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Bristol Myers Squibb SVP, Strategy and Business Excellence & Risk Management (GPS) in Devens, 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.

The SVP, Strategy and Business Excellence & Risk Management will drive Global Product Development and Supply (GPS) strategy development and orchestrate deployment with a holistic view of GPS value chain across all operating units (OpU) / products / functions in support of desired outcomes; support value delivery by establishing a global Operational Excellence (OpEx) program, a Digital & Analytics program, proactive business continuity / risk management / crisis response, PMO standards, resource prioritization for GPS-wide projects, and a GPS business development framework and presence in M&A/divestiture discussions.

Key Responsibilities

The SVP, Strategy and Business Excellence & Risk Management will lead the team that develops and orchestrates execution of GPS strategy, establishes operational excellence capabilities, defines & orchestrates GPS digital roadmap, leads business continuity / risk management / crises readiness/response, sets PMO standards, drives resource prioritization, and supports business development activity by enabling the team to:

  • Understand current and forward-looking requirements and constraints from the enterprise, e.g. from commercial, R&ED, GDD, enabling function leadership

  • Develop GPS-wide Strategy, Operational Excellence & Digital roadmap; communicate and align objectives, governance, and processes across GPS where needed to aggregate across OpU & functions

  • Own/facilitate GPS-wide processes to develop/implement network strategy (with PD/OpU partners), business continuity planning, and LTFP planning (with Finance)

  • Build and apply an operations risk management framework for GPS, identifying and mitigating risks to security, network, supply, and quality, etc. (in collaboration with SPLs for product risk); create capability to swiftly and appropriately respond to crises

  • Develop central operational excellence (OpEx) capabilities to enable strategy and value realization; coach, train, and support GPS leadership and on-site resources to achieve defined objectives

  • Establish a program management office (PMO) and ensure prioritized resourcing

  • Support business development activities by creating a GPS business development framework and representing GPS in M&A/divestiture discussions, as directed by BMS strategy group

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (advanced degree strongly preferred)

  • A minimum of 15 years of deep expertise and proficiency in pharmaceutical manufacturing experience

  • Proven track record in delivering business outcomes through operational excellence

  • Proven track record in delivering business outcomes leveraging Digital & Analytics

  • Business acumen with experience in business development

  • Strategic thinker with an executive mindset

  • Strong financial, strategic planning and business planning skills required

  • Experienced in leading change with significant process content including cross functional team work

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish results and meet deadlines and commitments

  • Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated analytical and logical skills with a focus on fact-based decision making.

  • Possess a clear vision of project/program direction and ability to communicate this vision; instills a sense of project ownership

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Possess strong interpersonal communications skills and shares critical information with project team and senior leaders

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask and work in a dynamic, fast paced environment

  • Works effectively across a complex matrix and establish strong working relationships both internally and externally

  • Demonstrates success in driving optimal business objectives in a complex matrix organization required; proven track record of delivering business outcomes both with and without direct authority, can deliver outcomes through influence


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.

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

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to . Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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

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Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1564367

Updated: 2022-12-06 03:35:05.197 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.