Demand & Supply 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), Basel (Switzerland), Italy, Spain, Germany, UK 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.

We are looking for a Demand and Supply Officer.


Scope of the job

Galapagos will be launching new medicinal products to the market. The Supply Chain Department ranges from the sourcing of the products to the delivery of our products to our customers based in the Benelux, France, Spain and Italy. In this role, you manage the upstream part of the Supply Chain, ensure permanent availability of stock for customers and patients by connecting to various stakeholders ranging from Commercial teams to the Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO).


Your role

The primary accountabilities in this role are:

  • Set-up and manage the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process of the company
  • Define an accurate sales forecast with Commercial teams to understand future markets’ demand in competitive environments and translate it into needs of products for our customers in the Benelux, France, Spain and Italy
  • Be the main point of contact to the supplier (CMO): multi-year demand visibility, ordering products, follow-up on production plan etc. to ensure permanent availability of stock for customers and patients
  • Manage stock levels depending on product life cycle and market environment to ensure available stock while keeping an effective and efficient Supply Chain
  • Build, follow-up and share relevant KPIs. Define relevant actions for performance improvement
  • Coordinate rework of products when needed

Job requirements

Who are you?

You are a Supply Chain Professional with proven experience in this field, more specifically:

  • A Master degree in Supply Chain or a Master degree in Commercial or Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar operational Demand & Supply role in Biotech, Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to work autonomously and able to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Ability to maintain and create professional networks with stakeholders internally and externally
  • Fluency in English – knowledge of other European languages is 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…!