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EMO Lead Bio DS


Bulle, Gruyere, Switzerland

Job Function:  Business Development
Job ID:  70152

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.

In your role, you will use UCB long term sourcing/supply strategies for clinical and commercial products to meet the 10YP demand.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Be part of an ambitious organization with promising biopharma products pipeline
  • Be part of a great team who shares a collaborative spirit
  • Have a broad scope by managing cross-functional activities
  • Operate at the interface between UCB and the CMO
  • Work in a highly matrixed and dynamic environment


You will contribute by:

  • Lead efficient Operational Management of CMOs for the production of biological Drug Substances
  • Ensure implementation of UCB External Manufacturing Operational strategy by providing first line Technical Expertise
  • Lead the Preparation, Monitoring and Closure of manufacturing campaigns of Drug Substances at CMOs for Clinical, Launch and Commercial supply
  • Ensure availability of Source Documents (technical reports from CMO) in a timely manner for Product Registration
  • Lead initiatives to Identify, Implement, Change and Optimize External Manufacturing Operations (process continuous improvements)
  • Ensure monitoring of Manufacturing Operational KPIs and risks
  • Organize, Plan, Follow the operational support provided by a Consultant
  • Provide support to product registrations and elaboration of answers to questions from Health Authorities.
  • 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: Master’s degree in Life Sciences.
  • Minimum 8 years in biotech / biopharma industry, in a bio-manufacturing role.
  • Expertise in bio-manufacturing processes and in technical documentation writing and review.
  • Experience in project management and in the management of outsourced activities.
  • Strong communication skills, excellent spoken and written English (C1), French is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the cGMP concepts
  • 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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