Job Description

Business Analyst
Job Number: 20-02624
Be part of a company that delivers life-changing healthcare solutions. Eclaro is looking for a Business Analyst for our client in Cambridge, MA

Eclaro’s client is among the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, trusted by billions to provide superior, cutting-edge, and inexpensive medicine that improves health and well-being. If you’re up to the challenge, then take a chance at this rewarding opportunity!

Position Overview:
  • The Business Analyst works to help Client achieve these goals by continually improving Client's core IT Portfolio Business Office Processes:
    • IT Planning
    • IT Business Operations
    • Cross-Functional Program Management
    • IT Financial Management, IT Project Portfolio Management
  • IT Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is critical to the success Client. Business Analyst will play a key role in supporting the IT process which support the IT Portfolio, as well as well as help advance Client's IT Effectiveness and Data Capture capability.
  • The Business Analyst shall aid the Portfolio Business Office in the development and execution of IT effectiveness and PPM management processes.
  • This is not a clinical position; candidate will not be working with clinical data or massive datasets requiring scientific analysis. Portfolio Data also does not change often.
  • Interacting with portfolio managers to understand the pain points
  • Developing and implementing a portfolio management process that will work throughout the department across various functional areas
  • Liaising with others to understand their project and financial processes
  • Coordinating across functional teams in individual process improvement initiatives (e.g. Kaizen, process re-design, process design, root cause analysis, etc.) as applicable
  • Maintaining and refining independently established process and metrics to ensure efficiency (including metric trending etc.)
  • Manipulating IT Financial Data to delivery high impact analysis
  • Assisting stakeholders with the Biogen's IT Processes and Change management communication
  • Generating reports and graphics to illustrate the health, balance and value of the portfolio
  • Determining performance through establishing KPI's/Metrics, visual management, and other tools and techniques to support the site's culture of continuous improvement
  • Project Database Maintenance and Data Quality:
    • Working with teammates to maintain project data by working with Portfolio Stakeholders and Sponsors to ensure accurate information and timely updates
    • When necessary develop plans to revise the data structure and framework to meet changing IT Leadership needs
    • Using established frameworks and analysis to drive continuous improvement techniques to enhance the capability of the database and improve the user experience
  • Project Portfolio Analysis and Reporting:
    • Develop visual aids to ensure transparency of portfolio information including models, dashboards and other reports which enable objective data-driven decision-making
    • Support the Portfolio Business Office in determining the optimal portfolio managers views
    • Develop and track performance metrics to confirm an effective project portfolio management process or identify areas of improvement
  • Portfolio Dashboard Management:
    • Maintain the project portfolio including resource models and KPI's/metrics focusing on visibility to project health, action items, review of new projects, highlight closed projects
    • Work with the team to develop continuous improvement opportunities and support project sponsors and core team leads
  • Training Support:
    • Support Training project manager in the development of training material as well as gathering necessary business process
  • Data and Business Requirement Gathering:
    • Work with the business and technical teams to document existing Business and IT processes and create business and technical process requirements stories and documents
    • Work closely with other IT Stakeholders and PBO team members to document and evaluate core business processes, key governing processes and sub-processes, using quality tools such as MS Visio flow charts
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to conduct business process requirement sessions, and
    • Conduct interviews to understand business need, document business process requirements related to applications, documentation, including work flow analysis Maintain Business, Functional and technical business requirements
  • Portfolio/project management training or certification in PMI methodologies (a plus)
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in qualitative as well as quantitative data gathering
  • Assisted or was instrumental in the successfully delivery of simultaneous large-scale mission-crucial projects on time and on budget and/or prevented problems with timely intervention based on financial modeling on just-in-time visual, useful and actionable data
  • Technical:
    • Power BI (2+ years) - Actively using within 2 years, must provide exhibits
    • Data manipulation, visualization and categorization (3+ years)
    • Advanced excel skills (5+ years)
    • Advanced powerpoint (2+ years)
    • Process modeling (2+ years)
    • Data modeling (2+ years)
  • Minimum 10-12 years of professional experience without a degree
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience with a degree (Bachelors or Masters)
Required Skills:
  • Work with colleague to improve continuous improvement techniques to streamline current PPM processes
  • Use best judgement to ensure colleagues provide complete and accurate project data in the Influence the organizations without authority by networking, constructive persuasion, negotiation and consultation
  • Be independent with a high level of initiative, creativity, and flexibility
  • Provide detailed yet specific answers to questions within a situation, task, action, result (STAR) format
  • Good understanding of business operations across a range of functions
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to self-motivate to achieve stated targets and objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to develop and deliver compelling presentations
  • Effective leadership and communication skills with the ability to quickly gain the respect and trust of peers and management
  • Strong computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheet, and flow diagrams
  • Ability to manage numerous priorities simultaneously
  • Open and flexible to shifting priorities to meet required deadlines
  • Provide examples of strong data management skills, dealing with multiple differing stakeholders, dealing with ambiguity based on organizations speed, and working under tight deadlines
Preferred Skills:
Familiarity with Portfolio and Project Management principles and practice
Biopharmaceutical or Biotech industry project management
Focused ability to analyze organizational effectiveness along the lines of Structure & Organizational Design, Process Optimization, Performance & Change Management, and Integrated Program Management
If hired, you will enjoy the following Eclaro Benefits:
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan administered by Merrill Lynch
  • Commuter Check Pretax Commuter Benefits
  • Eligibility to purchase Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance through Eclaro
If interested, you may contact:
Rose Madrigal
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Eclaro values diversity and does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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