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Head of Treasury Operations


Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium

Job Function:  Finance
Job ID:  66130

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?

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:


Head of Treasury Operations


The function

As Head of Treasury Operations, reporting to the Head of Treasury & Insurance, you will be responsible for coordinating, supporting and optimizing the activities of the Treasury Operations department of the UCB group, in close collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders. You will actively drive the further optimization of the related processes, maximally taking advantage of new technologies and tools, as well as take on ad hoc Treasury projects.


The ideal candidate for this position will have strong overall knowledge of Treasury Operations processes and systems as well as financial risk management, a strong sense of initiative and good interpersonal skills.


Major accountabilities

• manage a team of treasury professionals in our global headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, consisting of the Front Office lead, Middle Office lead and Global Cash Management lead.

• coordinate and support the Treasury Operations activities, including cash management processes, intra-group borrowing and lending, external cash investment decisions and borrowing transactions, FX and interest rate hedging activities, in each case ensuring proper accounting and reporting.

• formulate recommendations with respect to UCB’s financial risk management policies, maintain and update the financial risk management policy and strategy.

• drive operational excellence, optimize use of bank connection tools and Treasury Operations systems and develop the further digitization agenda of the Treasury organization.

• ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures, and with external financial regulations.

• stay abreast of financial markets and regulations developments. • participate in, or lead external meetings with bank and technology providers on the above topics, monitoring of markets trends and reviewing of new product proposals.

• play an important role in the development of team members, foster cross-learning.

• primary responsibility on various Treasury projects (for example: follow-up, anticipate and implementation of IBOR transition).




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



Minimum 10-15 years of relevant Treasury experience in a multinational corporate or banking environment is required for this key role within our organization.


Skills & Competencies

• Agile with hands-on attitude, acting with integrity, working efficiently within a challenging working environment.

• A strong team player, collaborative.

• Holistic view on Treasury operations and passion to play a driving role in this area.

• Eager in keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in Treasury systems and processes.

• Accurate with excellent analytical skills; able to handle complex matters.

• Curious mindset and able to solve problems independently, displaying leadership, sound judgment, and understanding when to seek advice.

• Pro-active. Self-starter able to take initiatives and comfortable in taking on new challenges.

• First-rate communication and persuasion skills.

• Project management skills & technology savvy.

• Excellent understanding of Treasury products and financial markets/products, including documentation, valuation and accounting thereof. Ability to understand different types of financial exposures, develop and execute hedge strategies, incorporating the accounting consequences based on a thorough understanding of the relevant IFRS9 standard.

• Prior experience with Treasury in SAP and Trax is a plus.

• 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 highly motivated and ambitious individuals

• 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.


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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