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ETS – Associate Business Analyst - HUB

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Wilmington, Delaware, United States Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Södertälje, Stockholm County, Sweden Job ID R-123198 Date posted 26/11/2021

ETS –Associate Business Analyst

Macclesfield, Cambridge (UK) Gothenburg, Snackvicken (Sweden) Gaithersburg, Wilmington (USA)

ABOUT THE ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES TEAM

The Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) team is accountable for all Infrastructure, Security, IT Operations and all End User Services and technologies. This group will ensure that our IT Services are seamless and secure, and that technology is delivered in an efficient, effective, and agile way, with a strong focus on experience. 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. This is your chance to be part of a team that has the backing to innovate, disrupt an industry and change lives. 

THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL DO

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

The role will partner with the Digital Transformation Lead, Business Analyst colleagues and Delivery Managers 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. 

Typical Accountabilities:

The Associate Business Analyst is expected to perform at Capable level in the following: 

  • 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.   

  • Stakeholder Analysis & Change - Effectively identifies 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. 

  • 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.  

  • Business Case and Benefits Management – Supports the business case definition, capturing business justification for investment including ROI and benefits realization. 

  • Solution Evaluation - Analyzes and assesses solution proposals and able to articulate supporting reasoning. i.e. assessing business readiness, maximizing value vs. spend.   

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE

Education, Qualifications, and Experience

Essential

  • Experience of using business analysis tools/techniques to design and deliver business change 
  • Strong engagement, communication and facilitation skills, including presentation and influencing skills 
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment 
  • Experience of working with third party suppliers/vendors 

Desirable

  • Degree in relevant discipline or formal certification in business analysis practice 
  • Exposure to Agile Methodology 
  • Experience of working in a global organisation 
  • Pharmaceutical business awareness//business domain knowledge 

Skills and Capabilities

Essential

  • Business acumen 

  • Challenge, negotiation and influence 

  • Presentation, Communication & Facilitation 

  • Customer Focus 

  • Stakeholder Management 

  • Networking 

  • Compliance 

  • Planning 

  • Business Process Management 

  • Requirements Management 

Desirable

  • Benefits Management and Realisation 

  • User Centred 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.  

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! 

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. 

SO, WHAT NEXT? 

If you’re interested in applying, we encourage you to apply using your completed Workday profile where possible.  

 Open Date:08/11/2021

Close Date: 07/12/2021



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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