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Director, Talent Assessment & Development

Princeton, NJ

Working with Us

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.

Director, Talent Assessment & Development plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organization and the partners we serve. You will lead the development and execution of our strategic initiatives, ensuring alignment with our mission, vision, and values.

This position is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing talent assessment and development programs to ensure that the organization has the right people with the right skills in the right roles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement talent assessment and development strategies, which includes identifying key competencies, designing assessment tools and development plans. 
  • Manage all company talent assessments (e.g. 360s) and introduce new assessments where opportunities exist; ensure all processes around assessments are clear and well defined and continue to build BMS executive coaching capability to close gaps where needed.
  • Partner with Growth and Development teams to design and deliver development programs that accelerate the readiness of enterprise critical talent and talent cohorts. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of talent assessment and development programs to ensure that they are driving outcomes for organization and employees.
  • Collaborate with other HR functions such as talent acquisition, performance management, growth and development, as well as talent and succession planning to ensure talent assessment and development capabilities are aligned and integrated.
  • Responsible for staying up to date with industry trends and best practices in talent assessment and development to ensure that the organization is using the most effective methods and tools.
  • Serves as product owner and manages external vendors related to assessment (i.e. leadership potential and capabilities assessments) and development (i.e. executive coaching and other top talent development initiatives) 


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 10+ years of experience in talent assessment and successor development
  • Proven experience in workforce, talent, and leadership programs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen
  • Proven ability to flawlessly manage multiple strategic initiatives simultaneously.

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

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.

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 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.

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