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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Line Manager, Global Trial Management




San Diego, California, 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.

Line Manager of Global Trial Managers within Global Trial Management, crossing all therapeutic areas and research phases.

Position Summary:

  • Manages performance and career development of Global Trial Managers and other trial management staff as necessary.

  • Member of the Department Leadership Team focused on development, accountability and success of team members.

  • Leads or contributes to department process and continuous improvement activities.

  • Contributes to cross organizational processes and initiatives.

  • Leverages interpersonal and influencing skills to foster partnerships across global and/or multidisciplinary teams.

Disclaimer: The responsibilities listed above are only a summary and other responsibilities will be requirements as assigned.


Responsibilities involve a combination of execution and oversight, dependent on the sourcing model, to ensure deliverables and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Manager for a team of Global Trial Managers

  • Contributes to resource allocation decisions, taking into account strategy to ensure best fits

  • for work assignment.

  • Manages direct reports’ work assignments

  • Identifies individual development needs and coach for success.

  • Partners with direct reports to create and monitor career development plans

  • Manages performance check-ins and year-end activities.

  • Contributes to compensation decisions.

  • Drives a quality and compliance approach within teams.

Member of Department Leadership Team

  • Collaborates with Line Manager colleagues to develop and enhance department processes.

  • Leads or contributes to development of CAPAs, new processes and Continuous Improvement efforts within the greater Clinical Operations or BMS organizations.

  • Shares Lessons Learned relative to people management and process.

  • Appropriately identifies and escalates process or people issues and risks.

  • •Collaborates with cross-functional leaders to remove barriers to work.


  • BA/BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline

  • Minimum 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in Clinical Research or Medical Affairs or equivalent required

  • 3-5 years experience in line management (talent identification, development, coaching, performance

    management) and resource allocation preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Technical Competencies

  • Project, change management and coaching skills

  • Knowledge of project planning and management principles

  • Strong working knowledge of business processes, including strategic planning and budgeting

  • Resource allocation skills

Management Competencies

  • Effective oral and written communication.

  • Leadership presence.

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and initiatives.

  • Enterprise mindset in order to connect key principles and people to produce refined concepts and processes.

  • Flexibility, open-mindedness and adaptability to a rapidly changing environment.

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.

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

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