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SAP Cross Applications Lead


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job ID:  71993

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?


SAP Cross Applications Lead

Within the global UCB IT organization, the SAP Center of Excellence plays a crucial role in running UCB’s transactional backbone for Finance & Purchasing, Manufacturing & Labs, and Supply Chain. 
We are looking for a unique individual to strengthen our team. 

As the SAP Cross Applications Lead, you will act as a trusted partner to ensure business continuity, to implement technical projects and support functional ones, to help define the technology roadmap, to ensure compliance in a regulated environment, and to maintain a high level of quality. All these responsibilities converge towards a single objective: improving the lives of our patients.

SAP being UCB’s transactional backbone, you will optimize its usage across the board through automation/industrialization/rationalization, and prepare for S/4HANA to unlock additional value to be harvested by all stakeholders, both business and IT.
The role is based in Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium

Your main responsibilities

As the SAP Cross Applications Lead, you will: 

•    Act as IT System Owner, ensuring that UCB’s SAP ERP systems remain trustworthy/safe/secure/compliant, and maintaining business continuity through system availability.
•    Manage the existing SAP Cross Applications teams (Basis, Development & Innovation, Security & Authorizations) in terms of roadmap, budget, and resources.
•    Drive technological innovation in all SAP ERP matters to ensure UCB keeps benefitting from leading edge technology.
•    Manage technological projects end-to-end, ensuring successful implementation within agreed cost, schedule, and quality targets.
•    Ensure compliance of the solutions to global processes and legal requirements, while following validation guidelines and standard operating procedures.

You see yourself immediately when reading…

•    Passionate about technology and how it can improve the life of patients.
•    Team leadership abilities, making it possible to coordinate and participate in a collaborative approach to complete tasks.
•    8+ years of technical expertise with SAP ECC (experience with S/4HANA highly desired), project management, people management & development, service management, escalation & conflict management.
•    International exposure, and experience in working with offshore teams.
•    Project management expertise, and proven track record in managing relationships with internal and external partners.
•    Storytelling ability to make effective presentations to diverse groups and facilitate brainstorming sessions.
•    Focused. Decisive. Ability to help/lead teams and business leaders prioritize ideas, distilling them into strategies and tactics.
•    Enjoy working with high energy individuals to solve difference challenges, sometimes in parallel.


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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