Development Head Immunology and Fibrosis

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.

Detailed Position Responsibilities
  • Set the end-to-end disease level strategy for the TA and each therapeutic area—focus on late-stage development but including the vision from FIH through Phase III and post-marketing data generation
  • Accelerate the portfolio and reduce development timelines for our most promising new assets, while also optimizing the revenue and reach of our currently marketed products
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership to build a world-class drug development team while enabling the balance between scientific excellence and operational effectiveness
  • Provide leadership across Development Program Leads (DPLs) who report into the development head, as well as partner with the regulatory, strategy/operations, and clinical functions to shape and execute the strategy
  • Partner with other BMS functions such as Discovery, Translational Medicine, R&ED development teams, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs and Commercial to inform disease strategy and achieve objectives
  • Utilize external partnerships for drug development, including CROs and other pharma companies, to achieve our company and TA objectives


Experience Desired
  • MD, PhD, PharmD
  • Extensive pharmaceutical or biotech experience including demonstrated strong investigative medicine skills and experience
  • Experience leading development teams and organizations
  • Therapeutic area knowledge/expertise
  • Track record of translating organizational strategy into an effective long-term action plan
  • Has influenced R&D, commercial and overall organizational strategy
  • Works effectively across internal stakeholders—including Commercial and Medical—to ensure a coordinated approach with external customers
  • Proven leadership experience and success with building and developing teams. Strong judge of talent and able to make tough talent decisions. Inspirational and embodies BMS Behaviors. Leads by example. Is an inclusive leader.
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment that includes interactions with multiple stakeholder groups; particularly demonstrated ability to work across the critical interfaces whether within R&D or across the enterprise.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, high level negotiation skills and the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner.


Essential Leadership Capabilities:
  • Enterprise Mindset: The ability to make decisions, set priorities and share resources based on what will benefit the whole. Capable of building and maintaining networks within and outside of the organization to both strengthen the understanding of the big picture and leverage diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise to maximize performance.
  • Change Agility: Capable of constantly thinking ahead and scanning the environment for opportunities. The ability to navigate ambiguity for themselves by demonstrating smart risk taking and personal resilience. Lead others through change by continuously creating the context and engaging individuals.
  • Authentic Leadership: Capable of building legitimacy through cultivating honest relationships. Ability to generate trust by demonstrating the highest level of consistency between their words and their actions and maintaining integrity, especially under pressure. They role model and promote an environment of openness.
  • Talent Development: Capable of maintaining a current and strategic view of talent management, aligned with the organization’s priorities. This includes an understanding of the needs and diversity of the organization’s current and future talent. Ability to proactively develop talent across the organization and engage external talent.


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.

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