Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
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Job Description

This specific IT Program Director role for our inhouse built Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) will has the end-to-end responsibility from the early architecture design to the full operational accountability including the support.

This LIMS is used worldwide in Eurofins Food and Environmental Testing Laboratories enabling Eurofins to be a market leader in these segments of Testing for Live.

In this position, you will ensure eLIMS-NG proper design, build, implementation and operation across the Eurofins Group and affiliates.

As Eurofins' new eLIMS-NG IT Program Director, your detailed missions and objectives are to :

  • Ensure highest IT quality in the overall agile development process using Scrum and Kanban.
  • Ensure high availability of the IT Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) running on-premise and in cloud and effectively manage the run cost.
  • Attract and manage talented IT people in Europe and Asia together with the local recruiting and IT management teams.
  • Ensure highest IT quality in the overall agile development process using Scrum and Kanban.
  • Take accountability for the IT Program Governance (organization, processes, tools ) and lead and organize the Program Steering committee.
  • Ensure the IT delivery of the business roadmap aligned with your peer managing the business requirements.
  • You will report via dotted line to the Business Program Director and will manage the overall LIMS like a product. Your solid line manager is the IT Director Solutions Europe.
  • Conduct a continuous training and coaching effort to local champions (i.e. WebEx conf calls, newsletters, best practice sharing ).
  • Provide leadership and vision, play the role of facilitators and coaches who can inspire and and guide project managers and their teams to achieve the strategic goals of the Program.
  • Understand and assess IT tool integration and consistency subjects (e.g. ComLIMS, CRM, EOL, LIMS integration ) and work with the knowledge teams to develop solutions.
  • Understand and manage software architects / engineers with a good understanding of technologies ranging from REST Services and No-SQL / SQL Databases to patterns in enterprise and integration architectures.
  • Ensure that the IT infrastructure and software platforms are stable, reliable, performing and sufficiently scalable for future volumes by working intensively with the key IT Groups and leaders :
  • Define a mission critical Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Food and Environment business leaders and steer the IT teams in such a way that they are aligned to this mission critical SLA.
  • Contribute to the recruitment, promotion or development of talented IT leaders in the scope of the Program.
  • Control goals achievement of direct reports through set up of appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), regular management and individual meetings.
  • Implement the necessary actions when results are not in line with objectives given.


  • M.Sc. or equivalent in Information Technology or comparable field (Applied Math, Engineering, business degree with integrated IT, etc.).
  • At least 5 years of experience in a related role Program Management in an ITcontext.
  • Proven experience in designing and managing a complex project roadmap / pipeline.
  • Proven experience in budgeting and forecasting.
  • Proven experience in working with near-shore and off-shore teams.
  • Excellent understanding of potential impacts on cross functional processes.
  • Experience in IT Development and / or IT Infrastructure and / or Operation and / or IT Quality is necessary.
  • Extensive project management skills required. ITIL expertise is a plus
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