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Associate Director, Cross-Portfolio Strategic Integration

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Seattle, Washington
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Trials
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent 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. Youll 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:

When you join BMS, you are joining a diverse, high-achieving team united by a common mission.

Associate Director, Cross-Portfolio Strategic Integration

The Cross-Portfolio Strategic Integration (CPSI) role will provide portfolio management and research governance support for Thematic Research Centers (TRCs) in the Research organization to ensure effective planning and execution of our pipeline and strategic priorities. The incumbent will work closely with functional leaders and subject matter experts across the research & development organizations in one or more of the following therapeutic areas- oncology, hematology, immunology, cardiovascular, and neuroscience. The role is an Associate Director level role that will report to the Executive Director, Cross-Portfolio Strategic Integration.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive optimal research portfolio performance from discovery to first-in-human clinical trials through partnership with Thematic Research Center (TRC) & functional leaders
  • Manage TRC research governance planning and execution to facilitate the delivery of research programs to achieve strategic objectives, promoting cross-functional communication and decision-making
  • Collaborate seamlessly with key functional stakeholders to effectively coordinate cross-portfolio activities
  • Serve as a resource for data collation and reporting for several discovery research portfolios (TRCs) to enable strategic decision making that aligns with R&D
  • Drive and/or contribute to TRC-level and cross-therapeutic strategic executional projects (mapping, prioritization exercises, etc.)
  • Proactively identify opportunities to embed relevant best practices, technologies, frameworks, and tools to optimize processes. Identify & mitigate risks to asset performance and business value delivery
  • Support the planning and execution of program leadership development program to promote continuous learning & enable high-performing program teams
  • Collaborate on functional strategic initiatives to improve transparency and continuity of the discovery portfolio to ensure successful progression of the portfolio and transition to early drug development (program transition requirements, research portfolio prioritization, etc.)
  • Foster cross-functional synergies within and across TRC leadership and across R&D

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree with 12+ years of academic / industry experience


Masters Degree with 10+ years of academic / industry experience


Ph.D. with 8+ years of academic / industry experience

4+ years of leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD with 8+ years of experience with 4+ years of leadership experience is ideal or Bachelors degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, or a relevant discipline with 12+ years or more of experience.
  • 5-7+ years experience with a strong scientific background and familiarity with drug discovery and early development processes
  • Demonstrated experience in project and/or portfolio management preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels of the organization. This includes the ability to listen, understand requirements, and convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams, facilitate discussions, and influence stakeholders to drive decision making. This includes the ability to inspire and empower others, resolve conflicts, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • High proficiency in and demonstration of critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision making.
  • Anticipates needs and assesses and manages risks.
  • Demonstrated innovation, flexibility, open-mindedness, and adaptability to meet objectives in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to build trusting relationships, and work across functions, scientific backgrounds, and cultures.
  • Strong ability to make connections and identify interdependencies to drive portfolio performance

For California Sites - The starting compensation for this job is a range from $159,000 $220,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility). The starting pay takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. Final, individual compensation is decided based on demonstrated experience. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site. Eligibility for specific benefits listed in our careers site may vary based on the job and location.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt 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

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

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 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.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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