Make your mark for patients.
We’re here because we want to build the future and transform patients’ lives for the better.
At UCB, our people are our experiences and achievements, our passion and drive. That’s why we’re looking for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences - not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.
We promote an environment of diversity, openness, and respect where people can make valuable contributions.
An exciting journey lies ahead. Will you join us in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible?
Are you ready to join a highly engaged and motivated team and create a difference and impact for UCB and its patients?
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN UCB GLOBAL PROCUREMENT
At Global Procurement we have embarked on a transformational journey aimed to leverage our function to generate incremental value for UCB.
Our purpose is to systematically connect the needs of our business stakeholders to innovative solutions coming from the market and the suppliers.
Our team is primarily focused on upstream procurement, business partnering with internal stakeholders, market analysis, demand management, negotiation, contract management, and supplier relationship management.
We passionately believe that we can deliver impactful results by building a solid relationship with our stakeholders and suppliers, by growing and nurturing our market knowledge, and by developing our analytical skills and competencies.
Alongside a solid backbone of the traditional procurement process, tools and methodologies, we have already implemented innovative solution and we are constantly looking at opportunities to automate, outsource or simplify tasks and routine to let you dedicate and focus on what create new results and impact for UCB.
This means that, even if a minimal part of your day shall be dedicated to executing some transactional task, we are constantly looking at solutions to let you focus on more added value activates.
Excel may still be one of your best friends, however, you may benefit from a new data mining innovative tool and analysts to help you build your strategy and credibility with your stakeholders.
Even though you shall diligently book saving in the system, build our contract database, and daily managing your sourcing online, you will benefit from a new Robot helping you encoding contract and from a team creating e-RFP in Ariba.
You will benefit from joining a high-impact and high-performance team : we have systematically delivered saving over 5% of our addressable spend : Cost and cash optimization is and will remain one of our key priorities and key expected results.
Alongside this traditional metric, we have deployed a framework that is helping us on positioning our impact across different value drivers beyond saving.
We created definitions for the innovation that procurement can bring to UCB and are classifying our project accordingly.
Next to our terms of employment and benefits, we genuinely believe in personal development and our team and invest considerable resources to provide ongoing training that builds and extends professional, technical, and management skills in all areas.
The role is based in Belgium, Brussels.
Still in doubts about joining?
A day in your (working) life
You will be joining the Procurement Non-Commercial Indirect Team as a strategic sourcing manager, and managing sourcing projects between in the indirect area (Professional Services, Consultancy, IT, Lab Supply and Equipment, Facility Management, Distribution and Logistics).
Depending on the project you will be working independently or as a part of a team to execute sourcing initiatives and ensure their successful deployment across the organization.
To be successful in your role you will need to build solid relationships and trust with your colleagues, your business stakeholders, and the suppliers in your portfolio.
As a part of your responsibilities, you shall fully adopt and embrace UCB procurement tools and processes, diligently approving transactions, report your progress and planned activities in the system, and use the provided tools.
Depending on your expertise area and the needs of our internal stakeholder, we expect you to
The area that plays to your strengths
Be honest on this! We may select you anyhow!
Project management and coordination skills is often required due to the complex nature and scope of many of our projects and initiatives
You are a born buyer who wants to grow in Procurement!