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Data Science and AI Solutions Strategy and Process Design Lead (Director)

Madison, NJ
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🔴 Closes on: 
May 21

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren't words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You'll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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Position Summary

This role will be an integral part of a team developing end-to-end solutions to improve the quality and efficiency of pipeline and franchise product planning. The role has three main areas of responsibility

  • Data Science / AI (DS/AI) Development & Portfolio Team Strategy and Process Lead workstreams to shape the strategic direction of the team, drive the successful implementation of initiatives across the DS/AI Development and Portfolio team, and spearhead initiatives that integrate across BIA.
  • Forecasting and Integration Develop the strategy for revenue forecasting analytics solutions (including impact assessment, prioritization, and buy-vs-build decisions), while also managing development and delivery of key projects (e.g. project management, stakeholder management, managing team development goals, etc.)
  • Clinical Trial Execution and Medical Analytics Support strategy development and project delivery on an ad-hoc basis (similar to forecasting and integration responsibilities above)

Key Responsibilities

Group Strategy 

  • Work with the group VP to shape the remit, mission, vision and operating model of the broader group.
  • Support the group VP with ongoing team management including internal group communication, cross-functional collaboration, and articulation of the group's impact to senior leadership.
  • Collaborate with Leads of other group verticals on solution synergy and integration.

Forecasting, Clinical Trial Operations, and Medical Analytics 

  • Support the vertical leads in defining team goals, establishing priorities, and managing resources effectively to meet project milestones and deliverables.
  • Work with the vertical leads to foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment, encouraging innovation, knowledge sharing, and professional growth.
  • Lead communications with external vendors (if needed) to define scope and manage consultants involved in solution development and implementation.

Solution Design and Development 

  • Lead interactions with stakeholders, including cross-functional teams from forecasting, finance, clinical development, and medical, to understand business requirements and define the scope of the end-to-end solution.
  • Advise on the design and architecture of the integrated solution, ensuring scalability, reliability, and fit-for-purpose to meet stakeholder needs.
  • Advise on the development of algorithms and models that integrate revenue forecasting, clinical trial execution efficiency, and risk assessment components.


  • Manage developers, forecast modelers and consultants by setting goals aligned to the team strategy, supervising the timing and quality of deliverables, and facilitating their learning and development. Team members will be based in US and India (Hyderabad).
  • Develop and maintain project plans, ensuring timely execution and adherence to timelines and budget.
  • Lead stakeholder engagement to identify and manage risks, issues, and dependencies associated with the development and deployment of the integrated solution.

Qualifications & Experience

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Economics, Business, Finance, Engineering or equivalent experience in business
  • 7+ years of experience in project, people, and stakeholder management (consulting experience is a plus)
  • Strong written communication, proficiency with Powerpoint is required
  • Strong analytical background proficiency in Excel required, experience with R, Python, SQL, or similar is a plus
  • Prior experience in influencing organizational or business decisions through analytics

Domain Knowledge 

  • In-depth understanding of revenue forecasting and risk assessment analytics within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong understanding of opportunity and portfolio-level valuations, including R&D and commercial costs, risk-adjusted P&Ls and financial metrics within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong understanding of clinical trial enrollment and execution, including key challenges and the role of advanced analytic solutions to optimize clinical trial management
  • Knowledge of the role of medical and how to optimize MSL interactions, data generation, and other needs in the medical organization
  • Ability to grasp different disease and therapy area landscapes relative to the internal R&D and in-line portfolio and its implications on forecasting, clinical trial execution, and medical
  • If there are domain knowledge gaps, a demonstrated willingness and ability to learn and develop expertise quickly

Leadership and Communication 

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to define and execute strategy and influence others without oversight
  • Experience in structuring team processes to bring clarity when solving ambiguous problems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at various levels
  • Proven ability to translate complex technical concepts clearly and concisely for non-technical stakeholders
  • Proven ability and willingness to coach team-members and provide feedback

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills 

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to address challenges in integrated solution development
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify patterns, and make data-driven decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize concepts into simple visuals and present to non-experts

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn't perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers

With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients' lives through science™ , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit eeo -accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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🔴 Closes on: 
May 21
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