Associate Director, Clinical Trial Business Planning

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Princeton, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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.

This role will establish decision frameworks, that accelerate and continually scrutinize the development and deployment of operational strategies that optimize the costs and benefits to key business outcomes in regards to sourcing models.

Specifically, the Associate Director of Clinical Trial Business Planning will be accountable for:

  • Ownership of the development of key metrics, assessment points, and decision frameworks to improve executional outcomes across the portfolio (ex: shorter recruitment timelines, lower site costs and waste), while balancing costs and quality via challenging operational status quo.
  • Strengthening data-driven decision making, through partnership with a central analytics organization (Business Insights & Analytics & R&D Resource Management) and internal stakeholders (Strategic Partnerships), to synthesize, interpret, and integrate data and information into sourcing strategies. Key areas of insight come from the Clinical Book of Work, and the demand and supply required to support it.
  • Identifying, summarizing and communicating critical insights from the clinical Book of Work. Specific implications around competing trials and synergistic opportunities are pertinent. Requires engagement across a diverse stakeholder engagement model, as well as identification and resolution of incentive conflicts.
  • Driving portfolio optimization, that takes costs, people, and prioritization into consideration to inform thoughtful sourcing decisions and ongoing adjustments.
  • Partner within Clinical Trial Business Planning, to ensure strategic leads have the data and insights required to access where geographies have the most impact, with consideration to long term development and portfolio nuances.
  • Driving decision support for internal trade-off and prioritization activities.
  • Representing and collaborating with Global Development Operation functions to translate demands of upcoming work into functional support strategies.
  • Partnering across Clinical Trial Business Operations to develop necessary insights for forward planning, to help prep organization for support model.
  • Representing Clinical Trial Business Planning as needed in matrix forums, strategic teams or committees (preparatory materials, direct participation, or representative).
  • Developing productive working relationships with key stakeholders throughout BMS with the ability to think strategically and effectively express his/her views.
  • Developing and promoting a work place culture that values diversity of thought, promotes integrity and creates an atmosphere that supports coaching and fosters accountability.

Experience and Expertise Required:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required. A degree in Quantitative Science or equivalent is preferred. At least 8 years clinical trial operations experience is required.
  • Robust understanding of the drug development process and global clinical operations with an exceptional understanding of Portfolio Planning and/or Resource/Supply planning.
  • Strategic influence via translation of data insights into impactful storytelling.
  • Experience in matrix management is desirable with the ability to engage, inspire and influence others. Good communication skills with a proven ability to effectively engage and manage key internal stakeholders in various functions and geographies. Good presentation and negotiation skills with the ability to timely resolve conflict in a constructive manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely, on-budget execution of tasks. Attention to detail with excellent planning, time management and organizational skills.
  • The candidate will demonstrate the ability to adopt a biopharma enterprise-wide and entrepreneurial mindset, to act with speed, accountability and integrity, and to have fun along the way.
  • Ability to travel as required (minimal travel expected)
  • 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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

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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