Associate Director, Engagement and Channel Planning
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.
Will be a part of the Worldwide Engagement and Channel Planning team that drives zero-based, channel-agnostic engagement, content and measurement strategy and plans across Worldwide Customer Capabilities (WCC); leads digital and media channel planning in collaboration with our business partners, and leads cross-functional teams (business, matrix, agency partners) across Worldwide Engagement Planning and Production (WEPP) to execute and optimize those BMS digital campaigns, tactics, and programs to meet and exceed business strategy and objectives (including brand, medical, R&D).
Purpose/Objective of the Job:
Drive seamless interaction between the business (e.g., brand, medical, R&D), the rest of the WEPP team, Business Info and Analytics (BI&A), matrix teams and agencies. Partners with business and other WCC functions (e.g., capabilities, sales training, meetings/congresses) on development of channel-agnostic engagement and content strategy followed by more specific digital channel strategy to meet business and customer needs.
Delivers channel insights and recommendations for ongoing optimization of business plans.
Leads cross-functional matrix structure to pull through digital brand campaigns, tactics and programs - driving operational effectiveness, business impact and meet objectives.
Leverage Digital Capabilities and Touchpoint Optimization principles, standards and best practices to drive customer engagement for the business. Examples include and are not limited to CRM, web sites, IVAs, eMail, Social Media, Remote Engagement and Search Engine Marketing. Other examples to be identified based on business/customer needs and prioritized according to the Capabilities Roadmaps.
Identify and run experiments with capabilities team to pilot/scale future digital marketing capabilities.
Serves as a dedicated digital engagement point-of-contact for a market, therapeutic area, or brand, their digital agencies and leads cross-functional matrix teams teams to enable seamless execution of business strategy and lead execution of digital campaigns/tactics
Collaborates with business leads and WCC counterparts (e.g., capabilities, field, meetings/congress, patient engagement partners) on channel-agnostic campaign/tactic strategy and provides input on the development of functional plans
Collaborates with BI&A to ensure KPI identification, measurement plans and optimization of digital programs.
Coordinates with Capabilities, Digital Production, and rest of WEPCC teams on the following activities:
Prioritization of campaigns and tactics
Definition of campaign/tactic success (e.g. development of metrics plan)
Evaluation and optimization of tactics
Driving tactical plan to accomplish KPI and business objectives
Provides digital expertise into the ongoing evolution of customer engagement model by working with business leads on critical business priorities
Maintains view of the competitive landscape and has a broad perspective across BMS and pharma industry to identify and drive best practice around digital expertise
Drives innovation culture and coordinates with business and capability leads to develop innovative digital tactics and apply metrics/analytics
Identifies long-term process needs of the business partners focused on digital capabilities and develops/executes a plan to address these.
Identify opportunities for synergies and collaboration within and across markets within a therapeutic area
Lead on the relationship with digital agencies/vendors to define project scope, costs, timelines, and deliverables
Partner with content strategy team and production to provide early insight into cross-market material creation to drive content/asset re-use.
Deliver creative briefs and other necessary requirements documentation to support the development of digital programs and the production team
Provide budget recommendations and estimates for digital plan tactics
Monitor, manage and provide regular updates on campaign/project financials
Partner closely with Production to provide direction and support to project teams and implement changes when needed in order to achieve project objectives
Monitor project status and budget and provide regular reporting on progress, challenges, and solutions
Collaborate with other Engagement/Planning teams to enable consistency and best practice sharing across the enterprise
Identify business process and capability improvement opportunities aligned to the needs of the business/customers
Conducts multi-channel briefings for senior management and external representatives
Flex coverage across engagement teams on as-needed basis
4 year bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
Significant experience in leading engagement, channel and analytics planning activities
Significant experience in Digital Marketing, including:
Websites; knowledge of multi-screen/responsive web design
Display ad development
Search engine optimization
Search engine marketing
Interactive Visual Aids (Sales Rep’s iPad Presentation)
Social media execution
Health IT (e.g. EMR/EHR)
3rd party sponsorships (e.g. WebMD, Medscape, Epocrates, etc)
Proven ability in managing digital agencies, vendors, and cross-functional support teams
Demonstrated excellence in operational effectiveness
Proven track record of coordinating and collaboration across multiple teams to prioritize varying business objectives and drive action to meet business requirements; recognized as an influential leader with credibility in conflict management and expectation management
Proven track record of planning, prioritizing and organizing campaign development/execution through effective project management and internal negotiation skills to build consensus, resolve conflicts and manage expectations
Proven coaching and competency development skills
5+ years in project/program management and ability to effectively author creative briefs and project requirement documents
Experience and knowledge of the Legal/Medical/Regulatory review process
Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Experience working in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry strongly preferred
Experience working with commercial and medical/R&D business partners preferred
Experience with meeting, congresses and sales channels is a plus but not required
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.
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