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Director – IT Portfolio Delivery for Global Drug Development
Posted on 9/14/2022
Princeton, NJ, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Business Strategy
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, engineering, life science or related field
  • Proven track-record of managing a portfolio of large and/or complex IT programs, preferably in the Life Sciences domain. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects and programs
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry and an understanding of drug development and manufacturing preferred
  • Proven ability to apply depth of expertise across multiple related disciplines and integration points with other functions
  • Demonstrated ability to influence the scope and direction of initiatives across multiple levels of management and organizational boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate and manage the expectations of divisional / functional leaders, clients, team members, management, and external groups
  • Resolving highly complex or unusual business problems, typically involving the innovation of new solutions
  • Applying broad industry and business expertise (e.g. trends, best practices) to drive financial and operational performance
  • Must have knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and have working knowledge of the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Knowledge and experience of computer systems validation is preferred
  • Experience with software development methodologies and requirements gathering techniques such as Agile (Scrum, AUP, SAFe etc.) and Waterfall is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to manage, coach, and develop direct reports
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and collaborate with employees and management at all levels
  • Partner with IT leadership to develop & maintain the IT strategic plan providing insights from existing portfolio and resource availability/ utilization
  • Responsible for project Intake and project management staffing
  • Leads through managers and/or expert-level individual contributors in executing projects and programs in support of IT and Business strategy
  • Build and manage integrated program plans and execute them such that they can accommodate evolving ideas and discovery of new requirements while ensuring spend is within approved budget
  • Oversee progress, understand dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status to appropriate levels of management and project/program stakeholders across GDD initiatives
  • Provides timely and actionable insights from Portfolio Mgmt. operations including budgeting, financial reconciliation, vendor management and procurement
  • Proactively remove obstacles to drive project/program momentum and progress. Engage and energize the program teams
  • Ensure development of strategic resource planning necessary for successful completion of projects and programs
  • Evaluate project and program performance periodically with key performance indicators and develop action plans to achieve performance goals
  • Maintain sufficient domain knowledge and facility with the business strategies to ensure maximum value realization
  • Interact with other portfolio and program leads, as well as portfolio governance to provide quality and consistent reporting
  • Advise and consistently apply Portfolio Management tools, techniques, processes, and guidelines
  • Provide input to SDLC methods, tailoring policies and project control mechanisms
  • Responsibilities for managing and developing workforce
  • Advise and consistently strive for excellence through application of industry best practices (including Agile, SDLC, PMF) and contribute to continuous improvement in close partnership with other IT functions
Bristol-Myers Squibb

10,001+ employees

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