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Program Vendor Lead


Monheim, Mettmann, Germany

Job Function:  Clinical Development
Job ID:  69888

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 Strategic Clinical Partnering (SCP) department within Global Clinical Science & Operations (GCSO), we seek a US/European-based Program Vendor Lead.


The Program Vendor Lead oversees all vendor operational and relationship activities for a clinical program throughout the drug development process while partnering with internal leaders across all of R&D.  


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Make an impact by serving as a liaison between the UCB Program Delivery Leads (PDL), Clinical Project Managers (CPM) and external service providers providing clinical study services for UCB clinical programs, to ensure high quality and timely study delivery.
  • Work in collaboration with SCP’s Vendor Management Lead in providing support for global vendor management activities.
  • Be a valuable contributor to our development activities by overseeing all external suppliers for assigned clinical programs to ensure that any service delivery failures that impact study quality or timelines are resolved with minimal impact to the clinical studies/program.


You will contribute by:

  • Leading/supporting as needed the clinical study team and Development Solutions stakeholder interactions with vendors from start-up through completion of a clinical study.
  • Driving the development, implementation and ongoing management of a vendor management program ensuring a collaborative, transparent relationship.
  • Providing support in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships and preferred/functional provider relationships according to the sourcing strategy, including processes and measures for vendor management.
  • Collaborating with various internal to implement new vendor and innovative approaches aligned with UCB’s Technology Transformation Implementation/Digital Business Transformation, including but not limited to the areas of decentralized clinical trials, eCOA and wearables.
  • Developing and fostering collaborative relationships with key interfaces such as Development Solutions, Legal, Purchasing, Finance, IT Clinical Solutions and Quality Assurance.


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

  • Excellent team player that excels at motivating, influencing and integrating individuals with different levels of experience both cross functional and cross company.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required in any of several concentrations: science, finance, legal, business.   Master’s degree in the same concentration is preferred.  A scientific and business background is a plus.
  • Significant relevant experience, 8+ years, in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, or CRO industry, in particular with clinical trial support service providers (e.g. eCOA, central lab, IRT).  Experience managing and/or working with CROs in a preferred provider relationship is a plus.
  • A proven track record of successful vendor management.
  • Exceptional leadership, networking, and communication skills are required.
  • Prior clinical trial project management experience is a plus.


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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