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Data Provisioning Business Analyst

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time

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Data Provisioning Business Analyst

Macclesfield UK, Warsaw PLN, Barcelona ESP, Gothenburg SWE.

Competitive Salary + Benefits

Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued

Would you like to be a part of a Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (DS&AI) group who has direct strategic impact on drug development, playing a key role in getting medicines to patients?

At AstraZeneca, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a real passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every single day.

Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (DS&AI) group who has direct strategic impact on drug development, playing a key role in getting medicines to patients?

At AstraZeneca, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a real passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every single day.

AstraZeneca is investing in data management and analysis capabilities, through its long-term Growth Through Innovation Strategy. The DS&AI team collaborates across R&D to drive innovation through

data science and AI. Together we seek to:

  • Improve our understanding of disease and uncovering new targets
  • Transform R&D processes
  • Speed the design and delivery of new medicines for patients

The R&D Data Office, within DS&AI, is a key organisation to deliver upon AstraZeneca’s strategy. Data Office operates a central capability, with R&D wide accountability, to ensure that we harness the power of data to drive innovative science. Data Office will govern data, drive data quality and ensure our data is readied for analytics, creating paved-paths for scientists to perform data-driven research, without compromising our legal restrictions or ethical principles.

Within Data Office, your role is Data Provisioning Business Analyst, a member of a dedicated Data Provisioning Operations team. This team perform data provisioning activities for AstraZeneca R&D, supporting data-driven science across our key therapy areas and all stages of drug discovery and development.

As a Business Analyst, you will support two key themes of work. First, you will support end-to-end requirements engineering activities for our highest priority and potentially complex data provisioning projects. Second, you will be aligned to driving improvement of the Data Provisioning team operations including defining and monitoring team performance against KPIs, conducting process improvements in response to additional data scope, new team capabilities, evolving data governance and policies.

In addition to core business analysis skills, to be successful in this role, you must demonstrate an excellent ability to communicate and analyse stakeholder needs across a broad range of disciplines and have a passion for driving business value to customer groups.

In performing this role, your work will enable efficient data provisioning activities, ensuring that our data scientists are accelerated in their work, in turn, driving innovative science and ultimately, creation of novel life-changing medicines for patients globally.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Supporting our engagement leads to scope-out data provisioning projects with R&D stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Developing and executing on business analysis plans to drive success of data provisioning projects.
  • End-to-end requirements engineering for data provisioning projects, including planning and running requirements analysis activities (e.g., interviews, workshops), analysing user requirements and requirements documentation.
  • Following projects through to completion and ensuring our R&D partners achieve their desired outcomes, feeding back to the team and helping to plan tactical and strategic improvements.
  • As-is and to-be process mapping in response to additional data scope, new team and technology capabilities and
  • Helping the operations team lead to establish KPIs and subsequently monitoring team performance and evolving data governance and policies.
  • Process mapping conversion into operating manuals for services and new technology introduction
  • Analysis of metrics to create operational dashboards in Business intelligence tools

Education, skills and experience required

  • Have a minimum of 5 years as a business analyst with a track record of successful business change project work.
  • Hold a degree or equivalent in a scientific, technical or engineering discipline.
  • Business process modelling notation.
  • Strong requirements gathering technique.
  • Ability to structure and generate robust and testable requirements.
  • Stakeholder analysis and management capabilities.
  • Hold an industry recognised qualification in business analysis, e.g., BCS or IIBA.
  • Experience from Pharma industry is significant advantage.
  • Experience working with data-related legislation and policy (e.g., GDPR) an advantage.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience strongly desired

Why we love it

If your passion is science and you want to be part of a team that makes a bigger impact on patients’ lives, then there’s no better place to be. Here we truly understand science and apply it every day to strengthen and grow our pipeline.

So, what’s next?

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

09-Jan-2023

Closing Date

29-Jan-2023

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.