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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Clinical Operations Evolution Lead (R1557235-en-us)


Security Operations



Princeton, 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.

The role of Associate Director, Clinical Operations Evolution Lead reports to the Head of Clinical Operations Evolution and is an essential role in shaping and evolving the operational delivery Clinical Trials within Global Development Operations (GDO).

Its responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with SMEs, executives and other critical stakeholders (e.g. R&D Quality, R&D Strategy) to translate strategic intent into business model implications.
  • Analyze metrics and determine when corrective actions are needed
  • Collect and analyze ideas for business model improvements from all areas
  • Collaborate with governing body and other key stakeholders to assess opportunities, prioritize projects and determine when to initiate.
  • Assemble the appropriate sponsorship and diversified core teams, complete concept evaluation and officially charter project.
  • Facilitate project through selected methodology to ensure design choices are being assessed and best path forward selected. Ensure projects stay on time and budget.
  • Communicate changes to impacted groups including Training, Change Management, Clinical Trial Planning, Finance, HR, IT, and other support mechanisms resulting from project delivery.
  • Ensure installation of changes are complete and are producing desired results. Celebrate accomplishments and disband team.
  • Ensure the relevant metrics are in place to measure continuation of benefits realization and business model documentation is updated (e.g. process models, job descriptions, etc.)
  • Maintain methodologies and corresponding tools
  • Participate in other GDO committees and forums and assess emerging capabilities to ensure desired outcomes are realized.
  • Engage with a customer service mindset laser focused on delivering highly valued outcomes


  • Innovation and incremental improvement methodologies (e.g. Lean, Sigma, Agile, Baldridge, etc.)
  • Experience in Portfolio and Project Management
  • Experience in Communications and Change Management preferred including excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively engage and manage key stakeholders in various functions and geographies and mitigation strategies as well as Corrective Actions Preventive Actions.
  • Experience in matrix management is required with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire others.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is required. A degree in Life Sciences, Engineering or equivalent is preferred. 7-10 years of work experience preferably in the pharmaceutical industry and 5 years of experience in clinical trial operations, data or technology management
  • Familiarity with the drug development process experience in risk management and root cause analyses
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously to deliver intended value, ensure timely, on-budget execution of tasks. Attention to detail with excellent planning, time management and organizational skills
  • The candidate will demonstrate the ability to adopt a biopharma enterprise-wide and entrepreneurial mindset, to act with speed, accountability and integrity, and to have fun along the way
  • Ability to travel periodically if needed.
  • Office based with a hybrid work schedule. Strong preference for the Lawrenceville, NJ location. Applicants will also be considered for other locations; Seattle, WA, Princeton, NJ, Cambridge, MA

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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