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Process Assistant BPP


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Production
Job ID:  64470



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 Biologicals Pilot Plant team, based in our hub in Braine, Belgium, we are looking to fill the position of: Process Assistant.


Is your analytical adeptness second only to your strategic capacities? At UCB, we know you as a ‘stratelytical’ person. This specific blend of talent means you are a deep-thinking planner devoted to improving patients' lives.


As a UCB 'stratelytical' person and Process Assistant you like to work in an environment where you can:


Directly support the Manager of USP or DSP or Process Support production teams in order to assure excellence of manufacturing activities in compliance with HSE, GMP and technical aspect

• Participate to the preparation, execution, reporting and reviewing of manufacturing campaigns, technical batches and supply of clinical phases 1, 2 and 3

• Directly support the Production Manager for leadership and communication topics within and around the USP / DSP / Process Support team to achieve a global team and sharing spirit


As a UCB 'stratelytical' person and Process Assistant you will contribute by:


Creating documentation for regular process and / or process improvement : master batch record, check-list, coaching sheet, additional instruction, …

Taking care of the cycle documentation support within the timelines defined with the manager : documentation review, update, improvement, …

Managing the deviations by an action plan follow-up with the manager with respect of timelines

Elaborating and updating the production planning and team organization

Being an autonomous back-up Process Manager when needed

Having knowledges in Support or USP or DSP process and GMP compliance requirements to ensure that operational goals are met on a timely basis.

Collaborating with production manager in midterm production activities elaboration and team development

Monitoring of KPI and reporting

Being involved in audit preparation and presentation

Being an active deputy of Process Support / USP / DSP team manager for campaign preparation by engineering team (implementation of CAPA, avoid deviation reoccurrence, respect of timelines and operators communications / coaching, …)

• Being an active deputy of Process Support / USP / DSP team manager for project implementation by engineering team (CoG, regulatory aspect, coherence with other project, team information and coaching, …)

Being an ambassador of UCB Patient Value Strategy and direct management objectives

Supporting USP/ DSP and BPP representative in global & cross-functional project teams

Working relationships and contacts, strong cross- functional interaction with the other Process Assistants and/or stakeholders


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


Bachelor or Master’s degree

4-5 years experience in Pilot or large scale pharmaceutical manufacturing

Knowledge of mammalian cells cultivation, clarification (USP) and/or purification (DSP)

Knowledege of cell cultivation in (single use) bioreactors (USP)

Knowledge of Chromatography (DSP)

Knowledge of preparation of culture media and buffer solutions (Process Support)

Logistics knowledge of Material Management and Supply (Process Support)

Working in collaboration with managers and SMEs, the person should be able to understand the process and the need, collect feedback from SMEs and in case of discrepancies, suggest solutions to be able to meet the requirements and the planning

Organizational skills

Interpersonal, communication and team collaboration skills

Must be able to work on multiple simultaneous tasks with limited supervision

Flexible and stress manager

Fluent in French and in English


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