Senior IT G&A Business Systems Domain Manager

Location: Foster City, California US


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Job Number: 1936

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences IT is looking for a Senior Business Systems Domain Manager to support the General & Administration domain with a primary focus on Human Resources (HR) and Public Affairs. The person selected for this role will be collaborating closely with business leaders, the IT business engagement lead, and IT solution delivery teams. The Senior Business Systems Domain Manager will be a leader in the functional design and execution of well-engineered, tested, and deployed business systems to meet business need. The responsibilities include gathering and documenting business requirements and business processes and collaborating with the IT delivery team to develop solutions and meet business objectives. It is also includes mentoring and providing direction to less-experienced staff on projects and acts as an advisor to the business. It is expected that this person with become the expert in their assigned business function(s), including their business processes and tools utilized. This role sits within the IT organization, reporting to the IT Business Engagement lead for G&A.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop strong understanding of Human Resources and Public Affairs business processes and associated technology solutions.
  • Gather and document business requirements and map as-is and to be process maps.
  • Plays a leadership role in the feasibility analysis for new systems/applications for a functional area, including understanding the implications for the current and future state.
  • Collaborate with the IT Solution Delivery team to translate the business requirements into optimized solutions that meet the business goals and objectives.
  • Participate as a senior business analyst in IT investment, maintenance and enhancement projects for the related business domain, following the Gilead IT SDLC process.

  • Collaborates closely with project stakeholders (business partners, internal IT teams, project managers, technology vendors and service partners) to ensure quality and timely project delivery.

  • May serve as a functional lead or project manager on medium sized projects.

  • Serves in an advisory capacity to functional team members or project manager on functional knowledge/impact to projects/programs.

  • Accountable for the accuracy of project work estimates in a functional area, and serves as an escalation point for major project issues.

  • Continually make recommendations for system and process improvements and drive implementation

  • Through partnership with senior business leaders and IT business engagement significantly contributes to the development of business domain's 3-year technology roadmap and long-term strategic plans for IT support factoring in an understanding of future directions of the business area as well as changes in the technology landscape.

  • Plays a key role in advising the business on assessing and evaluating new technologies including engaging the appropriate IT colleagues in the evaluation process, assessing the solution against a prioritized set of business and IT requirements, and facilitating the evaluation process to arrive at the best fit solution.

  • Contributes to change management initiatives for supporting the successful adoption of new and existing solutions including user training, communications, and stakeholder management plans.

  • Develops partnerships with other business and IT functions to understand end-to-end business needs, processes, and ensure awareness of other projects or changes to other systems that may impact their domain's solutions landscape.

Skills & Experience
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent business partnership, and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess a minimum of 8 years of professional experience in business analysis or a related function in Life Sciences or High Technology domains.
  • Experience supporting Human Resources domain and systems highly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Ability and extensive experience with facilitating and collaboratively participating in requirements gathering workshops
  • Good project management, cross-functional team collaboration and vendor management skills
  • Experience with usability design and organizational change management are desirable.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Experience with use of Portfolio Management software (e.g. Clarity, Planview, MS Project Server)
  • Experience in Life Sciences and GxP compliant processes are a plus

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Job Number: R0014532

Community / Marketing Title: Senior IT G&A Business Systems Domain Manager

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