Senior Business Systems Analyst / Data Analyst

Req ID #:  47878

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Senior Business Systems Analyst / Data Analyst for our IT Analytics Delivery Team located in Wilmington, MA.


There’s never been a more exciting time to be on the Analytics team at Charles River Labs! We are on an exciting journey to modernize the data landscape. If you are an analyst who has a passion for data & analytics and has worked on an analytics solution or product from start through production deployment, this job may be for you!


The team is seeking top notch talent of a BSA/DA that has deep knowledge and experience with the Microsoft data and analytics stack, ideally in Azure. If you are interested in using your leadership, expertise and innovative skills to help solve business challenges using your strong business acumen and knowledge of analytics, consider yourself a thought leader in the data space, enjoy deep dives in data profiling, mining and validation, then we want to talk to you! A truly exciting and unique opportunity awaits you!


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. 


The following are responsibilities related to the Senior Business Systems Analyst / Data Analyst:

  • 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
Job Requirements

The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Business Systems Analyst / Data Analyst position:


  • BS/BA degree in Business Management, Computer Science (or related field), MBA Preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in writing SQL queries, data mining, data profiling, and data validation/testing
  • 5+ years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst / Data Analyst specializing in the Data & Analytics discipline 
  • 5+ years of experience organizing and running User Acceptance Testing cycles and training with business users and stakeholders
  • 3+ years of experience with Data Governance processes to ensure consistent implementations of data sets, terminology and reporting structures for optimal data integrity
  • 3+ years of experience with Data Visualizations tools such as Power BI, SSRS, or Tableau
  • 1+ year of experience supporting users with OLAP solutions in SSAS (MDX or DAX)
  • 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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 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. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet




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