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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Director - GPS IT Strategy and Planning in Devens, Massachusetts

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more: .

Position Summary:

At BMS, digital innovation and Information Technology are central to our vision of transforming patients’ lives through science. To accelerate our ability to serve patients around the world, we must unleash the power of technology. We are committed to being at the forefront of transforming the way medicine is made and delivered by harnessing the power of computer and data science, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to promote scientific discovery, faster decision making, and enhanced patient care.

If you want an exciting and rewarding career that is meaningful, consider joining our diverse team!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead IT program and project function for GPS IT. Responsible to manage the overall Technology program and project portfolio and be able to identify program risks, barriers and dependencies. Ensures alignment of value proposition, program scope, and strategic business objectives across the entire portfolio. Senses and manages program and solution interdependencies.

  • Ensures effective delivery of our portfolio and strategic roadmaps, managing change effectively, providing transparency of portfolio health, and reporting and other communications. Communicates program updates to VP, IT GPS and others.

  • Ensure each division has the required support to provide program management of complex multi-team initiatives as well as project management capabilities for simpler projects.

  • Ensure portfolio managements and insights across portfolio of delivery to enable planning and decision making

  • Oversee progress, understand dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status to appropriate levels of management and project/program stakeholders across GPS, enterprise and local, initiatives.

  • Responsible for execution of Chief Of Staff planning and facilitation activities for GPS IT.

  • Responsible for Portfolio Governance including budgeting, financial reconciliation, time estimation.

  • Responsible for developing our overall organizational capability to ensure we keep our talent engaged through action on our top program priorities. Manage governance process to ensure accurate creation, staffing and forecasting of approved programs. Build teams program management capabilities, ensuring successful end to end program ownership, accountability, execution of timelines & dependencies, resource plan definition, risk & issue management, and continuous change management to deliver on-time, quality results

  • Applicable regulatory experience to guide key Initiatives and knowledge of GPS business model and ability to adopt

  • Responsible for championing ongoing continuous improvement and operational excellence for GPS IT.

  • Responsible for enabling IT support for Strategy & Business Excellence IT solutions.

  • Responsible for developing strategic and collaborative partnerships with the partner IT leadership teams. Ability to become the trusted partner and advisor to all stakeholders in both sites demonstrating deep domain knowledge of planning capabilities.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Requires deep knowledge of work outside own function and deep expertise in own functions, typically gained through a university degree and at least 12-15 years of experience.

  • Works independently on all deliverables.

  • Responsible for the direct management of one or multiple teams including results/outcomes, goal setting, performance management, coaching.

  • Has significant input into decisions related to hiring, performance reviews, promotions, and compensation actions. Considers broader business needs when managing colleague development, recruitment, succession planning, and diversity.

  • Leads complex, multi-disciplinary projects including resource and budget allocation and operational leadership.

  • Oversees deliverable product, sets vision and standards for work products, challenges teams. Lead a mix of multiple functions, geographies and/or capabilities. Actively contributes to the strategic direction of the function by recommending initiation/curtailment of projects based on assessment of viability and impact on BMS. Decisions impact the function's ability to deliver on its objectives.

  • Delivers across a range of issues with strong influence and trust. In difficult / stressful situations shows resilience and encourages calm and rationale behavior of teams. Identifies multiple solutions and recommendations to senior leaders. May contribute to decision-making that guides the strategic direction of the function.

  • Structures series of communications to achieve broader organizational/team goals. Tailors’ communication content and style to ensure stakeholder understanding.

  • Provides strategic feedback to vendors on service delivery, influences vendor delivery at a strategic level. Synthesize multiple analyses towards solving broader business issues/initiatives. Represents discipline or function on program/project teams.

  • Identifies gaps in capabilities across the function and ensures developmental opportunities are provided to ensure the continued growth and development of colleagues.

  • Anticipates how multiple processes interrelate and can evolve. Enacts plans to evolve multiple, complex processes. Able to envision divisional strategy with anticipation of forces / dynamics that will likely unfold.

  • Sets direction/guidance for team with little guidance, using considerable judgement. Contributes to development of multiple topic areas and/or multiple functions/regions. Drive setting functional direction. Recognized as a thought leader.

  • Makes resource allocation decisions, set objectives, and drives decisions about priorities within large team. Synthesize multiple analyses towards solving broader business issue/initiative. Leader of area or capability which is high risk, e.g., regulated area with frequent external oversight.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers

With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit ( eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1566367

Updated: 2023-05-28 02:30:09.982 UTC

Location: Devens,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.