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Job Description:

Are you passionate about using your IT expertise to unlock the potential of science, develop life-changing medicines and bring them to patients quicker Part of AstraZeneca IT, Science and Enabling Units IT is building a best-in-class organization at the forefront of the digital revolution in healthcare

We are AZ

We push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines If you want to be part of a creative organisation, with the ambition and capability to make a significant difference to patients lives then you should come and talk to us!

What youll be doing

Youll work in Science and Enabling Units IT, in our Early science team Its an exciting time to join us, as we set out on our journey to provide the Best IT for the BioPharma Industry Our goal is to position IT as a strategic-enabler and we do this by focusing on close business partnership, defining and executing business-aligned strategies, and finding and developing the best IT talent in the industry

You will be leading business analysis on transformative strategic projects that help build Digital R&D capabilities as well as delivering high impact business cases for emerging needs You will collaborate directly with the Scientists who are making those life-changing medicines, our business relationship managers and the technology teams crafting and delivering our ground-breaking technology

We have two roles based in Cambridge or Sweden that will support our R&D capability across 3 core sites Cambridge, Sweden and US - East Coast An idea may start on one site but our organisation is expecting global solutions that scale; on any business case or project youll help to make that happen

About you

You will have deep practical experience in the role, with repeated practice performing business analysis and design in a number of complex situations, working strategically at an enterprise level on large scale business change with high levels complexity and risk You will operate with a high level of interactive communication to set clear direction for others, demonstrating strong levels of inclusion and cultural sensitivity

The role will settle process and requirements management methodology practices within their programmes, ensuring that the methodology, quality and compliance standards are adhered to; contributing to internal IT processes and standards for business analysis and design In addition, you will mentor other Business Analysts to develop their skills and share standard methodologies in relevant communities of practice

Typical Accountabilities

The Senior Business analyst is expected to perform at experienced level in the following

Business Needs Identification - Operates at an enterprise level in assessing and defining business need and areas for improvement Actively seeks out opportunities to enhance and improve in line with strategic goals Actively monitors and identifies capability gaps and proposes potential solutions through research internally and externally
Business Analysis Planning - Selects the appropriate analysis approach to a piece of work depending on its complexity, level of risk, known assumptions, constraints and dependencies Proficient in scoping and recommending appropriate approaches Capable of planning and leading their own and other team members activities to meet deliverables and deadlines Accountable for performance and quality of analytical work delivered
Stakeholder Analysis and Change - Effectively identifies partners from all areas of the business, and actively builds and manages relationships according to individual partner needs and levels of influence Contributes to communication plans and change management for project and members
Requirement Analysis and Design Definition - Responsible and accountable for requirements management plans including elicitation, approvals, processes, RAID and scope impacts Highly responsive to changing business priorities with ability to plan ahead, accounting for potential changes and corrective actions Advanced requirements elicitation and management skill-set; including traceability, testing and validation Leads the work with the business to identify functional and technical requirements, translating the requirements into design specifications reflecting Functional Design, User Interface Design and Business Process Design Closely collaborates with the Architecture team, ensuring the technical solution will deliver the agreed business benefits
Business Case Definition - Shapes and defines the business case, producing detailed business justification for investment including return on investment and benefits realization
Solution Evaluation - Highly proficient in analysing and assessing solution proposals and able to articulate supporting reasoning ie assessing business readiness, maximizing value vs spend

Work collaboratively with

Business Relationship Managers to develop and maintain the business relationship, support business process change and act as point of contact for application development
Senior Business Stakeholders to ensure that solutions fulfil their future strategic needs and challenges
Business customers to identify business requirements and effectively communicate impact, cost and benefits of new and changed demands
Process owners to identify and devise solutions that optimize business process performance, capability and competitiveness
IT Architecture, Delivery and Support to ensure clear understanding of needs and effective testing so that the solutions delivered to the business are efficient and effective, meeting the customer experience expectations

Work closely with or take responsibility for

Test Lead to define the testing approach and the components of testing to ensure traceability of requirements and effectiveness of overall solution
Change Management/Communication Lead to ensure the Change Management and Communications plans and delivery support the Stakeholder Analysis

Essential Education, Qualifications, and Experience

Validated experience of successfully deploying a variety of business analysis tools/techniques to enable business change

Confirmed experience of operating with complex integrated systems, using creative and critical thinking to deliver outstanding results
Strong engagement, communication and stakeholder management skills, including excellent presentation and influencing skills
Experience of working in a regulated environment
Experience of virtual collaboration to lead, shape and develop innovative solutions
Experience of mentoring, coaching or developing others
Experience of liaising with and handling third party suppliers/vendors
Experience of running high levels of risk by making complex judgements, developing innovative solutions and applying a comprehensive multi-functional and industry understanding


Degree in relevant discipline
Formal certification in business analysis practice
Exposure to User Centred Design and Design thinking (User research, Prototyping, Interface Design and Business Process Design)
Practical usage of Agile Methodology
Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context
Pharmaceutical and Cross industry business awareness/business domain knowledge

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

Senior Business Analyst

Information Technology

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Business/Systems Analysis
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Feb 2020

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