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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Manager Lab Planning & Execution


Nurse Manager


Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) is a global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of human diseases.

The Material Sciences, Lab Planning and Execution (MSLPE) group is part of the Translational Science and Diagnostics (TS/Dx). TS/Dx leads internal and external diagnostic development activities to support multiple disease areas of interest including hematological malignancies, inflammatory disease programs and solid tumor indications. The TS&Dx group integrates scientific and business insights of multiple functions to provide innovative solutions that will make precision medicine a reality for the patients and health care providers we serve.

The Sr. Manager, Lab Planning & Execution, reports to the head of Lab Planning & Execution within MSLPE organization. They are accountable, in conjunction with a cross functional team, for the delivery of robust and compliant lab services in support the BMS pipeline. The Manager will maintain the lab’s combined book of work, timelines, budget, resources planning, and support the intake and governance processes for projects. From time to time, the Manager, Lab Planning & Execution will also support projects to build and maintain a compliant laboratory operating system and upgrade capabilities to integrate additional assay modalities and capabilities (e.g. LIMS/data management)

This position is located in Princeton, NJ and requires 50% onsite

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsibilities may vary based on project and stages of development (early, late, and lifecycle)
  • Manage project team and deliverables, working effectively with cross-functional representatives including scientific, technical program management, clinical, quality regulatory, IT, legal, finance, facilities, and others as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain timelines for activities, assure alignment with project timelines as applicable, update timeline on an ongoing basis to provide transparency to the organization
  • Coordinate resource planning across functions to assure that adequate resources are being applied to the projects in the book of work. This will include planning for future lab capacity based on anticipated demands or shifting of project workload between facilities.
  • Support preparation and tracking of project budgets (expense and capital), manage project financials including accruals and payables
  • Work with legal and cross functional team to develop contracts for research collaborators and service providers
  • Identify project risks and mitigations with the project team and drive for resolution of project issues
  • Prepare regular progress reports and ad hoc reports to facilitate seamless communication and transparency of project status throughout the organization
  • Establish a close working relationship with external partners, collaborators, and specialty contract research providers to monitor the execution of projects
  • Partner with Translational Sciences & Diagnostics, Technical Management team to implement best practices for project managers of teams, e.g., resource capacity planning, project risk management, team performance, and timeline development.
  • Assure that integrity, respect, and trust are demonstrated in all aspects the team’s work.
  • Responsibilities may vary based on project

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 4 years of lab operations or related experience, 1-2 years project management experience or equivalent.
  • Awareness of diagnostic lab operations, drug development, diagnostic development, and/or translational development processes, and supportive project management processes
  • Project management focused, outcomes oriented, and results driven
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills, cross-functional collaboration skills, and a cross-cultural awareness
  • Works with a moderate level of independence to lead projects and teams
  • Works to manage conflicts and negotiations, and influence outcomes without direct authority
  • Good organizational, analytical, and planning skills
  • Awareness of the project financial budgeting and expenditures process, and contracts development process
  • Basic proficiency with project management tools and information technology systems such as Microsoft Office, Project, Excel, Teams, Visio, etc

Skills/Knowledge Desired:

  • Understanding of drug, diagnostics, translational development and/or medical device development project management. PMP certification desirable.
  • Familiarity with CLIA laboratory and/or ISO13485 Quality Management System requirements

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 Careers
With 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 Protocol
Physical 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.

COVID-19 Information
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.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can perform complex functions through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation 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 will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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