RDSP Business Operations Lead

  • Princeton, NJ


: $104,610.00 - $173,220.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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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 RDSP Business Operations Lead reports to the Head, R&D Operations and leads business operations for RDSP organization. In this capacity, the role partners closely with the Head of R&D Operations to provide operational and planning support to the Heads of R&D.

Core responsibilities of this role include: shaping & executing RDSP strategy and objectives, leading strategic initiatives, driving business operations excellence, enhancing cross-team knowledge sharing, and fostering employee engagement. The role is part of the R&D Strategy and Planning organization, which is accountable for R&D business strategy and operations, drug development project & portfolio management, operational excellence, business continuity, and R&D learning.

The RDSP Business Operations Lead will also work closely with enterprise business partners (Finance, HR, IT, Corporate Affairs, others) to deliver integrated solutions while ensuring ongoing organizational alignment. As such, it is critical that the candidate effectively collaborate with and engage a matrixed team of global professionals.

Core Responsibilities

Providing operational and planning support to Heads of R&D

Managing pipeline information and reporting (e.g., earnings releases, 10Q/10K, etc.), Board of Directors updates

Reporting significant pipeline events bi-weekly for board updates, quarterly for financial disclosure (e.g., earnings releases, 10Q/10K, etc.) and for Board of Directors meetings

Partnering with enterprise business partners to plan and implement internal and external engagement opportunities - inclusive of R&D TownHalls, R&D Awards, R&D Senior Leader meetings etc.

Participating in oversight of charitable giving processes across R&D

Managing RDSP headcount management and space planning processes, and ensuring adequate resourcing or prioritization occurs to ensure sustainable delivery

Partnering with Finance and RDSP Leaders to ensure budget processes and targets are met

With business partners, assessing RDSP business performance; including: Achievement of strategy, objectives, and critical initiatives, Operational delivery, Stakeholder satisfaction, Culture and employee engagement

Additional Responsibilities

Partner strategically with the Medical Team (MT) Lead to facilitate the development and execution of Medical Plans for assigned products. Ensure Medical Plan is aligned with TA portfolio objectives/strategies

Drive transparency of the NRDG/ISR book of work, including decision making across or for individual markets and support operational improvements in that space

Direct the activities of multi-disciplinary groups to meet the strategic objectives and implementation milestones outlined in the Medical plan(s)

Maintain Medical plans and manage dependencies across functions and geographies (ie. US) and provide transparency to Medical Directors and senior leaders. Prepare comprehensive project plans and progress reports for team leads, senior management and other stakeholders

Identify risk areas or barriers that may or are impeding team success and work with teams, Medical leadership, and/or senior management to resolve

Partner with HQ/US Medical Lead to facilitate MT meetings and ensure the agenda is focused on key deliverables, risk management, issue identification and resolution. Ensure that key actions and agreements are understood and the team is held accountable for their commitments

Partner with Finance to facilitate the budget process including trade-off discussions and on an ongoing basis ensure the brand budgets (including facilitation of annual budget, monthly projections, accruals, and variance analysis) are on track.

Identify, develop and implement new processes to facilitate continued evolution of the Operations function and improve efficiency of the Medical organization.

Build relationships with key stakeholders, including Development, FDT PM's, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Commercial and Medical team members, to influence strategic alignment on key Medical objectives.

Ensure MT members are fully represented in the decision-making process and knowledge exchange is taking place across markets globally.

Ensure key communication points are captured and disseminated.


Undergraduate (BA/BS) degree required; advanced scientific degree or MBA preferred

7 years of professional experience in the life sciences or biopharmaceutical industry

Business operations experience and familiarity with divisional management preferred

Demonstrated strength in partnering with business leaders to assess critical needs and performance, developing and effectively managing plans and initiatives, and delivering business outcomes

Comfort in agile work environment and capable of bringing structure to vaguely defined problems while using creative yet pragmatic problem-solving approaches

Proactive, organized, and promoter of diversity and inclusivity

Highly effective verbal and written communication skills; strong change & stakeholder management skills

Ability to build relationships and influence, and drive organizational engagement across functions and sites

Preferred Qualifications

MBA, MS, PhD, PharmD or other advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Advanced project management skills and relevant experience on matrix management, budget management, metrics and senior leadership communication.

Five or more years of relevant industry experience (Medical Affairs or Development).

Highly organized and motivated individual possessing strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with cross functional teams.

Experience with drug development and commercialization.

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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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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