Senior Business Systems Analyst (Supply Chain IT) - (Gene Therapy)

Durham, NC, US
Aug 24, 2020
Bio NC
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science, starting with our proprietary gene therapy for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). We are in the midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, a Novartis company, is dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product is a proprietary gene therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of pediatric patients with SMA. In addition to developing a treatment for SMA, AveXis also plans to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

The Business Systems Analyst will drive the creation and delivery of value added IT solutions for the Supply Chain department.

  • Serve as a Technology Service Delivery person to Supply Chain Department.
  • Gather Requirements and perform Scoping Assessments to determine feasibility of a Project/Solution.
  • Drive and implement new IT capabilities, including:
    • Document as-is/to-be processes and data relationships/flows
    • Identify gaps in existing functionality and review requirements with Stakeholders
    • Develop a comprehensive requirement specifications that will determine the estimate of cost, time and resources to deploy solutions
    • Liaise with the other team members to develop functional solution
    • Ensure that relevant stakeholders are involved in specification of new services and/or major upgrades to existing services
    • Ensure the overall user experience is taken into account when designing and deploying new solutions and services
    • Ensure consistency and traceability between user requirements, functional specifications and testing & validation. Support validation and testing (OQ, PQ, UAT...)
    • Ensure implemented solutions are according to specifications and fit for purpose.
    • Support super user training
    • Keep abreast with internal IT systems and documentation requirements, standards (including quality management and IT security)
    • Keep abreast with industry best practices in leveraging technologies for the business and with regulatory environments / requirements if applicable.
    • Take accountability to ensure adherence with Security and Compliance policies and procedures within Service Delivery scope
  • Contribute to business leads as they prepare for implementation of new IT capabilities and introduce process changes in the organization.
  • Establishes a culture of accountability, collaboration, courage and continuous improvement.

  • Bachelor's degree; Master degree in computer sciences, science or comparable education/experience preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years with Bachelor's or 4 years of work experience in life sciences in business analysis or equivalent role with a Master's degree.
  • Excellent understanding of Supply Chain processes and systems.
  • Knowledge of technology trends and developments in the area of Supply Chain.
  • Experience with computer systems validation practices.
  • Knowledge of IT strategy and architectural standards.
  • Proven delivery track record in international, distributed organizations.
  • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to manage in a matrix organization.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills at all levels, including non-technical audiences.
  • The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.