Associate Director, Global Process Lead
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The Global Process Lead (GPL) for Commercial Change Management (CCM) will ensure the Commercial process remains in a state of control and is both effective and efficient serving as the key point of contact for CCM providing customer-based cross functional support.
Drive ongoing process optimization and improvement following standard methodology.
Develop and maintain global processes, procedural document, and training materials in compliance with Global GxP requirements, BMS Global Quality Standards, and BMS’ Quality Management System (QMS) principles of integrated, patient-centric, and risk-based decision-making.
Participate (or lead when delegated) in regulatory surveillance and benchmarking initiatives with peers internally and externally to stay abreast of changes in regulations that affect impacted processes and also to identify new ways of working and evolving technologies in this space.
Work with the Global Process Owner (GPO) and LPO’s (Local Process Leads) to define process monitoring methods, including data collection and analysis, metrics, and associated targets, and reporting mechanisms including both product/clinical trial quality and process effectiveness aspects.
Regularly review process performance and effectiveness of the Commercial Change Management process and provide feedback to the GPO and CCM Community of Practice (CoP) for action and remediation.
Identify and prioritize continuous improvement opportunities for the process.
Lead problem solving and continuous improvement efforts working effectively across the matrix by engaging with the broader process owner network, local site or function process owners (LPOs), and Subject Matter Experts (SME) in designing and deploying QMS process improvements.
Ensure continuity of process and support systems through major initiatives (e.g. integration, divestiture, or reorganization); serve/lead program teams or sub-teams, manage interim state of operations and ensure establishment of defined future state of processes, as applicable).
Provide training, support, and coaching as required to support deployment of the global CCM Process.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Life Sciences
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in biological sciences or equivalent
A minimum of 8 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge of managing/performing GxP change management activities
Strong understanding of cGxPs and in-depth knowledge of quality systems principles and applications
In depth experience in change management processes and the regulations governing change management
Cross-functional experience including experience in Pharmaceutical or BioPharma manufacturing operations
Demonstrated influential leadership expertise and experience with senior level interactions
Capability to build alignment with business partners including research & development, commercial operations and manufacturing regional and site leaders
Enterprise mindset to be able to think and act across functions and divisions
Demonstrated change agility in anticipating and leading others through change and ambiguity
Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with a range of technically, culturally, and geographically diverse teams and to influence areas not under direct control to achieve objectives and effectively communicate challenging goals and objective
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.
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