Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Associate Director, Real World Data (RWD) Strategy

Princeton, NJ, United States
Sep 09, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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.

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming patients' lives through science. At the core of that mission are the talented individuals who contribute their "unique" skillsets to help us drive innovation and deliver truly life-changing drugs for our patients. As we continue to pursue that mission, we're looking for talented professionals like you to join our team. What unique gene will you bring?

Are you passionate about leveraging real-world data (RWD, compliant patient-level data, big data) to improve the lives of patients? If so, join our team as we inspire, implement and govern an innovative data ecosystem for BMS.

The Associate Director (AD) is an individual contributor responsible for leading BMS' Real-World Data (RWD) governance, globally, across R&D, ensuring transparency and that data remain a corporate asset. Key components of this role include: leading multiple internal customer work streams across our business governance process, engaging with IT (Enterprise Information Management), Legal, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, plus. Educating BMS teams on RWD appropriate use (ensuring company compliance), formalizing and automating this process. Strategically engaging suppliers / vendors on RWD licensing (MSA & SOW initiation / expansion / renewals) to create an advanced data ecosystem. Leading other contracting initiatives including TPAs, SOPs, etc. as well as providing support to other RWD Strategy work streams.

This role requires a self-motivated, high-energy individual who can easily function in a performance-driven environment building strong relationships across the BMS matrix teams. He / she must be accustomed to working on multiple tasks in parallel as well as applying constant attention to changing priorities and needs. The RWD strategy team is a highly visible, internal consulting group consisting of SMEs within the organization and is responsible for leading BMS' RWD strategy across all disease areas.

  • Collaborate in a consultative manner across various R&D team members, matrix stakeholders and vendors to bring the best enabling business governance forward for research initiatives
  • Partner with IT and business stakeholders to maintain an intuitive, metadata-driven, data catalog, creating visibility and knowledge sharing across RWD assets
  • Partner with SS&P and R&D team members to drive adoption of a streamlined RWD assessment, evaluation, acquisition and governance process
  • Lead data strategy business governance work streams by ensuring appropriate stakeholder engagement, progress, coordinating team meetings and keeping key players updated on progress
  • Manage and provide oversight for data on-boarding of all assets
  • Engage and collaborate with internal team members and partners (RADS, HEOR, SS&P, Legal and other matrix team members) across R&D to execute BMS' data strategy governance model
  • Synthesize progress / updates, develop recommendations and effectively / efficiently communicate (orally, written and via ppt) results to teams - developing presentations that clearly / concisely articulate a strategic story
  • Balance demands across multiple data governance implementation components, shifting priorities when required

  • EDUCATION: Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline
  • YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years in-depth knowledge of real-world pharmaceutical / healthcare data and use cases across R&D and / or Commercial
  • Experience collaborating with data vendors / suppliers to bring the best RWD assets forward
  • Understanding of data environments / ecosystems including traditional and hosted 5 -7 years desired
  • Experience managing data budgets desired
  • Management consulting (strategy) experience 2+ years desired

  • Thorough understanding of RWD traditional and emerging sources and their appropriate use for research / analytical purposes
  • Consultative problem solving skills, with a creative and innovative outlook
  • Experience leading organizational change and executing data governance
  • Understanding of databases / environments including traditional and hosted
  • Experience working with technical data management / database, IT, Legal, SS&P (Procurement) and vendors / suppliers
  • Knowledge of data privacy regulations including HIPAA, GDPR, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset
  • Proven oral / written communication and presentation skills that enable concise, efficient and effective communication with senior-level decision makers
  • Passion for learning and growing your career with a cutting-edge pharmaceutical organization

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.