Lead Business Analyst

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
07 Jun 2021
06 Jul 2021
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Business analyst, CFO
Lead Business Analyst

Cambridge, UK (or Gothenburg, Swe or Gaitherburg, US)

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Do you have expertise in, and passion for Business Analysis within a GxP environment? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the R&D Data Foundation in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

Disrupt an industry and change lives

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development

Working in Technology here means you'll be a self-starter who is comfortable stepping up and taking ownership, willing to constantly explore and challenge the status quo. You'll be empowered to orchestrate new possibilities, solve challenges and continuously innovate. Here you'll join hackathons, work with large data and challenge yourself to push new boundaries.

We impact patients lives. Empowering and enabling the business to run faster and better, we play a part in improving lives across the world!

The R&D Data Foundation platform exists to give our scientists and data scientists access to data and tools at pace, accelerating their work on life saving medicines. We are making our data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable (FAIR) and the work of the R&D Data Foundation is making a significant contribution to that effort. The platform consists of teams focused on delivering a number of key products: R&D Data Lake; R&D Data Catalogue; Reference Data Management; Master Data Management; Data Find & Integrate; Track, Trace & Audit.

What you'll do:
  • You will lead a team of contract and permanent business analysts and data analysts. With your guidance the team will build common ways of working and deliver to shared standards. You will lead on resourcing the analysis capabilities of the platform and assist in the planning of analysis activities. You will settle process and requirements management methodology practices on the platform, ensuring that the methodology, quality and compliance standards are adhered to. When needed you will join product teams getting hands on to accelerate their business analysis work. You will help the whole platform develop and articulate its vision.
  • Connecting business analysts working on the platform with the wider community of business analysts will be important.
  • You will have a deep practical experience in the role, with repeated practice performing business analysis and design in a number of complex situations. You will have worked on enterprise scale or large-scale business change with high levels of complexity and risk. You are likely to have lead teams of BAs in the past.
  • You will work closely with the other leads on the R&D Data Foundation to make sure they are delivering what the customer really needs. You will also develop strong relationships with our stakeholders and customers, in time being seen as a subject matter expert.
  • You will need a collaborative delivery approach to be successful. We prefer to use Agile but choose the appropriate approach for the project. So, experience of a variety of delivery management methodologies will come in useful.

Essential for the role:
  • Confirmed experience of operating with complex integrated systems, using creative and critical thinking to deliver outstanding results,
  • Requirements elicitation, approvals, processes and scope impacts.
  • Ability to plan ahead, accounting for potential changes and corrective actions.
  • Building traceability, testing and validation materials.
  • Ability to lead work with the business to identify functional and technical requirements,
  • Translating requirements into design specifications,
  • Shape and define business cases, producing detailed business justification for investment including ROI and benefits realisation.
  • You will need great interpersonal skills & a collaborative approach to delivery,
  • Able to analyse solutions proposals and articulate supporting reasoning,
  • Experience delivering in a GxP or regulated environment.

Desirable for the role:
  • Experience of UI design,
  • Experience of API analysis and design,
  • Experience with clinical data standards such as SDTM and processes,
  • Familiarity with big data, metadata, data catalogues, ETL & cloud techniques and tools,
  • Experience building and managing off-shore teams,
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or life sciences industries.

So, what's next?
  • Be part of something where your work directly impacts a big purpose: to develop life-changing medicines. Join Us!

Open Date: 03/06/2021

Close Date: 02/07/2021

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.