AstraZeneca

Business Analyst

Recruiter
AstraZeneca
Location
Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
31 Jul 2021
Closes
31 Aug 2021
Ref
R-115219
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Business Analyst, Commercial Excellence

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Business Analyst? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

ABOUT ASTRAZENECA

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious disease. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

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.

ABOUT OUR IT TEAM

Here our work has a direct impact on patients - transforming our ability to develop life-changing medicines. We empower the business to perform at its peak and lead a new way of working, combining cutting-edge science with leading digital technology platforms and data. All with a passion to impact lives through data, analytics, AI, machine learning and more. Join us at a crucial stage of our journey in becoming a digital and data-led enterprise. Make the impossible possible by building partnerships and ecosystems, creating new ways of working

and driving scale and speed to deliver exponential growth. Focused and committed, and backed with the investment to succeed, we're driving cross-company change to disrupt the entire industry. Ours is a place to innovate, take ownership and run with it. You're trusted to explore and to find new solutions, experimenting with leading-edge technology and grappling with challenges in a modern technology environment that might never have been tackled before. It's a dynamic and challenging environment to work in - but that's why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that's exploring new technologies in hackathons, or transforming the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross-functionally and inclusively together. Be part of a team that has the backing to innovate, disrupt an industry and change lives.

ABOUT THE ROLE?

The 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 Business Analyst operates with interactive communication, demonstrating inclusion and cultural sensitivity.

The role will partner with Business Relationship Manager and 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.

Accountabilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Solution Evaluation - Analyzes and supports assessment of solution proposals and is able to articulate supporting reasoning; i.e. assessing business readiness, maximizing value vs. spend.
  • Business Case and Benefits Management - Supports the business case definition, capturing business justification for investment including ROI and benefits realization.
  • Stakeholder Management - Effectively collaborates with 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.


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.
  • 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, Qualifications, and Experience:

Essential:
  • Experience using business analysis tools/techniques to design and deliver business change
  • Strong engagement, communication and facilitation skills, including presentation and influencing skills
  • Experience working in a regulated environment
  • Experience working with third party suppliers/vendors
  • Business acumen
  • Challenge, negotiation, and influence
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Requirements Management


Desirable:
  • Pharmaceutical business awareness, business domain knowledge
  • Experience with capabilities leveraged by commercial units (CRM, MDM, etc.)
  • Degree in relevant discipline or formal certification in business analysis practice
  • Exposure to Agile Methodology
  • Experience working in a global organization
  • User Centered Design (User Experience, User Interface Design and Business Process Design)


WHY JOIN US?

We're a network of entrepreneurial self-starters who contribute to something far bigger. There's a diversity of expertise in our Technology group that's unique to AstraZeneca - it allows us to dive deep into

exploring new leading-edge technology. We enable AstraZeneca to perform at its peak by delivering world-class technology and data solutions. Our work unlocks the potential of science. We optimise and evolutionise AstraZeneca by maximising efficiencies and finding new ways to drive productivity. From automation to data simplification. We're not afraid to take ownership and run with it. Empowered with unrivalled freedom. A place to be open and transparent - we speak up, think creatively and share ideas. Our diverse contributions help us to make better decisions. But we have a constant drive to innovate,

and an appreciation for high standards. It takes challenging the status quo to add value in our ever-evolving environment. We love it here because put simply, we make a meaningful impact.

Technology at AstraZeneca is a home for purposeful disruptors!

SO, WHAT'S NEXT?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we'd love to hear from you! Click the link to apply and we'll be in touch as soon as we can.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/

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Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

Open Date: 28/7/2021
Close Date: 28/9/2021

Date Posted
28-Jul-2021

Closing Date
27-Sep-2021

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.

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