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Sr Business Analyst, CS, US (R1004731) in Cambridge, MA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Job Description

The Managed Markets Strategy Group is an entrepreneurial team with large company assets.  Our clients use our services and our data to understand how managed care organizations control patient access to branded pharmaceuticals. 

We are looking for individuals interested in a collaborative, results-driven environment that offers a rich blend of healthcare, technology and big data projects and services with much to learn and to do.

Role Purpose:

Work cross functionally with business experts and IT team members to effectively plan, track, and implement solutions whether they be syndicated offerings, ad hocs, or internal data methodology related. Elicit, analyze, specify, and validate business needs and problems. Help drive the development of new applications and features by providing creating clear and detailed documentation for business and IT staff use. Facilitate the establishment of specifications, use cases, and other documents driving the development of applications and processes fulfilling business needs.


  • Manage all efforts of installed projects and the client
  • Ability to manage implementation projects
  • Responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and provide a single point of contact for those projects.
  • Defines project scope and objectives. Initiate, plan, execute, control and close all activity.
  • Provides direction and mentoring to more junior level project managers.
  • Participate in setting and enforcing project direction with cross-functional teams.
  • Plans and manages resource allocations and task assignments within a matrix managed environment. 
  • Manage and control scope, schedule, change requests and budget for projects.
  • Communicate project status and risks, with associated recommendations, to all stakeholders
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables.
  • Participate in requirements gathering processes
  • Document business and technical requirements
  • Manage the creation of technical specifications, identification of data sources, development of use cases, etc.
  • Create application and development related documentation as requested.
  • Participate in defining, and at times, executing test plans, reporting results, and updating associated documentation.
  • Breakdown development tasks, effectively translate to IT team, and prioritize in line with plan.
  • Communicate effectively to stakeholders on risk and deviations while offering suggestions and solutions.
  • Learn existing data structures, processes, and environment.
  • Investigate and resolve issues or problems that arise.
  • Actively pursue attaining and maintaining expertise with organizational tool sets, industry directions and practices; exploring new or improved options.


  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience in Business Analysis and Project Management
  • Experience in leading the effort to gather requirements and communicating with both IT and business user communities is desired, as well as extensive experience with creating requirements documents and other project development lifecycle documentation practices.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple task assignments across several projects.
  • Solution/Product development and delivery experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to collaborate with a team is required.
  • Experience with MS Office software
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical industry a plus

Desired Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, MIS, or related area.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacy benefit management.
  • Experience working with medical and prescription drug claim data.
  • Knowledge of development tools and processes
  • Exposure to data solutions and data modeling efforts
  • Exposure to front end solutions like Tableau

Total Rewards:  We invest in people through a range of initiatives in compensation, benefits, and learning and development, and we strive to create an environment where our employees are challenged, empowered and can flourish.

QuintilesIMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We cultivate a diverse corporate culture across the 100+ countries where we operate, celebrating and rewarding teamwork and inclusiveness. By embracing our differences, we create innovative solutions that are good for IMS, our clients, and the advancement of healthcare everywhere.


Job ID: R1004731