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Bristol Myers Squibb

Director, Business Strategy and Operations Lead, Research and Early Development (R&ED) Project Management (R1557771-en-us-1)

Business Development




Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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.

The Director, Business Strategy and Operations Lead, R&ED PM will:

  • Lead efficient execution of critical R&ED PM business processes (e.g., assimilation, QC and publishing of the monthly R&ED project status, timeline and risk report, DPT goal tracking and R&ED PM Resource Modeling).
  • Work with R&ED PM leadership and Late Development PM leadership to plan and execute cross-PM initiatives and critical meetings
  • Work in partnership with the R&ED Cross-Portfolio Strategy Implementation (CPSI) group to coordinate and align on R&ED PM processes and outputs required to support R&ED business needs.
  • Facilitate RDSP and cross-R&ED business process initiatives, coordinate discussions and outputs from initiative teams and working groups for presentation to management.
  • Represent R&ED PM as a key contributor to business process related RDSP strategic initiatives, partnering closely with other RDSP functions e.g., Strategy Implementation and Operational Excellence (SIOE), and R&D Capabilities.
  • As a member of the Project Management Center of Excellence, coordinate with Late Development PM Strategy & Operations Lead and Head of Project Planning to monitor the quality of the R&D portfolio data and maintain alignment of the portfolio with the fundamental project management best practices, standards and definitions
  • Work with business capabilities groups in RDSP (SIOE and R&D capabilities), Business Insights and Analytics (BI&A) and finance to support strategic planning and financial processes with cross-functional business partners (e.g., R&ED strategic planning process, evergreen financial planning and change control, semi-annual financial projections, annual budgeting, etc.).
  • Assist in development of presentations and reports for RDSP senior management relating to annual strategic planning, RDSP and PM town halls, as well as on-going business and pipeline updates.
  • Coordinate PM Leadership Team Mtgs, serving as a resource to the PM community to identify opportunities for improved ways of working and support of PM training.


  • Advanced degree in scientific discipline or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in pharmaceutical / biotech industry with experience and understanding of drug development project and portfolio management, business planning, operations, and analytics. Early Development experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, prioritizing as needed, with great attention to the detail. Should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering results.
  • This is a role for a team player with excellent influencing and negotiating experience and skills required to be successful in a matrix environment. Must be able to interact with R&ED leaders, effectively balancing various R&ED business needs and working with the R&ED PM group to deliver the necessary outputs.
  • Capable of bringing structure to vaguely defined problems while using creative yet pragmatic problem-solving approaches and execution management.
  • Ability to build strong, trusting relationships, lead large/complex initiatives, and work across functions, divisions, diverse business backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to reflect key messages concisely and accurately to a variety of audiences, including senior leadership.
  • Demonstrated strength in assessing business-critical needs, developing business strategy, translating strategy into operating models and actionable plans, managing program execution, and delivering measurable business value.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated maturity and ability to think on feet. Solid organizational skills and ability to work independently with limited direction are key.
  • May mentor/coach other strategy leads within PM and/or other areas in RDSP.

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.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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