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Redwood City, California, United States
Job reference: R-029459
Posted date: Aug. 27, 2018

Business Analyst – Operations IT – Redwood City, California

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life.

The Business Analyst – Operations IT in Redwood City, CA  will act as a Business Analyst for the Operations Supply Chain Americas sites within Operations IT, covering customers, business processes and systems relating to the delivery of global and local Business Process and systems within those sites.  Will also be responsible for understanding the business needs and analyzing, validating and documenting the business and system requirements that address these needs either alone in small to medium size projects; or as lead or a member of a BA team in a large project, and ensures the solutions developed satisfy the needs of the business.  The role assists in designing processes and changes to processes that will be used to implement the business transformation solutions. This is done through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicable business processes, systems, and industry requirements

Main Responsibilities:

  • Define and draft system scope and objectives and translate these business requirements into design specifications ensuring that requirements are effectively met, tested and implemented
  • Proactively research products, procedures, and/or workflow needs and identify ways to capture, validate and integrate information to improve overall business process performance
  • Identify and resolve gaps between new and existing business processes and applications and facilitate implementation of new business processes and modifications
  • Liaise between the IS team and the business to agree on user requirement scope and delivery
  • Work collaboratively with:

    Business SMEs to identify, verify and document functional and technical requirements using requirements management methodology and tools

    Business Relationship Managers to develop relationships with the business, and act as their point of contact for application development

    Architecture function to ensure appropriate translation of business requirements into technical design and on the development of the Current and Future Logical Model and Data Models

    Solution development team (internal or external) to effectively transition designs, ensuring clear understanding of requirements and on developing test cases and test scripts to ensure requirements are met

    Application/Software Developers and/or the Support Organization, acting as focal point for question resolution

    Process owners to facilitate implementation of new business processes and modifications

Essential requirements

  • Business degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong knowledge of bio-pharma leading edge trends, relevance for adoption and implementation of IT innovative solutions
  • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and related processes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong influencing, networking and team working skills
  • Evidence of leading and developing innovative solutions
  • Experience with SOPs authoring relative to GxP applications 
  • Able to manage negotiations, expectations and solutions across complex groups
  • A proven track record of delivering results
  • Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams
  • Specific technology experience preferred in the following:  Werum PAS-X, Empower, Oracle, SQLServer, ProCal, barcoding, handheld RF terminals, SAP PI.
  • Requires excellent consultative skills

Desired requirements

  • Knowledge of process engineering, Lean, Six Sigma, etc. preferred
  • SAP SCMQ, PM, WM, and OTC experience preferred.

  • Industrial automation, process control, laboratory information management, SCADA, and automated material handling experience in a GMP environment preferred.

**please note that for this role relocation & visa sponsorship is not an option

Apply now to learn more about this exciting opportunity with a world renowned pharmaceutical brand!

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual 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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