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Bristol Myers Squibb

Director, Human Resources (R1555251-en-us)

Human Resources




Summit, 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.

Director, Human Resources

Human Resources Business Partner – Cell Therapy Operations (CTO)

Hiring Manager: HRBP, Global Manufacturing and Quality Network, CTO

Position Summary

The Director, Human Resources (HR Business Partner for Cell Therapy Operations – CTO) is primarily responsible for supporting the CTO site of Summit, NJ. Provides HR Business partnership as well as Talent Strategy development/deployment to dedicated CTO Leaders to drive business performance through focused execution of our People Strategy, organization design, talent management, and change management. The CTO Summit Site is a critical, multi-product manufacturing/supply site for the CTO global network that is planned for continued growth over the next 1-3 years.

Position Responsibilities

  • As HR Business Partner, provides support to designated areas of the business.
  • Collaborate with dedicated CTO business leaders and CTO HR team to create an effective and integrated strategy for advancing the business.
  • Leverages business strategy, people strategy, external best practices and organizational insights to deliver bold and innovative organizational and talent solutions.
  • Applies “systems thinking” and leads change for effectiveness of organization performance through the use of metrics and analytics in a way that drives business performance.
  • Applies judgment to data insights and trends to support business talent and organization decisions that drives organizational effectiveness and innovative and robust workforce planning, engagement strategies, and succession management
  • Collaborates across the HR Operating Model (COE’s, People Services) to articulate business needs and partners in delivering solutions in ways that bring value across the enterprise
  • Defines and leads change management efforts to ensure delivery of organizational solutions, programs and deliverables
  • Takes a leadership role in creating a respectful and inclusive work environment while role-modeling the BMS Behaviors and fostering cultural diversity.
  • Participates in GPS HR initiatives as a lead or team member to build capability across the enterprise (ex-CTO)
  • Plays an active role as a ‘seat at the table’ site LT member
  • As necessary, independently leads HR initiatives that serve to harmonize the ways of working and policies across the CTO manufacturing and quality network
  • Periodically functions as a delegate for the HRBP (CTO Global Mfg and Quality) at various governance meetings/committees
  • Partners with respective leadership teams to identify critical roles, key talent, and succession gaps, and helps to shape plans to improve succession depth and talent development



  • BA/BS Degree, Advanced Degree preferred, and 10+ years of HR relevant business experience
  • Proven success in working effectively at senior management levels to impact and influence decision-making and in supporting global organizations
  • Experience in the use of metrics and analytics in a way that drives business performance

Competencies – Knowledge, Skills Abilities

  • Extensive experience as an HR trusted business partner with significant leadership skills and experience building and leading global, diverse teams of HR professionals.
  • Proven success in working effectively at senior management levels to impact and influence decision making
  • Experience working with global matrix teams
  • Proven application in leveraging business acumen and external insights to improve business and talent outcomes
  • Experience in leading change mgmt efforts including defining change and communication plans
  • Experience in the use of metrics and analytics in a way that drives business performance
  • Demonstrated experience in applying workforce planning knowledge, engagement strategies, and succession management
  • Proven experience in working effectively within a matrixed environment and building alignment in a cross functional and team environment
  • Knowledge of external trends and factors that influence human behaviors and decision-making at the individual, group, and organizational level
  • Preferred (but not required): support of a facility/function in high-growth mode or start-up

Location: Summit, NJ. May require some travel to the various BMS locations in the US (<25%), primarily other Central NJ sites.

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.

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