Human Resources Director, Merger & Acquisition
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Human Resources
Specialty Human Resources Assistant
Location Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/07/23
Working with Us 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: careers.bms.com/working-with-us

This role will play a leading role in all people and culture M&A activities from due diligence to integration from an HR perspective. The key responsibilities for the role will be:

Engaging with the M&A teams and supporting the transactions from due diligence to integration from an HR perspective
Be part of the leading team for integration from an HR perspective; represent HR in relevant governance bodies (TIMO/PMO, steering committees)
Support the design and staffing of an adequate HR project team for each transaction; program management of team members activities and workload to ensure optimal allocation of resources
Manage and coordinate external vendors and partners added as augmented resources to the HR project team
Working with key stakeholders across HR to drive the M&A processes incl. but not limited to Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Change Management, Legal, HR operations, Total Rewards, HRIS, learning and workforce engagement, Inclusion & Diversity Owning and driving key deliverables during the transactions which includes but is not limited to:
Ensure coordination and robust interface with appropriate business units and other enterprise functions as relevant; act as the partner of choice for Corporate Affairs in playing a leading role the Change and Communication plan for each transaction
Create and maintain a set of KPIs relevant for each project
Develop and maintain dashboard for M&A HR department, as a relevant
Prepare and deliver project updates and status both to HR organization, transaction teams and BUs/leadership
Ensure that the M&A projects are carried out in compliance with M&A guidelines
Participate into the coordination of financial and operational information and tracking throughout all stages of the projects up to completion or termination, plus post-implementation reviews for completed deals.
Working to validate key integration hypotheses and developing a robust point of view around the integration strategy
Secure continuous external benchmarking, learning and upskilling of the HR M&A capability notably through external engagement and update/creation of relevant playbooks


Qualifications & Experience
Our desired qualifications and experience are:

7-10 years of broad HR / M&A work experience, with mandatory deep experience in US-based activities. Experience and knowledge of the Pharmaceutical/Biotech environment preferred. Global experience, acquired as a US-based global associate or in an international location will be a differentiator.
Experience setting people strategy inclusive of supporting organization-wide deals / transformation programs that cover all aspects of HR, from design to implementation
Effectively partner, collaborate and influence with Business Leaders, HRBP colleagues, and those in the COE to deliver the most qualified talent for BMS


Has a solid business strategy mindset and agility to adapt to the changing environment.
Deep understanding and use of talent analytics.
Strong Program management skills
Financial modeling skills & business acumen
Robust knowledge of HR practices globally
Good understanding of HR systems
Demonstrated ability to develop meaningful and trusted relationships with all levels of the organization and manage stakeholders within a highly matrixed organization; work across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams (including outsource providers and contractors, if necessary) and effectively communicate ideas and influence stakeholders to accomplish goals and objectives.
Proven ability to navigate in a matrix, multi-cultural organization and have impact under a variety of business context and circumstances
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation with the ability to simultaneously manage deadlines for a variety of initiatives against competing priorities
Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred.


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 adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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