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UCB strengthens ICT department

UCB is launching a recruitment campaign aimed at reinforcing its IT teams with international positions mainly based in Belgium.

The biopharmaceuticals company intends to gradually hire around 40 ICT staff, senior or junior, technology –or business oriented, to execute vital IT functions using its own resources.

Some of these functions were previously provided by outside suppliers and are now selectively being internalized. This will not only contribute to increase UCB efficiency but will also leverage capability to use technology in developing treatments for patients.

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“The IT department has a vital place in UCB’s business strategy,” says Herman De Prins, Chief Information Officer at UCB.

“We don’t just build infrastructure for everyday operations: we provide and supply solutions that actively help us to develop the best treatments for the patient. Our IT strategy is built on three cornerstones: improving customer satisfaction, rationalising processes and systems and creating added value.