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?
Creating valuable, unique solutions for our patients, our employees and other stakeholders is our core at UCB IT. We continue to push the bar higher to ensure our solutions provide a first-class user experience, are of top quality, always safe and secure, and exceed our users’ trust standards.
Do you want to make your mark on our journey as we prepare for our next biological product launches at UCB? Does your passion lie in ensuring optimal end-to-end CMC development, manufacturing processes and integrated systems?
Then you’ll want to join our IT Manufacturing, Development Sciences team as the Head of IT Labs, based in our Braine l’Alleud office in Belgium.
As the Head of IT Labs, you’ll play a leading role in envisioning, organizing and directing the setup, maintenance and process improvement of strategic application and system deployments, across the global landscape of process development, analytical , quality control laboratories.
You like to work in an environment where you can :
Own the delivery and support of standardized and globalized solutions based on LIMS (Labware - Laboratory information systems management), ELN (Electronic Lab Notebooks)
As part of Digital Business Transformation initiatives, co-lead and partner with world class scientific teams and together refine and implement the concept of smart laboratories (digitization, data & analytics)
Utilize your expert technical and functional knowledge of laboratories applications to drive the scope and results related to multiple project plans (milestones, deliverables, budget) and ensure quality run and reporting activities
Apply your passion for collaborating across multiple departments and managing relationships with global and regional IT, stakeholders and partners
contribute by :
Delivering projects in close collaboration with all parties involved while following the UCB IT project methodology and associated documentation (URS, FS)
Driving decisions and influencing stakeholders , process owners on a global level
In collaborating with IT Enterprise Architecture to develop and evolve data & system architecture
Maintain and operate all IT systems in the scope of responsibility , in a compliant and most secure state
Managing a team of highly engaged project managers and subject matter experts
Tapping into your passion for continuous growth by staying up-to-date with new technologies, industrial trends and related legal, regulatory and compliance requirements while evaluating their implications for UCB
I nterested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills :
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in IT or Biotechnology with strong affinity for computerized systems and digitalization
Proven ability to work across functional and regional boundaries, challenge status quo, and handle multiple projects simultaneously delivering on time and on budget
Ability to make effective presentations to diverse groups and facilitate brainstorming sessions
Fluent in English ( French is a plus) with excellent communication and change management skills
Your Experience :
Experience in regulated (GxP) process focused on computing
10 years’ experience in IT role in a global company, preferably Pharma industry
Atleast 5 years of experience in Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN)
Knowledge of additional laboratory & manufacturing applications (LIMS, MES, ) and scientific data management systems is a plus.