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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Manager, Project Planning Specialist II in Summit, New Jersey

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.

Project Planner Specialist I/II - level will be determined during interview process

Key Responsibilities :

As a partner with global and regional project managers, the Project Planner Specialist II ensures appropriate modeling of development plans within enterprise systems to enable planning and decision making by development teams, functional areas, and governance.

  • Creation and management of complex project timelines using BMS Planisware enterprise system and associated scheduling tools according to established best practices. Proactive management of target dates and study drivers for key activities in collaboration with core team representatives is required.

  • Perform in-depth asset timeline and Book of Work (BOW) analysis to highlight inconsistencies, scheduling conflicts, and gaps in asset models compared to scheduling standards and Product Development and Commercialization (PD&C) best practices. Proactively partner with project manager and asset team to prioritize and address findings.

  • Clear communication across the organization with key functional stakeholders, Resource Managers, and Finance Resource Managers.

  • Matrix oversight and partnership with project planning support colleagues to direct and manage day to day data entry and report generation and to provide coaching/mentoring in scheduling best practices.

  • Ensure transparent communication of timelines and key deliverables with functional team representatives. Partner with Project Manager to lead and manage Book of Work (BOW) focused discussions. Utilization of ePlan and other enterprise tools to share project knowledge is expected.

  • With relevant experience, the Project Planner Specialist II may assume responsibility of BOW meetings and/or select studies/indications within the team portfolio under the direction of the PM to support development activities.

  • Participate in and lead other team-based assignments such as coordination of project-based budgeting required for annual budget process or department capability/capacity initiatives.

  • Develop and maintain detailed timelines and tracking tools to support submission activities. With relevant experience, partner with project manager to manage/lead submission team meetings.

  • Contribute to best practices development and system enhancement efforts.


  • A Bachelor's degree in science or engineering with 5+ years of experience in an area pharmaceutical research, development, or commercialization, with direct experience related to schedule creation, planning, and management is required.

  • An advanced degree (e.g., MS, MBA) is a plus.

  • This position requires experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a solid understanding of drug development and commercialization.

  • Participation in teams focused on drug development or pharmaceutical R&D in a matrix environment is a plus.

  • Experience with scheduling methodologies as well as technological literacy with computer applications necessary to create, manage and analyze project timelines is a must.

  • Experience with ePlan (Planisware), Eclipse (CTMS), and/or MARs (or their equivalents) is a plus.

  • Experience in project schedule quantitative risk assessment and management is highly desired.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact directly and productively with team members and management and to manage and prioritize multiple competing priorities is also required.

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.

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

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1540936

Updated: 2021-06-12 02:29:58.380 UTC

Location: Summit,New Jersey

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.