Job Description :

Position: Sr. Business Analyst
Location: PA
Duration: Full time

Job Descriptions:  

Bachelor's Degree. Concentration in Engineering, Sciences, Information Systems or related field preferred.

Required Experience and Skills:
• A minimum of 5 years of IT business analysis experience.
• Strong interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation, communication and the ability to influence.
• Experience in creating and reviewing documentation specific to Merck's SDLC.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills balanced with a creative mindset
• Strong knowledge of business analysis, best practices and methodologies including the ability to perform requirements tracing and validations during testing
• Demonstrated requirements gathering skills through development of use cases and other methods and skills used in business analysis such as negotiation, decision making / trade off analysis, and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated success in building strong relationships with client organizations and across other IT areas
• Demonstrated ability to succeed in a complex and dynamic work environment.
• Technical Writing experience including Use Cases, Process diagrams, User stories (As a… I need… so that…), and Success Criteria (given… when… then…)
• Process Mapping experience
• Change Management experience
• Proven experience with creating user stories, use cases, process flows, wireframes and data mappings
• Must be able to develop and articulate a plan of action, whether in support of strategy development or planning a roadmap. This plan must be clear, compelling and understandable, and flow in a logical fashion with supporting rationale as appropriate.
• Demonstrated skills in developing compelling business cases and solution recommendations; specifically ensuring high quality materials to facilitate client conversations and presentations
Preferred Experience and Skills:
• 10+ years proven knowledge of business processes within the pharmaceutical space.
• Thorough understanding of Power BI data visualization options – Must have the ability to identify and explain to stakeholders when a request requires custom-coding or when no out-of-the-box features exist
• Eliciting requirements – help stakeholders articulate their data visualization needs and prototype potential layouts/designs/solutions to drive conversations & gather feedback
• Deep analytical skills, strong out-of-the-box thinking, curiosity, and strong business intuition; can connect the dots between disparate data sources to drive insight
• 5+ years of relevant experience in data warehousing, business intelligence, or analytics.
• Ability to write detailed requirements for analysis flow, source data interfaces, extracts, relationship among data entities and reports.
• Ability to plan the layouts for high-level dashboards & detail-level drill-through reports using the most effective Power BI features for the given situation
• Excellent written & verbal communication skills – willingness to explain/translate the business need to technical developers; ability to explain technical concepts in layman’s terms when talking with stakeholders
• Prior experience gathering requirements and working with developers to deliver production reports in two or more data visualization projects
• Document requirements & configuration decisions for each report/dashboard; work with testing team to design test cases based on documented requirements
• Experience working with innovative experiments, specifically contributing to idea generation, idea incubation, and/or experimentation; and identifying tangible and measurable criteria
• Proven leadership and people management skills are preferred, along with excellent written, communication, and presentation skills.
• Ability to understand, align and ensure integration of IT business and solution architecture with business solutions.
• Experience working with and managing partners/suppliers, consultants and/or contractors.

• Agile/scrum experience.


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