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EMO Lead Bio DS


Bulle, Gruyere, Switzerland

Job Function:  Business Development
Job ID:  70146

Help us transform patients' lives.


At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe diseases.  Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure? 



To strengthen our Bio DS External Manufacturing department, based in our site in Bulle, Switzerland, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: External Manufacturing Operations Lead for Bio Drug Substances.

As an External Manufacturing Operations Lead you will manage biological Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) to ensure the supply of biological Drug Substances with the required quality, quantity, timing and cost, following established quality and manufacturing agreements.


You like to work in an environment where you can:


You will contribute by:

  • Contribute to efficient Operational Management of CMOs for the production of biological Drug Substances.
  • Participate to Drug Substance Process Validation activities at CMO: coordination of documentation reviews and tracking of project activities and timelines.
  • Ensure operational management of CMOs in charge of cell banks manufacturing and testing.
  • Contribute to timely issue, review, and approval of required GMP documentation, internally and from CMO (process description, batch records, analytical methods, change controls, deviations, technology transfer protocols/reports, validation master plans/reports, process validation protocols/reports).
  • Travel to CMO or other UCB sites, as required (~10%)


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

  • Minimum Education level: Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences.
  • Minimum 4 years in biotech / biopharma industry, in a bio-manufacturing role.
  • Expertise in bio-manufacturing processes and in technical documentation writing and review.
  • Strong communication skills, excellent spoken and written English (C1), French is an advantage.
  • Autonomous and rigorous.
  • Out-of-the-box approach for problem solving.
  • Team working mindset.



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’ll 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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