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Business Unit Manager Netherlands


Breda, Breda, Netherlands

Job Function:  Business Development
Job ID:  71777

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 Patient Value Unit Immunology in Netherlands, we are looking for a talented and inspiring individual to fill the position of:


Business Unit Manager, Netherlands (Breda)


As a Business Unit Manager, you will be the integrated manager of all the customer/stakeholder-facing resources in/for regional given business unit. You orchestrate all activities of the local business unit in the Netherlands.


You will be responsible for the overall cross functional leadership of the franchise, including external facing UCB roles that are involved in patient value creation e.g. Key Account Managers and, where applicable, Payer Partners.


As a Business Unit Manager, you demonstrate a high level of cross functional leadership and in a motivational way creates and drives the acquired joint accountability required to secure a true alignment of teams and individuals from the team.


You ensure the local franchise operates to highest standards of ethics, compliance and quality when educating, promoting, selling and distributing its products by complying with UCB code of business conduct and industry guidelines.


You like to work in an environment where you can:


  • Lead, motivate and inspire the team in your respective country/area: recruitment, onboarding, development, performance review, mentoring and management.
  • Lead the development and execution of tailored strategies for the assigned business unit (Ecosystem).
  • Drive growth, profitability to achieve the business unit strategic and financial goals and develop long term partnerships with health care
  • Contribute to accomplishing patient and health care value, with your in depth understanding of the Dutch healthcare system and of the therapeutic area including clinic, payer and policy interactions and capability of external focus.


You will contribute by:


  • Demonstrate a motivational, inclusive and cross functional leadership, build on the Patient Value Strategy principals that inspires to true joint accountability of all local business unit members.
  • Work cross-functionally with the local business unit members to build out plan details, and to make modifications when necessary to reflect new market insights or changes in market dynamics.
  • Develop a multi-stakeholder (internal & external) business unit strategy based on key insights and unique characteristics of that ecosystem to maximize patient and ecosystem value creation and advance the business unit objectives.
  • Ensure implementation of the Netherlands’ business unit Patient Value plans to achieve aligned and approved UCB and patient/business unit value creation objectives within agreed financial frame.
  • Develop and maintains effective external and internal relationships to secure patient value and efficient operation of the franchise in Netherlands.
  • Stay up-to-date on business, clinical/scientific, healthcare funding and policy issues affecting the Netherlands healthcare ecosystem.


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


  • 10 years of healthcare related sales, marketing, market access or field medical experience.
  • Bachelors’ degree in life sciences, business or healthcare required.
  • M.B.A., JD, PharmD, PhD or MD preferred.
  • Market expertise in the Netherlands health systems and excellence understanding of local ecosystem key drivers for success.
  • Proven experience in leading multidisciplinary (cross functional) and/or matrix teams.
  • Proven leadership skills in managing, developing, and cross-functional influencing teams.
  • Relevant ecosystem archetype expertise in TA-Area or specialty care pharma, maintains and advances own area of therapeutic knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to engender credibility and confidence within the company.
  • Strong customer focus and operating skills and sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications.
  • Demonstrated strength in analytics, business planning, tactical plan development and execution.


Why you should apply


At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you will discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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