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L&D Partner R&D


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Human Resources
Job ID:  68672

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 European Learning and Development team based in Brussels (Belgium)/Slough (UK) or Monheim (Germany), we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of:  L&D partner R&D




The Learning & Development Partner (hereafter “Learning Partner”) is the pivotal contact person for the business she/he works with, and provides consultancy services to her/his global, regional, and local business partners. As a trusted partner she/he keeps her/his internal stakeholders up to date with the latest developments in UCB global learnings offer, acting as an ambassador for our global UCB learning strategy.


The role proactively listens to and captures business needs and assesses whether a/which learning solution can address them, as well as ensures ad-hoc requests are being addressed in a proper fashion.


Using captured needs, the Learning Partner ensures that these are met using locally relevant and globally aligned solutions. This encompasses; ideation of how to customize existing global solutions and, where global solutions are unavailable, ideating of new specific solutions. The learning partner then interact with and coordinate the design, development, operations and facilitator teams to create meaningful and effective learning solutions for the business environment.


You will contribute by:


Major Accountabilities:


Being the trusted learning partner


  • Developing and maintaining positive stakeholder relationships
  • Proactively gathering insights on the stakeholder needs and helping them to identify how and whether learning can best support these needs
  • Acting as an ambassador for UCB’s global learning approach - sharing her/his enthusiasm and knowledge of UCB’s learning culture, its current status and developments with stakeholders
  • Updating stakeholders on the latest relevant learning solutions available from the global Learning Experience team and possibilities to customize for “local” use


Ideate and develop learning experience project proposals for development


  • Identify specific learning needs where global solutions are unavailable and communicate this to the learning team for input and co-creation
  • Communicate aligned requirements to global Learning Experience and Learning Operations team


Input vision into local learning experience projects end-to-end


  • Collaborate with the global Learning Experience team in developing specific projects by contributing knowledge towards:
    • The (learning) needs assessments conducted
    • The design and development of the projects, as they bring them to pilot phase
    • Monitoring that the specific vision is correctly developed into the solutions


  • Work closely with the global Learning Operations teams and input expertise and advice towards:
    • The scaling up of projects – change management considerations, business specificity and continuity challenges
    • Assisting by coordinating the smooth implementation of the learning experiences – input on planning, briefing or train-the-trainer of potential facilitator team, troubleshooting, issue management


  • Ensure continuous improvement in learning solutions
    • Work closely with Learning Operations to understand data-led insights on learning experiences
    • Together with the Learning Experience team work on iterations of learning experience according to insights gathered and monitor their correct implementation by Learning Operations.



Critical competencies:


Interested?  For this position, you'll need the following educationexperience and skills:


  • Ideally bachelor’s degree in human resources, Organizational Psychology, or experience equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a learning and development, or change management type of role
  • Proven experience working directly with and supporting business partners
  • Experience implementing and coordinating multiple projects under global direction and/or in pharma environment is a plus.


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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