Digital Finance Analytics lead

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Date: Nov 13, 2018

Location: Anderlecht, Brussels, BE

Digital Finance Analytics 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 Finance Data Foundation and Flows. By working with the system Solution Experts and Data owners, you will help to create the visibility on the Finance Datasets and contribute in deepening UCB’s ability to unlock the power of data.

Next to creating and owning this Data Foundation, you will act as a Connector and Translator 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.

Your main responsibilities

As the Analytics 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 & Support: Act as the Connector / Translator on key analytics projects and 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 finance data foundation and flows: Leverage the power of our financial data by creating a strong data foundation. 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 a 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…

  • 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), Qlik, R, Cognos BI and IBM TM1. 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,… don’t scare you.
  • 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
  • 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


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