Bristol Myers Squibb Head of Compliance & Ethics Investigations in Princeton, New Jersey

The Head of Investigations - Compliance & Ethics role is an integral component of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Compliance & Ethics (C&E) Centers of Expertise. This role leads the investigative team within C&E and manages their performance. The main functions of this team is to identify, examine and mitigate compliance risk as well as evaluating and strengthening the effectiveness of the Bristol-Myers Squibb compliance program.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide global oversight and leadership of C&E related investigations including development and implementation of strategy, policy, process and procedures; monitor investigations to ensure high quality and consistency in how they are conducted, resolved and communicated;

  • Conduct data analysis to identify trends, develop strategic insights and provide periodic reports for senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors;

  • Global oversight of the helpline including establishing processes and procedures to efficiently and timely process all incoming calls, analyzing data generated by the helpline and communicating information and trends as appropriate

  • Partner and liaise with all investigative teams including HR, Corporate Security, the Law Department and external counsel.

  • Manage and develop C&E investigators with diverse and complementary skills, assigning them to matters that leverage their experience and expertise to develop robust factual records;

  • Collaborate with senior leaders across BMS to develop and implement enhanced internal investigative tools and techniques;

  • Oversee the ongoing development and implementation of investigative education programs;

  • Manage and assist in the developing, implementing and training on investigative procedures;

  • Lead change in the C&E Investigations Center of Expertise by focusing on effective collaboration among team members;

  • Represent the Chief Compliance Officer and other senior BMS leaders with regulatory agencies and outside organizations, as appropriate;

  • Lead special projects and produce special reports at the request of the Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel;

  • Other incidental duties as requested


  • Juris Doctorate degree with 10 years of experience in regulatory/commercial, investigatory or audit preferred.

  • Must be a strong manager of people and committed to developing a culture of diversity and inclusion with a focus on professional development of team members.

  • Able to navigate complex compliance issues while exhibiting sound judgement and objectivity; systematic approach to decision making; strong attention to detail; solid analytical/problem solving skills; determining root cause; and identifying viable and alternate solutions.

  • Proven successful investigation/project management in developing and executing all phases of an investigation plan including: collection, review and analysis of data, information and records; conducting interviews; documenting work completed; drafting findings and conclusions; accountability for successful completion.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that are effective with the appropriate tact and diplomacy for all levels of the organization as well as for external counsel.

  • Strong, ethical decision making with a demonstrated commitment to integrity and compliance; leads by example in cultivating the culture of compliance.

  • Must be highly collaborative with the ability to garner the trust of others, build productive internal and external professional relationships with the ability to influence others in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.

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, disability or protected veteran status.