Corporate Finance Director - 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), Switzerland (Basel) and in the 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’.


For our site in Mechelen, Belgium we are looking for a Corporate Finance Director



Scope of the job

We are looking for a seasoned Corporate Finance Director, directly reporting to our VP Finance, in order to lead long term financial modelling exercises, valuations and actively contribute to our M&A activities.


Your role

  • You'll lead the preparation of 5 years strategic plan (integrated PL, cash and tax financial model) in close collaboration with all departments (research, development, commercial, supply chain and shared services)
  • You advise on valuation, financing structures and financial modelling (business cases)
  • You actively contribute to dedicated parts of the execution phase of delivering a partnership/ doing M&A transactions
  • You'll be interfacing with business development team, IFRS team, tax team, legal and other functional departments to ensure seamless deal execution


Job requirements


Who are you?

  • You possess a master’s degree
  • You have at least 7 years of relevant professional experience in Corporate Finance or similar experience gained in an investment bank, consultancy firm or within a corporate mergers and acquisitions department
  • You have experience related to transactions and business valuations, proven financial modelling skills
  • You are rigorous and able to work independently
  • You are a strong teamplayer
  • You have a perfect command of English


What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. 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…!