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External Manufacturing Operations Lead


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Production
Job ID:  65687

External Manufacturing Operations Lead


Location: Braine l’Alleud


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: External Manufacturing Operations Lead


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 External Manufacturing Operations Lead  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 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/ Engineering with a minimum  of5 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 parnters to deliver
  • Able to drive multi-functionnal Teams, influence others, result oriented and effective at Networking


To apply please go to www.ucb.com/careers.

Discover more about the remarkable UCB Talent Blends and how you can contribute to the mix at www.ucb.com/careers.

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