ITS Project and Portfolio Manager - 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 Project and Portfolio Manager - Mechelen,BE


Scope of the job:

 This is a senior leadership position that drives strategic execution and maximizes business value through the selection, optimization, and oversight of project investments which align to business goals and strategies.  You will have the overview of all ongoing ITS projects.  You will keep the ITS portfolio in balance and make suggestions where needed to keep the ITS deadlines and monitor the KPI’s.  In this role; you will also chair the ITS governance board and closely interact with all identified business stakeholders to ensure a good relationship between ITS and the business.  Provide leadership to the ITS project managers.


Your accountabilities: 

  • Responsible for the portfolio of ITS projects and managing the company’s transformation and change projects which will comprise of but not limited to Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), change management, business process re-design, quality processes and supporting elements. Working closely with project managers and business partners.
  • Support and provide leadership to a team of project managers and business partners involving organisational change to all areas of the company to support the business objectives.
  • Lead the ITS Governance board where business and ITS define priorities and timelines on the global ITS project portfolio. Interact closely with the business and seek for solutions and buy-in. 
  • Be the central point of contact for business partners and project managers in case escalation is needed and solutions needs to be found.

Job requirements

Who are you

  • Master degree in management support, with multilingual qualifications or proven experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a similar role in an international organisation, preferably in a healthcare environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to meet strict timelines, high level of accuracy and ability to adapt to frequent changing business. 
  • Excellent multi-lingual communication skills.
  • Problem solving attitude, and strive to increase efficiency with a can-do mentality!