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Business Systems Analyst - R&D DevSci

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 29, 2024

Job Details

At AbbVie, we believe the paths we take to achieve our breakthroughs matter. That how we get there is just as vital as the outcome. So, we get there together—all of us asking bold questions and finding new answers. Being flexible in the ways we grow and learn. And strengthening our culture built on deep, honest collaboration. For those who honor small wins and push past wrong turns, for anyone who thrives taking on the tough challenges with a diverse team: we’re ready for you.

In AbbVie Business Technology Solutions, we are shaping the digital transformation accelerating the future of medicine—and doing it together, asking bold questions and taking on tough challenges through deep, honest collaboration. For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people’s lives, contribute to the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we’re ready for you.

Join our collaborative and global team as a Business Systems Analyst (BSA) supporting the IR Discovery team with a focus on Strategy, Portfolio & Operations (SPO) organization and Small Molecule Therapeutics and Platform Technology (SMTPT) organization. In this role, you will have the opportunity to enhance your business-tech skills while contributing to AbbVie's mission of positively impacting patients' lives by advancing the future of medicine. Our organization invests in your customized career development, providing you with the tools and resources needed to succeed.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Uses appropriate tools to collect, correlate and analyze data; records and maintains technical data for use in developing operating and instruction manuals. Conducts tests; develops preliminary findings for review by experienced analysts.
  • Assists in the development of standards and procedures.  Prepares written reports of work. Applies and executives’ standard information systems theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • Determines approach and solution to problem when issue is within scope of own ability. Develops solutions to problems where casual relationships can be identified, and precedents exist.
  • Conducts training.
  • Applies analytical thinking skills to diagnose and make recommendations on systems. Incorporates knowledge of business and technology to make recommendations. Translates data gathered from user discussions into business requirements. Identifies business/system needs and recommends solutions. Assists with the testing strategies and develops preliminary findings. Work is performed and technical decisions are made with a high degree of independence and performance is judged by results obtained.
  • Analyzes departmental processes and needs and makes recommendations that are most effective means to satisfy those needs. Analyses the most complex work procedures and job methods and presents concepts to simplify those procedures.
  • Works effectively with team/group to accomplish organizational goals. Actively participates in client or team meetings by offering suggestions. Provides leadership to project planning.
  • Monitors and organizes the efforts of technical and business support staff.  Manages projects according to milestones and completes tasks assigned by more experienced analysts and managers.  Guides the efforts of less experienced staff.  Exercises latitude in approach to problem and solution.  Work is reviewed for soundness of business judgment and to determine if overall results and objectives have been achieved.

Tools and skills you will use in this role:

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and have excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally.  Communicate with colleagues/management regarding timelines.  Evaluate issues to manager as appropriate in a timely manner. 
  • Document and manage requirements and user stories in JIRA.
  • Proficient in using the Microsoft Suite (Visio, PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to manage time and priorities of self and team.


Experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience or Master's degree in Information Systems or related field is required.
  • Experience in system development, testing, and implementation
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience handling compound or biologic samples/containers and use of an inventory management system, preferred.
  • Must be able to effectively lead and facilitate meetings with customers and technical team members.
  • Must be deliverables focused and detail oriented.
  • Must exhibit exceptional teamwork skills.
  • Must have a strong customer focus.

    If you believe you’re a great fit for this job but don’t have all of the experiences listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway!

    Why Business Technology Solutions

    For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people’s lives, shape the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we’re ready for you.

    AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


    AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

    Stock Symbol: ABBV

    Stock Exchange: NYSE

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    North Chicago

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