International Compensation & Benefits Specialist - 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 (Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), Italy (Milan), Spain (Madrid) and in the USA (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 an International Compensation & Benefits Specialist – Mechelen, BE


Scope of the job

As a member of the Total Rewards team, the International Comp & Ben Specialist plays a vital role in driving our Compensation & Benefits programs at all Galapagos’ locations.


Your role:

  • Help with rolling out the annual comp cycle (performance reviews, calibration, salary, bonus, warrants, restricted share units) and related communication
  • Participate in the annual compensation surveys, apply the data to our local salary structures and benefits packages and formulate recommendations
  • Follow up any changes in statutory and regulatory requirements in the different countries and ensure compliance
  • Support & monitor the different remuneration & benefit policies in the 10 countries and proactively manage benefit providers, consultants and benefit administration providers in the development and pricing analysis of benefit options and programs


Job requirements

Who are you


  • Preferably a Master degree with at least 5-6 years of relevant international Comp & Ben experience 
  • Experience in the Life Sciences & Health Care sector is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of local (BE) and international social & tax legislation
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to effectively and timely manage a diverse workload
  • Professional communication skills in Dutch and English, both in writing and verbally
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and coordinating abilities
  • Proficiency in computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


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…!