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
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
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
Design and provide (i) recommendations and (ii) a roadmap for proposed
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.
Several years of experience in implementing and integrating ICT solutions;
Good leadership, communication and presentation skills;
Analytical-minded, fast learner and problem solver;
Fluent in Dutch and English; and
Master's degree or equivalent by experience.
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.