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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Manager, Development Analytics

Business Development



Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Global Product Development and Supply (GPS) Analytics team within Business Insights and Analytics (BIA) partners with the Bristol Myers Squibb GPS organization to support data analytics for all functions within GPS. GPS Analytics focuses on answering key business questions that will drive prioritized business decisions using advanced analytics and data science. The Development Analytics team supports Product Development (PD) and Cell Therapy Development (CTD) in close collaboration with other GPS functions including Supply Chain (SC) and Strategy and Business Excellence (S&BE). The PD, CTD, SC and S&BE organizations at Bristol Myers Squibb support drug development from discovery through late phase clinical development, technology transfer, and distribution to patients. Their scope includes portfolio strategy, clinical supply manufacturing and distribution, network strategy, brand analytics, drug substance, drug product, and analytical development for small molecules, biologics, and cell therapy assets.

Job Description

The Senior Manager; Development Analytics will be part of a small, collaborative data science and business insights team dedicated to answering key business questions for the enterprise, and will report to the Senior Director; Development Analytics. The Senior Manager will develop advanced data analytic tools to answer business strategy questions for the member functions that enable end-to-end drug development activities.

The successful candidate has a scientific background in life sciences or engineering and has expertise in one or more of the following areas: data analytics, data visualization, statistics, machine learning, predictive modeling, decision analysis under uncertainty, artificial intelligence, Python and/or R, app development, and Tableau dashboard development. Additionally, the successful candidate is an exceptional communicator with excellent presentation and writing skills and can manage multiple priorities and projects.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Manager; Development Analytics will partner with stakeholders from the member functions and Business Insights and Analytics stakeholders to establish core capabilities within the team, namely:

  • Supporting Business Decisions - Work closely with functional area senior leaders to proactively identify and address priority business questions.

  • Driving Analytics and Capabilities – Answer key business questions using innovative analytic and data science techniques. Assist with establishing core analytical and data science capabilities, standards, processes, and methodologies for the team.

  • Driving Team Productivity and Operational Excellence – Ensure consistent adoption of standards, processes, and methodologies by contracted or other team staff. Continuously seek opportunities to enhance the team’s overall productivity.

Supporting Business Decisions

  • Work closely with business stakeholders to proactively identify and address priority business questions within the member functions. Work to embed an objective and unbiased point of view into the business conversation.

  • Drive the application of fact-based decision making for key questions within the business and portfolio deliverables enabling priority business choices.

  • Develops and maintains a deep understanding of the member functions’ business priorities.

  • Builds relationships with key stakeholder and senior leaders within the functions and Business Insights and Analytics.

  • Demonstrates ability to influence senior leaders to adopt analytics-derived insights.

Driving Team Productivity and Operational Excellence

  • Conducts detailed team walkthroughs and peer review of team’s work to ensure quality, cross-training and knowledge management within the team.

  • Leads standardization of analytics and process methodologies in GPS Analytics.

  • Authors detailed documentation that describes analytics tool development, assumptions and input data and data processing. Authors user manual for dissemination within stakeholder user base.

  • Mentors/coaches junior team members on technical topics.

  • Guides external consultants in adoption of standards.

Driving Analytics and Capabilities

  • Designs, develops, and implements a broad array of business analytics that solve complex problems in a computationally efficient and statistically appropriate manner.

  • Identifies new opportunities to further leverage analytics, data and analytical tools.

  • Actively manages multiple projects in parallel from charter through completion.

  • Ensures best practice adoption within stated areas of responsibility, applying appropriate levels of technical capability, standardization, and subject matter expertise.

  • Defines standards for the provision of analytics to support planning and decision making processes, and utilizes appropriate escalation processes.

  • Acts as subject matter expert of the Bristol-Myers Squibb technology stack within team and provides technical leadership for driving technology solutions in analytics deployment.

  • Drives capability build for data automation, cloud computing and data lake integration within team.

  • Contributes to defining the overall team strategy in collaboration with team leadership.

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or other quantitative area of study with 1+ years of experience preferred.

  • M.S in engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or other quantitative area of study with 2+ years of experience preferred.

  • B.S. in engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or other quantitative area of study with more than 3 years of experience preferred.

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with data science and analytics, modeling platforms, data engineering software and visualization tools (e.g. Advanced SQL, PL/SQL, R, Python, SAP HANA, Spotfire, Tableau, Hadoop, Redshift). preferred

  • Ability to architect analytic and data science solutions.


  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, team-building, and communication skills to ensure effective collaborations within matrix teams.

  • Exceptional project management skills with demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects and priorities.

  • Exceptional analytical skills with substantial knowledge of data analysis & data engineering.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to quickly gain and apply functional area specific knowledge.

  • Ability to learn new tools and skills quickly.

  • Proven ability to lead small teams/groups and manage a heavy workload.

  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical development or supply chain space.

  • Experience interpreting analytical results and ascertaining implications to the business.

  • Experience interacting with business stakeholders: understanding, anticipating, and fulfilling their insight/analytical information requirements.

  • Exceptional creative problem solving skills to answer key business questions.

  • Ability to work with diverse teams across organizational lines and structures.

The starting compensation for this job in Devens, MA is a range from $129,000-$162,000 plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility). The starting compensation for this job in Seattle, WA is a range from $130,000-$163,000. Final, individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.

Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our careers site may vary based on the job and location. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Career Site.

Benefit offerings are subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effect and may include the following: Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision care. Wellbeing support such as the BMS Living Life Better program and employee assistance programs (EAP). Financial well-being resources and a 401(K). Financial protection benefits such as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, supplemental health insurance, business travel protection and survivor support. Work-life programs include paid national holidays and optional holidays, Global Shutdown days between Christmas and New Year’s holiday, up to 120 hours of paid vacation, up to two (2) paid days to volunteer, sick time off, and summer hours flexibility. Parental, caregiver, bereavement, and military leave. Family care services such as adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, fertility/infertility benefits, support for traveling mothers, and child, elder and pet care resources. Other perks like tuition reimbursement and a recognition program.


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.

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