Johnson & Johnson Careers

[IT] Information Technology Business Analyst (BA), R&D IT, JAN

Chiyoda, Japan
Business Relationship Management

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905735237W

This position is for Janssen Japan R&D IT group, taking on mixed roles of Business Analyst (BA) and Technical Application Owner. Reporting to Business Technology Leader in R&D IT and Being part of R&D IT team, BA will engage with various Janssen R&D business stakeholder in areas such as Drug Safety (Pharmacovigilance and Post-marketing surveillance), Data Science, Clinical Operation.



·        Functions independently with some work direction and guidance, escalates as appropriate.

·        Applies procedures and processes effectively in compliance with J&J IT standards.

·        Seeks new technologies to proactively improve work processes.

·        Works closely with R&D business teams and leads business requirement and process design sessions to help translate business needs into solution specifications.

·        Forms productive networks with internal and external business partners and the vendor community, and manages expectations proactively by listening, clarifying, and responding effectively to questions and problems.

·        Provides oversight to the incident management process from Application Owner perspective.

·        Is responsible to maintains solid business understanding of R&D application landscape and partners with IT support teams, external vendors to achieve the goals as application owner

·        With some oversight, supports a team involved in vendor selection and vendor management by analyzing vendor proposals and producing required documentation (e.g. project plans, RFPs, RFIs, scorecards).

·        Leads and fosters knowledge sharing among the team.

·        Seen by R&D stakeholders as a key IT contact who understands business process, provides key inputs for ideation and planning of R&D IT portfolio.



·        Independently troubleshoots more complex problems and suggests effective resolutions.

·        Propose/selects tools and methodologies for projects, following compliance and company guidelines.

·        With some guidance, balances between IT standards and business need to guide well-informed decisions.

·        Applies compliance requirements within scope of responsibility, provides documentation as necessary, and participates in compliance activities as required.


Technical Expertise:

·        Is responsible for daily operations of Janssen Japan R&D IT systems.

·        Understands of J&J IT’s technology standards and strategies (to be acquired if outside candidate).

·        Can analyze requirements and translate them into viable project deliverables, effectively producing requirements documents and functional documents.

·        Understands of Application Lifecycle Management and applies compliance requirements within scope of responsibility, provides documentation as necessary and participates in compliance activities as required.

·        Seeks new technologies to proactively improve work processes.

·        Analyzes business problems, opportunities, and challenges, factoring in a strong understanding of the technical architecture and the business needs.



 ・3+ years of Project Management related experience is must.

・Experience of mid-sized IT project (team size: 10+) execution for a healthcare OR a regulated industry is preferred.

・Desirable to have 3+ years of experience in Pharma industry.

・Hands-on experience working


<Skills and Capabilities>


・Ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical teams.

・Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

・Ability to operate independently, multi-task, and prioritize tasks appropriately.



• Knowledge of healthcare R&D process, with focus on the Drug Development process. Experience in other industries a plus.

• Knowledge of healthcare regulatory environment, PMD Act, Computer System Validation, is a plus.

• Broad understanding of Design Principles (User Interface and Business Process Mapping) is preferred.



・Demonstrated ability to manage work in accordance with full system lifecycle (SDLC) from concept, core application development principles to production deployment is required.

・PM certifications are preferred but not mandatory.

・Business Level verbal and written English (Should be able to participate in active English conversation in the meetings).

<Academic Requirement>

・BA/BS degree or equivalent OR 4+ years with advanced degree or equivalent.
Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. (7195)
Job Function
Business Relationship Management
Requisition ID