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Associate Director
Head of Cell Therapy External Collaborations and Portfolio Manager
Posted on 8/16/2022
Seattle, WA, USA • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Can-do attitude and ability to work in a highly matrixed and dynamic business environment including ability to interact and communicate to senior level executives
  • Deep scientific curiosity and commitment to advancing therapeutic innovation that provides better options for patients
  • Strong problem-solving and risk-based decision-making skills and a strong ability to influence or manage without direct authority
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong management skills and clear ability to influence and effectively align, motivate and empower teams to progress project goals in a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Ph.D. degree with 3-5 years' experience in Cell & gene therapies or BS with 10+ years of experience in cell & gene therapies
  • Experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical space
  • Proven ability to deliver results in a matrix environment - and the ability to influence and engage resources for projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional listening, problem-solving, negotiation, and facilitation skills
  • Scientific curiosity and eagerness to establish an understanding of a wide variety of cell therapy technology areas and development
  • Act as single point of contact between BMS and external collaboration partners - ensuring timely and open communication of objectives, plans, progress, and results
  • Maintain portfolio view of external collaboration projects and deliver updates and reports on open activities
  • Proactively communicate potential issues and concerns to provide transparency to management and stakeholders
  • Build a network of BMS SMEs to partner with for assessments of potential new projects
  • Facilitate meetings and interactions with external collaborators monitoring deliverables, decisions, timelines, and risks and enable annual review of external collaborations to ensure they are aligned with overall technology strategy
  • Facilitate and lead internal project reviews to assess progress
  • Ensure internal resources maintain engagement with collaboration projects
  • Establish a centralized technology strategy board to develop and engage with the technology roadmap for CTD/O
  • Lead and maintain the CTD/O technology portfolio and ensure the portfolio is aligned with long term technology strategy to enable BMS to develop disruptive and industry leading cell therapy technologies
Bristol-Myers Squibb

10,001+ employees

Biopharmaceutical development company
Company Overview
Bristol-Myers Squibb engages in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceuticals.