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Employee Services Lead - Mechelen, BE

Shared Services - HR

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Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company. We’re in the business of changing lives.

Galapagos’ mission is to make a lasting positive contribution to society through discovery of innovative therapies for diseases with large unmet medical need. The company’s ambition is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company, focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines to improve patients’ lives.


We are looking for an Employee Services Lead to join our team in Mechelen.

Scope of the job

As the employee services lead, you drive and build together with a team of experts on delivering a great service to our GLPG employees. You are the mentor of the team and you keep an overview of all processes and projects within HR operations and beyond. In addition, you align the operational and tactical scope on the HR Operations Strategy. You will report to the head of HR operations.


Your Role

  • You lead the HR services specialists and guide them to deliver the best-in-class employee experience
  • You coordinate and assess the daily operations of the team on the aspects of planning, compliance and quality of work
  • As a true people manager, you motivate the team to ensure that their competencies, skills and know-how are used in the best possible manner by recognizing their competencies and supporting their growth path
  • You provide your expertise in complex matters, in close collaboration with the other CoE’s
  • You adapt and improve the existing processes & controls
  • You create a dashboard of the HR services delivery & keep an overview of HR operations projects & processes
  • You stay informed about professional knowledge and technical skills in the area of HR in order to maximize your professional knowledge and to apply it within the organization in the best possible manner and train the team

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • A true coach, inspirator and facilitator
  • Good knowledge of and practical experience with Social legislation and Belgian labor law, international knowledge and experience is a plus
  • Payroll experience
  • Excellent command of Dutch/French and English
  • Customer oriented & a quick learner
  • Good IT skills & reporting skills (SuccessFactors, Excel & Service Now reporting)

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…!


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