R&D Business Capability Lead Associate Director

(BMS) Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, NJ

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.   Join us and make a difference.  We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development.
Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment.
We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results. The R&D Business Capabilities Lead (D07) is responsible for enabling R&D planning, operations, and decision making by equipping asset development teams, functional staff, and senior leaders with industry-leading project, portfolio, and clinical study management tools, methodologies, analyses, business process design, performance measurement, and consultative support.  The R&D Business Capabilities Lead will manage our project and portfolio management system (a core component of our R&D business capabilities), guide the R&D Business Capabilities Manager and Specialists, and be responsible for senior stakeholder engagement.
The R&D Business Capabilities Team 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 (PPM), governance management, and learning.  The R&D Business Capabilities Lead reports to the RDSP Head of R&D Business Capabilities. The R&D Business Capability Lead will work with the Head of R&D Business Capabilities to develop and execute the business strategy and operations of our R&D business capabilities.
 As such, it is critical that they are able to effectively and efficiently engage and manage senior stakeholders, working with leaders throughout the business, Information Technology, Business Insights and Analytics, and R&D Finance in pursuit of clear and accurate planning, process optimization, and capability evolution. In partnership with enterprise teams and external partners, the R&D Business Capability Lead will: Inform and support the business strategy and stewardship of planning systems that enable core R&D activities and processes such as: Cross-functional drug development project management Capacity management, resource management, and resource forecasting Budgeting, cost planning, and cost forecasting Project, operational, and portfolio scenario planning Reporting and dashboarding Operational data quality and metrics Manage day-to-day operations of the R&D project and portfolio management system and ensure the business requirements of the user community are met Ensure minimal disruption to R&D Business Capability functionality and services through routine monitoring, maintenance, and upgrades Serve as lead business partner for enabling the planning needs of the Integrated Oncology and Innovative Medicines Development divisions Participate in cross-R&D and enterprise planning enablement projects in partnership with the broader RDSP and R&D Business Capabilities team Enable resource and cost forecasting, and scenario planning at the project, operational, and portfolio levels Manage variable resources (e.g., contractors) that support delivery of the RDSP Business Capabilities book of work Partner with RDSP Business Operations Leads and Generalists in support of business objectives and continuous improvement, focusing on complex issues and solutions Proactively engage senior-level business stakeholders to determine and ensure that priority, business-critical needs are addressed Develop team-wide approaches and best practices for gathering business requirements and solution implementation Measure and continuously improve the health and utility of R&D Business Capabilities, operational performance of the processes they enable, and business value delivered Monitor and assess external trends to inform and educate R&D planning and business operations stakeholders The successful candidate must be able to drive the successful delivery of project objectives by ensuring effective stakeholder management, alignment and business engagement, and provide guidance to staff and business leaders to improve project execution and remove barriers to successful execution.  The candidate will enable planning capabilities and leverage expertise within the organization to drive business objectives, resolve business issues, and optimize opportunities.  As such, a critical aspect of this role is the ability to work seamlessly across the BMS enterprise (both within and outside R&D), coordinating the input of other stakeholders while delivering creative and pragmatic business solutions.    Requirements Undergraduate (BA/BS) degree required; advanced degree preferred 7 years of professional experience in the life sciences or biopharmaceutical industry Management consulting experience preferred but not required Planisware (or similar planning system) experience preferred Strong understanding of project, portfolio, resource, cost, and budget management Strong understanding of agile development methodologies and technology, analytics, & business intelligence solution design, development, testing, and lifecycle management Digital and PPM technology acumen preferred Oracle, Veeva, Spotfire, Tableau, & Medidata experience preferred but not required Demonstrated strength in assessing business needs, translating needs into actionable plans, managing project execution, and delivering project value Experience with business process design and performance measurement Capable of bringing structure to vaguely defined problems while using creative yet pragmatic problem-solving approaches and execution management Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills Effective presentation, facilitation, and executive-level messaging skills  Experience collaborating with Senior Management Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence, and drive organizational engagement 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.

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