Global Cash Management Lead

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Date: May 16, 2019

Location: Anderlecht, Brussels, BE

Our challenge. Your impact.

We aspire to be the Patient Centric global biopharmaceutical leader transforming the lives of people with severe diseases and need exceptional individuals to achieve this goal. We are looking for enthusiastic and talented professionals who thrive on challenge and change, who want to make a difference and deliver results.

For our Group Treasury department based in Brussels, we are looking for a:

Global Cash Management Lead

The function

As Lead Global Cash Management, reporting to the Head of Treasury & Risk Management, you will be responsible for ensuring the continuous performance of our Global Cash Management structure, drive roll-outs or enhancements worldwide and ensure optimal cash management processes in close collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders.

Additionally, you will focus on the optimization of our present Treasury technology environment, taking advantage of new technologies and tools available in the market as may be appropriate for UCB.

The ideal candidate for this position will offer a relevant experience in respect of cash management systems and implementations. In addition to this, a solid Treasury background coupled to a hands-on attitude, the ability to learn fast, as well as a collaborative mindset, will allow the candidate to maximally contribute to Treasury projects, such as the optimization and automation of UCB’s key Treasury Operations processes and ad hoc corporate Treasury initiatives.

Major accountabilities

  • Ensure the optimization of all bank connection tools, including (but not limited to) UCB SWIFT connectivity, UCB payment factory and other electronic banking interfaces.
  • Point of contact for banks and other suppliers in the area of cash management.
  • Closely collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on all cash management related processes.
  • Ensure cash management compliance (Swift compliance certification, internal audit, bank account management policy, etc.)
  • Problem solve technical issues as they may arise to ensure continuous performance of our cash management infrastructure.
  • Bank solution maintenance and administration, user and contract administration
  • Minimizing idle cash balances globally, including setting up of cash pooling and sweeping structures globally and closing legacy bank accounts, thus reducing complexity and further strengthening the visibility and control over cash balances.
  • Bank charges control
  • Report and follow up on Treasury’s cash management KPI’s 
  • Back-up to the Treasury middle office
  • Ad hoc projects within the group Treasury department.



A Masters-level Degree is preferred (Finance, Economics or another relevant discipline).


3-5 years of relevant corporate treasury / banking experience in a multinational environment is required for this key role within our organization.

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and project management skills.
  • Technology savvy; keeps up-to-date with the latest developments in Treasury technology. Significant prior experience with systems and processes of Treasury operations. Experience on Trax and SAP Treasury is a plus.
  • A good understanding of Treasury products and financial risk management coupled to strong willingness to further develop in this area.
  • A hands-on approach. Able to solve problems independently, displaying leadership, sound judgment and understanding when to seek advice. 
  • Comfortable in taking on new challenges. Curious to learn and develop within a corporate Treasury department.
  • Committed to delivering excellence, resilient, working efficiently within a challenging working environment.
  • A strong team player, collaborative.
  • First-rate communication and persuasion skills.
  • Business-fluency in English is a requirement for this role.


UCB offers

  • A dynamic growth environment, challenging opportunities in a highly international professional environment
  • Significant career growth opportunities for a highly motivated and ambitious individual
  • A competitive package and extralegal benefits, according to experience level

We are building the next generation Biopharma leader and need exceptional individuals to achieve this goal. We are looking for enthusiastic and talented professionals who thrive on challenges and change; who wish to make a difference and deliver results.

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