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Bristol Myers Squibb

Business Resilience Co-op, Business Continuity Management




New Brunswick, 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.

Position Summary:

Leads execution of program/project plans for the Global Pharmaceutical Development & Supply (GPS) Business Continuity program/projects. Assignments may include program management for crisis response, preparation and follow up activities. Lead and direct cross-functional, multi-site teams and work streams, ensuring comprehensive planning and optimal execution of activities. Ensure interactions and timely collaboration with manufacturing site leads and key stakeholders from supporting functions. Proactively identify and facilitate risks, mitigations, resolution and escalation of issues, tracking and communicating status to stakeholders, including leadership team. Managing program/projects and teams with passion, innovation, speed and accountability.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes. The candidate will have the opportunity to actively partner with various biologics development groups across sites in New Jersey.

The full-time six-month co-op program will take place January - July 2023.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead execution of integrated, complex plans and teams for strategic GPS programs & projects, and other critical initiatives as defined by BCM management. Programs/Projects may include, but are not limited to, business continuity, major change management, Quality & Compliance, Operations, Product Development, Communications and Supply Chain.

  • Leads program/project activities including kickoff meetings, recurring status meetings, executive sponsor meetings, reporting, risk tracking, steering committee meetings, and conflict resolution.

  • Develops and drives detailed plans, identifying critical path and timing while meeting strategic intent and achieving key milestones.

  • Manage resources to attain program/project deliverables and coordinate project communication for all stakeholders. Provide program-level leadership and direction to project managers when applicable. Escalating resource constraints to senior leadership when appropriate.

  • Ensure problem solving and decision making addressing major risks and issues by identifying, documenting, resolving, communicating or escalating to senior leadership when appropriate.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to manage expectations.

  • Drive consistency in project management tools and templates in line with PMO best practices.

  • Plan/Execute change management strategy and plan.

  • Influence key stakeholders, develop project communications strategy, approach and plan.

  • Proactively drive scenario analyses to manage potential impact on plans and timelines, and recommend strategic direction to management.

  • Foster diverse/inclusive high performance teams and maintain strong relationships with operational and functional leadership.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Rising Senior (3 year completed) for B.S. degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, Science, Supply chain, or technical discipline, advanced degree preferred.

  • Dual degrees candidates in Finance/Accounting or MBA track desirable.

  • Understanding of cGMPs and regulatory CMC preferred.

  • Experience with manufacturing sites and staff preferred.

  • Proficiency with project management and Microsoft tools, e.g. Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint.

  • Ability to achieve results and exercise influence across a global matrix organization (e.g., operations, manufacturing technology, quality, supply chain, finance, R&D).

  • Ability to work independently with high level of accountability.

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills and have the ability to deal effectively with all levels of management.

  • Strong analytical skills, data management and governance, well organized and capable of managing multiple projects with respect to priorities.

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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