Bristol Myers Squibb Manager, Data Strategy in Princeton, New Jersey

Are you passionate about leveraging real-world data (RWD, HIPAA compliant patient-level data, big data) to improve the lives of patients? If so, join our team as we inspire, implement and govern a cutting edge data ecosystem for BMS. The Manager, Data Strategy is an individual contributor responsible for supporting BMS’ RWD strategy, globally across R&D. Components of this role include engaging suppliers / vendors and multiple key customer groups including: center of observational research and data sciences (CORDS), R&D, IT, procurement, legal, (and other key stakeholders) in a consultative way to deliver an advanced data ecosystem. This role requires a self-motivated, high-energy individual who can easily function in a performance-driven environment. He / she must be accustomed to working on multiple tasks in parallel as well as constant attention to changing priorities and needs. The data strategy team is a highly visible, internal consulting group consisting of SMEs within the organization and is responsible for designing and implementing BMS’ RWD strategy across all disease areas.


  • Collaborate within and outside of the CORDS team to assess appropriate data opportunities for research strategies

  • Conduct thorough and careful high-level, strategic, exploration-related programming of traditional and emerging RWD data sources

  • Actively participate actively in BMS’ data quality process during evaluations / pilots

  • Engagement and alignment with various key stakeholders (procurement, legal, IT, and other matrix team members) in data pilots and RWD implementation projects across several initiatives at a time

  • Communicate results of analyses effectively both orally and in writing

  • Develop presentations that clearly articulate a story around data sources fitting in to the broader vision of BMS

  • Balance demands across multiple projects, shifting priorities when required

  • Lead project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project data and coordinating team meetings

  • Synthesize findings and recommendations - communicate results to internal / external teams

  • Develop robust business cases to support and prioritize new data opportunities

  • Help identify sources proactively that address data strategy needs

  • Collaborate across all CORDS data strategy work streams (data assessments, evaluations, gaps, processes and governance) within and outside of BMS to contribute to a successful data ecosystem


  • EDUCATION PREFERRED: Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline

  • YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Minimum 3 years working hands-on with real-world pharmaceutical / healthcare data

  • Analyst level experience with data vendors / suppliers

  • Management consulting experience a plus


  • Understanding of RWD sources across all channels and their appropriate use for research purposes; demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently analyze RWD data

  • Proficiency in SAS and / or SQL, or R (3 years of experience)

  • Analytic problem solving skills, with a creative and innovative outlook

  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset

  • Experience with data mining in big data environments (AWS)

  • Understanding of databases / environments including traditional and hosted

  • Effective oral and written communication skills that enable concise, efficient communication with key decision makers

  • Passion for learning and growing your career with a cutting-edge pharmaceutical organization

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.