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Business Analytics Translator for Corporate Functions


Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium

Job Function:  Finance
Job ID:  68538

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

To strengthen our Global Analytics & Data Foundation team, based in our HQ offices in Brussels, Belgium, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Business Analytics Translator for corporate functions.


As a Business Translator you will help to ensure that UCB achieves its strategic objectives (as resource allocation, commercial success and new launches) by supporting fact based decision making through analytics projects.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Play an essential role in creating a bridge between the technical expertise of data engineers and data scientists/insight finders and the business understanding of different areas across UCB
  • Help to ensure that the insights generated through analytics are contextualized and translated into impact at scale for different areas across UCB
  • Be at your best when both technical and business teams claim you as your own. This means that translators are equal parts technical and functional in their expertise and interests
  • Work in collaboration with a Senior Analytics Business Translator

You will contribute by:

  • Drawing on your domain knowledge (in this case in the Support Functions  such as Legal or Finance) to help business leaders identify and prioritize high impact business problems
  • Using your working knowledge of AI and analytics to translate the business problems to the data professionals who will create the models and analytics solutions
  • Ensuring that the solution produces insights that the business can interpret and execute on,  and communicate these insights to business users to drive adoption and ensure discussions on the implementation, supporting, if needed the potential corrective actions
  • Advocating and driving a culture of data-driven and fact-based decision making 

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

  • Domain knowledge (Finance and/or Internal Control and/or Legal and/or Ethics & Compliance)
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry is a strong plus.
  • Mastering project management skills is a must. As a translator, you should be able to guide an analytics project from ideation through production and adoption. This means you have an understanding of the life cycle of an analytics project and are aware of the common pitfalls
  • You can build bridges between the functional and technical teams, while challenging each team on their assumptions
  • As a translator, you possess strong quantitative skills and you are a structured problem solver
  • You can facilitate discussion with your Business domain Leadership or Operation team to help framing Business questions/problems and understand them and their impacts for the domain
  • You don’t necessarily need to be able to build analytics models yourself, but you need to be knowledgeable of what types of models are available and to what business problems they can be applied
  • You need to be able to challenge the data engineers and data scientist and possess an 80/20 mindset to push for fast model iterations
  • As a translator, you must also be able to interpret model results and identify potential model errors (e.g., overfitting, model bias, correlation vs causation)
  • You have an agile mindset and love to test-and-learn
  • You are a crisp communicator and can tailor your communication style to technical and non-technical audiences alike. This means you can build a storyline to communicate the analyses to business leaders
  • You have an intrapreneurial spirit and can create creative solutions to technical and organizational roadblocks that can immerge
  • You are driven by impact 

Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.






About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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