Specialist, Business/Technical Analysis ( MERCUSR179294ENUS)
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The Business/Technical Analyst will be able to work directly with and effectively communicate with business colleagues as well as be able to bridge the gap between the business and technical teams. This role is expected to manage relationships at various levels in the organization and tailor communications accordingly. This is a unique role, with an self-directed capacity, and one that will wear several hats (e.g. aspects of BA/TA/Support/Communications/Client Relationship and Project Coordination). This role would likely suit someone with multi-faceted skills and interests, and someone who is self-organized and motivated.
Under the direction of the Product Labeling Product Manager, the incumbent will understand business processes and operating environment and guide project-based activities including business process analysis, scope definition / chartering, requirements elicitation and documentation, UAT planning and coordination, requirements coverage through traceability to requirements, leveraging SDLC methodologies and tools.
The incumbent will be able to work freely and creatively. The incumbent should expect to work collaboratively both locally and globally with business, our Company's IT colleagues, and third-party solution providers/suppliers, consultants, and contractors.
Utilize business knowledge to translate needs and opportunities into business and technical requirements, contributing to planning and execution of IT projects.
Develop and apply deep subject-matter expertise in the regulatory domain, ensuring excellence, compliance and added value of IT solutions, and demonstrating the ability to collaborate with the business to develop short/long-term roadmaps and goals to improve business processes and add value with IT capabilities
Act as a facilitator by creating plans and using appropriate techniques to engage with the business gathering requirements and identify opportunities, conduct end-user training, and ensure alignment and successful implementation of IT solutions
Operate in line with the system development life cycle (SDLC) and/or agile frameworks, following testing processes, policies, master test plan and user experience standards
Contribute to innovative experiments, specifically to idea generation, idea incubation and/or experimentation, identifying tangible and measurable criteria
All activities will be conducted in compliance with company policies and standards, and in compliance with regional and country specific regulations.
B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. (preferred) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or related discipline.
A minimum of 3 years of IT business/technical analysis experience
Strong interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation, communication and the ability to influence.
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.
Ability to work collaboratively
Change Management experience
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Flexible with time schedule - some evening calls will be necessary as there are global teams we need work with
3+ years proven knowledge of business processes within the pharmaceutical space.
Ability to understand, align and ensure integration of IT business and solution architecture with business solutions.
Experience in Agile product development practices
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We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
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