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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Professional Development

Business Development



Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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.

Professional Development Lead creates and delivers a learning strategy that develops strategic capabilities to enable BMS priorities and the growth and development of the global workforce through a diverse portfolio and learner-centric experience.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Continue to evolve the Professional Development strategy to enable the development of BMS priority capabilities across our workforce. Work cross-functionally to improve Enterprise Learning delivery and create a valuable Learner Experience that is foundational for our workforce reaching their aspirational career goals. Partner across HR, all business functions and externally to implement innovative learning strategies and technology enabled solutions to inspire a BMS Learners’ journey

  • Partner with the Learning Council and Procurement to ensure preferred learning partners and technology are utilized across the enterprise for professional skills. Ensure partner materials adhere to BSM development standards. Ensure the digital portfolio adheres to cybersecurity, data privacy and works council guidance. • Insights: Analyze enrollment data and evaluation data to generate insights on programming, partners and skill building opportunities. Derive insights from BU leaders, HRBPs, Market Learning Points and the Learning Council to inform workforce development opportunities. Align content to current priority capability needs and determine content needed for building a ‘future ready’ workforce based on internal and external data.

  • Based on insights, work globally across the enterprise to advise on learning strategy and innovative approaches to meet the different developmental opportunities across individuals, teams, functions and at scale for the enterprise. Work across G&D to curate and connect learning, materials and information to employee experience and organizational effectives. Partner across other learning organizations and the Learning Council to communicate and connect resources to their work and collaborate on broader recommendations to drive enterprise learner engagement and awareness.

  • Evaluate different and innovative delivery modalities for learning including ILT, vILT, AI and digital. Coordinate with Learning Council, IT and Works Councils for new partners and technology. Develop communication plans in partnership with corporate communications. Understand and manage learning translation and local law delivery requirements. Manage contracts and relationships with partners. Ensure digital portfolio access. Develop FAQs, knowledge articles and portal content for myBMS. Partner with people services and the logistics team to ensure flawless execution of learning sessions and optimized use of Success Factors.

  • Develop and successfully execute change management plans as needed for new development programs, technology platforms and enterprise learning work. Partner with Corporate Communications for development of a multi-lever communication strategy for portfolio awareness. Stakeholder management for enterprise learning initiatives and ongoing awareness of G&D portfolio for new and existing employees.


  • A university degree in relevant discipline is required, and a graduate degree is preferred.

  • Broad experience in developing and implementing learning strategies and plans required.

  • Demonstrated success in working effectively across all levels to impact and influence decision making.

  • Demonstrated experience utilizing data and analytics to drive learning strategy development, process improvement and an enhanced learner experience.

  • Demonstrated experience leading cross[1]functional and enterprise-wide global initiatives

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 of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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

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