Business Systems Analyst - Procurement (Joliet)

AbbVie in Joliet, IL

  • Industry: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance - Financial Analyst/Examiner
  • Type: Full Time
  • $89,860.00 - 136,150.00
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The Business System Analyst role is an individual contributor to the development, maintenance and enhancement of business applications, providing specialized technical or business knowledge to system projects. The position has the responsibility for the management of applications and data residing in the application. The Business Systems Analyst maintains the application's data and monitor performance and accessibility. The position will be instrumental in the development, identification and implementation of system modifications that will improve productivity within the system(s).

This position will primarily work on procurement related technology initiatives, including supplier onboarding, supplier management including evaluations/scorecards/risk, contract authoring, data warehousing/BI, etc.

  • Consults with functional areas to develop understanding of the varied and complex business needs supported by the system. Responsible for determining how changing business needs will affect the system. Understands the role of the system in the big picture and provides ideas and recommendations regarding the evolution of the system.
  • Responds to questions and influences the users regarding current and potential system inputs, processes, and outputs.
  • Conducts research and analysis into the nature, effect and results of system problems. Develops detailed business user requirements, system documentation, workflow procedures, and data modeling.
  • Collaborates with Tech Leads and Architects to ensure fit of requirements and design into long term function roadmap.
  • Collaborates with internal and external build teams for development of system, refines design and business requirements to optimize returns from system.
  • Negotiates plans, time frames and trade-offs while ensuring client understands the final results of the project.
  • Reviews and routes requested system changes and develops detailed specifications for implementation. Communicates system changes and issues to next level of management.
  • Ensures current and accurate system documentation, coordinates and or performs testing of system modifications, both validated and non-validated systems.
  • Provides systems expertise and supports system training, educational tools and materials. Involved with the Purchasing Systems Manager regarding planning/scheduling and resource allocation.
  • Creates reports from existing client databases to satisfy user requests, development of ad-hoc database reporting, data sampling, project analysis, or testing verification.
  • Monitors and audits the use of the systems; executes system control practices and purchasing procedures for regulatory and compliance.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures for software development, demand management, incident management, e tc

  • College degree in Information Systems, related field, or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Experience in the systems development, implementation, and operations of a large-scale, enterprise systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to effectively lead and facilitate meetings with customers and technical team members.
  • Must be deliverables focused and detail oriented.
  • Must exhibit exceptional teamwork skills.
  • Must have a strong customer focus.


  • 4+ years of similar experience as a BSA, of which 2+ years of experience in pharma industry.
  • 2+ years of working in procurement processes including supplier onboarding/evaluation, risk management, and contracting.
  • 2+ years of experience in Procure-to-Pay and invoicing business processes.
  • 1+ years of experience supporting indirect buying business processes.
  • 1+ year of experience with RPA implementation, including opportunity identification, business case, development, integration, and rollout.

Preferred experiences

  • 1+ years of Ariba experience in Supplier Lifecycle and Performance, Contracts, Sourcing, etc.
  • 1+ years of experience with reporting tools (Qlik, Tableau, etc).
  • 1+ years of experience with SAP, TIBCO, DSP.
  • Working with SaaS vendors to configure and test enterprise solutions and trouble shoot issues.
  • Experience with process mapping in Source-to-Settle processes and implementing technologies to enable that (Celonis, Aris, QPR).

Associated topics: analysis, bi, examiner, financial analyst, forecasting, investment fund, legal, market, refine, valuation analyst
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