IT Business Analyst

Canada, Ontario, Mississauga

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IT Business Analyst

Department: Pharma International Informatics

Location: Mississauga, ON


The IT Business Analyst plays an active part in driving innovative and scalable solutions to bring value to business, as well as covering the solution’s lifecycle management to suit respective markets.


  • Is an active part in the product’s lifecycle management and ensures that any solution is chosen to fulfill known and understood business requirements, fitting into the Product roadmap definitions and continuously providing business value over its lifecycle.

  • Collaborates with IT Business Partners, Stakeholders, Product Owner and Development Team (Tester, Developer, IT Architects, Adoption Services, external Vendors)

  • Collaborates and takes inspirations from networks and other chapters and PI orgs

  • Displays skills and capabilities in the area of business partnering and/or product management. 

  • Takes on the additional role of Squad Lead where appropriate

  • Explores opportunities and initiatives to grow, in self-assignment way

  • Develops and maintains the business case including high level solution options, resource estimates and resource confirmation as in support to the strategic backlog management process

  • Acts as an interface between business and IT functions and as a contact point for business leads in order to launch initiatives, leading and driving the scoping phase.

  • Collaborates with IT Business Partners and/or Product Managers in business development activities like translating business strategy in technology enabled strategies, C-POD activities, portfolio management processes, feasibility studies, clarifying available technology on the market and vendor selection (RFI/RFP/RFQ)

  • Strives for harmonization of business processes across sites and departments by propagating common standardized data models, applications and technologies that are in line with the cross-functional or functional Informatics strategies and architectures.

  • Performs typical Business Analysis activities and creates deliverables as per Roche standards within a squad/project like a Business Case, Project Charter and URS/User Stories

  • Works with delivery and the project team to ensure that the final solution matches the URS and customer’s needs and is delivered according to plan


  • Has business domain knowledge for the following area(s): commercial excellence, CRM, multichannel, analytics/dashboards, finance/procurement. 

  • Previous experience in supporting/driving Digital & Agile Transformation is a plus 

  • Has the typical skills expected from a Business Analyst, i.e.: business partnering, ability to quickly learn new business domains, requirements elicitation and management, business process analysis and design, usability and the ability to facilitate workshops

  • Is certified in at least one Agile framework / methodology (eg. Scrum)

  • Has practical knowledge of Agile BA framework (IIBA)

  • Displays the following values: Aspirational, Motivating, Collaborating across, One team Spirit, Be Focused, Fail Fast + Learn Fast, Open Mindset

  • Is an Agile ambassador and displays an Agile mindset in the approach to work, i.e.:

  • Enables a diverse group of partners to speak with a single voice

  • Ensures the right information is available to the development team in the right level of detail at the right time so that the product can be developed and matches customers needs

  • Exhibits intellectual curiosity and integrity and has a strong passion to bring value-adding technology to the business. 

  • Exhibits strong soft skills: active listening, challenging the status quo, strong communication skills, coaching, translating business vocabulary into technical wording and vice versa, adopting communication style to the recipient)

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit cover letter and resume no later than March 5, 2021.

This position is not eligible for relocation support. 

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada. 

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining a satisfactory background check, including educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks. 

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon any legally protected ground. Roche will make a good faith effort to accommodate the individual needs of applicants with disabilities in our recruitment process

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Roche Canada does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with agency/recruiter, Roche Canada will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Roche Canada explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.