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Senior Business Analyst

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-191539 Date posted 11/06/2024

Job Title: Senior Business Analyst

Introduction to role:

At AstraZeneca, we're not just about creating life-changing medicines; we're about creating a culture of innovation and collaboration. We believe in empowering our employees to work across teams, functions, and even the globe. We're looking for a Senior Business Analyst who can operate strategically at an enterprise level on large scale business change with high levels complexity and risk. If you're someone who can set clear direction for others, demonstrating high levels of inclusion and cultural sensitivity, then this is the role for you!


As a Senior Business Analyst, you will partner with the Business Partner and Senior Program Manager, taking responsibility to deliver high quality cases, business process designs and ensure that proposed solutions meet established AstraZeneca quality and compliance standards and business solution needs. You will determine the process and requirements management methodology practices within their function, ensuring that the methodology, quality and compliance standards are adhered to. You will also mentor other Business Analysts to develop their skills and share standard methodologies in relevant communities of practice.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Bachelor's Degree in a life science field, preferably biology orientated

- Pharmaceutical business awareness/early drug discovery domain knowledge

- Minimum 6+ years experience working with complex coordinated systems, preferably in a Pharma IT context

- Understanding scientific data and how to manage and use it to improve its value

- Demonstrable experience of successfully deploying a variety of business analysis tools/techniques to enable business change and to build the big picture to guide future-thinking

- Strong engagement, communication and collaborator management skills across stakeholders in both Science and IT

- Accomplished at virtual collaboration to lead, shape and develop innovative solutions

- Experience of mentoring, coaching or developing others

- Experience of working with and managing third party suppliers/vendors

- Experience of managing high levels of risk by making complex judgements, developing innovative solutions and applying a comprehensive multi-functional and industry understanding.

- Passionate about learning

Desirable Skills/Experience:

-Formal certification in business analysis practice

- Lean SIGMA training

- Practical usage of Agile Methodology

- Experience of working in a global organization with complex/geographical context

- Hands-on experience as a scientist working in R&D

- User Centred Design (User Experience, User Interface Design and Business Process Design) Cross industry business awareness/business domain knowledge.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we're not just about creating life-changing medicines; we're about changing lives through data, analytics, AI, machine learning and more. We're at a crucial stage in our journey to becoming a digital and data-led enterprise. This is your chance to be part of a team that's backed with the investment to innovate, disrupt an industry and change lives. 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. Here you can combine technology skills with a scientific mindset, whilst broadening your understanding of our wider work and sharing your personal knowledge.

Ready to make a meaningful impact? Apply now and join us in our mission to develop life-changing medicines!

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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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.