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IT Finance Analytics Project Lead


Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job ID:  71316

Help us transform patients' lives.


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


IT Finance Analytics Project Lead


Within the global UCB IT organization, the IT Finance and Procurement group is looking for a unique individual to strengthen our team in the Analytics and Reporting domain.


Our Finance and Procurement function has been on the forefront in implementing innovative digital solutions leveraging Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence algorithms. For taking this innovation to the next level, we are looking for an Analytics lead to deliver impact.


As a trusted Business Partner you will connect regularly with your stakeholders to identify improvements and innovation in the financial analytics area and contribute in building a common project roadmap that positively impacts our patients.


Given all analytics and reporting initiatives start from the data, as the Analytics lead, you will master the Data Foundation and Flows. By working with the system Solution Experts and Data owners, you will help to create the visibility on the Finance and Procurement datasets and contribute in deepening UCB's ability to unclock the power of data. 


Next to creating and owning this Data Foundation, you will act as a Connector and Project Manager in core analytics initiatives. You are enthusiastic to shape and drive IT Finance analytics initiatives. You speak the language of both technical team as well as the business partners and as such connect the different domains. You like a challenge and take accountability to deliver.


The role is based in Brussels.



Your main responsibilities


As the Analytics project lead, you will:


  • Partner with your stakeholders: connect and communicate with your stakeholders to understand and identify new business requirements and possibilities for innovation. Together you build a data analytics strategy and common roadmap.
  • Deliver Projects: Act as the project manager / squad lead on key analytics and reporting project.  Closely collaborate with all parties involved (Finance and IT, internal and external partners), following the UCB IT project methodology. You take ownership to deliver on time, budget and with the required quality.
  • Master the Data Foundation and Flows: Leverage the power of our financial data by creating a strong data foundation and architecture. You explore structured and unstructured datasets to generate insights.
  • Drive innovation: Follow market trends and industry best practices with the aim of sharing the acquired knowledge inside UCB and of applying it to propose innovative solutions.
  • Act as an IT ambassador: Actively take part in the implementation of the IT analytics strategy. Ensure compliance of the solutions to global process and legal requirements, follow validation guidelines and standard operating procedures.


You see yourself immediately when reading...


  • Passionate about technology and how it can improve the life of patients
  • Master Degree in Computer Science, Economics, Engineering or related
  • 4+ years of experience with Data Warehouse and Analytics / Reporting solutions. The core solutions you will be exposed to are mainly SAP BW (Hana), Denodo, Qlik, R, Cognos BI, Collibra. Knowledge of SAP ERP (FI/CO) is considered a plus.
  • High interest in Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. You have notions of what Data Science means and love to explore analytical models to effectively communicate with data scientists
  • You understand key financial concepts and have worked in this area already. Terms as Forecasting, Opex, P&L, COGS, balance sheets, spend… don’t scare you. Gradually you expand your scope to other datasets.  
  • Project management expertise and proven track record in managing relationships with business partners and external IT suppliers
  • Love to think strategically, holistic and value focused. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and are Solution oriented.
  • Storytelling ability to make effective presentations to diverse groups and facilitate brainstorming sessions.
  • You possess a Digital Mindset and are passionate about how technology can improve the life of patients
  • Fast paced, changing environment doesn’t scare you. On the contrary, you easily adapt and can contribute to the team thanks to your can-do attitude
  • Fluent in English


Why you should apply


Do you want to bring real value to patients living with severe diseases while driving innovation forward?

Join UCB’s dynamic, inspiring and innovative environment. You will be recognized for impactful performance via a competitive compensation and benefits package and you will enjoy ample personal development opportunities.


Tell us what makes you the perfect match to our team and join one of the most dynamic & forward-looking IT organizations in the world.



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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