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Business Intelligence Systems Analyst; Acurian (A PPD Company) - 144752


This position will act as a liaison between the technical and non-technical departments to ensure that the needs of the business are met efficiently and accurately. The BI Systems Analyst will assist in all aspects of the systems development lifecycle, including design, planning, coordination, development, implementation, and training. These projects will vary in purpose and scope, and they will be developed in different environments, including Oracle, SAS, Tableau, etc. He or she will need to learn and understand the business; have a deep understanding of data structure, general programming, and logic; and have strong problem-solving skills.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Support IT by assisting with the overall design of various projects, reviewing technical specifications, consulting, and performing quality checks to ensure that the business needs are being met and that the data is structured appropriately for performance, analysis, and reporting.

  • Support the Statistical Analysts, and other departments as needed, through training on data and infrastructure, deeper-level analyses, and automation of standard tasks, analyses, and reports.

  • Develop new programs and improve existing programs, within SAS, to supply data for new reports, automate existing or new analyses, and incorporate new learnings.

  • Consult for the business, as needed, to help with problem-solving, custom analyses, and process improvements.

  • Assist with maintenance of the SAS data and environment, including organizing data and programs, improving efficiency performance, maintaining documentation, and trouble-shooting issues.


Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science or equivalent

  • Minimum five years’ experience developing reports for non-technical business users

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Be knowledgeable of Base SAS programming (DATA step), SQL programming (i.e., use of SQL pass-through or PROC SQL), as well as the SAS Macro language for use in understanding current code.

  • Ability to manage small and medium sized projects and perform necessary communication and coordination to management, end users, and IT developers.

  • Exceptional level of customer service, professionalism, accuracy and detail.

  • Ability to communicate with non-technical peers and employees at all levels of the organization

  • Process improvement driven and willingness to share ideas and recommendations

  • Experience in Tableau, Visual Analytics, Cognos is a plus.

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, the parent company of PPD Development, L.P. and Acurian, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

Organization - Acurian
Primary Location - North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Horsham

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