Head of External Manuf Ops Bio DS

null, Canton of Fribourg, ch
Company: UCB
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-07-26 16:07:23

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?


To strengthen our External Manufacturing & Partnering , based in our manufacturing site in Bulle , Switzerland , we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Head of External Manufacturing Operations Bio Drug Substance.

As a Head of External Manufacturing Operations Bio Drug Substance you will manage a team of External Manufacturing Operations Leads (EMOL) who are accountable for the operational management of the CMO's in their portfolio.

You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Be part of an ambitious organization with promising biopharma products pipeline.
  • Be part of a great team who shares a collaborative spirit.
  • Connect with stakeholders in internal manufacturing, development and Life Cycle management to share technology knowledge and CMO market intelligence.
  • Participate in the establishment of the product long range plans.
  • Work in a highly matrixed and dynamic environment.
  • You will contribute by:

  • Driving the team to identify process improvements leading to improved quality, cycle times and reduced cost of goods. Build and maintain a portfolio of potential initiatives.
  • Managing portfolio of CMO projects and report progress to Head of EM&P.
  • Organizing the participation in the CMO selection for new and existing products (due diligences).
  • Monitoring capacities and implement long range capacity plans in coordination with Supply Chain. Representing EM&P in the monthly brand Supply Review Meetings.
  • Increasing team performance by developing your team members, favoring lateral job rotation, promoting diversity, outside of the box thinking and offering personal developmental projects outside of his/her team members area of comfort.
  • Reviewing CMO risk analysis and implementation of identified mitigation plans.
  • Preparing budgets and 10-year plans related to the CMO portfolio in scope.
  • I nterested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences.
  • Significant operational management experience in GMP environment for more than 5 years, with international exposure in pharmaceutical project management.
  • Proven experience in team management, previous leadership experience in External Manufacturing or Production Management is a plus.
  • Ability to lead multi-functional teams, influence others, hold teams accountable, results orientated, effective at networking.
  • Strong ability to manage and influence external business partners.
  • Solid financial & business knowledge: capable to develop and analyse business cases.
  • Able to understand and get clear picture on complex, technical and business issues. Capable to summarize and present situation and related options.
  • Languages: excellent English and French (written and spoken).
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