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Business Analyst, Insights & Analytics

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC146468591
Company Name
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Physical Address

Wilmington, DE 19806
Job Description

The Associate Business Analyst has experience performing business analysis and design either alone delivering small scale business change activities; or as a contributor to a large scale or global business change. The Associate Business Analyst operates with interactive communication, demonstrating inclusion and cultural sensitivity.

The role will partner with the Business Relationship Manager or Business Analyst colleagues to support the development of business cases, assist in business process design and ensure that proposed solutions meet established AstraZeneca quality and compliance standards and business solution needs.

The Associate Business Analyst is expected to perform at Capable level in the following:

+ Business Needs Identification – Operates at a functional level in assessing and defining business need and areas for improvement. Proactively seeks out opportunities to enhance and improve in line with strategic goals, proposing potential solutions through research.

+ 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 managing their own activities to meet deliverables and deadlines.

+ Stakeholder Analysis & Change – Effectively identifies stakeholders and builds and maintains relationships according to individual stakeholder needs and levels of influence. Contributes to communication plans and change management for project and stakeholders.

+ Requirements Analysis and Design Definition – Responsible for requirements management plans including elicitation, approvals, processes, RAID and scope impacts. Skilled in traceability, testing and validation. Supports 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 partnering with the Architecture team, ensuring the technical solution will deliver the agreed business benefits.

+ Business Case and Benefits Management – Supports the business case definition, capturing business justification for investment including ROI and benefits realization.

+ Solution Evaluation – Analyzes and assesses solution proposals and able to articulate supporting reasoning. i.e. assessing business readiness, maximizing value vs. spend.

Work collaboratively with

Business Relationship Managers and Business Analysts to develop and maintain the business relationship, support business process change and act as point of contact for application development Business customers to identify business requirements and effectively communicate impact, cost and benefits of new and changed demands. Support or facilitate User Acceptance Testing. 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 requirements and effective testing so that the solutions delivered to the business are efficient and effective, meeting the customer experience expectations.

Work collaboratively 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.

Education, Experience, Skills and Capabilities

Essential:

+ Experience of using business analysis tools/techniques to design and deliver business change

+ Strong engagement, communication and facilitation skills, including presentation and influencing skills

+ Experience of working in a regulated environment

+ Experience of working with third party suppliers/vendors

+ Business acumen

+ Challenge, negotiation and influence

+ Presentation, Communication & Facilitation

+ Customer Focus

+ Stakeholder Management

+ Networking

+ Compliance

+ Planning

+ Business Process Management

+ Requirements Management

Desirable:

+ Degree in relevant discipline or formal certification in business analysis practice

+ Exposure to Agile Methodology

+ Experience of working in a global organization

+ Pharmaceutical business awareness//business domain knowledge

+ Benefits Management and Realization

+ User Centered Design (User Experience, User Interface Design and Business Process Design)

At AstraZeneca, purpose is ambitious and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and creative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate diverse, bold thinking and act with a sense of urgency. We are courageous, taking risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of an outstanding place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines. Apply today to part of something extraordinary.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a phenomenal fit, please share this posting with them.

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.


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