Bristol Myers Squibb Senior IDT Project Manager in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Within the Product Development (PD) division, the Portfolio Strategy and Integration (PSI) department brings together business operations, project planning and execution, and portfolio management with the vision of simplifying how Product Development runs the business. A key goal of PSI is to drive the development and execution of integrated CMC strategies via Integrated Development Teams (IDT) to enable R&D Development Team objectives/deliverables. The Senior IDT Project Manager is closely partnered with the IDT Leader to enable effective execution of IDT strategy and plans. The scope of responsibilities of the Senior IDT Project Manager fall into 4 general categories which flex across all drug modalities, disease areas and stages of development.
IDT Management, including meeting planning, facilitation and documentation
CMC Project Timeline Management, including maintenance of up-to-date MS project timelines and timeline scenario planning
Gaps Analysis and Risks Management
Allocation of drug substance and API materials for non-clinical use.
Is a leader, coordinator, and facilitator for the Portfolio Strategy and Integration group, providing tactical direction, managing teams, and providing tactical solutions that support the overall program strategy developed by the IDT.
Manages 4-6 IDTs (actual number determined by level of project complexity and candidate experience) and drives execution of program strategy by fostering communication and integration of all functional area representatives on the integrated development team.
Drives and manages all IDT meeting logistics including the creation of clear and concise meeting minutes that will be shared as appropriate to align all functional representatives of decisions and actions agreed upon by the team.
Facilitates sub-team meetings, as appropriate.
Is responsible for the development of a detailed CMC project plan that is aligned with the overall program strategy. Tracks all project milestones and clearly communicates status of project through the use of established PSI tools.
Leverages portfolio and program management tools to track program execution, milestones, risks, and long range planning to ensure appropriate communication to team members and management. Examples include the following:
PSI CMC Database
MS Project Server, ePlan/Planisware
Right First Time Scorecard
Operational Risk Management
Works collaboratively with the IDT Leaders and functional leaders to track the critical operational aspects of the program(s), including monitoring key deliverables, decision points, demand planning, and critical path activities to drive delivery of project objectives which roll up to the Product Development BOW.
Is responsible for contributing to the definition and execution of risk management strategies, contingency planning, supporting the development of a high performing team(s), and communication of the solutions to management.
Partners with the IDT Leader to facilitate the management of risk by scheduling meetings with the IDT as appropriate. The Senior IDT Project Manager is responsible for capturing all gaps/risks into the appropriate PSI tools to enable effective portfolio visuals of the gaps and risks.
Coordinates and ensure appropriate allocation of drug substance and API materials for non-clinical use.
The Senior IDT Project Manager may :
Lead certain cross-functional sub-team meetings as may be needed
Represent the IDT in certain governance interactions, as appropriate
Lead and/or participate in Product Development portfolio level activities including business process improvement initiatives and resource/budgeting activities, as needed.
Experience / Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in engineering or relevant scientific discipline with at least 5 years of relevant experience, Masters’ degree or PhD with a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience.
Highly motivated self-starter that works well both in teams as well as independently.
Strong project management, business process management, and optimization skills.
Familiarity with end to end CMC drug development with an understanding of critical milestones and typical bottlenecks preferred.
Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to accomplish results and meet deadlines and commitments.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both oral a written.
Demonstrated analytical and logic skills with a focus on fact-based decision making.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships, influence, negotiate, and drive organizational engagement.
Experience developing and/or managing program management tools to forecast budgets, timelines and resources preferred.
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.