Associate Director, Life Cycle Leader

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.

Role Description: The Life Cycle Leader will lead and coordinate Global Product Development & Supply (GPS) brand strategy activities, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring on-time new brand / line extension launches, and implementation/execution of other brand life cycle strategies, i.e., deletions
  • Partner closely with GPS and alliance partners (as applicable) to facilitate implementation of key brand objectives including changes to the network, risk mitigation initiatives, multi-site productivity initiatives, and others as required
  • Supports or leads the creation and refresh of Annual Product Strategy document, Business Continuity Plan, and Annual Product Review
  • In cases where responsibility is transitioned after certain milestones, the LCL will also be responsible for smooth transitions to receiving teams such as the Site to Market teams.
  • Initiative chartering, planning, team formation, role clarification, and execution oversight. In addition, the LCL will be responsible for securing initiative endorsements through appropriate governance teams, establishing, and reporting key project metrics, and identifying, reporting, and driving solutions for project risks.
  • Lead cross-functional teams and be responsible for the development and execution of cross-functional plans, ensuring the realization of targeted business outcomes from the initiatives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for cross-functional team leadership; project management; development of detailed business cases, plans and timelines; use of project management tools, and ensuring documentation of all decisions according to appropriate decision rights.

Key Competencies:

  • BS/BA in Technical Field (Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, related life sciences or engineering) with advanced technical degree, MBA, and/or equivalent experiences desirable.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry with exposure to one or more areas within development, operations, supply chain, technology, quality, regulatory, and research. Understanding of pharmaceutical and/or biological product development, new product launch, and lifecycle management processes desirable.
  • Capability to build alignment with business partners including research & development, commercial operations, and manufacturing leaders, by understanding connections across the organizations, building strong relationships, being transparent and reliable, and delivering on commitments.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead matrix teams and influence areas not under direct organizational reporting lines to communicate challenging goals and achieve objectives.
  • Possesses good financial acumen and skilled in project management and decision analysis.
  • External experience (outside BMS and outside pharma/ biopharma industry) and experience with external relationships/ contracts a plus.


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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