Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director of Business Strategy and Operations - Discovery and Translational Medicine

Princeton, NJ, US
Sep 16, 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.

The Director of Business Strategy and Operations - Discovery and Translational Medicine will partner with R&D leaders to develop divisional strategy and execute strategic objectives that ensure efficient and sustainable pipeline delivery and business performance. The Director of Business Strategy and Operations - Discovery and Translational Medicine role is part of the R&D Strategy and Planning (RDSP) division, which is accountable for R&D business strategy & operations, operating model transformation, drug development project & portfolio management, governance management, and R&D learning. The role reports to the RDSP Head of Business Strategy & Operations for the Discovery and Translational Medicine divisions of BMS R&D.

Core responsibilities of the Director of Business Strategy and Operations - Discovery and Translational Medicine are:
  • Facilitating the development of divisional business strategy from internal expertise and external analysis
  • Translating business strategy into divisional objectives with actionable plans and performance measures, and managing their successful delivery
  • Designing and delivering transformative operating model enhancements that improve pipeline delivery, enhance business performance, and enable enterprise strategy
  • Assisting functional leaders with the design and implementation of their short- and long-term business strategies to achieve divisional and R&D objectives
  • Driving the successful delivery of divisional, functional, project, and portfolio objectives across business units by ensuring effective stakeholder alignment, change management, and staff engagement
  • Ensuring efficient operating model connections and partnerships within and across Discovery and Translational Medicine divisions, as well as with core partners within Medical, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, and Commercial divisions
  • Monitoring the external landscape to stay abreast of industry macro trends and business strategy literature to inform and educate stakeholders, and incorporate into D + TM business strategy and operations

The Director of Business Strategy and Operations - Discovery and Translational Medicine will partner closely with Discovery, Translational Medicine, RDSP, and enterprise teams including Finance, Human Resources, Global Procurement, Information Technology, and Business Insights & Analytics to deliver integrated business solutions to D + TM. Accordingly, it is critical that the candidate effectively partner with and engage a matrixed team of internal and external partners to deliver organizational value.

  • Undergraduate (BA/BS) degree required; PhD or MBA preferred
  • 10 years of professional experience in the life sciences or biopharmaceutical industry
  • Scientific experience in discovery and translational medicine preferred
  • Business strategy and operations experience required; management consulting experience preferred
  • Demonstrated strength in assessing business-critical needs, developing business strategy, translating strategy into operating models and actionable plans, managing program execution, and delivering measureable business value
  • Strong experience with business process design and performance measurement
  • Strong business acumen and comfort in agile delivery and learning environment
  • Capable of bringing structure to vaguely defined problems while using creative yet pragmatic problem-solving approaches and execution management
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, and executive-level messaging skills
  • Ability to build relationships and influence, and drive organizational engagement
  • Strong matrixed team leadership, mentoring, and people development & inclusion skills

About BMS R&D

Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D is a science-driven, passionate organization determined to discover, develop and deliver medicines that have the potential to transform the lives of patients and establish new standards of care in areas of high unmet need. Patients' needs and scientific discovery are our driving force.

We have a history of scientific excellence. We dramatically changed outcomes in HIV; we helped discover a cure for HCV; and we developed a novel medicine with proven benefit for atrial fibrillation. We also pioneered targeting the immune system in cancer research, breaking new ground in the science of immuno-oncology.

Today, we are transforming the way certain cancers are treated and focusing our research efforts on areas of high unmet need in cardiovascular disease, immunoscience and fibrosis. Our goal is to leave an enduring positive impact on society by making a meaningful difference in the lives of even more patients.

Our people are our greatest asset. Our R&D organization is made up of industry-leading researchers and drug developers who have a passion for science, a curiosity for discovery and a commitment to translating these advances into medicines that make a difference for patients. Our teams are part of a unique global ecosystem that is set up to be agile, interactive and conducive to translating a nascent idea into a powerful treatment.

We follow the science. Our pipeline of promising molecules and medicines is deliberately built through a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach. We are deepening our understanding of disease biology and uncovering biomarker insights to help predict how patients will respond to treatment with the ultimate goal of making precision medicine a reality for more patients.

We believe partnership and collaboration are essential. Academic research centers, laboratories, clinicians, clinical trials organizations, government, advocates and industry - all of these organizations contribute to a vibrant healthcare ecosystem that is critical to continued scientific advancement. From the global research networks we've created to our creative approach to business development, we complement internal innovation with external innovation - identifying new scientific hypotheses to better understand how to translate research findings into improved patient outcomes.

We believe digital health and data connectivity is transforming our industry. Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of available electronic medical records, genomics and claims data. This, combined with our own data, biomedical and health informatics partnerships, and new analytical tools, is changing how we interact with payers, suppliers and patients. By leveraging the collective power of data & analytics, we are accelerating the pipeline, enhancing the speed of clinical trials, demonstrating the value of our medicines and helping to inform clinical decisions.

We are constantly anticipating what's coming next, navigating and discovering new technologies, enabling our understanding of new ways to use them and applying them to advance drug discovery, development and delivery to patients as quickly as possible.

Our mission is clear: to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases.