Associate Director, Translational Medicine Planning & Execution Lead (Program Manager)

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.

General Job Description

The Integrated Scientific Operations P&E Lead (Program Manager) will support

th e Oncology Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Thematic Research Center (TRC) to manage complex and high profile portfolio assets and facilitate broad, integrated plans to enable the delivery of our translational research plans .

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Managing integrated timeline of translational activities to support biomarker delivery within clinical trials and across assets
  • Identifies and communicates tasks needed to deliver biomarker data to meet study timelines
  • Supports prioritization of activities and ensures compliance to meet demands across Translational Research in the Oncology TME TRC
  • Publication planning and ensuring data delivery for internal/external presentations and publications
  • Coordinates development and maintenance of biomarker strategy documentation (dashboards/SharePoint sites)
  • Establish meeting agendas to drive TM portfolio and documenting outcomes, decisions and key learnings to enhance collaboration and communication
  • Issue and risk mitigations for the portfolio of assets
  • Creates visibility and maintains transparency into translational activities to key stakeholders that contributes to the overall translational plan for the asset
  • Responsible for the continuous evolution and measurement of processes and tools to drive efficiency and enhance business value. Seeks opportunities to leverage and extend processes and tools to drive improved engagement and project oversight


Leadership Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Independently manages preparation and coordination of Advisory Boards or collaboration meetings/engagements as needed; facilitating cross-functional and cross-industry engagement
  • Elaborates and ensures effective execution of a robust process for regular program and portfolio strategy reviews facilitated by Biomarker Operations staff; executes review processes for critical assets within his/her portfolio area in partnership with the TM Leader
  • Mentors others within the team and in adjacent organizations to grow and develop broader stakeholder management and program management capabilities
  • Delivers business value and ensures effective use of resources (time, money, people) by driving prioritization activities and raising visibility of areas for opportunistic action
    • Ensures appropriate compliance to contracting policies
    • Creates visibility into all proposed/contracted work and ensure review of milestones to support timely payment etc.
  • Serves as integrated scientific operations (ISO) liaison to lead or support other strategic and process improvement initiatives affecting his/her platform area(s) as required


Experiences Desired:
  • B.S., M.S. (or Ph.D.) in a scientific discipline; PMP or equivalent experience is desirable
  • 8+ years pharmaceutical industry experience in a variety of operational/scientific roles minimum 5+ years’ experience as a team leader in a highly matrixed environment
  • Shapes strategic approaches to scientific delivery, utilizing sophisticated negotiation and scenario planning
  • 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, global projects comprised of virtual team members of diverse styles, driving to successful outcomes with and without direct management responsibilities
  • Drives effective contract/fiscal management of project activities; experienced with the development of business cases for options based decision-making
  • 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.
  • Negotiates an enterprise (vs. functional) perspective across BMS
  • Experienced in developing and implementing agile, creative solutions, utilizing direct and indirect resources, to solve business challenges within the line organization, across the company, and in partnership with external collaborators
  • 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.


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.

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