ITS Director Infrastructure Operations – 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 Director Infrastructure Operations – Mechelen, BE

Scope of the job

You will be responsible for the ITS Infrastructure (Networking, Data Centers and Cloud Services) landscape to enable business capabilities and services across the organization. You will bring current knowledge and a future vision for transforming the Infrastructure and Support Functions including ITS Strategy, service offerings, and workforce needs.

You will act as an impactful stakeholder in all relationships with externally sourced Infrastructure and Operations capabilities. In addition, you’ll act as a single point of contact towards the ITS Leadership Team and other stakeholders. You will ensure that the Infrastructure and Support Strategy is fully aligned and positioned to deliver compelling business value.

More in detail, you will:

  • Develop the infrastructure roadmap in line with the ITS strategy and integrate digital transformation in a new way of working
  • Develop Cloud Strategy
  • Manage policies and procedures with regards to Infrastructure Management, Qualification and Compliance Regulations
  • Create OLA’s and SLA’s in order to support our Service Level towards the business
  • Contribute to the Business Continuity Management Processes
  • Be responsible of the ITS Infrastructure Budget
  • Lead a team of experienced System Engineers throughout different locations

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Master’s Degree with focus on Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • You have 10+ years preferred of relevant experience in managing large complex Programs & Infrastructure teams; strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills; effective manager of people and strong team-building skills.
  • Strong proponent of change, primarily by advocating for change improvements within and across the organization
  • Experience with end-to-end design of customer needs and roadmap creation
  • A passion for working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment is required
  • You have knowledge of Architecture and (Cyber) Security
  • You are familiar with an Agile Operating Model and Methodology

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…!