ITS Business Partner, Commercial and Medical Affairs – 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 Partner, Commercial and Medical Affairs - Mechelen,BE


Scope of the job

Ensure business needs are captured and supported. System needs must be aligned between the different business unit partners and within ITS in order to ensure the system roadmap is aligned with our company strategy. Supports the head of ITS in creating a strategy for the commercial and Medical affairs department and adhere to the strategy. Is the main accountable for escalations within the department related to budget, long term vision, misalignment between the business and ITS and root cause issues related to operational activities.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensure the ITS strategy is explained, endorsed, and followed by the business stakeholders to ensure systems are implemented according to the company strategy, objectives, and budget. Maintain contact on a regular basis with all business stakeholders.
  • Collect system needs from the different departments on an ongoing basis and define, adapt the ITS BU (Business Unit) roadmap as applicable.
  • Create business case in case a new system / project needs to be approved by the Change Control Board (CCB).
  • Manage the BU ITS project budget and combine this with the IT Business Expert budget that covers maintenance and operation’s needs. Create yearly forecasts, ensure budgets are in line with the forecast and ensure budget is approved by senior management.
  • Together with the MedComm ITS Business Expert, ensure the availability of necessary support and ITS resources for all MedComm projects as per the agreed roadmap
  • Participate and support the ITS Project and Portfolio Manager towards the Operational Governance activities.
  • Gather feedback from the business stakeholders on how ITS operates and propose possible ITS improvements where needed.


Job requirements

Who are you?

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Information Technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 – 10 years relevant experience in an innovative environment
  • 5 – 10 years relevant experience supporting and implementing information systems.
  • The ability to work independently, being able to partner on all applicable levels with the user groups.
  • The ability to find sensible system solutions for complex business challenges.
  • Good communicator (English and/or Dutch)

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…!