Finance Partner 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) 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’. 


We are looking for a Finance Partner Development - Mechelen,BE.


Your role

As the Finance Partner, you will partner with the CSO and CMO to drive the business, providing financial leadership, counsel and support to the development department; providing financial oversight; enabling management to make necessary financial trade-offs and assisting project teams in the construction, review and refinement of project plans/budgets/forecasts.


Key responsibilities

  • Provide financial guidance, insights and leadership to Development Management Committee members
  • Support them to understand their financials and meet their budget commitment
  • Responsible for the financial controlling activities required to deliver an accurate and timely month-end close, and to produce monthly reports for all stakeholders in the development department
  • Partnering with functions & project managers throughout budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Ensure proactive and effective coordination across functions & project teams.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and raises challenges to meet business objectives and mitigate risks in strategic projects.
  • Facilitate financial view of the project portfolio and evaluate and monitor pipeline value, based on agreed guidelines and methodologies.


Job requirements

Who are you

  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Finance with a minimum of 8 years professional finance experience
  • Extensive experience leading and driving transformational change and leading in a matrixed organization
  • Excellent communication within finance and cross functionally
  • Influence and negotiation skills
  • Building Relationships and networking across the business
  • Fluent English/Good working knowledge of Dutch preferred.

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…!