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Discovery and Translational Medicine Business Operations Lead

Discovery and Translational Medicine Business Operations Lead – Cambridge, MA R&D

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s newest R&D site located in Cambridge’s Kendall Square is in the heart of a vibrant ecosystem of world-class science, innovation, and business opportunities.  Our research in Cambridge will focus on novel targets and pathways for tumors that are resistant to current Immuno-Oncology therapies, as well as innovative discovery and translational medicine platforms to address unmet medical need in cardiovascular disease, immunoscience, and fibrosis.  We will continue to foster patient outreach and local external collaborations with biopharma, biotech, and academic partners in our pursuit to help patients prevail over serious diseases.

We are passionate about providing rewarding careers for our employees, and recognize the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment.

 BMS offers 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.  We foster speed, passion, innovation, and accountability – and actively promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.

The Business Operations Lead at our Cambridge, MA R&D site partners with Discovery and Translational Medicine research scientists, the site leadership team, and enterprise business partners to enable industry-leading site performance that delivers value to our patients, the local community, and our company.


We are seeking a self-motivated, detail-orientated, and collaborative team member to partner effectively with research staff and lead day-to-day laboratory operations.  Core responsibilities include ensuring safe and efficient laboratory operations through optimization of scientific workflows and equipment utilization, fit-for-purpose supplies management, on-track budget management, strong P&L guidance, and seamless alignment with interdependent operations across BMS globally.  The role will also design and manage high-priority continuous improvement projects for Discovery and Translational Medicine functions. 

The role is part of the R&D Strategy and Planning (RDSP) division, which is accountable for R&D business strategy, business and laboratory operations, operational transformations, drug development project & portfolio management, and R&D learning.  The role reports to the RDSP team accountable for Business Strategy & Operations for the Discovery and Translational Medicine divisions of BMS R&D.

The role will partner closely with local and global Discovery, Translational Medicine, RDSP, and enterprise business partners (e.g., Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology, Business Insights & Analytics,  Facilities, Legal, Corporate Affairs, others) to enable operational excellence at our Cambridge R&D site.  Accordingly, it is critical that the candidate effectively partner with and engage a matrixed team of internal and ex...