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Commercial Manager, Neurology

Prepare launch readiness within neuro-immunological rare diseases to ensure value creation for patients.


UCB is entering into an exciting era moving from working primarily within the common diseases space to additionally embarking onto neuro-immunological rare diseases. In this connection, UCB is looking for a Commercial Manager within neurology, who will collaborate with the cross-functional ecosystem teams as well as Launch teams at a Northern European (NE) level to support towards commercial pre-launch readiness.

In this role, you will provide integral support to cross-functional ecosystem leads (ESL) and the area’s 4 Local Patient Value Units (LPVU) (Netherlands, Belgium/Luxemburg, Scandinavia, and Finland) by co-orchestrating the commercial assessment of the neuro-immunology rare diseases markets based on a prioritised launch sequence, starting with Myasthenia Gravis (MG).

With direct report to Launch Lead Northern Europe – Neurology.

Your main tasks are:

Insights gathering/generation towards ecosystem specific commercial analysis:

  • Develop a deep commercial understanding of the NE ecosystems in neuro-immunological rare diseases starting with MG and continuing based on pipeline launch sequence indications
  • Support ESLs by design of data analytics initiatives per LPVU allowing for actionable insight generation. Collaborate with country teams in the NE LPVUs towards insights gathering and insights generation
  • Analysis of key drivers in line with characteristics of each specific patient ecosystem

Commercial assessment across NE for prioritised neurology pipeline products:

  • Deep dive into each ecosystem assumptions based on data analytics, UCB and external sales, market research, etc.
  • Provide tailored commercial assessment in alignment with ESLs per ecosystem based on key insights and unique characteristics/needs towards maximizing patient value creation
  • Support LPVUs by development of local forecasting model and targeting

Support commercial readiness towards tailored launch in MG followed by pipeline launch indications per country:

  • Support of ESLs in ensuring local commercial organisational readiness per country via providing commercial input to LPVU cross-functional teams
  • Partnership with LPVU and launch team towards pre-launch commercial excellence

Your qualifications are 3-5 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry within business analytics. You have experience in commercial assessment – rare disease experience is an advantage. You have a holistic perspective and can capitalise on insights. Moreover, you have business acumen together with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You are a team player, who can deliver in collaboration with local cross-functional teams as well as within a matrix organisation.

You are an authentic communicator driven by value creation for patients. Furthermore, you are curious and perceive data assessment as a tool towards creating value. Finally, you must be comfortable with ambiguity in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

You have excellent English skills, both oral and written. Fluency in one of the Northern European languages in an advantage.

You have a Master’s Degree within a commercial/business related field.

You are a person who takes initiative, works independently and can collaborate with different teams and external partners. You are self-driven and you have a positive outlook together with a humble approach. You are open-minded, flexible and you are a quick learner from own mistakes.

Travelling: Some travel included.

UCB Nordic offers you to be part of an exciting growth phase of the organisation with several launches planned in the years to come. At UCB, every colleague is encouraged to make their own mark and become a key part of the company’s evolution. This enables an organisation with a dynamic energy, short line of command, and great personal and professional development potential.

Domicile: At one of UCB’s Northern European offices: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark or Sweden.

For more details about the job or the company, please contact COO, Morten Andersen, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 29 47 30 60 or Research Consultant, Elisabeth Haun, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 28 90 33 88. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.

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