Project Planner: Solution Planning Specialist

18 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Solution Planning Specialist
UCB – Inspired by patients. Driven by science.
Help us transform patients’ lives.

About UCB
At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe diseases. We look to transform patients’ lives by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. With us, our talent makes the most of who they are, unlocking innovation and setting new standards for patients.

Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this make a difference to the lives of people living with severe diseases?” And to find the answers, we connect globally with patients and their families living with the physical and social burdens of severe disease. These connections give us new perspectives, drive our innovation, and offer a hope for a new generation of therapies that will help to transform lives.

To strengthen our Patient Solution Group, we are looking to fill the position of: Solution Planning Specialist.

The Opportunity:
The primary purpose of the Solution Planning Specialist is to support the Patient Solution Teams to deliver differentiated patient solutions through best-in-class planning, scheduling and resourcing.

You will typically be assigned three-four assets for early stage or two-three assets for late stage development or launch projects. These projects can vary considerably in terms of scope, size and complexity.

About the Role
You will be responsible for:

Partnering with the Global Project Manager and functional leads to ensure consistent roadmaps, milestones and scheduling aligned to the overall objectives for the asset.
Supporting Patient Solution project delivery by the effective planning, forecasting and reporting of activities and resources.
Championing the consistent use of single source data across UCB functional areas for planning, reporting and forecasting requirements.
Identifying potential planning and resource issues and propose evidence based solutions to the team.
Ensuring the Patient Solution planning and resourcing is managed according to UCB’s Strategic Planning and Financial Cycles so that governance committees have the required information to make decisions.
Coordinating the tracking of project documentation including; Integrated Evidence Planning components such as Target Patient Value Profiles and Functional Plans.
Act as a champion for Planning and Project Management techniques and processes, educating colleagues in these areas and sharing best practice across the organization.

About You
You should have:

A Bachelor degree (or equivalent) with experience in a Planning Role or related function.
Previous pharmaceutical Industry experience; ideally within Research and Development setting.
Experience of working with global, multi-cultural, diverse teams with demanding timelines and complex deliverables.
A project management certification or qualification (e.g. PMP, APM, Prince 2, Agile, etc.) – preferable.
Experience with Planisware software is preferable.

UCB – The Facts

With more than 7500 employees in approximately 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium which invests more than 25% of revenue in cutting-edge scientific research to meet unmet patient needs. A few other reasons that make UCB an amazing place to work:

Promising pipeline that includes several novel molecules and no major patent expiration in the next decade;
About 25% of 2016 revenue reinvested into Research & Development
2016 Key Financials: €4.2 billion global revenue Specialties: Neurology, Immunology

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