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Sr Business Analyst (IT) - Coupa

Zai Lab (US) LLC
South San Francisco, CA
Start date
Feb 7, 2024

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Information Technology, Business/Data Analytics
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Company Description

Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB; HKEX: 9688) is an innovative, research-based, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company based in China and the United States focused on bringing transformative medicines for oncology, autoimmune disorders, infectious diseases, and neurological disorders to patients in China and around the world. Our goal is to leverage our competencies and resources to positively impact human health worldwide.

Founded in 2014, our experienced team has secured partnerships with leading global biopharmaceutical  companies, generating a broad and late-stage pipeline of innovative drug candidates. Based on our proven  track record of  success, Zai Lab has earned the reputation as a trusted partner of choice for global biopharmaceutical companies seeking to not only access the Chinese market but also find a long-term strategic partner for global clinical development.  Our unique business model builds on our in-licensed assets and innovative partnerships to expand our internal discovery and development capabilities and has created a portfolio of potential best-in-class and/or first-in-class therapies. Zai currently has four products on the market in China

Zai Lab was successfully listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in September 2017 and completed secondary listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in September 2020. In 2022, Zai Lab became dual-primary listed on both the Nasdaq and the Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. Since its inception, Zai Lab has expanded significantly with several offices across China. In 2021, Zai Lab established its U.S. Headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  As of January 2022, the Company has a global team of approximately 2000 employees.

Job Description

The Sr Business Systems Analyst (Coupa) partners with business leaders and their team to analyze, design and improve work processes by leveraging information technology systems and services. This role works on requirements definition, application configuration changes and implementation for Zai’s ERP system and other critical business applications (such as Workday Adaptive, SAP, Coupa).

  • Assess business problems and processes to identify actionable opportunities for improvement, design solutions, and determine financial impact.
  • Support strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution under the guidance of senior management and business partners.
  • Perform root cause analysis, create corrective and preventative action plans, and creatively envision, design, and implement future state processes for the global finance team.
  • Facilitate attainment of measurable outcomes. Conduct needs assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainment of change.
  • Partner with subject matter experts to identify the metrics of success required across business units and cross-functional teams.
  • Define and maintain detailed specification documents for modifications and new development of reports and expanded application functionality.
  • Support acquisition integrations including configurations, conversions, and change management.
  • Perform QA testing of new features to ensure that requirements are met, and the resulting user experience is as intended.
  • Participate in and support user acceptance testing and the deployment of the solution to production.
  • Manage and track the status of requirements throughout the project lifecycle; enforce and redefine, as necessary.
  • Offers advice on process improvements and technical solutions. Ability to synthesize high-level concepts surrounding new requests into a set of business requirements, products to support implementation and subsequent process optimization efforts.  Understand integration points and analyze impacts with other systems that interface with the applications.
  • Provide support to end users including managing issue resolution and performing root cause analysis.
  • Work with our outside consultant partners to resolve system production issues or with an implementation.




  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Software Engineering, or related discipline with four years relevant experience on process improvement and optimization initiatives; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Coupa experience required
  • Experience with Financial Systems required



  • Master’s degree
  • BioPharma experience
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prepare and conduct presentations and prepare training material
  • Quick learning ability and easy adaptability to new environments.
  • Ability to provide business recommendations for designing new solutions. Can develop Proof-of-Concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage assigned work.
  • Ability to identify needs of end users and take appropriate action.
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong Project Management Skills

Additional Information

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $113K and $125K/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

At Zai, we are proud of the gender diversity of our company and our promotion of women in biotech. We have achieved gender base pay equity at all levels, 58% of our employees are women and 54% of our management positions are held by women. We are committed to the health of patients and our planet. That’s why our environmental protection, social responsibility, and corporate governance strategy, called “Trust for Life” is integrated within our business.

Disclaimer: This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirement for the position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability.


Zai Lab is an innovative commercial stage biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing transformative medicines for cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases to patients in China and around the world. To quickly target the large, fast-growing segments of China’s pharmaceutical market and address unmet medical needs, Zai Lab’s experienced team has secured partnerships with leading global biopharma companies, generating a broad pipeline of innovative drug candidates. Zai Lab has also built an in-house team with strong drug discovery and translational research capabilities, aiming to establish a global pipeline of proprietary drug candidates against targets in our focus areas. Zai Lab’s vision is to become a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing its portfolio in order to impact human health worldwide.

For additional information about the company, please visit

Stock Symbol: ZLAB

Stock Exchange: NYSE



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1440 O’Brien Drive
Menlo Park

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