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Business Analyst

Location Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico Job ID R-192846 Date posted 17/06/2024

Business Analyst

About the AstraZeneca

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

At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. 

About the team

R&D IT’s vision is to deliver the best science IT capabilities in biopharma, which we define as agile, responsive and fit-for-future. Our goal is to engage with our stakeholders as a strategic partner in delivering life-changing medicines to our patients. The desired effect of your role is to take accountability as a leader for delivering a ‘Best in Class’ IT experience within R&D IT.

Delivering the portfolio of projects and services needs people with hybrid skill sets covering technical, analytical, project management, service management and business analysis skills, combined with an excellent knowledge of finance as well as product and portfolio strategy processes. Our Business Analysts contribute to a range of projects including IT development, data management, analytics, AI, machine learning, business transformation and more.  Our projects deploy a range of technologies including internal custom build solutions, packaged software, ERP solutions, Software as a Service as well as Cloud based solutions and BI tools.

About The role

Are you a leader with a growth mindset who possesses expertise in, and passion for, managing portfolios and improving processes? 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!

The Business Analyst will be an integral part of the development and management of a ‘Best in Class’ Portfolio Governance and Program Management process. They understand the delivery lifecycle, are confident facing business functional areas and possess project management skills such as Finance and Resource Management and Risk/Issue Management. To do this you will be accountable for the following:

The Business Analyst will be accountable for:

  • Process Optimization
    • Assess and define stakeholder needs and areas for improvement, within a complex multi layered organization.
    • Optimize process of requirements management planning including objective prioritization of demands.
    • Collaborate across R&D IT Stakeholders to develop plans for benefits tracking and realization.
    • Proactively seek out opportunities and propose solutions to enhance and improve internal R&D IT governance processes in alignment with strategic goals.
    • Select the appropriate analysis approach for a piece of work. Plan and manage your own and other team member’s activities to meet deliverable requirements and deadlines. 
    • Identify key stakeholders, and actively build relationships according to individual stakeholder needs and levels of influence. 
    • Contribute to communication and change management planning and delivery across R&D IT.

  • Project Planning & Delivery
    • Lead the work with stakeholders to identify requirements and translate the requirements into design specifications reflecting Functional Design, User Interface Design and Process Design.  
    • Partner with the Architecture and Engineering teams, ensuring the technical solution will deliver the agreed business benefits.
    • Analyze and assess solution proposals, providing clear supporting reasoning. (i.e. assessing stakeholder readiness, maximizing value vs. spend). 
    • Respond effectively to changing stakeholder priorities with ability to plan ahead, accounting for potential changes and corrective actions. 



  • Established knowledge of or experience with portfolio governance and/or program management.
  • Experience with process improvements including: process mapping, operating model design and process optimization.
  • Proven experience of successfully deploying business analysis tools/techniques to enable business change.
  • Well-developed organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience of working with complex integrated systems, using creative and strategic thinking to deliver exceptional results.
  • Strong engagement, communication, and stakeholder management skills, including excellent presentation and influencing skills.
  • Experience of virtual collaboration to lead, shape and develop innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated skills interacting with Senior Leaders.
  • Excellent relationship management and influencing skills.
  • Experience working with and managing third party suppliers/vendors.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and the proven ability to shape innovative solutions


  • Degree in relevant discipline and/or formal certification in business analysis practice.
  • Practical usage of Agile Methodology.
  • Experience of working in a global organization with complex/geographical context.
  • Exposure to User Centered Design and Design thinking (User Experience, Prototyping, User Interface Design and Business Process Design

📌Strong English communication skills required.

📌 Positions are open to Mexican Citizens and official residents of Mexico.

📍 Location: Guadalajara (hybrid - Expectation of working in the office 3 days a week)
When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give 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.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next!

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

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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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

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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