HR Business Partner – Research - 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’.


Our research department delivers a highly innovative pipeline for many years and is futureproofing itself to continue doing so in a sustainable way. In order to maintain our innovation, we will step up in the game, extend and strengthen our research capabilities.

For this reason, we are looking for an HR Business Partner to support our research department. 


Scope of the job

As HR business partner you help shape and lead a futureproof people organization delivering business ambition in terms of innovation. You enable leaders to manage people and teams and act as a strategic partner to your business leadership team. You are the HR representative for all employees in your business area ensuring the well-being of the people of Galapagos.


Your role

  • · You partner with your business to co-create a futureproof research organisation with an international footprint, involving organic growth and potential alliances or acquisitions to be set up.
  • You help create high performing teams and focus on the growth and development of the leaders and employees.
  • You manage employee and labour relations and develop strong and trusting relations with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • You work closely together with the HR experts in Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits as well as Talent Development to ensure a state of the art HR approach.
  • You drive the people strategy from local to global and make sure you connect and align with all your international HR colleagues.
  • You support and coordinate all employee lifecycle processes in your business such as performance management, learning & development, promotions, compensation and talent reviews.
  • You participate in talent & resource planning and organisation design.
  • You identify management and leadership development needs and ensure they get integrated into the total Talent development plan by our Head of Learning Agility
  • You actively contribute to the design and implementation of innovative HR projects.
  • You promote a no-nonsense culture and a ‘can-do’ mentality and act as an example.
  • You enable leaders to manage people and teams with high quality. You are the HR representative for all employees in your business area and ensure the well-being of the people of Galapagos.

Requirements

Who are you?

To be successful in your role you have built up experience as a change agent in a fast-growing life science environment. You are a true people person and use your strong relationship skills to build a solid and transparent HR house.

You represent the ‘human’ in your title and make sure the well-being of all Galapagos employees is secured. Your middle name is ‘innovation’ and you are able to think out of the box to drive a futureproof HR organisation. You are a problem solver ‘pur sang’ and you think in solutions. You have the ability to think strategically but you can also work very hands-on. You respect deadlines and ensure all HR processes are executed in an effective way.

You act local but think global. Your command of English is outstanding.


What’s in it for you?

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.