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Head, Neuroscience Patient Innovation Europe - Belgium  

UCB (company)


Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

Nature and Scope: 
This position will hold responsibility to:   
  • Understand how technological innovation could help to solve patient pain points with a focus on the future in healthcare in line with the neurology strategy. 
  • Identify external innovative technologies (data sources, genetics, diagnostics, sensor technologies, platforms, devices, …) and breakthrough ideas/external partnerships  that have the potential to create patient value  and bring learning back within the company.
  • As Regional ‘Go-To-Contact’, collaborate with local company team to connect and advocate company’s value  proposition towards integration of innovation in the healthcare ecosystem; 
  • Engage and establish strong external connections, networks and collaborations with the transformational innovators and most progressive stakeholders (companies, organizations, institutions, startups, individuals, VCs/Accelerators), in Europe 
  • Facilitate and negotiate external strategic collaborations and partnerships focused on innovative technologies to reach a go/no go decision  

Major accountabilities: 
This position will build regional network of transformational innovators, stakeholders and strategic partners with primary focus on technology involves to:   
  • Engage with local innovators in their ecosystem and identify potential opportunities 
  • Advocate our company’s value proposition in external innovation 
  • Identify and establish strategic external partnerships opportunities 
  • Establish a regional network of  innovators & partners  to create transformational patient value 
  • As Regional ‘Go-To-Contact’, collaborate with local company  team to connect and co -create with and within the current ecosystem 
  • Uncover relevant innovative technologies (data sources, genetics, diagnostics, sensor technologies, platforms, devices,…) that have the potential to create value at our company for patients of epilepsy and Parkinson disease.

  • Master’s degree required 
  • PhD preferred 
  • Learn with enthusiasm with innovative mindset, start-up mentality, entrepreneur- can do and hands-on mentality 
  • Think strategically, analyze rapidly, and assimilate facts quickly 
  • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to build strategic partnerships within and outside the organization 
  • Facilitation and negotiation competencies to build network, direct and/or lead external collaborations and partnerships 
  • High level of initiative, drive and commitment 
  • Non-hierarchically minded 
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English 
  • Prepared to travel extensively in US (50%) and outside US (25%)  

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