Associate Director, Drug Product Strategic Innovation

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.

Drug Product Strategic Innovation, within the Drug Product Development group, is responsible for integration of business insights, patient and customer needs, & product technology options to enable innovative patient-centric products. The team is focused on understanding end user/patient, business requirements and competitive landscape, designing executionable drug product design strategies, and supporting ongoing development projects with patient/end user research initiatives.

  • Collaborate with internal teams within Commercial, Clinical, Regulatory, and Product Development organization to build business case and define product strategy.
  • Work with internal Product Development teams to conduct technology landscape assessments.
  • Work closely with product development and device teams throughout the product development process to help define key attributes and design inputs relating to customers and patients.
  • Leverages STEM and clinical/patient/user/business/analytics input strategically translating into program-specific requirements.
  • Influence design of and leverage patient/user insights from clinical trials to gain early input toward commercial product presentations for initial launch and life cycle management.
  • Organize and facilitate discussions
  • Span of influence cross BMS organization
  • Support development of insight gathering attainment and internal storage and retrieval architecture model.
  • Support development of value analysis models for assessing new technologies and evaluating product design options
  • Facilitate advancement of new ideas and technologies through the innovation engine
  • Support development of communication and training strategy to ensure understanding and adoption of the new processes
  • Provides practical solutions to a wide range of challenging problems
  • Frequent cross-functional and external interactions. Represents BMS with finding solutions to challenging issues associated with specific projects
  • Maintain awareness of advances in technologies

  • BS-MS degree in a biosciences or engineering (mechanical, biomedical, chemical) discipline and/or MBA with 12+ years of experience working in the early innovation and technology development space. Candidates with advanced degree and less years of experience will also be considered.
  • Technical knowledge and understanding in one of the following areas is preferred: (1) Drug delivery technologies, (2) drug product development, (3) customers, market and the competitive environment, or (4) data sciences and digital interfaces.
  • Passion for fostering innovation and working with an intra-preneurial mindset in a matrix environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently to develop approach and solutions
  • Experience working within a matrix organization, leading and influencing cross-functionally.
  • Willingness to explore ideas and be able to contribute to solve problems
  • Travel: 10-15%

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.

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