Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.
Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.
The AD, Clinical Trials Industry Collaborations Lead is an essential role in the evolution of Global Clinical Operations within the Clinical Trial Business Capabilities group. This is a strategic role reporting to the Director of Clinical Trial Business Capabilities and is accountable for implementing and executing the strategy for Industry Collaborations within GCO to support the participation of BMS in key partnerships and consortia in advancing clinical trials.
The AD, Clinical Trials Industry Collaborations Lead is a key driver in harnessing the power of industry collaborations by bringing in external innovation and partnerships to strengthen BMS’s Global Clinical Operations processes. The candidate in this role will perform targeted outreach to the key consortia, industry alliances and communities involving key external stakeholders (including industry peers, academia, sites, patients and vendors) to collaborate on an extensive set of domains relevant to Clinical Operations.
Working closely with different stakeholders within Global Clinical Operations, the Clinical Trials Industry Collaborations Lead will ensure GCO has a suitable resource investment in key industry collaborations and consortia to drive a strategy enabling compliant and efficient delivery of GCO technologies, innovation and a culture of continuous improvement. The candidate role will work with a broad set of internal stakeholders and will partner with peers to identify opportunities within a matrixed group of individuals in GCO and the Clinical Trial Business Capabilities group for leveraging industry collaborations.
Additionally, the role will work with our Process Improvement Leads and Clinical Trial Business Capabilities Leads in determining synergies between process improvements and system improvements to support GCO business strategy and objectives.
The role will require profound experience and ability to manage multiple streams of change and synthesize input from different external initiatives and collaborations into one coherent direction and vision. The incumbent will coordinate change management and awareness across GCO relevant industry collaborations and ensure leadership teams are aware of change impact and opportunities for a smooth and positive change experience.
The incumbent should have demonstrable project management experience and relationship building both internally and externally. The incumbent should understand change management concepts and champion change.
The incumbent will have a strong understanding of the Clinical Trials challenges and be able to leverage opportunities of external industry collaborations to harness lessons learned internally.
Key Responsibilities and Major Duties
Develop a strategy, business cases, value realization plans to enhance clinical operations and clinical development processes through industry partnerships and collaborations.
Engage with key consortia such as Transcelerate, CTTI, eCF and others to determine opportunities for investment and collaboration.
Engage stakeholders across GCO to identify opportunities of unmet need across clinical trial business capabilities, and propose strategic solutions to optimize business areas through industry collaborations.
Influencing and driving members of key GCO and enabling functions including Information Technology to ensure the adoption and resource investment in specific industry collaboration workstreams within Transcelerate, CTTI and others.
Ensuring clear and effective business ownership and governance strategy around industry collaborations within GCO.
Partnering with Continuous Improvement, Change Management and Clinical Trial Business Capabilities teams to promote awareness of current industry collaborations and explore key opportunities.
Coordinate with GCTPAM LT and GCO LT to promote awareness of change initiatives progress and risks
Collaborate with GCO and RCOs globally to ensure global awareness and value realization of key deliverables from industry collaborations and consortia such as Transcelerate.
Be an ambassador to BMS for GCO-led industry collaborations. Own program management roles within key GCO industry collaborations for BMS.
Communicate and infuse external lessons learned across the organization to promote a culture of continuous improvement
Bachelor’s degree required with an advanced (Masters) degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of direct experience in driving and leading change in a pharmaceutical industry context or clinical trial technologies. Significant, demonstrated breadth of experience, versatility, and independent leadership and stakeholder management skills.
Experience in clinical trial processes, challenges and technologies
Experience in setting strategy, planning, implementation
Experience and robust understanding of change management principles
Experience working with external industry peers in cross-functional collaborations
Knowledge of existing pharmaceutical industry consortia such as Transcelerate, CTTI and others
Robust understanding of biopharmaceutical industry, clinical trial conduct, regulatory and safety processes, and the external and internal Business Environment
Knowledge of GCP/ICH guidelines, regulations
Proven ability in managing day-to-day Planning and Operational activities and ability to lead people and teams towards a shared vision to drive innovation
Proven ability to build strong relationships with external companies and partners
Experienced in communicating and interacting with Senior Executive stakeholders
Customer focus - dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers and consumers
Experience in stakeholder management
Strong project management and planning skills
Effective oral and written communication skills to influence, inform, or guide
Experience working in a matrix environment.
Commitment to leadership, diversity and talent development
Ability to travel as required.
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.