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Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

IT, Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Job Description


The Business Engagement & Technology Principal Analyst will provide functional and technical expertise, partnership, and support for Treasury and Finance/Accounting business areas at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, focusing primarily on Treasury related processes and applications. The incumbent will be a technical resource in ensuring delivery and support of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), cloud-based applications, as well as a wide range of custom solutions to support the Treasury business area. The Business Engagement & Technology Principal Analyst will partner with business leadership to deliver capabilities and execute on a roadmap that align to support business strategy. Additionally, the Business Engagement & Technology Principal Analyst will maintain reliable, scalable and compliant systems that easily meet business needs by efficient delivery and enhancements that provides opportunities for developing and implementing innovative solutions and integrations.


  • Become a trusted partner of the business leaders within their remit
  • Understand their needs and vision, and deliver technology solutions to support and enable their goals and objectives
  • Provide insights on how technology can improve business processes to enable operating efficiencies and support the achievement of business goals and objectives.
  • Help refine and execute the technology strategy by leading the evaluation, selection, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of technology solutions.
  • Develop and maintain a long-term life cycle plan for the ongoing maintenance and management of systems.
  • Manage relationships with our strategic software vendors and service providers
  • Work closely with DTE Compliance, Internal Audit, and Quality Assurance groups as needed to ensure compliance with all appropriate regulations, as well as our DTE system lifecycle and change management requirements


  • In-depth knowledge in the core disciplines of project management, business analysis, solution design, delivery, and testing
  • Experienced in building productive partnerships with business stakeholders and aligning them around a recommendation/solution
  • Strong understanding of the business, processes, and any appropriate regulatory environments
  • Results oriented contributor with a proven track record of on-time project delivery for large, complex projects with global stakeholders
  • Able to manage own workload with minimal direction
  • Deep understanding of Oracle ERP or similar ERP Platforms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong ability to present complex or sensitive information in a clear and concise manner to various technical and non-technical audiences
  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and prioritization skills
  • Strong system life cycle expertise
  • Good knowledge of running IT managed services or outsourced/ offshore teams
  • Very strong MS Office skills, including MS Project & Visio, Excel and PowerPoint experience
  • Experience in Agile methodology


  • B.S. and 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Functional knowledge in FXAll or other industry leading currency trading platforms
  • Experience with Treasury solutions for currency trading, execution and financial risk, investment management (including use of FX and interest rate derivatives)
  • Knowledge in ChathamDirect or other industry leading Treasury risk management platforms
  • Biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience working with managed services and/or offshore teams

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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