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Bristol Myers Squibb Director, Executive Development in Princeton, New Jersey

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t 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. You’ll 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: .

As the Director of Executive Development , you will play a pivotal role in shaping the leadership capabilities and growth of our organization. Your focus will extend beyond traditional training and development; you’ll be a catalyst for transformation, equipping leaders to thrive in a dynamic industry. Here’s what your role entails:

Key Responsibilities:

Multi-Year Leadership Development Program (LI3):

  • Execute the multi-year leadership development program (LI3).

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, external partners, and subject matter experts to design, implement, and evaluate the program.

  • Ensure alignment with the company’s strategic goals and values.

Executive Onboarding and Transitions:

  • Facilitate smooth onboarding for newly appointed executives.

  • Handle leadership transitions (promotions, lateral moves) with knowledge transfer and continuity.

  • Develop a comprehensive onboarding framework.

Leadership Development:

  • Identify leadership gaps and design customized programs – potentially to include “top talent academies,” etc.

  • Use a mix of training, coaching, mentoring, and experiential learning.

  • Foster a culture of continuous growth.

Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Management:

  • Build strong relationships with senior executives.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams for alignment.

  • Represent the organization in industry forums.

Measurement and Evaluation:

  • Establish KPIs to measure program effectiveness.

  • Regularly assess outcomes and report progress.

Technical Capability Enhancement:

  • Focus on technical acumen for senior leaders.

  • Address emerging areas (precision medicine, data analytics, biotechnology).

GLT and G100 Leadership Forums:

  • Lead the planning and delivery of these leadership forums.

Collaboration with Talent and Culture Team:

  • Align learning goals with broader capabilities, including assessment and coaching

Key Skills Needed:

  • Leadership: Motivate and guide cross-functional multi-level teams toward common goals.

  • Communication: Express thoughts, listen actively, and engage with media.

  • Conflict Resolution: Handle tough situations with respect and fairness.

  • Adaptability: Stay open to new ideas and adjust strategies.

  • Strategic Thinking: Cultivate broader capabilities beyond specific skills.

  • Digital Literacy: Understand technology trends in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Relationship Building: Build collaborative relationships with stakeholders and peers.

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Measure impact and adjust plans.

  • Innovation: Stay informed and explore new methodologies.

  • Resilience: Thrive in a dynamic and evolving environment.

  • Operational Excellence: Co-create leadership development solutions and experiences with multiple stakeholders.

  • 8-10 years of related experience, preferably leadership development

Reporting Relationship:

You will report directly to the Head of Leadership Development , working closely with HR and senior management to shape our workforce and organizational culture.


If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t 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

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit ( eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1579670

Updated: 2024-05-28 01:33:18.440 UTC

Location: Lawrence Township-NJ

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.