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Sr IT Business Analyst (31029729)




Full Time


St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

The Sr. IT Business Analyst provides MES deployment and system support to local manufacturing business teams. Works directly with clients and applies IT, business knowledge and experience to determine process alignment with MES system, deliver training of MES functionality, and determines root causes of any issues encountered by the manufacturing business teams while utilizing the MES software to manufacture product.

  • Primary liaison between the IT and business area.

  • Analyzes business processes; elicits, analyzes, and documents business requirements; identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and makes recommendations that are best for the company overall.

  • Works directly with clients and applies IT and business knowledge and experience to develop and understand the business case and business requirements to solve for technology related business problems.

  • Translates business requirements for system changes into functional requirements; performs data and process modeling; manages change.

  • Leads and coordinates testing; Prepares testing plans to confirm that requirements and system design are accurate and complete, performs verification, and user acceptance.

  • Conducts training; Assists in preparing, developing, and conducting training of clients and super users, and supports training of end users.

  • Leads department level initiatives or provides assistance to Program or Project managers on phases of a larger project.

  • Perform project management activities including maintenance of project schedules to ensure tasks are completed within scheduled timeframe.

  • Provides system support to end users and administrators to resolve business and technical problems.

  • Identifies trends and recommends proactive solutions to recurring issues.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Performs work using existing standards, methodologies and processes and understands other systems/business processes relationship to each other.

  • Partners with Corporate service providers and IT partners to investigate alternatives, which use existing applications.

  • Identifies, proposes, initiates, and leads implementation of process improvements. Makes recommendations to process stakeholders regarding the correct approach to achieve process improvement objectives

  • Exercises latitude in the approach to problem solving. Work is reviewed for soundness of business judgment and to determine if overall results and objectives have been achieved. Determines and develops approach to problems.

  • Maintains productive relationships with peers and management in IT and the business function to ensure effective communication and appropriate status awareness.

  • Serves as a source of information to the IT organizations on the business drivers, processes and organization structure and dynamics of the business area.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent years of experience

  • 7-10 years of experience in IT business analysis in regulated manufacturing environment

  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Ability to drive requirements and project work through to closure

  • Strong MS Office skills

  • Strong interdisciplinary, excellent intercultural influence, and networking skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • 5-7 years’ experience with SAP highly preferred

  • 2-4 years’ experience with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) Systems highly preferred

  • Software Life Cycle (SLC) and/or validation experience highly preferred

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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