Senior Business Analyst Information Systems - 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) and in US, Boston.

 

We’re 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 : The ‘make-it-happeners’.  Currently we are looking for:

Senior Business Analyst -Information Systems Mechelen / Leiden

Scope of the job

Galapagos’ activities are rapidly expanding, leading to an increased need for new computer systems solutions throughout the company. The central Information Systems (IS) department works in close collaboration with all departments to select, implement and support systems. Many of the activities are executed through planned projects.

 

Your role

You will play a key role in implementing and maintaining systems and tools to support a wide range of activities, from research projects to proof-of-concept studies. In collaboration with the scientists, bio-informaticians and developers, these tools are incorporated in a central IS framework.

 

It will be your task to set-up and maintain systems which will deliver value and solve challenging issues and meet business needs through the application of Galapagos’ high performance computing and data resources.

 

As a Business Analyst, you will have a pivotal role in between the business and the technical analysts and developers. On the one hand you will need to translate and challenge the needs of the scientists which requires insight into and understanding of their business and processes; on the other hand you will  work on global IS solutions which requires close collaboration with the more technically skilled people of the team.

During your analysis, you will build up knowledge and expertise with regards to application usage and maintenance. You will also manage the support after a solution is in production, possibly in close collaboration with external partners.

Next to the role of Business Analyst, you will also be given the opportunity to lead and keep oversight of (global) IS projects, making sure the initial needs are translated into a global solution in the most efficient way. 

Requirements

Your profile

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Science, preferably biology oriented or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • At least 3 years relevant experience supporting processes in a Pharmaceutical environment, preferably research related;
  • 5 years of relevant experience as a Business Analyst supporting and implementing information systems;
  • The ability to work independently, being able to partner on all applicable levels with the user groups;
  • The ability to find sensible system solutions for complex business challenges;
  • Good communicator, both in English (must) as well as in Dutch (preferred);

What’s in it for you?

 

In this position you will get the opportunity to:

  • Work on very innovative system solutions in research which could eventually improve outcomes for patients;
  • Have an impact on the organisation’s short-term and long-term success;
  • Take on increasing responsibilities and work on projects from A to Z;
  • Learn a lot as you will work very close with both scientific and technology experts as well as their applications

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!