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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Vendor Assessment & Enablement


Medical Director


Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Associate Director of Vendor Assessment & Enablement leads a group of professionals responsible to ensure BMS’ ability to consistently and efficiently enable GxP service providers. This individual will closely collaborate with CTBP and the broader GCO and Research & Development organizations and with GxP service providers focused on enabling consistent, efficient and quality delivery of outsourced services. Responsible to: ensure quality in execution of GxP providers assessment in support identification of risks to BMS R&D clinical trials; and drive the efficient development and maintenance of partnership enablement and operational processes in support of risk mitigation strategies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with CTBP and BMS functional subject matter experts to drive the evolution of the GDO business process expectations & stakeholder management of vendor assessment and enablement

  • Ensure collaboration between Vendor & BMS functional subject matter experts in development of functional area process documentation & mapping. Ensure partnership processes are maintained accurately throughout the partnership

  • Build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders at all levels and influence decision-making and to ensure clearly defined accountabilities and responsibilities across BMS Research & Development roles

  • Ensure the delivery the enterprise and trial level defined processes, tools, templates and record keeping standards across the matrixed oversight environment that will support management of GxP service providers.

  • Ensure delivery of training in support of capabilities, SOPs/Process Maps, Tools and Templates.

  • Provide guidance and support activities to all staff engaged in assessment and enablement. Drive communication and change management through all levels of the organization to ensure efficient execution of activities.

  • Support continuous business process (SOPs, tools, templates, IT) improvements and timely adoption to position BMS to be efficient and compliant with regulatory requirements.

  • Contribute expertise and support for internal and external governance meetings and quality councils. 

  • Aid in Quality and Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) management

  • Business Owner for BMS / Vendor System Processes. Business Owner for CTBP for External Partner User Access Management

  • Support CTBP Functional areas in support of audit/inspection readiness and preparation.

  • Responsible for resource planning and management, working with GVOO Director and other stakeholders, to ensure adequate resources available to manage responsibilities and future resourcing are aligned with business needs.

Desired Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced academic degree preferred

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in directly overseeing GxP service providers performance and quality. The preferred candidate will also have at least 5 years of Project Management, including operationalizing clinical trials experience.

  • Experience supporting or leading organizational change management. Experience leading teams through process improvement initiatives. 6 Sigma or similar methodology trained preferred / a risk-based quality by design mindset.

  • Line managers - Direct managerial experience

  • Demonstrated ability translate a strategy into actionable plans and manage implementation.

  • Demonstrated effective communication to a diverse audience at multiple levels within the company. Escalates and keeps leadership aware of status, issues

  • Track record of leading through influence, working across complex, global organizational matrices

  • Demonstrated ability of managing and working with cross-functional / teams in a complex, changing environment to deliver value-added results to the organization

  • Balances priorities and multiple demands in a responsive and professional manner

  • Maintains and applies strong knowledge of clinical trial operations.

  • Manages a disciplined approach to accurate documentation.

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.

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

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