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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Senior Quality Project Manager



Full Time

On Site


Summit, New Jersey, United States

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 Senior Quality Project Manager is responsible for end-to-end management of cross-functional teams coordinating all aspects of multi-departmental projects. This includes planning, executing, and finalizing projects according to established scope, timeline and budget criteria. Working with project teams, the incumbent identifies and facilitates resolution of issues to minimize impact on project plans. The Senior Quality Project Manager is also responsible for planning and leading key strategic programs impacting the Quality Organization. The Senior Quality Project Manager supports the development and continual improvement of project and program management competencies.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Employ strategic visioning and planning to align program goals and benefits with the goals of the organization.

  • Manage and lead cross-functional project and/or program teams.

  • Ensure benefits, scope, goals and deliverables are well defined and understood by the team and stakeholders.

  • Lead team meetings and ensure that meeting agendas and minutes are issued in a timely manner.

  • Set and continually manage expectations with team members and other stakeholders. Where needed delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

  • Develop full scale plans and timelines with input from all required departments.

    • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary

    • Schedule, track milestones and deliverables using appropriate tools.

    • Identify and manage dependencies and critical path.

  • Anticipate challenges and risks. Prepare, lead and execute proactive mitigation strategies to ensure optimal results.

  • Proactively manage changes in scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans. Identify and resolve issues and conflicts with/within the team.

  • Ensure that communications between teams, functional management, senior management and executive leadership are handled in an efficient, effective and timely fashion.

  • Establish and maintain transparency by supporting development, updates and maintenance of project, program and portfolio status reports, department performance reports and associated dashboards.

  • Conduct lessons learned evaluations with teams. Create recommendations and identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

  • Ensure GMPs are considered during project implementation. Apply knowledge of GMPs to job responsibilities. Examples include but are not limited to:

    • Generation, review, approval of controlled documentation (e.g. SOPs, Work Practices, Change Controls) within global quality management systems.

  • Execute departmental activities.

  • Enhance project and program management tools and techniques used to plan, execute and monitor timelines, budgets and quality of projects.

  • Train and mentor less experienced department personnel

  • Support maintenance, troubleshooting and enhancement of technology (e.g. software, websites) used by the department.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

  • Participate to project or initiative of continuous improvement.

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in related Science or Engineering. An equivalent combination of education, experience, certification (e.g. PMP) and training may substitute.

  • 7 years’ relevant work experience required, preferably in pharmaceutical development and/or manufacturing experience. ​

  • 4 years’ management/project or program management responsibilities facilitating cross functional projects in a regulated industry preferred. Preferable experience includes manufacturing or validation (e.g. equipment, process, computerized systems).

  • Advanced knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management combined with project management techniques and tools.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage assignments.

  • Detailed knowledge and interpretation of cGMP.

  • Strong understanding of site GxP quality systems supporting document management and change controls.

  • Strong strategic thinking and team facilitation skills.

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, lead and participate in a team.

  • Advanced critical reasoning, negotiation, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Project and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Highly skilled when it comes to ALL project Management tools. Gant charts, Smartsheet’s etc.

  • Creation / Development of Executive level presentations (graphs, charts).

  • Ability to stay calm in stressful situations and act as a dispatcher for a multitude of issues across the network.

  • Highly organized and can juggle many different issues, projects, tasks ALL at once.

  • Ability to come up with solutions to a problem quickly.

  • High / Positive energy and the ability to work with all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to listen and follow long senior management conversations, summarize findings and action items. Track and manage activities throughout the life cycle.

  • Ability to rapidly input information into systems.


Work is performed in a typical office environment, with standard office equipment available and used. Work is generally performed seated but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no abnormal conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.


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[Register to View] target="_blank"> [Register to View] 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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