ITS Security & Compliance officer - 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 ITS Security & Compliance officer - Mechelen,BE


Scope of the job

The Security & Compliance Officer is a new staffing function within Information Technology & Systems (ITS). This function combines the non-technical aspects of IT Security, and the way GxP, SOx and GDPR are managed procedurally across the department.


You report directly to the Head of ITS and will be involved in all aspects of managing Galapagos’ computer systems and IT infrastructure, working with everyone within the department. For IT Security this means even reaching out to the entire company, for instance while leading awareness campaigns.


As an ITS Security and Compliance Officer you will:

  • Manage the non-technical elements of Galapagos’ IT Security Program
  • Implement and maintain procedures in support of security and compliance
  • Train both internal and external staff on these procedures
  • Be the point person for ITS in regulatory inspections
  • Work closely with the Quality department and other compliance stakeholders
  • Watch the market for new trends and changed regulations


Who are you?

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Proven, in depth experience with IT Security and with GxP; experience with SOx and GDPR is an additional benefit
  • Proven experience in leading or implementing new ways of working;
  • Work independently, being able to partner on all applicable levels with the user groups
  • 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…!