Head of GCR – Clinical Development, China

  • Full Time
  • Shanghai, CN
  • 12/31/2021

Website Bristol Myers Squibb

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.


Head of GCR – Clinical Development, China

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Shanghai, CN


  • The Head of GCR  will set the clinical development strategy for assets or indications
  • The Head of GCR will directly supervise the work of multiple Clinical Development Leads who will in turn supervise individual Clinical Trial Physicians unless otherwise indicated
  • This role will include above disease / indication strategy work (i.e. supervising Broad Clinical Development teams across several Development teams, as well as Disease / Indication Strategy teams etc.)
  • The role will be foundational in working with teams in R & ED and GDD to support GT4/5 and POC transitions, providing insights into biology, translational elements as well as overall benefit risk assessments
  • The role will supervise the development of differentiated and strategic Clinical Development Physicians (CDPs) for multiple transition assets and support a broad program of work from phase I expansion through to registrational execution
  • The role includes support of across portfolio activities in line with Clinical Excellence, including e.g. Protocol Review Committee, support of Business Development activities and Quality and Compliance leadership
  • The role will report directly to the Head of China R&D and will deputize as required, and will be a core member of the Therapeutic Area clinical development executive leadership team

Strategy and Execution

  • Create and communicate a vision for designing, conducting and executing innovative clinical development plans
  • This leader will supervise the development, monitoring, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials and will supervise and have accountability for the clinical components of regulatory filings
  • Will contribute to overall strategy for specific disease / indications while ensuring a franchise overall portfolio view
  • Provide strategic insights into the clinical development plans
  • Lead search and evaluation activities on business development due diligence efforts, and advice to our strategic transactions group
  • Key Member of Therapeutic Area Clinical Development Leadership Team and chairing forum as required
  • Chair departmental Staff Meetings and represent governance meetings on an ad hoc basis
  • Will build a franchise reputation that attracts innovators to bring their ideas to BMS

Drug Development Experience

  • Will create a Clinical Development strategy to develop programs beyond commercialization and launch and into lifecycle management

Leadership and Matrix Management

  • Lead and develop a group of Clinical Development professionals (team of up to 50 individuals both direct and indirect) whose therapeutic area focus is in a specific disease area / indication and will ensure scientific and technical excellence of clinical development programs and deliverables
  • This individual will recruit, develop and retain strong talent
  • Mentoring of talent/staff
  • Will establish an effective and ethical culture that encourages teamwork, peer review, promotes cooperation and provides a supportive culture
  • Will be responsible for developing a culture that values diversity of thought, supports coaching, fosters accountability and integrity, and supports process excellence and continuous improvement
  • Will be responsible for oversight of team budget and headcount

Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

  • Will work closely with colleagues in BMS Research, Development, Regulatory, Medical, Commercial and other key functional areas on a global basis; additionally should have an external focus and build relationships with thought leaders, physicians, and patient advocacy groups outside of BMS. Be recognized internally and externally as an expert in the field
  • Partner and interact with colleagues from Research and Early Development who design and implement first in human through proof of concept trials and will assure a seamless transition into late stage development (Phase II-III trials.)

Governance Participation and Signature Authority

  • Governance participation ad hoc as designated
  • PRC Chair ad hoc as needed
  • Signature Authority for:
    • CSRs
    • Health Authority Briefings
    • DMC Charters
    • Unblinding Requests
    • Health Authority Documents for Filings
    • And other clinical accountable documents delegated as needed


  • MD (PhD or other high level degree optional)
  • The ideal candidate will be a clinical development leader; with greater than 10 years of extensive clinical trial, drug development, and regulatory experience, in addition to a strong scientific background
  • Management experience will be important since this individual will manage a group of professionals including MDs or PhDs or PharmDs with clinical research experience.
  • The successful candidate will understand early-stage drug development, extensive experience designing and conducting Phase I, II and Phase III clinical trials, and should have demonstrable success filing regulatory dossiers and prosecuting them through approval
  • Global experiences is a plus since this position has responsibility for strategy and clinical research in oncology in multiple geographies

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.


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