Bio Drug Substance Lifecycle Manager

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Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Bulle, Gruyere, CH

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 Technical & Supply Operations – Lifecycle Management Team, based in our hub in Bulle, Switzerland, we are looking to fill the position of:

Bio Drug Substance Lifecycle Manager.


Are you driven and enthusiastic in your approach? For UCB, you are a ‘drivethusiastic’ person. This very special blend of talent means you are pushed by a keenness to make a positive difference for patients.


As a UCB 'drivethusiastic' person and Bio Drug Substance Lifecycle Manager you like to work in an environment where you can:

• Drive Biological Drug Substance process industrialization and manufacturing deployment,

• Drive and manage NBE’s Drug Substance supply lifecycle programs,

• Be part of an engaged and strategy focused team,

• Provide efficient support to ensure project successes.


As a UCB 'drivethusiastic' person and Bio Drug Substance Lifecycle Manager you will contribute by:
Drive industrialization strategy to deliver on 10 years supply plans for clinical and commercial manufacturing.

• Build and maintain the project portfolio for all projects linked to manufacturing.

• Provide 2nd line Troubleshooting support to UCB sites, CMOs and Strategic suppliers for the covered assets.

• Promote, evaluate and build roadmaps for implementation of process optimizations and technological improvements to reach state of the art process capabilities.

• Evaluate technical, regulatory and financial feasibility of line extension developments.

• Support local (site) manufacturing strategies and initiatives (from evaluation to implementation).

• Initiate and/or assess CoG improvement opportunities.

• Lead cross functional / cross-product projects, including performing operational project management as required.

• Provide ad hoc operational support activities, when required.

• Provide ad hoc support to Due Diligence exercises.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:
Graduate and post-graduate training in life science 

• 7 years’ experience in biotech / biopharma industry

• 7 years in manufacturing role and/or in project management position

• Strong experience in the management of multi-disciplinary project teams and outsourced activities

• Strong experience with biological product development, industrialization, registration and approval processes in EU, US, CN and JP

• Experience at a leadership level with partnering programmes, both in-licensing and out-licensing

• Skilled in cGMP quality and regulatory requirements in the manufacture of NBEs

• Knowledge of financial and budgeting processes, with specific focus on CoGs and investment decision making

• Demonstrated ability to successfully execute project management activities

• Skilled at writing and reviewing technical documentation, including cGMP documents and regulatory submissions relating to biological products

• Leadership skills, including training, coaching and discipline enforcement

• Autonomous, self-starting attitude, problem solving oriented, pragmatic

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, in English, with capabilities to organize and summarize complex information and behave as a trustworthy communicator

• Ability to balance efficiently multiple priorities


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


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