1+ months

Sr. Business Systems Analyst, Pharma Tech IT

South San Francisco, CA

The Sr. Business Systems Analyst is responsible for functional and technical requirements specification for end to end integrated information technology solutions in support of the PTD and PTI portfolio solutions. They will also be responsible for developing Information/Data Architecture and implementing analytical solutions to identify opportunities/trends/patterns, leveraging industry best practices and building a strategic plan to implement unmet needs.

The Business Solution Analyst (BSA) Informatics position is part of a global team that supports the Pharma Product Technical Operations Development (PTD) and Product Technical Operations Innovation and MSAT(PTI) functions.

This role includes leading the business analysis on major functional and cross-functional system initiatives, providing user support, system upgrades/enhancements, and leading business case development as well as integrating business processes and technology. Specifically, the position will be focused on closely partnering with Business and Informatics colleagues, across multiple functions (GIS, ERP and across  FPP on the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy. The BSA acts as an interface between business and IT functions and as an initial contact point for business leads on the topics of scope for existing and new project proposals.


  • Work closely with Solution Architects on the development and execution of an PTD strategic road-map with the business and partners
  • Develop user requirements, functional requirements and/or technical specifications, process flow diagrams
  • Collaborate with Business Solution Managers across functions and regions to identify and address business problems and opportunities, evaluate alternative informatics technologies and research industry best practices and emerging trends.
  • Lead successful completion of major projects/programs across portfolios from the scope perspective
  • Strive for harmonization of business processes across sites and departments by propagating common standardized data models, applications and technologies that are in line with the cross-functional or functional Informatics strategies and architectures
  • Oversee and perform all analytical and conceptual activities for a portfolio against internal business customers, to ensure that any chosen solution fulfills known and understood business requirements
  • Drive the identification of the most appropriate solution for Genentech through the formal RFI/RFP/RFQ processes


  • BA or BS in Informatics, business or equivalent
  • 8+ years of related experience, 6+ years in BSA work and 5+ years in Pharma business domain and technology or related field experience especially in business processes
  • Strong Business Analysis experience on a regional/global scale, business requirements, with excellent/proven skills in analysis, documentation, and meeting facilitation
  • Demonstrated track record of success in developing and implementing solutions for large enterprises.
  • Strong business knowledge in the Pharma/Biotech or DIA industry and associated processes is required. 
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and to build a strong network and relationships (internally and externally) up to the executive levels across IT functions and the business. 
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Experience managing change in a complex, matrix organization
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, written and interpersonal skills
  • Travel up to 15%

Posted: 2018-11-09 Expires: 2019-02-17

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