Associate Director, Cell Therapy Program/Project Management, Global Product Operations
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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.
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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.
Cell Therapy is one of the most groundbreaking new forms of cancer treatments being studied today. With therapies only in their infancy and BMS’s continued investment in our Cell Therapy capabilities, the growth potential of this science, your career, and the ability to help patients are incredible.
Leads the execution of Global Operations (GO) brand team and management of the life cycle management strategic portfolio and critical programs/projects. Assignments may include team leader and key brand global operations (GO) team program manager. Operational responsibilities for governance and teams. Lead and direct complex, cross-functional, multi-site teams and workstreams, ensuring comprehensive planning and optimal execution of plans. Ensure interactions and timely collaboration with Cell Therapy Development & Operations ecosystem, functional Project Management Offices (PMOs), key stakeholders and supporting functions. Proactively identify and facilitate risks, mitigations, resolution and escalation of issues, tracking and communicating status to stakeholder including leadership team. Manages direct reports when applicable. Leading program/projects and teams with passion, innovation, speed and accountability.
Lead planning and execution of integrated, complex plans and teams for strategic CTO team programs & projects, tech transfer governance, or GO team program management and other critical initiatives as defined by CTD/O management. Programs/Projects may include, but are not limited to, those identified during the annual book of work prioritization and refresh process, strategic run-the-business initiatives, transformation, due diligence, business continuity, product launches, major change management, Quality & Compliance, Established Brands, Operations, Product Development, Supply Chain, and significant regulatory activities.
Leads GO team operations including recurring status meetings, reporting, risk tracking, steering committee meetings, and conflict resolution; lead critical GO team BOW or ad hoc projects as necessary.
Develops and drives detailed plans, identifying critical path and timing while meeting strategic intent and achieving key milestones.
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.
GO team program management responsibilities (in addition to major responsibilities above):
Develop and provide performance oversight and reporting of GO Team goals and objectives.
Establish the approved brand project portfolio, working with sponsors to define scope and deliverables, define project team and project management resource requirements and work within the PMO ecosystem to identify project managers.
Provide disciplined project prioritization and oversight to the GO Team book-of-work as defined by the SPL, GO Team and related sub-teams.
Manage the GO Team project portfolio and “change-space.” Support development, approval, execution and reporting of portfolio projects, including management of change requests and controls, as needed.
Provide program-level leadership and direction to project managers. Coordinate interactions, ensure timely and optimal execution of projects, and effectively collaborate with key stakeholders.
Provide administrative support of GO Team operations, e.g., meeting scheduling, agendas, minutes, etc.
Support product life cycle strategy management, including due diligence, alliance management, launch planning and execution, and technology transfer.
Guide & influence Integrated Development, GO and Market Launch Teams in creating robust life cycle management plans.
Work with key GO Team members to ensure continuity of supply, end-to-end optimization, comprehensive change management, and effective management of technology and regulatory issues.
Proactively identify, facilitate resolution and escalate issues.
Qualifications & Experience:
B.S. in Engineering, Pharmacy, science or technical discipline, advanced degree preferred.
PMP certification highly desirable.
Understanding of cGMPs and regulatory CMC.
A minimum of 8 years in BioPharma operational or development discipline, including demonstrated experience managing projects.
Experience in project/program management of complex projects involving cross-functional, multi-site, international teams.
Experience with manufacturing sites and staff.
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.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills and have the ability to deal effectively with all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills, well organized and capable of managing multiple projects with respect to priorities.
Ability to exercise discretion, discernment and to be comfortable to operate when erroneous decisions will have serious impact on the overall success of operations.
Ability to interact internally and externally with executive level management, requiring negotiation of potentially difficult and sensitive matters to influence policy making bodies both internally and externally.
Familiarity with financial principles, core business concepts, and business and operations management.
Ability to develop business analysis and reporting.
Why You Should Apply
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.
If you want to challenge yourself, accelerate your career, and give new hope to patients, there’s no better place than here with our Cell Therapy team. Full of incredible and dedicated team members, those working on CAR-T and other forms of Cell Therapy are transforming patients’ lives through science. From studying individualized cell lines to making brand new discoveries, this bold and personal discipline allows you to grow your career while making a lasting impact on the field of medicine. Join us today.
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.
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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.
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