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Senior IT Business Analyst
Lake Forest, Illinois  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on September 30, 2022
Job Id #57255 Posted June 24, 2022


Job Description:

  • The ARDx Sr Specialist Digital Systems will be the primary liaison between the ARDx businesses and Digital Technology Teams.
  • The Sr Specialist Digital Systems is responsible for documenting the IT portfolio of ARDx business unit(s) with respect to Digital Technology.
  •  This position will help ensure the portfolio enhances organizational strategy through successful, consistent and predictable delivery of programs, projects and applications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Key Activities):
  • The Sr Specialist Digital Systems will stay aware of the evolution of technologies and considers regulations relevant to the business area.
  • This role will help coordinate across teams and experts to provide insight to the business unit(s) on how to best develop and leverage IT capabilities for the organization(s). 
  • The role functions as the primary point of contact for IT needs for ARDx business units with respect to Digital. They understand and contribute to the business unit strategy and translate business strategy in an aligned IT strategy and portfolio of programs, projects and applications.
  • Through their close connection to the business they will have a constant awareness of evolving regulatory requirements in the business area(s) and will influence the IT stakeholders and vendors in addressing these evolutions in the most efficient way. The incumbent possesses the ability to assess the overall needs of multiple business units and to negotiate an accepted portfolio meeting the most strategic needs of the BU.  
  • Where needed, they will involve IT business consultants and external technology experts and will advise business unit(s) about similar strategies employed by other similar companies. 
  • The ARDx Sr Specialist Digital Systems will influence and partner with business and IT leaders (Manager, Director, Sr. Director level) to manage and align the IT portfolio.  
  • They will closely collaborate with other parts of ARDx IT, adjacent business departments, and external partners to ensure adequate and timely delivery of agreed services, in line with agreed service levels.  
  • They will also partner and collaborate with key IT staff of other Company divisions and Corporate functions in order to support cross divisional business initiatives and explore IT synergies and efficiencies.
  • They will agree with management and align with overall global governance on the portfolio of programs, projects, and applications, and ensure that unit long range plan and budgets are aligned while negotiating for and securing resources to meet the long- range needs of the area.  
  • The Sr Specialist Digital Systems will support IT budgets and project capital/RCE expenditures continually looking for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance.
  • Operates with goals set by Finance and IT leadership, manages impact on capital budget, expenses and project completion, and understands erroneous decisions would normally result in failure to complete projects critical to major objectives of the business unit.
  • Partner with ARDx Commercial and Digital Director and/or Digital IT Management to coordinate and recommend strategic decisions that impact the business unit, manages initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures, resolves issues raised to the governance committees of projects and ensures projects stay in scope. 
  •  Develops customer journey/digital touch-point mapping, building and managing web properties as part of an integrated approach and processing improvements to enable more agility with website/mobile/social platforms and using mobile to support operational improvement efforts, customer engagement initiatives/new business opportunities.
  •  Coordinate and support the overhauling customer-facing technology systems and building applications that support the customer engagement model or other digital initiatives.
  •  Establishing digital metrics and measurements.
  •  Understands and helps coordinate the financial implications of applications ranging up to $20 MM.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies and procedures. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of applicable Quality Processes as per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies. 
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices. 
  • Responsibility to understand and maintain awareness of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. 
  •  Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies and procedures. 
  •  Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of applicable Quality Processes as per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies. 
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices. 
  • Responsibility to understand and maintain awareness of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. 
  •  Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
Dimensions – Education / Experience / Skills:
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with application of technology.
  •    Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration or another discipline relevant for the healthcare industry or equivalent experience.
  •   Minimum 5 years of IT experience in large or midsized multinational healthcare organization
  • Strong operational and organizational skills, with a proven ability to effectively meet deadlines and milestones, and establish program/project management governance.  
  •  Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, negotiation and networking skills.  
  • Experience with:
    •  GxP validation. 
    • SOX and financial auditing areas. 
    • Vendor management.  
    •  Project management.  
  •  Strong business acumen with business interaction experience, including establishing and managing relationships across varying levels of the business and operating effectively at management level in a culturally diverse business environment.
  • Business unit relevant business process knowledge, as related to IT.  
  • Confident communicator, able to explain complex technical concepts in an accessible, understandable way to varied audiences.
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic, fast-paced environment with continuous challenges.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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