Associate Director, Clinical Transportation and Logistics Process & Digital Excellence û Global Process Lead (GPL)
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Import and Export
Location 08901, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
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Position Summary:

The Global Process Lead (GPL) for Clinical Transportation and Logistics in Clinical Supply Chain Excellence will ensure consistent global leadership for one or more processes. This includes development & maintenance of process maps & digital roadmaps which support BMSÆ portfolio of clinical studies. This role will also be responsible for operational and technological innovation supporting the Global Clinical Supply Chain organization in planning and execution of projects to transform the organization into a future-facing, highly efficient and effective organization. The GPL develops the final process design including the associated document hierarchy supporting the process including subsequent changes as well as defining and implementing process metrics to achieve Business Outcomes. The GPL has accountability for the effectiveness and efficiency of the assigned process including ensuring appropriate process interdependencies with other systems and processes.
Key Responsibilities:
Process Ownership

Responsible to develop and maintain global processes (including process maps, digital roadmaps, SIPOCÆs, SOPÆs, procedural documents, training materials) in the Clinical Transportation and Logistics space to support BMSÆs global portfolio of clinical studies.
This is done in close cooperation and input from Clinical Supply Chain, Clinical Supply Operations, Global Development Operations and other global functions (e.g Global Quality, etc.).
Responsible for the effective and efficient execution of the process, including maintenance of digital systems
Responsible to ensure process optimization, improvement and long-term sustainability following standard methodology
Ensures role definition and clarity on key accountabilities for process steps through an enterprise lens
Collaborates with GPO to ensures process alignment with evolving business requirements
As needed, ensures compliance with relevant Quality Management Systems, including providing support for internal & externally-led audits & inspections. Responsible to ensure that any observations related to responsible processes are adequately addressed & appropriately implemented.

Process Improvement:

Scopes, plans, and implements process improvements including accountability for sustainable improvements, such as process, procedure, systems, metrics and training material changes; and use of appropriate change management and communication principles
Supports the development of strategic business cases and executive communications to support process improvement (including enhancement of existing digital solutions or implementation of new digital solutions
Supports development, approval, and execution for improvement projects, changes, validations and process risk evaluations Responsible to provide training, guidance and support as needed


Demonstrates the behaviors necessary for continuous improvement and to optimize process execution
Is an ambassador for Global Supply Chain, Clinical Supply Chain & Process & Digital Excellence
Creates strong partnerships & collaborations with stakeholders, internal business partners and external partners including but not limited to Clinical Supply Chain, other Global Supply Chain teams, Global Product Development and Supply (GPS) and R&D, IT, Business Insights & Analytics (BI&A) to ensure activities are fully aligned with the needs of the business
Establishes internal and external network to enable visibility to future industry trends, clinical customer needs and technology that could provide opportunities for innovation Maintains global expertise through ongoing training and participation in industry forums

Qualifications & Experience:

BachelorÆs degree required in technical field (biology, microbiology, chemistry, related life sciences or engineering), supply chain, business, data science or information systems; a Masters or MBA preferred.
Minimum of 8 years of experience in digital or data technology, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, ERP, clinical supply chain, Transportation and Logistics preferably in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry. Broad and diverse experience in supply functions - operations, tech services, supply chain, procurement etc.
Knowledge of supply chain systems and processes supporting depot replenishment, shipments, and warehouse management. Prior experience with clinical trials and/or supply chain is desired.
Operational excellence experience (green belt, black belt, master black belt) is preferred
Demonstrated Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement skill set and delivery. Proven ability to act as a change agent while influencing and challenging the status quo.
Possesses strong desire to explore existing and emerging technologies for better business outcomes, is a digital adopter and a flexible learner.
Understanding of relevant Quality compliance processes and regulations, e.g. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP)
Capable to navigate the organization, and identify, align, and integrate cross-functional resources into cohesive teams in a highly matrixed environment
Capable to be highly collaborative, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and business partners.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills at various levels of the organization; ability to simplify the complex; excellent presentation skills, both material creation and delivery
Problem solving, negotiating, influencing and decision-making skills; ability to convey an appropriate sense of urgency and drives decisions to closure
Ability to think strategically and execute effectively
Financial management exposure, awareness, and strong business acumen
Experience working with numerous systems and tools to enable digital success


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Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers With a single vision as inspiring as ôTransforming patientsÆ lives through scienceÖ ö, 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.

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