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Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Strategy and Business Operations
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Occupation Executive
Specialty Executive Director
Location Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
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Bristol Myers Squibb Executive Director, Corporate Affairs Strategy and Business Operations (March 2023)

BMS is seeking an Executive Director, Corporate Affairs Strategy and Business Operations, to serve as Chief of Staff for and reporting to the Executive Vice President (EVP), Corporate Affairs.

This position will serve on the Corporate Affairs Leadership Team and will be a key business partner and trusted advisor to the EVP.

Immersed in strategic elements for the global Corporate Affairs team, accountabilities include ensuring initiatives, activities and processes that drive toward the accomplishment of the Corporate Affairs strategic plan in support of the Enterprise goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Execution

Drive development and effective implementation of the Corporate Affairs strategy.
Ensure that strategies are clearly understood by all stakeholders and that the organization is achieving its strategic goals at the optimum pace.
Oversee annual planning process to ensure alignment with key business partners and across Corporate Affairs. Implement regular processes for sharing plans across the function and more broadly.
Monitor the external landscape to stay abreast of industry and functional macro trends to inform and educate stakeholders and incorporate into Corporate Affairs strategic plan and processes.
Lead strategic initiatives for the Corporate Affairs team, including development opportunities and educational programs
Help create metrics and monitor progress to measure success against strategic plans
Periodically benchmark department processes and practices against other companies and identify opportunities for enhancement

Communications/Skill Building

Develop and implement the departments strategic communications initiatives to foster alignment against our objectives, engagement and inspiration including communications campaigns, staff meetings, open sessions, Town Hall meetings; develop content for communications; ensure communications are meeting department needs; measure effectiveness and relevance
Creatively incorporate developing communication trends and methods into communications plans
Support skill-building programming
Provide communications and strategic counsel to EVP, related to external thought leadership opportunities, events, internal presentations, Board of Directors meetings and social media presence.


Management responsibility includes overseeing one full-time-employee for budgeting, planning and project management.
Ensure the departments staffing and workflow is aligned to priorities
Assign project management support to internal and cross-functional projects
Coordinate regular Leadership team and department meetings by developing agendas, recording decisions and action items in each meeting, documenting, and following up on action items between meetings
Anticipate and plan for department needs related to our people practices and the HR planning cycle (e. g., calendaring and department-wide communications related to compensation planning, talent management, year-end performance review), in collaboration with Human Resources Business Partner
Perform special projects and responsibilities assigned by the EVP
Work closely with Corporate Affairs Leadership Team to ensure that the EVP is informed to make key decisions across key areas in a timely manner
Extend the EVPs internal and external reach, building relationships across the company
Work with Executive Assistant to manage the EVPs calendar and assess opportunities

Support the EVP in driving leadership alignment and culture building within and across the Corporate Affairs teams

Partner with EVP and leadership to develop an integrated department culture
Serve as a thought partner to the EVP on managing through a transition period and
Share out important and relevant information as it impacts other team members or stakeholders
Provide strategic oversight to our Corp Affairs committees aligned to culture and ways of working

Key Competencies

The successful Chief of Staff will be a dynamic, experienced communications professional, with a strong track record of strategic and operational work experience, across a variety of settings and topics in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry.
High emotional intelligence with ability to navigate complex relationships
Collaborative and clear communication skills with the ability to build relationships across levels and teams; interest in building a strong teamwork culture and executing projects to completion
Strong judgment for problem solving, asks thoughtful and tough questions, including anticipated questions from executives or audiences
Excellent organizational skills across multiple work streams/disciplines with the ability to plan and anticipate deadlines and deliverables while coordinating with various members team to close out tasks/projects.
Understands when to escalate issues and escalates issues appropriately and respectfully

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

COVID-19 Information 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.

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