Information Systems Business Partner - Commercial - Mechelen,BE

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden), Bazel (Switzerland) and in Boston (US).

We are in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before.  In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities.  We want to challenge the impossible.  We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters.  Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class.  In other words, we need you.

We are looking for an Information Systems Business Partner - Commercial, Mechelen, BE


Scope of the job

As an Information Systems Business Manager you have the unique opportunity to help define, select and implement a completely new technology suite to support the Galapagos’ Commercial and Medical Departments, who will bring our life-improving medicines to patients. This will include systems to support Customer Relation Management, Multi-channel activities, Business Intelligence, Content management and other processes.

As an Information Systems Business Manager you will:

  • Build and own the technology road map in support of the future commercial activities in close collaboration with the commercial team
  • Lead the software selection activities and help make it happen for the end-users
  • Work closely together with the implementation teams and/or be a member of the Steering Committees
  • Be a member of the IS Operations team and a member of the cross-functional Galapagos go-to-market team (Commercial & Medical)
  • Explore the market for new and state-of-the-art techniques and developments in support of the commercial organization




  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • At least 7 years relevant experience in an innovative environment and, preferable, in a regulated industry
  • Proven experience in leading or implementing complex Information Systems projects;
  • Work independently, being able to partner on all applicable levels with the user groups
  • Experience in Agile way of working and always looking for ways to test & learn quickly
  • Translate project objectives into actionable team goals and motivate teams in the successful execution;
  • Challenge the organisation continuously to improve use of technology or new solution so we stay on par in the fast changing healthcare environment
  • Good communicator, both in English (must) as well as in Dutch (preferred) or French (a plus).


What’s in it for you?


You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company.  As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful.  At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.


We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!