Associate Director (GRS), Regulatory Intercontinental Strategic Operations

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.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director, Intercontinental Regulatory Strategic Operations will be responsible for advising and supporting the International Strategy Lead(s) and the local Global Regulatory Sciences (GRS) across multiple therapeutic area (TA) on operational excellence and strategy implementation aspects.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic leadership for regulatory strategy across all therapeutic areas and geographies across GRSs Intercontinental.

  • Provide operational support to geographies and strategy group to drive meaningful business outcomes.

  • Support the annual refresh of GRS Intercon Strategy operations vision and priorities and support the development of strategic initiatives to ensure the Strategy group is clear and proactive on yearly objectives.

  • Drive execution of GRS Intercontinental strategy by acting as project manager to track and monitor completion of top strategic initiatives.

  • Support select top GRS Intercon strategic initiatives by collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders, determining the necessary solution, and understanding all component while considering the bigger picture (e.g., problem to be solved, various stakeholders involved, processes to be implemented, system capability requirements, etc.).

  • Develop and support quality metrics to regularly provide insights and learnings to leadership in order to inform and enable value-added decision-making.

  • Identify and oversee strategic initiatives for process and system improvements that impact GRS Intercon, the sustainability and gap-to-goal refresh process (working closely with cross functional stakeholders).

(Disclaimer: The responsibilities listed above are a summary and other responsibilities may be required as assigned)


Scientific background with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced scientific degree preferred (Masters, PhD, PharmD, BSN, MD, etc.)

Minimum of 7 years in the pharmaceutical industry with at least 5+ of relevant Regulatory Affairs.

Key Competency Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical industry issues, trends, and their business impact preferred.

  • Understanding of strategic and tactical role and deliverables of Global Regulatory Strategy in the Product Development and Commercialization process.

  • Highly organized and motivated individual possessing strong leadership and analytical skills, with proven ability to pay attention to detail while maintaining focus on the bigger picture.

  • Strong experience in working with & influencing senior management; ability to influence analysis undertaken by other functions; works well with and exerts influence on multi-disciplinary teams; facilitates candid dialogue and cross-functional collaboration.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects efficiently with a high degree of independence, while being flexible and adapting quickly to the changing needs of the organization; consistently delivers on commitments in a timely manner.

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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