ITS Project Manager Clinical Development - 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), Basel (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 ITS Project Manager Clinical Development

Scope of the job

As an ITS Project Manager you will play a Key Role in leading the implementation of ITS projects. The scope of the projects is broad. Due to rapid expansion of Galapagos activities, there is an increased need for new computer systems throughout the company to support the different business areas of Research, Clinical Development, Commercial and Shared Services. You will focus mainly on the Clinical Development area and will report to the ITS Business Partner.


You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the implementation of complex ITS projects taking into account applicable regulations where needed
  • Working in close collaboration with business and implementation teams to select, implement and support the system
  • Advising and defining the implementation approach that best fits the ITS project
  • Managing all resources in an ITS project, both internal as well as external resources
  • Creating and managing Project and Communication Plans
  • Leading and be a member of the ITS Steering Committees to report on project status, identified risks and timelines
  • Providing input into the ITS project portfolio planning and resource management
  • Performing “Lessons Learned” sessions to optimize the internal Project Management processes and templates


Who are you?

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 10 years relevant experience in a Pharmaceutical regulated environment
  • Proven experience leading complex Information Systems project
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • The ability to translate project objectives into actionable team goals and motivate teams in the successful execution
  • Familiar with ITIL Methodology
  • Good communication skills, 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…!