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R&D Project Analyst

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​AQUENT is supporting a Fortune 500 Food & Beverage brand in their search for an R&D Business/Project Analyst​! This is a FT Freelance role based in Purchase, NY (Westchester County)

Project Analyst, R&D System Platforms​
As part of the Global R&D Process, Systems and Information function, the Project Analyst supports navigating the R&D IT Projects through the Systems Development Lifecycle.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Supports the Systems Development Lifecycle Process; this support is comprised of the following areas of activity:

  • Business & User Requirement Development including Business Process Mapping & Design
  • Data Standards Development
  • Data Preparation & Migration Activities
  • System Testing Coordination
  • Project Management

Duties include:

  • Act as liaison between Business Partners and IT
  • Manage multiple priorities in parallel (with different stakeholders and IT resources)
  • Develop Business & User Requirements in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Champion the use of existing R&D Data Standards and facilitate the development of new R&D Data Standards
  • Support the Data Preparation & Migration Activities for new/upgraded systems
  • Plan & coordinate System Testing Activities with IT and Business Partners
  • Analyze large amounts of data to influence business decisions and drive data quality improvements
  • Training and Change Management support


  • BA in Business or related discipline or BS in a Science Discipline such as Food Science
  • 5-8 years of experience; will train an eager and motivated individual with less experience
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Preferred:
    • Project Management Experience
    • Systems Development Lifecycle Experience
    • Knowledge & Comprehension of information technology (IT) and Research & Development (R&D)
    • Self-starter, with a ‘Can Do’ attitude

If this sounds like you, apply today!

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