Business Analyst - Enterprise Data Office

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 2Y6

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit: www.apotex.com.

Job Summary

As part of the Enterprise Data Office (EDO) team, the Business Analyst role is responsible for the front-end administration of the suite of data governance tools (Axon, EDC, IDQ, MDM), and enterprise data hub requirements. This role will be a significant contrinutor to the full implementation of Apotex’s data governance practice within the Informatica tools, and will drive the continuous support going forward. In close collaboration with business area SME’s and working closely with the EDO Leads, this role will be the connection between business and technology playing a significant role in the continuous success of the Enterprise Data Program and the enablement of supporting technology within the enterprise data hub.

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute standard onboarding of technical and business metadata into the Informatica EDC and Axon environments, ensuring the population of data lineage and linkage between the technical and business metadata.
  • Works closely with Metadata and Master Data Leads in the development and implementation of enterprise metadata standards, guidelines, and processes to ensure quality metadata and support for ongoing data governance.
  • Responsible for the administration of Informatica EDC/Axon tools and in future other data governance-related products (Data Quality) and provide business continuity support.
  • Drive discussions with data stakeholders on data governance processes and translate those requirements into Axon workflows.
  • Participate in Metadata Management scrum team to partner in work efforts, provide data management experience, including an understanding of concepts, practices, procedures, and tools providing strong analytical, innovative, and creative problem-solving.
  • Partner with EDO Leads in driving training sessions for business and technology partners covering enterprise metadata standards, guidelines, and processes.
  • Support the technical team in performing EDC Admin tasks such as configurations to interpret OOTB domains, resized EDC architecture, upgraded EDC, and create connections between EDC and source systems.
  • Support the technical team in performing admin tasks related to installation, configuration of cores and nodes, domain setup, configure services with repository/users, production deployment, deploying of multiple folders based on migration sheets and special instructions, as well as migrating scripts, files and param file.
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • A track record of working collaboratively with others across the organization
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience
    • Enterprise data integration and management experience working with Datawarehouse technologies and data governance solutions.
    • Experience with Data Governance , EDC, Data Quality, including executing at least 2 large Data Governance, Quality projects from inception to production, working as a technology expert.
    • Hands-on working with  Data Governance, Data Catalog and Data Quality product
    • Practical experience configuring EDC and Axon, including business glossaries, dashboards, policies, search, maps.
    • Experience in data quality tools, including data profiling, cleansing and identity resolution.
    • Involvement in supporting the technical team with respect to Unix/Linux system administration and troubleshooting.
    • Experience supporting the technical team in creating batch scripts to automate the Informatica administration, schedules, and deployment activities.
    • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills


COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements.  Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.  Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.


At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.