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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Manager, Drug Development Project Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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.

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Drug Development Project Manager

The Project Manager partners with the Early Development Program Lead (EDPL) to lead the Early Development Program Team (EDPT) to successfully shape and execute the project and drug development strategies, as well as lifecycle plan. The Project Manager is accountable for the cross-functional execution of one or more integrated development plans including management of timelines, cost, quality, and risk mitigation. The Project Manager provides an independent voice to shape the project strategy and drive optimal decisions for the broader portfolio value. This position can be assigned to any therapeutic area and work on projects at any stage of development.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the Development Program Lead (EDPL) to foster a high performing team and monitor the health and operating efficiency of the team as a unit

  • Leads creation of team norms and operating principles with a focus on cross-functional input and accountability, and robust analysis of vetted options

  • Acts as an integrator within the Early Development Program Team (EDPT) and across the enterprise to ensure alignment and connect best practices

  • Facilitates effective, science-based business decisions including development of scenarios as needed. Ensures all decisions are assessed as to their impacts and communicated to stakeholders in a transparent and timely manner

  • Highlights interdependencies and downstream impacts of strategic decisions

  • Proactively identifies risks and ensures mitigation plans are implemented

  • Develops and coordinates resource planning across functions to assure adequate resources are applied to the project

  • Advise on governance expectations with focus on cross-functional input and rigorous debate

  • Coaches project team members and others to drive excellence and accountability, and develop talent pipeline for EDPT membership

  • Change Agent for continuous improvement and transformational initiatives

  • For projects that are being jointly developed, works closely with a key strategic alliance partner


  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Physical sciences or relevant discipline, advanced degree preferred

  • Demonstrated drug development project management experience with 7 or more years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Breadth of drug development expertise with solid understanding of project strategy and disease content to contribute to strategic discussions

  • Broad range of leadership skills including situational leadership and ability to influence without authority

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a cross-functional environment

  • Strong communicator able to integrate and succinctly summarize the various parts of a project and effectively tailor messages to audience incl. senior leaders

  • Ability to resolve complex problems and manage difficult stakeholder situations

  • Ability to lead the development of critical path analyses and support scenario planning

  • Excellent Project Management Skills – drives execution while balancing speed, quality, and cost. PMP certification desirable

  • Level will be commensurate with the final candidate’s experience

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.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1552045

Updated: 2022-01-18 05:06:14.652 UTC

Location: Cambridge,Massachusetts

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.