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Covance Sr Business Analyst in INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

Job Overview:

Covance is hiring a Sr Business Analyst to join our dynamic team! Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

The Sr Business Analyst (BA) is a member of the Business Relationship Management team for Covance Early Development (ED) and Clinical Trials Testing Solutions (CTTS) business lines. This role will have a deep business and application domain knowledge in order to aid in the critical evaluation of business and organizational needs, and participates in assisting an assigned business unit to meet group goals and objectives. The Sr BA will analyze and clarify stakeholder and/or organizational needs through development of business and user requirements, and translate business needs to technical needs, and vice versa. This role will also lead the prioritization of business requirements based on business priority, technical feasibility, and other criteria. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Partner with the business relationship manager and functional teams in the development of business cases with cost and benefit analyses of alternatives for a proposed solution.

  • Analyze applications, technologies, and business domains to fully understand and document the needs, problems, and opportunities. Assess the enterprise to identify capability or technology gaps that prevent it from meeting business objectives and achieving strategic goals. Utilize a working knowledge of internal capabilities and industry software trends to identify new solution opportunities.

  • Facilitate and document business process definition and modeling.

  • Elicit and document business and high-level stakeholder requirements and analyze for completeness and alignment with business goals and objectives.

  • Determine and plan the approach/techniques to apply in the development of the solution options and build consensus towards a single solution. Assess proposed solutions to determine how closely they meet stakeholder and solution requirements.

  • Assemble and organize the output of pre-project analysis phase to ensure requirements are effectively communicated and understood by, stakeholders and solutions teams. Represent and articulate requirements in order to bring stakeholders to a common understanding. Resolve issues emerging from requirements elicitation and analysis during the pre-project analysis phase.

  • Partner with stakeholders to evaluate functioning solutions to determine the value delivered to business goals and objectives. Identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Work with delivery teams to ensure handoff between pre-project analysis and project delivery organizations includes a clear understanding of requirements.

  • When needed, act as a business relationship manager, with accountability for a related series of deliverables.


  • BS/BA degree in scientific, business or technology related field.

  • IIBA certification preferred.


  • Active working experience (10-15 years) in a pharmaceutical, CRO, IT, or related industry

  • Some pharmaceutical experience required.

  • Demonstrated experience in working with customers, identifying/understanding their needs, and formally documenting business requirements.

  • Demonstrated capability to forge strong working relationships with business and IT staff

  • Strong working knowledge of IT capabilities and industry software trends.

  • Familiarity with agile, waterfall, and iterative software development lifecycle concepts

  • Familiarity with business process modeling and design

  • Familiarity with implementation of global IT solutions/technologies within scientific environments

  • Familiarity with FDA GxP and 21 CFR Part 11 regulations

  • Familiarity with computer system validation concepts

  • Demonstrated capability to support an organizational culture that fosters teamwork

  • Strong learning agility and desire for personal development

  • Skilled in conducting presentations and leading meetings

  • Proficient self-management and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.