ICT Business Analyst

Vlaams Instituut Biotechnologie
October 01, 2023
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) is an entrepreneurial non-profit research institute, with a clear focus on ground-breaking strategic basic research in life sciences and operates in close partnership with the five universities in Flanders.

VIB's ICT department is a business partner to the organization of VIB and focuses on

  • Rolling out the rules on how someone can use VIB's technology and data, and what someone can use it for;
  • Creating, integrating and maintaining applications, developing, securing and storing data belonging to VIB, and assisting in the use of software and data management; and
  • Managing, maintaining and upgrading the hardware components, network and all other equipment necessary to make the ICT system function according to the needs.
  • To reinforce our ICT team, VIB in Ghent is looking for an analytical-minded ICT Business Analyst.


    As a Business Analyst, you will act as a diplomatic business partner and be the link between the key users, solution architects, vendors, system integrators and the different business units. You will structure the different company needs as a function of the capabilities of the different solutions. You will be the SPOC for all functional questions. You will report to the ICT Manager of VIB.


    As a Business Analyst, you will

  • Understand, shape, align, represent and transform business needs, requests, issues and/or processes into requirements for solutions, solution enhancements, concepts or features;
  • Optimize business processes together with the key users;
  • Oversee, from a functional point of view, all stages of the solution integration cycle, from blueprint until release;
  • Act as a product owner and manage and prioritize the solution backlog;
  • Act, together with the ICT Solution Architect, as a bridge between the business units and the solution vendors and/or system integrators;
  • Learn the solution capabilities and features and explain them to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Understand, drive and apply an “adopt” approach and “massage” this approach towards the different business units of VIB;
  • Manage, challenge and follow up external suppliers in the delivery of contracted work;
  • Design and provide (i) recommendations and (ii) a roadmap for proposed solutions;
  • Document and share best practices and advocate process improvements;
  • Design, develop, implement and coordinate on documentation, processes, policies and procedures;
  • Collaborate together with the other ICT Project Managers/Solution Architects on different ICT solutions, projects and changes;
  • Continuously improve the way of working within the ICT department; and
  • Identify problematic areas and propose strategic solutions in time.
  • Requirements
  • Several years of experience in implementing and integrating ICT solutions;
  • Good leadership, communication and presentation skills;
  • Analytical-minded, fast learner and problem solver;
  • Solution-oriented;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English; and
  • Master's degree or equivalent by experience.
  • We offer
  • An open-ended contract;
  • Competitive package, based on experience and expertise, and benefits;
  • An innovative, challenging, and international working environment in the larger life-sciences network of VIB;
  • Opportunities for personal development; and
  • Workplace is located at VIB headquarters in Ghent. Possibility of homeworking, with a balance between working from a remote location and from the office.
  • How to apply?

    If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, please submit your application online, including your CV and letter of motivation.

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