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Business Analyst (2 year contract)


Employer: MedImmune
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Posted: June 13, 2014
Expires: August 1, 2014
Requisition number: 8448

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Position Summary:

The Business Analyst liaises with business stakeholders to elicit, analyse, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes and information systems and processes.

The role is responsible for understanding and documenting business requirements for specific business problems within R&D, translating business requirements into functional and non-functional specifications and ensuring desired business benefits are achieved. This is done through research, fact-finding, and skilled analysis methods combined with a basic understanding of applicable business processes, information, systems, and industry requirements. This role also collaborates with other project team members and establish strong relationships with business stakeholders to determine solutions and estimates for data, processes, interfaces, controls and outputs to fit within the schedule and budget.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Role-Specific:

Understand, assess, document and own business requirements, recommending business priorities and advising business on options, risks and costs versus benefits of various solutions. Work with Business Partners to assist in business process redesign as needed for realization of business benefits. Provide input to the development of formal business cases. Translate business requirements into functional and non-functional specifications. Develop functional prototypes and use cases to further illustrate the business need. Actively manage and communicate changes to scope and requirements. Compile all elicitation results and analyse requirements to help determine the best solution. Model business information, processes and information structures. Conduct research to determine if solutions to business requirements currently exist within or outside the business, and if not, whether new solutions are feasible. Provides input to buy vs. build decisions. Provide input into solution design, architecture, user experience, testing, and data management activities of the project to ensure that solution meets the requirements. Support the Application Architect in understanding and assessing the fit and gaps between solution design and business requirements. Help analyse impact of proposed solution on existing technology platforms. Participate in validating, testing, and updating project documentation. Identify and communicate risks to delivering solutions on time. Provide relevant test scenarios for the testing team; work with test team to develop system integration test scripts and ensure the testing results correspond to the business expectations. Validate that the solution design meets business and functional requirements. Review test plans and testing results while maintaining traceability of end user requirements. Assist end-users in preparation and execution of User Acceptance testing. Ensure successful solution transition to the support organisations and business users. Support end users and support desk personnel on advanced product and usage issues. Develop training material and facilitate in learning sessions.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Education:

* B.Sc./M.Sc in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Information Technologies, Business Management or related field.

Experience:

Experience in one or more scientific domains (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Translational Science, Clinical Science, Healthcare, etc.). Knowledge of Research and Development operations and processes. Good understanding of Research or Development functions such as ADPE, Analytical Biochemistry, Bioprocess Engineering, Clinical Biologics Manufacturing, Formulation, etc. Experience in business analysis or business integration function and awareness of emerging business process automation trends. Preferably certification or experience in BABOK (CCBA or equivalent). Experience in user centric design/user experience. Change management and operational excellence experience. Technical Competencies: Domain Knowledge: Understands the Life Sciences Healthcare industry and how it operates; Demonstrates knowledge of the domain and how technology solutions can improve or enhance existing processes and overall business results. Understands key business drivers of the domain's strategy, key metrics, processes and its operating model. Has the ability to explain cost/benefit of recommendations presented to domain stakeholders. Business Requirements Analysis/Documentation: Defining, documenting, and communicating business requirements needed to support technical enhancements. Requirements Testability and Traceability: Verifying that requirements used in test cases match those requirements used in the development process. Process Design / Re-Engineering: Analysing design of business workflows, recommending changes to business processes under the framework of the company's mission, goals and critical business measures such as cost, quality, service and speed. * Quality Assurance Standards and Governance: Developing and establishing risk-based systems development life cycle documentation, policies, and procedures to support implementation and delivery of non-regulated and regulated solutions and systems.

Behavioural Competencies:

Creativity Dealing with ambiguity Peer Relationships Drive for Results

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