Senior Business Analyst

United Kingdom
07 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Description

Parexel Informatics develops technological innovations to make the process of drug development faster, more accurate, more productive and easier to track. Our dedicated Informatics group create industry-leading, integrated platforms to improve the way companies perform clinical trials, control and share data, track and report patient outcomes, and manage regulatory information. We are leading the way in the adoption of cloud technologies for clinical trials and is a Tier Zero Microsoft partner.

This role will be based at our modern state of the art office in Nottingham city centre which has excellent transport links as well as a great working environment and the feel of an innovative technology company.

Job Purpose:

As a Senior Business Analyst you will work under the guidance of Portfolio Management. Working with Product Management, Portfolio group, the Business Owners and Scrum teams you will create and define user stories and supporting artefacts for product features and enhancements. You will assist with identifying and documenting features to improve business efficiency, productivity and drive revenue. In addition, you will assist the Product Management function in prioritizing business epics and agile release train epics in prioritizing features and associated user stories.

Key Accountabilities:

Requirements definition & management
Plans and drives scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for large, complex initiatives.
Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate requirements definition and management methods.
Obtains input from, and formal agreement from a diverse range of stakeholders.
Negotiates with stakeholders to manage competing priorities and conflicts.
Ensures changes to requirements are investigated and managed.

Business analysis
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.
Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements.
Works with stakeholders to identify potential benefits and options for consideration.

User experience evaluation
Plans and performs all types of user experience evaluation to check and confirm that usability and accessibility requirements have been met.
Selects appropriate use of formative or summative evaluations.
Facilitates both moderated and unmoderated usability tests.
Interprets and presents results of evaluations and prioritises issues.
Checks systems, products, or services which are in-use for changes in usability and accessibility needs.

Relationship management
Identifies the communications and relationship needs of stakeholder groups.
Translates communications/stakeholder engagement strategies into specific activities and deliverables.
Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans.
Facilitates business decision-making processes.

Business process improvement
Analyses and designs business processes; identifies alternative solutions to exploit new technologies and automation.
Develops graphical representations of business processes to facilitate understanding and decision making.
Assesses the feasibility of business process changes and recommends new approaches.
Manages the execution of business process improvements.Qualifications


Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail.
Shows Initiative and self-confidence, is adaptable and is able to cope with changing and evolving priorities.
Ability to work methodically in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.

Knowledge and Experience:

Understanding of Agile methodologies (preferably Scrum), UML, Object Orientated, Data Modelling, Process Modelling and/or other development methodologies.
Awareness of structured approach to test planning and test execution.
Minimum 5-8 years in the same or equivalent role.


A Degree in a technical discipline or a related study, or equivalent project-related experience.

In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with Parexel.

Why Work at Parexel

There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

That's Parexel. We're a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

How can we help you on your journey? Find your path, and learn more on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Glassdoor.

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