Senior Business Systems Analyst (Commercial IT) (Gene Therapy)

Bannockburn, IL, US
Nov 27, 2020
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? Novartis Gene Therapies 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.

Novartis Gene Therapies, 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, Novartis Gene Therapies 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 Commercial department.

  • Serve as expert resource and primary point of contact for all IT matters for Commercial leadership team.
  • Facilitate discussions to help the business anticipate future needs and opportunities for business process improvements driven by technology.
  • Drive implementation of new IT capabilities, including:
    • Document as-is/to-be processes and data relationships/flows
    • Interview business partners, run group user requirements sessions
    • Design to-be processes and related data flows/conversions
    • Develop use cases
    • Support development of business cases
    • For existing systems, assess requirements/impact of changes, including version upgrades
    • Lead authoring of the user requirements and other relevant documents
    • Impact assessments for end-to-end implementation, including SOPs/WIs
    • Evaluation and selection of solutions, including RFPs
    • Support validation of GxP systems and transition to operations
  • Provide strong contribution to business leads as they prepare for implementation of new IT capabilities and introduce process changes in the organization.
  • Interacts with internal and external subject matter experts to identify industry trends, evaluate their applicability to Novartis Gene Therapies, and provide recommendations to management.
  • 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 Commercial processes and systems.
  • Knowledge of technology trends and developments in the area of Commercial.
  • 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.

Novartis Gene Therapies 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.