Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Scheduling Specialist I

Princeton, NJ, US
Apr 25, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. 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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Key Responsibilities:

As a partner with global and regional project managers, the Scheduling Specialist I ensures appropriate modeling of development plans within enterprise systems to enable planning and decision making by development teams, functional areas, and governance.
  • Creation and management of complex project timelines using BMS Planisware enterprise system and associated scheduling tools according to established best practices. Management of target dates and study drivers for key activities in collaboration with core team representatives. Identification and communication of timeline and scope risks and issues to Project Manager (PM).
  • Perform asset timeline and Book of Work (BOW) analysis to highlight inconsistencies, scheduling conflicts, and gaps in asset models compared to scheduling standards.
  • Clear and transparent communication of timelines and key deliverables with functional team representatives, key functional stakeholders, Resource Managers, and Finance Resource Managers.
  • Matrix oversight and partnership with scheduling support colleagues to direct and manage day to day data entry and report generation.
  • Partner with PM to lead and manage BOW focused discussions and support submission timeline development and tracking. Additionally, assist PM with project work when appropriate.
  • Participate in other team-based assignments such as coordination of project-based budgeting required for annual budget process or department capability/capacity initiatives.


  • A Bachelor's degree in science or engineering with 3+ years of experience in pharmaceutical research, development, or commercialization with direct experience related to scheduling creation, planning, and management is required.
  • An advanced degree (e.g., MS, MBA) is a plus.
  • This position requires experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a fundamental understanding of drug development and commercialization practices.
  • Experience with scheduling methodologies as well as technological literacy with computer applications necessary to create, manage and analyze project schedules and timelines is a must.
  • Experience with ePlan (Planisware), Eclipse (CTMS), and MARs (or equivalent) is a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact directly and productively with team members and management to actively manage and prioritize multiple competing priorities is also required.