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Senior Business Analyst - Biologics Discovery Platform

Plats Waltham, Massachusetts, USA Jobb-id R-198999 Datum inlagd 06/11/2024

Business Analyst- Biologics Discovery Platform

Introduction to role:

At AstraZeneca, we're not just about crafting 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 have taken on an ambitious goal of revolutionizing antibody discovery at AstraZeneca using world-class technology, advanced data and AI capabilities built within the Biologics Discovery Platform. We're looking for a Senior Platform 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 Business Analyst for the Biologics Discovery Platform, you will partner with biologics discovery scientists, Senior Business Partner, and the 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 resolve processes 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

- Minimum 7+ years experience working with complex coordinated systems, preferably in molecular biology and antibody discovery in a pharmaceutical research organization

- Demonstrable experience of successfully deploying a variety of business analysis tools/techniques to enable business change

- Practical usage of Agile Methodology in building and managing relationships with partners such as the Product Owners/Managers, Business Relationship Manager, Enterprise Architects, Developers, Client Services, User Experience Leads (UX) and other partners.

- Strong engagement, communication, and collaborator management skills

- Experience in gathering business requirements by conducting interviews, prioritizing workshops, and analyzing existing documentation

- Experience working in a complex environment with multiple partners with diverse requirements and assisting in prioritization for product success

- Experience of 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.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- Degree or equivalent experience in life sciences, preferably in molecular biology or formal certification in business analysis practice

- Lean SIGMA training

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

- Pharmaceutical business awareness/business domain knowledge

- 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 encourage 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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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