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Industrial Lead / Life cycle manager


Bulle, Gruyere, Switzerland

Job Function:  Production
Job ID:  65974

Industrial Lead / Life cycle manager

S&TS, Product Strategy & Industrial Implementation

Location: Bulle, Switzerland  
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 Supply & Technology Solutions – Product Strategy & Industrial Implementation, based in our hub in Bulle, Switzerland, we are looking to fill the position of: Industrial Lead / Life cycle 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 Industrial Lead / Life cycle manager you like to work in an environment where you can:

• Drive Biological Drug Substance process industrialization and commercial manufacturing deployment,

• Drive and manage Biological Drug Substance supply & lifecycle programs,

• Be part of an engaged and strategy focused team,

• Provide efficient support in a highly matrixed environment to ensure project successes. 

As a UCB 'drivethusiastic' person and Industrial Lead / Life cycle 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 Bio DS 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.

• 10 years’ experience in biotech/biopharma industry, within development, industrialization and/or manufacturing.

• Strong experience in the participation to, and management of multi-disciplinary project teams and transversal processes.  
• Strong experience of industrial manufacturing platforms and of manufacturing landscape/intelligence.

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

• Skilled at writing and reviewing technical documentation, including cGMP and regulatory submission documents relating to biological products. Knowledgeable of registration strategies and approval processes in EU, US, CN and JP.

• Autonomous and pragmatic self-starter with focus on problem solving.

• 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.  
Discover more about the remarkable UCB Talent Blends and how you can contribute to the mix at www.ucb.com/careers.  

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