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Head of Biotech Manufacturing


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Business Development
Job ID:  65077


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 Braine Technical Operations Department, based in our hub in Braine l’Alleud, Belgium, we are looking to fill the position of: Head of Biotech Manufacturing Braine.


Energetic? Organised? Then at UCB you are known as an ‘energanized’ person. This specific blend of talent means you are dynamic and methodical in the quest to improve patients' lives.


As a UCB 'energanized' person and Head of Biotech Manufacturing Braine you like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Develop and lead the biological Drug Substance (DS) manufacturing operations in line with the UCB strategies
  • Lead the establishement of efficient and robust manufacturing operations to supply compliant biological DS for the late clinical, launch and commercial phases.
  • Define and implement strategies to develop a state-of-the-art manufacturing asset.


As a UCB 'energanized' person and Head of Biotech Manufacturing Braine you will contribute by:

  • Being accountable for operations, quality, supply and safety of staff in Drug Substance manufacturing.
  • Plans, directs and leads manufacturing operations for biological DS
  • Ensuring that all production activities are performed cGMP and othe applicable regulations
  • Determining the required operational budget and CAPEX and assessing capacity allocation in line with supply plans
  • Developing the adequate organization to support the manufacturing activities
  • Developing and empowering the staff to reinforce agility, flexibility and autonomy
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement and entrepreneuship
  • Promoting the safety culture and ensuring safety procedures application through the organization
  • Integrating the bio DS manufacturing to the process development, Braine and other UCB site operations


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

  • 12+ year experiences in biological Drug Substance manufacturing executive management role
  • Demonstrated experiences in biotech manufacturing/quality/engineering and projects execution at large scale
  • Demontrated experiences in development of effective and sustainable manufacturing organisation
  • Ability to define and implement a vision
  • Very strong expertise in GMP and regulatory environment
  • Strong executive presence and focus on building effective relationships across functions
  • Well-connected in the industy and broad understanding of industry trends and leading-edge methodologies


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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