Associate Director, Integrated Scientific Operations, Program Manager (Early Development)
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Position: Associate Director, Translational Program Manager (Early Development)
Location: Remote by design
We are searching for a Program Manager to support Translational Development Leaders in a Thematic Research Center (TRC) to enable the effective & efficient execution of our translational development plans. The Translational Program Manager, as part of the Integrated Scientific Operations team in Research & Early Development, would support the development and management of integrated program timelines for biomarker activities within clinical studies from Phase 1 through clinical Proof of Concept.
Manage integrated detailed timeline of translational activities to support the execution of translational plans for the defined portfolio of assets in early clinical development, including but not limited to translational assay development/validation, clinical sample analysis, reagent generation activities, and internal and external collaborations
Provide strong collaboration, coordination, and communication to support cross functional interactions, prioritization of activities, and ensure compliance to meet demands across Translational and Early Development teams in line with program priorities (i.e., other translational teams, assay teams, outsourcing representatives, vendors, alliance management, biospecimen leads, data management, biostatistics, operations leads and specialty testing labs, as relevant for the program and assays)
Establish, manage, and maintain cross-functional relationships in coordination with BMS translational biomarker leads, supporting teams, and relevant stakeholders/technical experts. This includes conducting meetings, organizing agendas, preparing meeting minutes, and following up on action items. Meetings may include translational sub-teams, vendor meetings, other internal meetings with translational focus or components
Identify, track, and monitor project risks, confirming mitigation and contingency plans are in place for identified risks to reduce the risk of failure and support success of the project. Escalate risks and deficiencies as required
Responsible for ensuring timely delivery of project goals from various types of technologies, such as genomics, flow cytometry, LC/MS, ligand binding assays, IHC and pathology, including end-to-end oversight from project initiation through data delivery, analysis, and report documentation related to clinical assay readiness
Establish and maintain a book of work for relevant assets, creating visibility and maintaining transparency into translational activities to key stakeholders that contribute to the overall translational plan for a defined portfolio of assets using effective visualization tools (e.g., Smartsheet, PowerPoint, Office Timeline Pro)
Monitor contracting for assay development/validation to ensure execution and delivery, including partnership with vendor management, alliance management, finance, global procurement and outsourcing management as appropriate to drive from initial draft contract through issuing of purchase orders
Coordinate review with biomarker lead and appropriate stakeholders of documents from vendors (e.g., contracts, contract amendments, validation plans, reports, data transfer agreements) and storage of appropriate final documents in relevant SharePoint sites and/or repositories
Facilitate publication planning and ensure data delivery for internal/external presentations and publications
Inform senior translational leadership of key activities and create periodic progress reports summarizing project status, risks, and required actions and associated timelines
Support transition of programs/assays internally from collaborations and/or due diligence, and/or to late-stage translational team, as appropriate per program
Support continuous evolution and measurement of processes and tools to drive efficiency and enhance business value across all Thematic Research Centers. Proactively seek opportunities to leverage and streamline processes and tools to drive improved engagement and program management support. Develop and implement agile, creative solutions to solve business challenges within the line organization, across the company, and in partnership with external collaborators
Qualifications & Experience
B.S., M.S. in a scientific discipline; PMP or equivalent project management experience is desirable
5+ years pharmaceutical, or related, industry experience in a variety of operational/scientific roles in a highly matrixed environment (level of role dependent on experience)
Strong communicator experienced with influencing and interacting at all levels including with senior scientific, operational, or external thought leaders to drive connectivity and efficiency of collaborative research
Works with a sense of urgency and experience managing multiple projects, building structure from ambiguity, and helping teams to develop priorities
Experience designing and leading complex projects comprised of virtual team members of diverse styles, driving to successful outcomes with and without direct management responsibilities
Skilled listener with ability to manage complex internal – up, across, and down the hierarchy - and external relationships through constructive conflict management; experience with third party governance oversight desirable
Knowledge of biomarker assay development/validation for various types of technologies, such as genomics, flow cytometry, LC/MS, ligand binding assays, IHC and pathology
Experience with vendor management
Experience with various project management tools (i.e., Smartsheet, SharePoint Microsoft Project, Office Timeline Pro)
Shapes strategic approaches to scientific delivery, utilizing sophisticated negotiation and scenario planning
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