Bristol Myers Squibb Associate Director – GPS PMO process & governance in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

The GPS PMO process & governance team is responsible, in partnership with our GPS leaders, for deployment of standard PMO best practices across GPS functions.

The GPS PMO process & governance team is focused on:

  • Deploying harmonized program / project management processes and tools

  • Improving project execution discipline

  • Enabling our governance and leadership teams, by ensuring appropriate visibility to project portfolio status & risks

  • Elevating project and portfolio planning and management capabilities


  • Support the deployment of standard PMO best practices across GPS functions.

  • Lead the portfolio planning process for designated function, integrating across GPS functions, as appropriate.

  • Facilitate the charter intake process for new P1 projects, ensuring timely alignment and stakeholder endorsement. (Including those originating internal & external to function).

  • Deploy and sustain the PPM resource management utility for designated function.

  • Ensure monthly PMO PPM updates are completed on schedule and follow agreed reporting convention.

  • Coordinate and monitor change controls (e.g. rebaselines) for active P1 projects, ensuring alignment with agreed processes / governance.

  • Generate the monthly PMO metrics suite and evaluate trends to identify opportunities.

  • Support the maintenance of agreed leadership objectives scorecard / metrics.

  • Support business governance forums as required (Capital Projects Review Committee, Leadership Team etc.)

  • Lead the evaluation, deployment & support of enhanced PPM utility.

  • Maintain the GPS PMO Playbook to reflect agreed upon best practices.

  • Provide training / guidance / support to PMO team members, including onboarding of new members.

  • Support the PMO Community of Practice meetings and other PMO knowledge management forums.

  • Additional activities as required to support the portfolio, including strategic and “Run the Business” elements.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

  • Degree (Minimum), Masters / MBA (Preferred) in Science, Technical discipline or Supply Chain

  • PMP certification highly desirable

  • 8+ years experience incl. project management

  • Previous experience within a BioPharma PMO desired

  • Proficiency with project management and Microsoft tools, e.g. MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint

  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and business acumen

  • Ability to work independently to achieve results and exercise influence across a global matrix organization

  • Experience in the dynamics of program/project management involving cross-functional, multi-site teams

  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities and strong interpersonal skills

  • Expertise in critical thinking, influence, negotiation, problem solving, strategic thinking and leadership in a matrix environment.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.