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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Vice President, Global Clinical Trial Planning & Alliance Management

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Vice President, Global Clinical Trial Planning & Alliance Management


United States

Vice President, Global Clinical Trial Planning & Alliance Management

The Vice President of Global Clinical Trial Planning & Alliance Management is a senior executive level role considered essential to the sustainability and success of the BMS R&D pipeline. This role reports to the Head of Global Clinical Operations (GCO) and is a key member of the GCO Leadership Team.

Specifically, the Vice President of Global Clinical Trial Planning & Alliance Management is accountable for:

Providing the strategic leadership of critical business support activities within global clinical operations (GCO). Responsible for assuring business partnerships, internally and externally, are managed in support of the BMS R&D portfolio of clinical trials to enable the effective delivery.

Influencing and driving senior leaders of key enabling functions across BMS including but not limited to Business Insights & Analytics (BIA), Research & Development Strategic Partnership (RDSP), IT and Procurement to develop the overall GCO strategy and technologies needed to manage a dynamic book of work through internal and external resources.

Leading the development and implementation of the business strategy for GCO, encompassing the technical solutions and emerging digital health capabilities, to assure trial delivery while ensuring the organizational efficacy across the entire R&D portfolio.

Developing and managing metrics to assess performance of the business and the clinical trials, shaping organizational goals in partnership with RDSP.

Identifying, building and maintaining the workforce management plan to assure both resource and external partnership needs are in line with the R&D portfolio, flexible yet sustainable.

Setting the direction and strategy for vendor management for GCO. The supporting providers are numerous and the business needs fluctuate significantly based on the R&D portfolio. A comprehensive and robust strategy is required that allows for flexibility yet cost effective alliances across a wide range of providers which include but are not limited to Functional Service Providers, core CRO services, AROs, imaging, central laboratory, specialized biomarker laboratories, site contracts & payments and other consultancy services.

Partnering internally and externally to assure GCO understand the needs of the clinical trial sites and recognizes the patient voice as it considers and develops clinical development plans and trials. Interactions will include but will not be limited to patient advocacy, site partnerships, and alliance groups, commercial and medical organizations.

Chairing the GCO allocation forum related to country allocation and site feasibility balancing the local country requirements and viewpoints through the regional clinical operations leaders, key performance indicators, resourcing, asset strategy with medical and the analytical and competitive intelligence on projected performance provided by BIA to assure informed decisions are taken in terms of placement of trials.

Owning the multiple systems that support clinical trial execution, abreast of industry changes to assure we build or buy technologies that enhance our business delivery. These include but are not limited to CTMS, eTMF, RAVE, Oracle, site investigator portal, BMS external clinical trial site and reporting (e.g., sunshine reporting).

Developing and implementing a culture of core business understanding across a global organization whose focus is in clinical trial execution.

Leading a multi-national team of industry professionals, who are experts in their respective fields. Provides ongoing feedback, coaching, and career development, including engagement and retention support to staff in order to maximize their potential. Empowers and holds GCO management to high quality performance and delivery of the business.

Representing the Company in key interactions with key external partners as part of any business related committee or industry group.

Serving as a leader across R&D, and developing strong and productive working relationships with key stakeholders throughout BMS with the ability to think strategically across a broad portfolio and effectively express his/her views to senior management.

Ensuring GCO representation as needed in governance or strategic teams or committees (preparatory materials, direct participation, or representative).

Engages and energizes employees through communication of goals, priorities and other business critical information as well as focus on employee value proposition, development and retention activities.

Developing and promoting a work place culture that values diversity of thought, promotes integrity and creates an atmosphere that supports coaching and fosters accountability.

Experience and expertise required:

Significant global clinical trial expertise and a successful track record of leading through influence, working across complex, global organizational matrices.

Bachelor’s degree required with an advanced degree preferred. At least 15 years of relevant industry experience, with substantial experience of managing staff.

Expert in the strategy development, business measures that enable effective drug development processes. For example, clinical trial resource workforce management, country & site feasibility, financial reporting, departmental goal setting.

A proven understanding and proponent of advocacy in support of patient and site education.

A strong background in vendor alliances and successful management across a broad spectrum of external providers that support drug development. These may include Functional Service Providers, CRO services, laboratory, imaging, payments, etc.

A deep understanding of the systems that support clinical trial execution, harnessing efficiencies and standards that enable business success.

Demonstrated partnership across various collaborative forums, CROs, SMOs and/or local site networks.

Diverse and sufficient technical expertise to be a credible interface to all global development and business partners (medical, development, commercial, regulatory & quality etc.)

Broad intelligence of the clinical trial environment across key regions, and anticipation of future trends and impact.

Strong influential leadership and communication capabilities with a proven ability to engage, manage, develop and inspire a large, geographically diverse team.

We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its Mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.