UCB (www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With 7 500 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 4.6 billion in 2018. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels.
About Real-World Evidence (RWE)
The world of drug development is changing; the evolving external environment increases our need to deliver differentiated solutions to specific patient populations, enhance access to those solutions and better demonstrate their value to society.
To achieve this vision, we aim to maximize the value provided by “Real-World Data” (RWD) from the health care system. Thus, we and our external stakeholders will gain a deeper understanding of unmet needs in those patient populations and the realities of current clinical practice.
Your role summary
As the Global Head of RWE practice your primary goal is to lead a team in the development medical unit that takes global responsibility for life cycle RWE strategy & tactics for each of UCB’s assets/molecules in full support of/and collaboration with the Solutions Units (business units).
Your team objectives
Your team aims to ensure flawless connection of the RWE practice with the Solutions Units to support and/or guide them in the execution of their patient solutions goals through framing and execution of the appropriate RWE strategic and tactical plans.
- help drive strategic internal decision-making thereby empowering differentiating R&D activities within UCB
- support external decision-making groups such as key policy makers, payers, and prescribers.
As the head of the Global RWE practice you will:
- Provide strategic direction and oversight of the Global Real World Evidence Practice and community,
- Ensure that the Real World Evidence strategies and global functions are aligned with UCB values, vision, mission and objectives,
- Ensure that RWE deliverables are met in a suitable timeframe and with an appropriate innovative view, methodological rigor and quality.
You aim to drive and inspire strategic and innovative leadership, recognizing opportunities and developing innovative techniques to support the development of clinically differentiated patient solutions ensuring long term business sustainability.
You lead decisions by applying the best evidence generating methodologies. You empower the team to use the latest data sources and tools to create compelling evidence than can drive internal and external decision making.
You build further on your healthcare, patient population and disease knowledge by continuously developing a deeper understanding of relevant patient populations, clinical practice, patient journeys and unmet medical needs; you can apply this knowledge to develop insights on relevant RWE business questions.
You gained at least 10 years of experience in Global Real World Evidence roles or mixed Access/safety evidence generation functions:
You have a track record of at least 10 years of successful leadership:
Your interpersonal and people leadership skills, ability to engage, motivate and inspire people are excellent.
What we offer
UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive. Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB. Are you the mature leader we are looking for? Help us transform patients’ lives.
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