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Bristol Myers Squibb

Contract Specialist Research & Early Development

Business Development

Program Specialist



Redwood City, California, 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.

When you join BMS, you are joining a diverse, high-achieving team united by a common mission.

The Tumor Microenvironment Thematic Research Center (TME TRC) is focused on developing therapeutic targets at the intersection of tumor, stromal and immune biology within the TME with the goal of enhancing responsiveness to checkpoint blockade and targeted therapies and transforming response and durability rates for cancer patients. Comprising of scientists across multiple disciplines we are responsible for the biology and translational science necessary to support drug development from target identification through to first in human studies.

Position Summary:

Based in Redwood City, CA, the Contract Facilitation Lead, for the research and development centers in the Bay Area, partners with scientists and enterprise business partners to enable rapid and high-quality contracting solutions for a high-performing, innovative team. The successful candidate will work with other subject matter experts and stakeholders including legal, procurement and external partners.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the successful execution and life-cycle management of templated agreements and their associated purchase orders as follows:

    • Ensure contract requests align with department project and budget goals and track with Finance/Operations to maximize the value of every contract executed.

    • Proactively generate, review and/or edit agreement drafts to align with business unit needs/requirements; and ensure contracts are executed efficiently, compliantly, and effectively.

    • Partner with legal department and other stakeholders to incorporate specialist language to mitigate any potential risks.

  • Facilitate the collection of key information and triage to the appropriate contracting group for specialty agreements.

  • Be the subject matter expert for all department contracts, including managing the maintenance of a central repository and contract expiration tracker for renewal/planned expiration.

  • Be the central resource for the team on contract procedures, policies, and changes to the same; provide training/guidance on key contracting concepts; provide input and advocacy for improving contract-related procedure.


  • BA or BS degree with 3-5 years contract facilitation experience.

  • Experience and/or educational background in research, biological sciences and/or early drug development would be an advantage.

  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Proactive and customer focused with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with Icertis, SharePoint and/or Ariba systems would be an asset.



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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