The Business Analyst is responsible for leading the analysis of complex initiatives or multiple initiatives simultaneously to ensure that business requirements are accurately captured and translated into IT solutions that deliver validated benefit realisation The role also demands frequent participation at the enterprise level where the analyst needs to use his / her depth of knowledge and experience to define business needs and help build and assess solutions in the context of enterprise goals and architectural principles JOB FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIESProactively communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders to elicit and analyse requirements, reconcile conflicts, deconstruct high-level information, abstract low-level information and deliver the appropriate system delivery lifecycle artefacts.
Develop business analysis communication and requirements management plans, participate in and potentially lead scrum (or other methodology) planning meetings and work with project managers to define the business analysis tasks for a project.
Assess capability gaps, identify relationships and dependencies between new and existing systems and evaluate proposed solutions against enterprise architecture principles and objectives.
Produce innovations for continuous improvement, and facilitate its implementation. Undertake other reasonably related duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Recognize, exemplify and adhere to ICON’s values which centre around our commitment to people, clients and performance.*As a member of staff, the employee is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.
Very good organisational skills, logical and efficient thinking and strong attention to detail. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of stakeholders, including senior executives, managers and subject matter experts.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, effectively prioritise and execute tasks while under pressure and work independently with minimal direction and guidance from project leads, consultant staff and managers.
Adept at using negotiation, facilitation and presentation techniques to build consensus, and skilled at communicating difficult and sensitive information tactfully.
Experience supporting large projects and concurrent projects.Strong customer service orientation, strong business acumen and an understanding of budget and return on investment principles.
Good knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and emerging industry practices. Experience working in a team-orientated, collaborative environment, mentoring less experienced analysts and motivating others to provide innovative solutions for team improvement.
Good practical knowledge of data manipulation for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs and flow charts. Good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Visio.
Well-developed process flow designing skills. Knowledge of project management methodologies and tools, particularly Agile Scrum.
Some understanding of application programming and database and system design. In depth proven experience working as a business analyst.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSA degree-level qualification in a relevant discipline.