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Bristol Myers Squibb

Sr. Manager, IT Controls - SOX IT


Development Manager


Tampa, Florida, 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 Sr. Manager, IT Controls – SOX IT will report to the Associate Director, IT Controls & Monitoring and will be responsible for managing, supporting, and optimizing the IT General Computing Control (ITGCC) SOX program. This role is responsible for ensuring SOX controls are designed, executed, and monitored effectively. The Sr. Manager, IT Controls – SOX IT will partner with stakeholders to review and improve control processes to drive compliance and streamline the monitoring and assessment of controls compliance. will partner with the Business Controls Function to ensure the program monitors for potential risk areas within the Enterprise IT function and provides remediation guidance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for effectively applying governance and risk frameworks knowledge to ensure IT compliance requirements are thoroughly and consistently met.
  • Knowledge of IT General Controls and experience designing, assessing, and implementing controls.
  • Review control evidence and report on the health and effectiveness of our key IT General Controls and processes.
  • Responsible for managing General Computer Controls in support of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements.
  • Collaborate with control owners and operations to ensure compliance and quality activities supporting IT General Computing Controls, as it relates to SOX, are in alignment with overall corporate requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with other quality and compliance functions to assure compliance to regulatory requirements and BMS policies.
  • Align with the Business Controls Function on SOX assessment and monitoring strategy.
  • Management of the SOX IT Program designed to assess the IT General Controls environment and advise on control description changes to reflect the current state of the controls.
  • Review trends, findings and potential improvements based on internal and external testing results.
  • Coordinates work with External Auditors.
  • Maintain awareness of Culture of Excellence across BMS.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Quality or Science or equivalent experience.
  • Industry experience: 6 to 8 years of experience in IT and/or Quality Assurance preferably based at a bio/pharmaceutical company.


  • Recognizes the potential impact on internal/external challenges on the future state success. Conveys and takes immediate action to correct any variation in quality, ensures accuracy and completeness of others' work outputs.
  • Articulates and presents complex information clearly and concisely across all levels.
  • Demonstrates ability to build and leverage relationships through diplomacy with a broader focus within the function. ​
  • Demonstrates sophisticated analytical thought using various data sources and internal/external environment. Understands the broader implications of actions and perspective.
  • Participates in decision making and brings a variety of strong views and perspective to achieve team objectives.
  • Demonstrates a focus on improving processes, structures, and knowledge within the team. Leads in analyzing current states, deliver strong recommendations in understanding complexity in the environment, and the ability to execute to bring complex solutions to completion. ​

Specific to relevant processes

  • Familiarity with compliance process improvement/frameworks such as Capability Maturity Model (CMMI), Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and International Organization for Standardization 27001 (ISO-27001).
  • Knowledge of U.S. and International regulations and laws governing the pharmaceutical industry; GMPs, GLPs, GCPs, GAMP, Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures and other applicable health authority regulations, as well as SOX legislation.

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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