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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Specialist, Portfolio Project Analyst, Cell Therapy

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist



Devens, 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 Project Portfolio Analyst role will be responsible for the collection, analysis, and communication of information on projects and other improvement initiatives at the manufacturing site to facilitate prioritization and allocation of resources in alignment with organizational strategy. Responsibilities will include supporting the intake of new project requests and well as maintaining and reporting on data on existing projects in the site. Scope may also include development, documentation, and communication of processes in support of these activities. This position will report in through the site Project Management Office (PMO) and will work closely with business leaders, managers and subject matter experts across a variety of functions such as Manufacturing, Quality, MS&T, Supply Chain, Facilities & Engineering, IT, Regulatory and others as well as the PMO and Operational Excellence teams.

The portfolio will include projects such as new product introductions, technology transfers, facility expansion, and other projects within CTDO both network and local in scope. This role is required to work in a cross functional and dynamic setting where project assumptions and scenarios may change and therefore requires an individual who can quickly adapt to the changes and manage communications at different levels in the organization.


  • Maintain accurate project portfolio data through collection of data from business leads, project owners and project managers including updates to dashboards, SharePoint, and other communication tools
  • Prepare reports of project portfolio data as requested for site leaders and organizational stakeholders to drive decisions and advance projects as well as for general awareness across the site
  • Assist in the preparation and communication of project, program, and portfolio status reports
  • Work with leaders, subject matter experts and project managers to collect key information on the business case and scope of new portfolio project requests and develop an initial assessment of the scale, business value, risk, and resource impact of requests
  • Use knowledge of current portfolio activities and site capabilities to analyze and provide insights on new project requests including risks, constraints, and opportunities
  • Lead small working sessions as needed for data gathering and decision making on initiating projects
  • Support business case development for the addition of site resources to support new initiatives
  • Improve portfolio planning capabilities by identifying new ways of collecting, analyzing, and presenting information
  • Work with the PMO leader to standardize practices and apply to future projects including development and distribution of guidance documents
  • Provide education and coaching on processes and resources for initiation of new projects at the site
  • Maintain an organized and accessible library of portfolio project documentation
  • Assist in developing presentations and strategies in support of the PMO and Portfolio teams
  • Contribute to the development of processes and best practices
  • Promote a culture of collaboration, cross-functional problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Support the onboarding of new PMO resources and project leaders
  • Participate in and lead other PMO team-based assignments


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-4 years of experience in a manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, health sciences or other government regulated industry
  • Experience in project and/or portfolio management processes
  • Experience with delivery of small to medium projects
  • Experience with metrics and/or data reporting
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills. High attention to detail and follow up
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively across multiple functions and reporting levels.
  • Able to manage time and tasks independently across competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong competency with Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Able to manage time and tasks independently across competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong competency with Microsoft Office and Outlook


  • Experience with Smartsheet and/or MS Project
  • SharePoint super user
  • Data collection, analysis and trending including developing of reports and/or dashboards
  • Experience with resource management tools and/or enterprise portfolio management tools
  • Experience coordinating projects or working in a project-based delivery team
  • Experience in a regulated GMP environment for manufacturing (Biologics or Cell Therapy experience is a plus) or biopharmaceutical clinical, supply chain, manufacturing, or commercialization
  • Experience with business case development including ROI
  • Business analytics or project management training or certification


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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