Principal IS Business System Analyst
Location:
Thousand Oaks , California
Posted:
February 07, 2017
Reference:
R-31314
Amgen is seeking a Principal IS Business System Analyst at its main headquarters at Thousand Oaks, CA to join the Operations IS (OIS) group to support the Supply Chain business organization across various transformational IS initiatives. The Principal Business Analyst acts as an intermediary between the business and the technical communities working with IS project teams and business clients to collect, clarify, and translate business requirements into documentation and conceptual design (using appropriate tools and models) from which applications and solutions are developed. Contributes to the success of Operations IS functions by making fundamental improvements in how information is managed and business processes are operated. Leverages the combination of prior experience, problem solving skills, and client engagement skills to drive supply chain business towards excellence. Is a keen learner and thrives in dealing with ambiguity.
Travel: Domestic and International travel up to 25% maybe essential.
Responsibilities
Establish networks with business partners in the Supply Chain functional areas and engages them to create and maintain a service to achieve the strategic vision
Serving as a key IS contact for business partners to provide expertise in business requirements reviews, research new applications and services to improve business capabilities
Partners with business and technology partners to elicit, analyze, translate, and document business requirements into functional and non-functional requirements
Support the Supply Chain business capabilities in various Supply Chain-specific domains
Takes accountability of delivery of technical solutions to business. Serve on project teams and assist with workshop planning and facilitation as well as project deliverable production
Perform cross system analysis, feasibility analysis, scope projects, prioritize deliverables, and recommend optimal solution. Manage multiple initiatives and priorities
Leads internal/external workforce as needed. Manages third party vendors and contingent workers
Escalate as appropriate problems and issues to management
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree AND 2 years of Information Systems and Business Analysis experience
OR Master's degree AND 6 years of Information Systems and Business Analysis experience
OR Bachelor's degree AND 8 years of Information Systems and Business Analysis experience
OR Associate's degree AND 10 years of Information Systems and Business Analysis experience
OR High school diploma/GED AND 12 years of Information Systems and Business Analysis experience
Preferred Qualifications
Solid understanding of supply chain processes particularly logistics, order to cash cycle, transportation and distribution
Self-starter with a high degree of initiative and team-oriented, placing priority on the success
Consulting experience or management consulting experience
Solid understanding of business process mapping, requirement gathering, six sigma methodology
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication and presentation skills and ability to communicate with Business users in non-technical language
Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP, preferably SAP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Experience building productive working relationships across different functions/organizations
Strong leadership, project management, and organizational change management skills
Highly analytical with attention to detail and Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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