Sr Business Systems Analyst - ACUTA Regulatory Information Management (RIM) solutions (R1099948) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/16/2019

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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

ACUTA, an IQVIA company, was founded in Nov 2012 as a technology company, providing Regulatory Information Management (RIM) solutions and services to the Life Sciences and related industry. ACUTA is focused on three strategic lines of business that include Integrated Regulatory Solutions, Business Process Consulting and Technology. Our offerings combine very knowledgeable people, process and technology to provide complete RIM capabilities to our valued customers. As regulatory standards emerge (and change) we continue to evolve our offerings and provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to the life sciences industry.

In this important role, you are responsible for helping implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by providing detailed requirements for our software products.

You'll ensure effective analysis of the requirements to identify the impacts for development and testing teams, provide direction to the Product Development, Quality Control, and Management teams during the development iterations, ensuring that product related questions are answered promptly.
You will work closely with the Product Manager in the identification of new requirements, requirement prioritization, prototype design, and support of all products and supporting tools.

Please note, a large part of this role is dealing with our team based in India, which means that aligning on time zones as much as possible / is reasonable will be an important aspect to consider, if you would like to apply.  However, we are flexible about where you are based;

The best US location would be the Marlborough, MA office or Philadelphia (Bensalem) office, or home-based on the East Coast.

The best UK position would be home-based, with easy access to the Reading, Berks office.


What a typical day looks like:

  • Translate User Requirements into Functional and Technical Requirements to be implemented by Product Development and Quality Control teams.
  • Business analysis of requirement updates – identifying technical and business impacts to ensure effective decision making. 
  • Support the development and documentation of user scenarios for new product features.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the User Requirement Specification (URS) and the URS Trace Matrix. 
  • Contribute to the prioritization of requirements based on both external and internal feedback.
  • Provide guidance and support to product managers on developing new products and managing the lifecycle of existing products.
  •  Develop & implement processes to drive collaboration between, quality and product development. 
  • Identify and track requirements for test script updates that are initiated by requirement changes.
  • Where necessary, manage the creation of conceptual prototypes and mock-ups. 
  • Help facilitate the implementation and maintenance of a more Agile development process, including acting as Scrum Master in the daily stand-ups and assisting with the maintenance of an iteration plan.


Depending upon the skills and experience of the individual Business Analyst, additional responsibilities may include:

  • Ownership of the User interface design, ensuring consistency of technology and implementation across modules.
  • Prototype development as needed with key teams.
  • Ownership of the RIM Smart database: identifying the impact of updates and ensuing effective implementation and migration.
  • Project Management responsibilities to ensure the effective, on-time, delivery of product.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience of eliciting and drafting Use Cases and Business/User Requirements.
  • Capability to translate high level business requirements into detailed functional requirement documentation. This would include mock-ups, process diagrams, entity details and database table updates.
  • Strong business analysis skills – to ensure that the impacts of a product update are understood across the product and for both development and QC.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, to ensure a good day to day relationship is achieved with development and QC.
  • Ability to work with different people across a team effectively.
  • Solid knowledge of the processes associated with Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Operations and/or Labeling is a distinct advantage
  • Experience with Regulatory Information Management-oriented products and services. Experience with Regulatory publishing and/or Regulatory Information Management is essential
  • Bachelor's degree required (MBA or other Masters preferred) and substantial experience related to the business analysis skill set.
  • Experience with modeling and user interface mockup techniques and methods and business case development. 
  • Ability to work as a single contributor with potential growth for potential leadership role.
  • Project Management experience in an Agile development environment would desirable. 

Please note, we would like to have the successful applicant in place by 8th December 2019.

IQVIA is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We believe that a work environment that embraces diversity will give us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enhance our success.  We believe that an inclusive and respectful workplace culture fosters a sense of belonging among our employees, builds a stronger team, and allows individual employees the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.

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Job ID: R1099948