Associate Director, Engagement Strategy Lead

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.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for leading a TA/indication focused matrix team in the development and implementation of a plan which appropriately utilize tactics including, but not limited to, connectivity with sites, patients/caregivers, and advocacy groups, enhanced digital capabilities, and/or other service offerings which optimize the site/patient experience and trial timelines.
  • Collaborates with the Study Optimization Team to bring qualitative data from the Patient Voice into the protocol development process.
  • Actively engages with multiple stakeholders throughout Global Clinical Operations (OPLs, Regional Leads, HUMs and CTP&AM colleagues) and the broader clinical trial team regarding disease-level strategies and site/patient insights; continuously communicates the benefit of tactics which support the engagement and recruitment plan.
  • Partners with enterprise colleagues on the development/maintenance of strong relationships with site and patient organizations to gain insight into their clinical trial experience and better inform our development and recruitment efforts. Collaborates with these organizations around awareness of and access to clinical trials and the drug development process.
  • Contributes to country and site planning by proactively bringing the “voice of the site/patient” into the process and ensuring that potential country-specific barriers to feasibility/recruitment/tactics are identified/communicated and mitigation strategies are considered and implemented, where needed/possible.
  • Partners with GCO Portfolio Leadership and BI&A to ensure awareness of portfolio priorities, operational timelines and issues are communicated to their assigned TA/indication team members.
  • Contributes to the development of a cross asset plan as needed and accountable for its implementation by their matrix team.
  • Actively collaborates with enterprise site & patient facing teams (such as RCO, Global Advocacy, Multi-Channel Hub, HQ/US Medical, BMS Foundation, PBRGs) to ensure awareness of and alignment with ongoing activities.
  • Partners on topics of mutual interest such as identification of new sites/networks, patient-focused drug development, alternate research models, diversity inclusion and planning, etc.
  • Actively drives innovation in clinical trials through awareness of external environment, focus on keeping patients and caregivers at the center while striving to be the site’s preferred sponsor and through membership and/or engagement with internal efforts like Digital Acorn and external partnerships like Transcelerate Biopharma.
  • Partners with enterprise colleagues (multichannel hub, global procurement, etc.) to identify new opportunities which further enhance our engagement and/or recruitment toolkit. Contributes to the development of TA/indication specific digital health and innovation strategy.
  • Serves as a heavy contributor to the ongoing development, maintenance and enhancement of BMS Study Connect by seeking ways to leverage it as a communication platform to drive awareness of and access to BMS Clinical Trials.
  • Communicates a compelling vision of BMS clinical trials to outside organizations that generates respect and commitment to BMS as an industry leader in site and patient engagement efforts and functions as a subject matter expert on the drug development/clinical trial process.


Qualifications
  • BA/BS and/or MS degree with 8-10 years of pharmaceutical clinical development industry experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with limited supervision and build strong relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Knowledge of the drug development process and the project management of clinical trials.
  • Proven ability to partner effectively with colleagues across multiple functions, geographies and at all levels of the enterprise.
  • Strong, proven stakeholder management and communication skills, particularly with senior leaders encouraged.
  • Position is based in Central New Jersey and involves limited travel.


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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