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Head of IT

  • Eurogentec
Liège, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Eurogentec
Liège, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

Eurogentec is an internationally successful biotechnology supplier, based in Belgium (Liège area), that specializes in genomics and proteomics kits and reagents as well as cGMP biologics. The company was founded in 1985 as a spin-off from the University of Liège. Since 2010, the company is part of Kaneka Corporation, a Japanese international company, which has developed a broad technological platform in Asia, Europe and US.

For the Eurogentec Group, we are hiring a new colleague (m/f/x) for the position of: IT Manager heading the IT department. This department is part of a new transversal division named Technical Support & Services, together with the Maintenance & Technical Services, Corporate Projects and EHS departments. The division’s mission is to enable & support safe technical operations everyday across the company, serving each employee as our own customer!

By joining Eurogentec, you will embrace a meaningful job with a major biotech CDMO and contribute to improving Life Science and BioPharma research and healthcare!

YOUR MISSION:

  • Manage the IT team (12 staff) in charge of IT systems for all Eurogentec BU/depts, including experts for lab-specific equipment, and remote staff based in Fremont, USA;

  • Ensure business continuity with respect to IT systems;

  • Set up the appropriate IT governance and related KPIs;

  • Directly contribute to Eurogentec’s vision and plan for IT strategies;

  • Define and maintain the cybersecurity policy & continuous improvement plans;

  • Manage company-wide IT budget and risks;

  • Recommend, assess, and negotiate IT investments, and monitor ROI;

  • Manage IT subcontracts and closely monitor subcontractors & consultants;

  • Translate business requirements into IT tenders or projects;

  • Drive the compliance to applicable standards (ISO, GMP, J-SOX…);

  • Directly report to the Head of Technical Support & Services, and when appropriate report to the Management Committee.


YOUR PROFILE:

  • A Master / Bachelor in IT with broad knowledge and extensive experience, preferably in biotech or related business;

  • An inspirational leader, managing, challenging and motivating his/her team with passion & empathy;

  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in both French and English, and able to flexibly adapt his/her communication also to non-IT audience;

  • Seasoned IT professional, experienced with MS environments (workstations, servers, PowerShell, active directory, Azure AD, Office Suite…) and virtualization & backup (VMWare, Veeam). Knowledge of SAP (S/4) is a plus;

  • Excellent understanding of cybersecurity aspects and Visual Studio programming environment;

  • Experience with Agile methodology is a plus;

  • A passion to follow industry trends and evolutions in business IT.


WE OFFER:

  • A motivating job with direct impact on company's results;

  • An opportunity to work with a diversified, enthusiastic, and growing team;

  • An attractive salary package and comprehensive benefits.

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