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Head, External Medical Funding_UK Posting


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  65287

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?

Head, External Medical Funding
Slough (UK), Raleigh (US) or Brussels HQ (Belgium)
Help us improve patient lives


About UCB
At UCB, working at the forefront of scientific innovation, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with chronic disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we harness our passion, emerging technologies and blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?


UCB is a multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with a revenue of €4.632 billion in 2018.  The Company's efforts are focused on research and development of treatments for severe diseases treated by specialists, particularly in the fields of central nervous system (CNS) disorders (including epilepsy) and immunology. 


To strengthen our External Medical Funding team, we are looking to fill the position of: Head, External Medical Funding. The position is reporting to the Head of External Medical Funding and Collaborations.


About the Role
You will be responsible for:

Process Ownership
•    Leading the funding process (grants, sponsorships and donations) and team to ensure appropriate funding categorization, compliance, and alignment with medical strategy.  
•    Aligning established processes with internal policies and relevant regulatory requirements, globally.
•    Engaging and influencing key stakeholders to ensure appropriate funding categorization and funding decisions.  
•    Ensuring all funding requests are processed timely, including proper oversight and management of an external service provider.
Change Management
•    Driving the development of innovative solutions to improve established funding processes (reduce complexity and increase overall compliance) to mobilize and integrate science.  
•    Identifying barriers and manage risks to successful implementation of funding process changes through comprehensive change management plans.
•    Developing and implementing training plans for updated funding processes.
Service Provider Oversight and Management
•    Overseeing the service provider activities that contribute to the funding processes to ensure services are delivered appropriately and meet all established operational metrics.
Team Leadership
•    Managing and developing the team conducting external funding activities.


About You
You should have:
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. 
•    Experience (>5 years) in a cross-functional lead role or equivalent within R&D, Medical Affairs, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Experience (>5 years) working effectively in a Global cross-functional environment and possess strong project management capabilities.
•    Experience working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment on multiple projects with aggressive deadlines.
•    Experience in development and implementation of global processes and standards of practice preferred.
•    Creative, solution-oriented style and strategic mindset.
•    Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills – proficient in English.
•    Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
•    Strong team orientation and ability to work autonomously in a cross-functional and cultural environment.
•    Passion about effecting meaningful change and making a difference.
•    Experience (>2 years) managing direct reports preferred.

What We Offer
An opportunity to:
•    Be part of a dynamic team interacting and building relationships with a wide array of stakeholders.
•    Contribute to the development and enhancement of external medical funding processes, systems and standards.
•    Be part of an environment that encourages personal and professional growth through collaboration, feedback, sharing best practices and lessons learned.
•    Be proactive with a strong work ethic and ability to develop and coach others.


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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