Onc portfolio with a focus on cross-functional input and accountability and progress toward goals. - Coach PMs to drive excellence and accountability and develop the talent pipeline for project team membership - Leads communications of portfolio status, risks, and mitigations and changes to scope, timelines, and budget at appropriate Heme-Onc and cross-functional forums.

May serve as PM for such forums. - 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 decisions - Ensures all decisions are assessed as to their risks and impacts.

Accountable for communication to team and stakeholders in a transparent and timely manner. - Proactively identifies risks and ensures mitigation plans are implemented - With the ED GPL, 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 - Acts as an integrator within the Development Program Team (DPT) and across the enterprise to ensure alignment and connect best practices - 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 and rigorous debate - For projects that are being jointly developed, works closely with a key strategic alliance partner - Coaches project team members and others to drive excellence and accountability, and develop talent pipeline for DPT membershipRequirements: - Advanced degree (Ph.D.

preferred) in Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences or other relevant disciplines.

In addition, MBA or PMP certification is desirable. - Minimum of 15 years of experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry, including 10 years in project/portfolio management and more than 5 years of people management experience. - Expert in early phase drug development with solid understanding of the disease area and drug development pathway with the ability to lead strategic discussions and enthusiasm for the Research and Early Development space. - 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 ED GPLs and when to delve deeper to resolve issues and challenges.

Can pivot flexibly from strategy to operations and explain the interconnections to collaborators with a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines - Experience in drug development at both the individual project level and across a portfolio of projects - Expertise with commonly used project management tools including but not limited to Microsoft project, Planisware etc. - Strong communicator able to integrate and succinctly summarize the various parts of a project and effectively tailor messages to audience incl.

senior leaders. - Understands and utilizes the Governance guidance to prepare DPTs in preparation of high-quality documents and presentations for review at governance committees - Ensures appropriate DPT membership during the progression of the program. - Ability to resolve complex problems and manage difficult stakeholder situations - Ability to lead the development of critical path analyses and scenario planning - Excellent Project Management Skills - drives execution while balancing speed, quality, and cost.The starting compensation for this job is a range from $209,000.00 to $289,000.00, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed.

Final, individual compensation is decided based on demonstrated experience.

For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site.

Eligibility for specific benefits listed in our careers site may vary based on the job and location.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 CareersWith 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 ProtocolPhysical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.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 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.

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