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Bus Analyst IV

Covance 5/22/2018 4:59:19 AM
JOB ID: 20014 Category: Information Technology
Princeton, New Jersey



Job Overview

The Business Analyst (BA) is responsible for understanding the business processes and functional requirements for IT, participating in assisting business unit to meet group goals and objectives, and translating the business needs to technical needs and vice versa. Specify and model requirements to analyze stakeholder and/or organizational needs. Lead the prioritization of requirements based on business priority, factoring in technical feasibility, resource estimates for solutions, and other criteria, but not limited to the following:

* Partner with the business functional teams in the development of business cases with cost and benefit analyses of alternatives for a proposed solution.
* Analyze applications, technologies, and business domains to fully understand the needs, problems, and opportunities. Assess the enterprise to identify capability or technology gaps that prevent it from meeting business objectives and achieving strategic goals. Utilize a working knowledge of internal capabilities and industry software trends to identify new solution opportunities
* Determine and plan the approach/techniques to apply in the development of the solution options and build consensus towards a single solution. Assess proposed solutions to determine how closely they meet stakeholder and solution requirements.
* Assemble and organize the requirements documentation package to ensure they are effectively communicated, understood by, approvable and usable by stakeholders and solutions teams. Represent and articulate requirements in order to bring stakeholders to a common understanding. Resolve issues emerging from requirements elicitation and analysis.
* Create and maintain relationships between business objectives, requirements, and solution components by identifying and documenting the lineage of each requirement including backward/forward traceability.
- Assess readiness of the organization to make effective use of a new solution. Support business organizational change management efforts. Partner with stakeholders to evaluate functioning solutions to determine the value delivered to business goals and objectives. Identify opportunities for improvement.
- Manage solution scope to ensure proposed requirements support business goals and objectives. Facilitate impact analysis process to evaluate proposed requirement changes.
- Support the creation of Test scripts & perform Test execution, if necessary.
* When needed, act as a Project Manager, with accountability for a related series of project deliverables


BS/BA degree in scientific, business or technology related field.
PMP certification preferred.


Active working Experience (10-15 years) in a pharmaceutical, CRO, IT, or related industry
Some pharmaceutical Experience required.
Demonstrated Experience in working with customers, identifying/understanding their needs, and formally documenting business requirements.
Demonstrated capability to forge strong working relationships with business and IT staff
Strong working knowledge of IT capabilities and industry software trends.
Familiarity with software development lifecycle concepts
Familiarity with business process modeling and design
Familiarity with implementation of global IT solutions/technologies within scientific environments
Familiarity with FDA GxP and 21 CFR Part 11 regulations
Familiarity with computer system validation concepts
Demonstrated capability to support an organizational culture that fosters teamwork
Strong learning agility and desire for personal development
Skilled in conducting presentations and leading meetings
Proficient self-management and organizational skills
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Princeton, NJ - New Jersey


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).