CMO Manager for Drug Substance/Small Molecule

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Date: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, BE

CMO Manager for Drug Substance/Small Molecule

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 External Manufacturing Drug Substance group, based in our External Manufacturing 

Department in Braine l’Alleud, Belgium, we are looking to fill the position of:

CMO Manager for Drug Substance/Small Molecule.

Are you inspiring in the business of partnering? At UCB this makes you an ‘inspartnering’ person. 
This specific blend of talent means you excel at getting the right heads together to stimulate 
positive change for patients.

As a UCB 'inspartnering' person and CMO Manager for Drug Substance/Small Molecule you like to work in an environment 
where you can:

• Deliver technical expertise to support UCB CMO's in order to ensure effective processes, optimize 
capacity utilization and quality.
• Lead multifunctional teams to ensure tech transfers, validation, investigation and business 
support activities to/from CMO's for existing and new products.
• Maintain and share technology knowledge, CMO market intelligence, Drug Substance manufacturing 
and product knowledge of outsourced manufacturing processes.

As a UCB 'inspartnering' person and CMO Manager for Drug Substance/Small Molecule you will contribute by:

• Leading the operational management of UCB's selected global Contract Manufacturers / Strategic Vendors. In this context, the position leads UCB Vendor Teams with members of Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, and global support functions in the pro-active monitoring of the performance of selected partners in order to assure a continuous supply of compliant products and services.
•    Leading projects such as technology transfers, new product introductions, process improvements
• Participating in the development and implementation of the UCB industrial manufacturing strategy 
(eg. evaluation of external manufacturing capabilities and capacities, input in preparation and evaluation
of business cases, prepare and recommend outsourcing and network footprint decisions).

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

• Master degree in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering with at least 5 year’s experience in Chemical Development or Drug Substance Small Molecules Manufacturing.
•    Fluent in English (Written & Spoken).
•    Fully Self-supported, must be able to manage External Partners and relationships to influence Partners to deliver.
•    Able to drive multi-functional Teams, influence others, result oriented and effective at Networking.

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