Abbott Informatics Business Analyst in Lake Forest, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

This role requires an individual with a passion for analyzing data and providing insights for actionable business decisions. The Business Analyst is responsible for developing detailed requirements, analyzing customer data and identifying new opportunities for operational performance improvement, increased efficiency and workforce productivity for AlinIQ products.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track record of success delivering new features or products. The candidate should be a critical contributor to defining the informatics products within Abbotts Diagnostics Division. She/he will also be responsible for supporting on-market products post-launch


  • Serve as subject matter expert, define detailed requirements, analyze business needs by means of interviews, workflow analyses and facilitate discussions with users.

  • Translate users' business requirements into detailed functional designs for development, testing and implementation.

  • Prepare detailed specifications and related documentation.

  • Identify and communicate risks and issues impacting business rules, functional requirements and specifications.

  • Participate in managing the scope of applications and related changes.

  • Assist quality assurance with functional test case review.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders on the evaluation of the feasibility, effort and costs to implement requirements.

  • Create and execute user acceptance test plans for software changes and enhancements

Position Accountability / Scope

She/he is accountable for leading product requirements within Scrum teams.

The individual will interact with project managers, product owners and R&D leadership on project scope, timeline, risks and budget.

The individual will work as part of cross-functional teams in Global Marketing, Research & Development, Information Technology, Quality, Operations, Regulatory and Business Development to deliver informatics products.

Minimum Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in an engineering or closely related discipline highly preferred. Applies engineering technical knowledge for specified engineering discipline for subsystem development. In depth knowledge and understanding of product or discipline. Moderate knowledge of external regulations and standards affecting IVDs and biologics. 4 years progressive work experience with degree or sufficient transferable experience to demonstrate functional equivalence to a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Decision Sciences, other.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in documenting requirements, writing basic report, modeling and providing oversight and support for On Market products.

  • At least 2 years of experience defining process workflow diagrams, process/functional requirements and user needs.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Computer proficiency with in MS Office Suite: Excel, SharePoint, Visio, Project and Power Point.

  • Prior experience with a BI or Data Visualization tool such as Looker, MS BI Tool, Tableau, QlikView, BIRST, Cognos, SAP BI or similar is preferred.

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing business and technology needs.

  • Collaborate effectively with internal team members.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email