Sr. BI & Data Analyst (DTJ)

Req ID #:  213869


At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Senior Business Intelligence (BI) & Data Analyst for our Enterprise Data Analytics Team.
There’s never been a more exciting time to be on the Enterprise Data Analytics team at Charles River Labs! We are on a mission to make the Enterprise Data Analytics team be the backbone of today’s business, as data-driven decision-making enables business leaders to make informed choices quickly to boost revenue, improve productivity, and stay a step ahead of the market. We have already launched our own Enterprise Data Hub, the digital backbone of this company, and we need more experts and leaders in the data analytics discipline who are forward thinking, self-guided and innovative to continue to build out the hub across our lines of business, integrating all of our data, mastering data and focusing on data quality to fundamentally shift the way Charles River operates through data science and advanced analytics.
You will be joining a team with an unyielding dedication to the company purpose; Together We Create Healthier Lives. This laser focus on the patient makes the boarder Global Technology Team so exciting. As we look to our company’s future, we are embarking on a reimagination of how we do business through a Digital Journey. Our Digital Journey is about sustaining and advancing our position to unlock our next horizon of growth and become a leading ‘digitally-powered’ CRO enabling our clients to deliver innovative, safe, and effective treatments to patients as quickly and effectively as possible. In the process, we want to continue to be at the forefront of the drug development and discovery process, ultimately reducing the early-stage drug development timeline by a full year. Our collective focus over the coming, multi-year journey is to enable this extraordinary group of people - our 18,000 colleagues - to execute and achieve our ambitious business goals.  We are taking Charles River to a place where Enterprise Data Analytics team will be applying the techniques of data management, data engineering, and strategy development, as well as the use of analytics techniques that range from forecasting and simulation to linear programming and optimization and we want you to join us.


This role will work collaboratively, in a consultative way, across the business units and IT, owning the modern analytics solutions that are built by the team, supporting and training business users, as well as advising on best approaches to solve business problems, automate manual solutions, or simply bring to life ‘the art of the possible’  leveraging modern analytics as a competitive advantage. 


Job Responsibilities
•Engage Business Stakeholders at all levels to identify requirements for current and future products through ongoing interaction 
•Data Profiling, mining, and data validation to ensure data is fit for use by the business
•Ability to see big picture and then identify key areas for deep analysis to support sound solutions
•Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear and user-friendly manner
•Perform testing, resolve issues and work with developers to automate testing/data validation
•Lead requirements workshops and User Acceptance Testing for new data and analytics solutions
•Build strong business relationships that foster a collaborative and trusting approach and partnership
•Act as scrum master for the team and prepare detailed stories for developers

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Business Intelligent / Data Analyst position.
•BS/BA degree in Business Management, Computer Science (or related field), MBA Preferred
•7+ years of experience in writing SQL queries, data mining, data profiling, and data validation/testing
•7+ years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst / Data Analyst specializing in the Data & Analytics discipline 
•7+ years of experience organizing and running User Acceptance Testing cycles and training with business users and stakeholders
•5+ years of experience with Data Governance processes to ensure consistent implementations of data sets, terminology and reporting structures for optimal data integrity
•5+ years of experience with Data Visualizations tools such as Power BI, SSRS, or Tableau
•3+ years of experience supporting users with OLAP solutions in SSAS (MDX or DAX)
•3+ years working in Agile Software Development Methodology
•Ability to translate requirements to well-written user stories to bridge the gap between business and technology
•Strong business mindset with ability to collaborate with business partners to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery

The following are strongly desired:
•Agile experience particularly as Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner
•Willingness to help mature Agile practices for the team and lead some ceremonies such as standups, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, and backlog grooming
•Experience in Life Sciences industry with data and analytics solutions
•Experience with products using Advanced Analytics, ML, or AI capabilities

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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