ITS Business Expert 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), Basel (Switzerland) and in Boston (US).

We are 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 ITS Business Expert Research – Mechelen, BE


Scope of the job

Part of the Global ITS team, you are  a hands-on all-around IT Professional with expertise in biotech and pharma Research. You are responsible for the execution of ITS & Business projects that require ITS systems. In close collaboration with the ITS Business Partner you are responsible for Application Management and Change Management of the Research ITS landscape. You work with business stakeholders, focusing on Business Application owners and/or Business Subject Matter Experts, and ITS partners to ensure the right solutions are delivered. You drive execution of the strategic roadmap for Research ITS and ensure a qualitative lifecycle of the Research systems and platforms and join forces with the ITS Research Business Partner.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Drive execution of the strategic roadmap for Research ITS by facilitating the delivery of projects in close collaboration with multifunctional scrum teams, business stakeholders, vendors, ITS architects, BI, security, … following scaled agile project methodology.
  • Have a continuous focus on improving end-user experiences and data insights.
  • Follow-up data governance initiatives within Research.
  • Actively manage the lifecycle of our systems and platforms.
  • Responsible for functional and technical ITS application management.
  • Ensures that the ITS environment is compliant to relevant quality standards, following up on team processes around correct documentation.
  • Together with ITS business partner and vendor management, manage vendor contracts, licenses, maintenance & operations budget.



Job requirements

Who are you?

  • A Bachelors or Master degree in IT, (bio)engineering, biomedical, (bio)chemistry or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience as IT professional in a relevant position supporting and implementing information systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of biotech/pharma Research activities is a plus.
  • Passionate to learn and adopt new technology and methodologies.
  • Customer Service-oriented with attention to detail and quality.

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…!