Strategic and Operational Project Manager, Quality - 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) and in US, 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: The ‘make-it-happeners’.


We are looking for a Strategic and Operational Project Manager, Quality - Mechelen,BE


Scope of the job

You will be part of the Innovation & Strategy team, a central team within the Galapagos Quality Management organization that is responsible to define the Quality Strategy, support Quality Innovation, drive program and project management and support with Data & Analytics.


Your role is central and crucial to the Innovation and Strategy team, as you will support all key strategic projects required to drive the Quality Strategy and Innovation and will be the Center of Excellence for Project communication and Governance.


Your key to the success is to have an excellent business understanding, an end-to-end view and a feeling with what is happening in the “outside”.

You will be part of a highly-experienced community of professionals who enthusiastically support each other. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to work in an independent way where you will be trusted to drive priorities and deliver strongly to business needs.


Your role

The primary accountabilities in this role are:

  • Project Management support to key Quality Projects – supporting the interface with Commercial, Manufacturing & Supply Chain and other Shared Services
  • Central point of contact for best practises related to Project Management (Communication, Change Mgmt, etc.)
  • Provide problem-solving support (e.g., workshop facilitation, process mapping) to all Quality Engines
  • Interface with the Shared Service PMO

Job requirements

Who are you ?

  • A Master’s degree in a scientific or business discipline or equivalent of education and experience with at least 2 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry (could be as a consultant) with experience in project management and strategic projects in Quality, Manufacturing, Supply or Commercial areas
  • An analytical thinker who thinks across boundaries, company and industry wide
  • A brave and ambitious entrepreneur who is not afraid of failure
  • You have a strong personality, a high degree of flexibility, assertiveness and excellent communication skills and you make it happen

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…!