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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Senior Manager, Product Development Analytics (R1557687-en-us)





New Brunswick, New Jersey, 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 GPS (Global Product Development and Supply) Analytics team within Business Insights and Analytics partners with the Bristol-Myers Squibb GPS organization to support data analytics for all key functions within GPS including Product Development. GPS Analytics focuses on answering key business questions that will drive prioritized business decisions using advanced analytics and data science. The Product Development organization at Bristol-Myers Squibb supports drug development from discovery to late phase clinical development and technology transfer. Product Development’s scope includes portfolio strategy, clinical supply manufacturing, drug substance, drug product, and analytical development for small molecules and biologics.

Job Description

The Senior Manager, Product Development Analytics will be part of a small, collaborative data science and business insights team dedicated to answering key business questions for the Product Development organization, and will report to the Associate Director, Product Development Analytics. The Senior Manager will develop advanced data analytic tools to answer business strategy questions within Product Development 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 is able to manage multiple priorities and projects.

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Supporting Business Decisions - Work closely with Product Development 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 Product Development. 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 Product Development portfolio deliverables enabling priority business choices.

  • Develops and maintains a deep understanding of Product Development business priorities.

  • Builds relationships with key stakeholder and senior leaders within Product Development 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 Product Development 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 3-5 years of experience preferred

  • M.S in engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or other quantitative area of study with 5-7 years of experience preferred

  • B.S. in engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or other quantitative area of study with more than 7 years of experience preferred

  • 5+ years hands-on working in the area of data science, data analytics, data integration, reporting preferred

  • 5+ 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 Product Development 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 product development 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.

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.

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