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AbbVie Senior IT Business Analyst in Sunnyvale, California

Senior IT Business Analyst

Requisition: 64-RHC-MA-0419

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

# of Openings: 1


Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

General Position Summary/Purpose:

We are seeking a Senior IT Business Analyst to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in requirements gathering/documentation, functional design, IT testing, coordinating user testing and providing as needed functional production support. The Business Analyst will support our Sales/Commercial CRM application (Veeva) based on the platform and should be familiar with pharma sales operations processes. The resource should be comfortable working hands-on in Veeva CRM/ and will collaborate closely with Commercial, Sales, Medical, IT Operations, Marketing and our partner Veeva. The position will report to the Associate Director, Commercial Applications.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead requirements gathering efforts (Business Process/Functional and Technical Specifications) for the CRM application across Sales/Commercial.

  • Develop project definition in partnership with business sponsors for multiple, concurrent projects. This includes identifying scope, constraints, deliverables, timelines, and facilitating project status meetings.

  • Translate and document non-technical requirements into technical concepts with a comprehensive understanding of Veeva CRM/ and technical interdependencies.

  • Test developed solutions as needed and coordinate\facilitate testing with QA resources.

  • Develop robust business cases with recommendations of evolving technologies to fit with existing application infrastructure, scalability, reliability, availability and serviceability for the company, while identifying trade-offs and risks associated.

  • Continually assess business needs and implement measures that will ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded by enhancing system capability and performance.

  • Document and track change requests and system defects.

  • Manage issue resolutions with product vendors.

  • Generate meeting minutes, documentation, presentations and reports as needed.

  • Create training materials for solutions and deliver training to end-users.

  • Provide CRM administration and operational support in coordination with Medical and Sales Operations groups.

  • Escalate issues to Sales/Commercial/Medical Operations/IT Management and vendor support as needed.

  • Support and assist other analysts with troubleshooting system issues.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 7-10 years minimum experience in the Information Technology field.

  • 5 years minimum experience working with

  • 1+ years of previous Veeva CRM related work experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Equivalent experience is acceptable in lieu of degree(s).

  • Project management experience is preferred.

  • Must have an understanding of systems development lifecycle deployment methodologies.

  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Must have proficiency using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) at advanced level.

  • Ability to evaluate change requests and provide accurate information based on the evaluation.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.


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