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Global Business Analyst Neurology


Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium

Job Function:  Finance
Job ID:  67411

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?

As part of UCB’s sustained and strategic commitment to patients, UCB will continue to focus on fact-based decision making. To enable this, three Insights-to-Impact (I2I) functions have been established within the Corporate Development and Finance function, which are acting as independent sparring partner to the R&D teams, providing Insights and a transversal resource reallocation challenge, while performing business planning.


The I2I R&D function focuses on all R&D activities across our portfolio (early and late stage), wherever they sit within UCB: Early Solutions, Development Solutions, Immunology Missions, Neurology Missions


The I2I R&D Global Business Analyst is part of the I2I R&D Insights & Analytics team, which develops a fact-based answer to the key strategic business questions, for benchmarking our R&D performance, and for developing an independent and transversal view of our assets and R&D activities





The Global Business Analyst focuses on the Neurology missions and takes up two main roles:

  1. Support the respective business partners in gaining a deep understanding of the market disease landscapes by providing business analytics, which includes:
  • Answering (commercially oriented) questions from global business partners (mission stakeholders, senior management, etc.) using all available data sources
  • Creating and maintaining the commercial market disease landscapes for the key countries
  • Working closely with business partners in the missions, and developing a deep understanding of business strategy, tactics, questions, priorities, etc.
  • Developing strong, synergistic relationships within the I2I functions, and works closely with people who have an analytics oriented role, e.g. the Global Analytics practice and the regional advanced & business analytics leads


  1. Be the thought-partner of the Neurology missions in the domain of Advanced Analytics (AA):
  • AA roadmap: Develop the Advanced Analytics roadmap in close collaboration with the business partners (understand business questions and needs, identify relevant AA use cases, drive working sessions with business partners, …)
  • AA delivery: Oversee the delivery of the Advanced Analytics projects, work closely together with Global Analytics / IT / external vendors on key analyses to be performed, and distill the key business implications and “so-whats”
  • Drive impact: Engage with respective stakeholders to help converting the AA Insights into impact (decisions, committed action plans, …)
  • AA champion: Drive cultural and mindset change within UCB to increase knowledge and adoption of AA




  • Bachelor’s degree (Business Administration, Marketing, Science, …..) required. Master’s degree in scientific area is preferred
  • Extensive experience with the pharma industry, understanding key challenges, business questions and needs. Experience with UCB’s therapeutic areas, mainly Neurology is a plus (8-10 years of relevant professional experience)


  • Analytical power and business acumen to derive advanced insights
  • Ability to identify priorities, deadlines, and expectations on multiple tasks and execute tasks accordingly with a high degree of quality while managing to tight deadlines and changing business needs
  • Understanding of the Advanced Analytics applications (i.e., understand the various techniques, and what it can deliver). Consulting experience in the domain of Advanced Analytics is a plus
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and being known to articulate complex concepts in clear, brief and easy to understand manner
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to work in a highly networked and matrix organization


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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