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Launch Excellence Project Lead


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Function:  General Management
Job ID:  65211

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?


To strengthen our Immunology team, based in our Atlanta HQ, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Launch Excellence Project Lead. The Launch Excellence Project Lead (LEPL) will be responsible for the comprehensive oversight for bimekizumab (BKZ) launch readiness, from pre-launch through launch and inclusive of all indications.

You like to work in an environment where you can: 

  • contribute to the conduct and management of the launch governance across all teams
  • be instrumental in working with the Mission (global BKZ team) in establishing enhanced processes for alignment and decision-making, as well as sharing best practices and mentoring across launch teams 
  • demonstrate leadership by actively using the Patient Value Solutions Principles.
  • act as champion for Project Management leadership, techniques and processes, educating team members and sharing lessons learned for continuous improvement and agility 
  • be an integrated part of the launch teams (both local & global).  


You will contribute by: 

  • Coordinating and driving BKZ launch governance forum in the US, ensuring cross-functional collaboration and connectivity to global Mission
  • Building project plan and monitor progress across BKZ launch excellence, workstreams, and sub-workstreams, identifying potential barriers and risks, and driving mitigation plans.  Identify workstream team synergies and/or conflicts early and propose solutions in agreement with leadership.
  • Working with BKZ stakeholder communications to ensure alignment of communications for internal and external stakeholders and ensuring strategic concepts are aligned and for information/data gathering across the organization
  • Collaborating and guiding the development of teams’ strategic plans for the pre-launch readiness & launch planning; track, monitor, and report launch readiness status against launch excellence objectives.
  • Supporting relevant launch excellence meetings by setting meeting agendas, tracking meeting minutes, and following-up on key action items with launch stakeholders.
  • Producing analysis around workstreams, sub-workstreams, and projects (as needed) and internally align with US Launch Lead and (global) Mission Launch Excellence team to ensure timely completion of launch goals
  • Working with the Mission Launch Excellence team in establishing and aligning on launch processes and reporting of readiness as well as negotiating internal partnership agreements (as needed).


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills: 
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in project management and/or in a commercial cross-functional or line function role
  • 5+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, CRO or comparable partner organization for drug development. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree Preferred
  • Project management skills/organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to effectively manage mixed resources and multiple projects of various diverse scopes
  • Experience planning and executing complex, cross-functional projects in a global, matrixed organization
  • Excellent analytical problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification


Why you should apply 
At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve. 

If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


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

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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