Senior Business Analyst
Burnaby, British Columbia
6h ago

Job Description Summary

The Senior Business Analyst provides business analysis services to STEMCELL’s business partners and Information Systems teams.

The focus of this position is to work closely with the business units to gain in-depth understanding of their business strategy, processes, requirements and the context in which their department operates.

The Senior Business Analyst works consultatively with the business and IS to help improve business outcomes by means of business process optimization and / or technology implementation and adoption.

The Senior Business Analyst holds themselves to a high standard of quality, acting as a champion of the business, and living the STEMCELL values : being innovative, delivering quality, being responsive, maintaining high integrity and a focus on collaboration.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

Build relationships with stakeholders and deeply understand their needs and goals.

You are a good listener and clear communicator, and are keen to seek clarity from ambiguity and embrace complexity.

Identify, create and facilitate change and improvement to ensure systems provided deliver business outcomes.

  • Provide leadership to team members and peers; articulating ideas and viewpoints to senior management, identifying and initiating projects;
  • driving the resolution of issues; and holding self and team accountable for results.

    Support business partners with evaluating solution options including driving and guiding solution and vendor selections.

    For agile projects, act as the product owner, and collaborate with the team to articulate user stories and acceptance criteria, holding the team to a high level of quality through challenging assumptions and supporting the sprint demos.

    Lead small to midsize projects, or assist IS project managers on larger more complex projects.

    Manage relationships, understand and negotiate stakeholder needs and expectations.


    At least 5 to 7 years’ experience as a Business Analyst in a multi-disciplinary technology environment or IT projects.

    Minimum BSc / BCom / BCS or related degree. MSc, MBA or PMP is a distinct asset.

    Demonstrated experience in large-scale projects and initiatives, including ECommerce and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations is a distinct asset.

    Experience with Agile methodologies.

    A client-focused mindset with proven experience building strong working relationships with executive sponsors, senior leaders and business stakeholders.

    Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with proven experience building strong relationships at all levels including ability to influence, motivate and facilitate consensus.

    Experience with Agile methodologies; having operated as a product owner is an asset.

    Experience working in Life Sciences or Pharmaceutical industries is an asset.

    This role requires vaccination against COVID-19 as per the current recommendations by local health authorities, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and where available.


    STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world.

    Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services.

    We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.

    Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as Scientists Helping Scientists standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.

    We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs / MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.

    STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

    This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

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