Business Partner - OBU

Gaithersburg, Maryland

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You will be joining OBU IT - an outstanding organization at the forefront of the technology revolution in healthcare. It supplies the technology, engineering, data and analytics expertise which delivers the Commercial Platform underpinning AstraZeneca's data and digital strategy. The ambition for this Platform is huge. We are looking for data, technology and change guides to join OBU IT that will ensure this ambition is met.

What you'll do:
You will provide experienced business analysis for the OBU IT by being a hands-on business analyst and shaping business critical data projects. You will work with key stakeholders to help them to identify and prioritize the technology solutions that will most effectively enable them to achieve their business objectives, as well as delivering high impact arguments for emerging needs. You will collaborate directly with the business stakeholders who are making those life-changing medicines, and the data and technology teams crafting and delivering ground-breaking data-driven solutions.

You will perform at an authority level in the following areas:

  • Business Needs Identification - Assess and define business needs and areas for improvement, proactively seek out opportunities to enhance and improve in line with strategic goals and propose solutions through research internally and externally.
  • Business Analysis Planning - Select the right analysis approach for a piece of work. Plan and lead your own and other team member's activities to meet deliverables. Ensure quality of analytical work delivered, both your own and the work of others.
  • Stakeholder Analysis & Change - Identify partners, and actively establish relationships according to individual partner needs and levels of influence. Contribute to communication plans and organisational change.
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition - Deliver requirements management plans including elicitation, approvals, processes, risk, dependencies, scope impacts, traceability, testing and validation. Respond effectively to changing business priorities with ability to plan, accounting for potential changes and corrective actions. Lead 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. Partner with the Platform, Architecture and Engineering teams, ensuring the technical solution will deliver the agreed business benefits.
  • Business Case Definition - Shape and define the business case, producing detailed business justification for investment including ROI (Return on Investment) and benefits realization.
  • Solution Evaluation - Analyze and assess solution proposals, supplying clear supporting reasoning. i.e., assessing business readiness, increasing value vs. spend.
Desirable for this position:
  • Experience of delivering data-related projects in support of commercial pharma planning, execution, and analysis.
  • Experience of effectively deploying business analysis tools/techniques to enable business change.
  • Practical usage of Agile Methodology, including assembling requirements as user stories and use of JIRA.
  • Experience of working with sophisticated coordinated systems, using creative and critical thinking to deliver exceptional results.
  • Strong engagement, communication, and partner management skills, including presentation and influencing skills.
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment (GxP)
  • Experience of virtual collaboration to lead, shape and develop innovative solutions.
  • Experience of working with and handling third party suppliers/vendors
Requirements for this position:
  • Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • Two plus years in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Minimum of 2 years documenting business requirements and developing and communicating arguments, experience working with JIRA and Agile methodologies.
  • Experience of working in a global organization with complex/geographical context.
  • Exposure to User Centered Design and Design thinking (User Experience, Prototyping)

  • 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 high-reaching - 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 groundbreaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what's next!

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it's yours.

Where can I find out more?

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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.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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