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IT Business Partner – Global Medical Affairs

Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Job ID R-186245 Date posted 04/12/2023

This is what you will do:

The Alexion IT organization is looking for an IT Medical Business Partner to join their team. The is a strategic partner role for the Global/US Medical Organization in building technology solution roadmaps and solutions to align with business priorities. She/he is responsible for understanding the business strategy, business demand, and ensuring effective delivery of solutions working in close collaboration with IT delivery teams. She/he is responsible to coordinate and lead the business process design and implementation of technology solutions with IT Service Delivery Team along to defined SDLC process. She/he also proactively shares knowledge of technology opportunities and risks to improve efficiency and effectiveness of Medical Systems. The individual must be a self-starter with strong communication, and organizational skills who will work to become a trusted partner to the Medical organization.

IT Business partner is a key member of the Medical IT Team supporting Digital Innovation and Data Generation, Medical Affairs, Medical Information, Medical Review, and Health Economics and Outcomes Research teams. She/he will report to the IT Business Partner for Global Medical Affairs and has global responsibility. She/he works closely with regional IT Business Partners to drive alignment globally.

You will be responsible for:

  • In partnership with Medical Operations and collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders, is responsible for evolving the Medical IT Roadmap and portfolio to deliver future state business capabilities
  • Partner with the Digital Innovation and Data Generation teams on new technology and initiatives that will help transform the Medical Affairs business
  • Partner with Medical business teams to drive and project manage technology demand in accordance with business priorities, funding, and resource allocations
  • Partners with Medical Operations in the development and release of ongoing system enhancements
  • Works with the various Medical Product Owners to maintain the service backlog, plan iterations, define user stories and participate in team demos and sprint retrospectives
  • The Senior Manager will provide communication effectively and in a timely manner to internal stakeholders regarding Medical systems and key functionality
  • Understand and translate business requirements into functional/technical requirements
  • Coordinate and lead the business process design and implementation of technology solutions with IT Enterprise Application team, the Digital team & Service Delivery Team
  • Spearhead projects to identify process improvements for business processes
  • Help to create and implement processes to ensure seamless ongoing support for Medical solutions at all levels
  • Work closely with the business on the documentation of business processes
  • Create required SDLC documentation like Business Case, User Requirements specification, UAT plan, etc.

You will need to have:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and creative problem-solving skills including the ability to translate business requirements into actionable plans
  • Business facing experience
  • Work independently and drive initiatives to conclusion
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the confidence and ability to present complex information concisely and effectively to all audiences and groups  
  • Ability to anticipate future business trends and to integrate that context into business practices
  • Experience leading technical teams and individuals across geographies
  • Track record of effective functional and cross-functional collaboration and leadership
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter, able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Minimum 5 – 7 years of IT experience in functional areas and exposure to business operations deploying large scale solutions internationally
  • Project management and/or IT Business Analyst experience required; development and support of projects and solutions
  • Understanding of digital and analytics technologies (e.g. Qlik Sense); hands on experience a plus
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplined, multi-functional matrix organization
  • Some experience working in Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry, preferred
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.
  • Understanding of SDLC guidelines and supporting validated systems
  • Understanding of corporate compliance and government regulations

We would prefer for you to have:

  • 5 – 7 years of Business Analysis experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business, or other quantitative discipline
  • MBA or advanced quantitative discipline degree preferred
  • Prior experience in Biopharmaceuticals and rare disease
  • Strong experience in Veeva CRM, Veeva Promomats/MedComms
  • IT Medical Affairs experience in, but not limited to, IRMS, Publications, Reporting a plus

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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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