Technology Strategy Lead - Enterprise Architecture

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Date: Nov 12, 2018

Location: Braine L'alleud, BE

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 Belgian Technology team, we are looking for a Technology Strategy Lead – Enterprise Architect.


Are you an "Innolytic" who enjoys analyzing and delivering meaningful technology innovations? This remarkable blend of talent means you love to springboard breakthrough ideas with critical, crisp thinking that improve patients’ lives.

As Technology Strategy Lead you like to work in an environment where you can:


  • Thrive on analyzing and learning new and cutting-edge technologies, with a focus on business relevance.
  • Join a team of diverse technology and business backgrounds.
  • Develop effective solutions, rally support and build consensus to support the execution of the technology.
  • Communicate clearly on complex topics to co-create technology solutions.
  • Understand how technology, people, processes and data fit together in delivering outcomes.


As the Technology Strategy Lead you will contribute by:


  • Engaging with different IT teams to understand their objectives and challenges, align these with UCB corporate strategy, connect the dots, and propose IT-wide solutions.
  • Developing strategic IT architectures, and drive them to implementation – together with IT teams – to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Managing the view and evolution on UCB’s technology assets and IT product/project portfolio.
  • Evangelizing and fostering a culture of innovation across the organization and supporting teams from concept (PoC, MVP,…) to operationalization.
  • Providing guidance and advice ranging from the development of IT models, vendor market analysis, drive RFI/RFP processes, and creation of deployment models.
  • Representing UCB IT in relevant external events and forums.


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

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related degree. English is a must, other languages a plus.
  • Analytical approach and attitude, using data and facts to support strategic recommendations.
  • Leadership, motivational, and storytelling skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of project management, IT governance, software development, and technology support models.
  • Several years of experience in the analysis, design, development, and deployment of technology solutions.
  • Experience in the pharma industry is a plus (Research, Development, Commercial Operations,…)


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