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Professional experience in start-up biotech company with all round responsibilities in different domains such as HR – Payroll – Office fit out – Office management – etc … Although coming from a predomiantly HR oriented role, I am equally eager to expand my knowledge and gain experience in clinical research as a a whole. Having worked within a biotech environment, I was exposed to many exciting topics. I always offered help or assistance to any department when my work load alowed to do so. I am a strong believer that one can do/achieve anything as long as you truly want to succeed. This is why I'd like to apply for this position.

I dispose of strong language and communication skills. Love a multinational environment. Want to learn about clinical processes and therefore I am prepared to begin in a starters position. It is exciting and thrilling to be able to achieve knowledge and to build excellent working relationships with a coach or mentor. I have a can-do mentality and like to make the next step, hopefully in a biotech environment again.


Current Experience

  • Senior Business Operations Professional
    Since July 2008
    - Operational set-up of newly established Brussels’ HQ: implementation of operational requirements and working flows for a newly established workplace. - Management of new office project in 2010: full fit out exercise including: selection of agency for office fit out, site selection, contract negotiations, refurbishment & full office fit out. Second office project in 2012, with expansion of office space. - Brussels office site management, including: health & safety, first aid, maintenance, office supplies, facility management. - HR activities: Payroll administration & equity management/interface with E&Y re:expats Full responsibility for follow up on topics related to employment & social security legislation: e.g. accidents at work, pregnancy leave, educational leave, medical insurance, social security related topics; mobility, etc… Follow up on Compensation & Benefits: Medical Insurance –Pension Fund – Travel Insurance, introduction of Belgian loonbonus plan - Employee relocation support (work & residence permits, housing, relocation) - Car Fleet management for Belgium - Selection of Travel Provider, and providing general support to the different departments with regard to employee’s travel, general administration and any other possible support - Supervising and managing 1 assistant.

Past Experience

  • Programme Officer Assistant of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel
    January 2002 --- January 2008
    full organisation of yearly evaluation excersice of EU projects eligible for EU funding: expert panels, project deliberation, IT infrastructure coordination, committee & technical meetings & relative datamanagement of projects.

  • Assistant to the Nuclear Fusion Scientific Programme Committee
    January 2002 --- January 2008
    organization of high level meetings within Euratom (ITER project); dealing with Permanent Representations to the EU; website and database management; documentation management

  • Management Assistant to the CEO for Benelux
    January 2001 --- January 2002

  • PA to Vice President Human Resources
    January 1992 --- January 2001
    assistance in areas such as management development, training, mobility and job rotation; job descriptions; position evaluation; performance management and salary review management

  • Executive assistant to Vice President Finance & Administration
    January 1992 --- January 2001
    office and general administrative support; financial reporting preparations; organisation of international conferences and meetings; hotel and travel arrangements; secondment to Italy for temporary support; translations …

  • Executive assistant to the Director of Health & Nutrition
    January 1992 --- January 2001
    set-up of new business unit from A-Z; commercial assistance to product manager and manager nutritional sciences; organisation international exhibitions, coordination of other communication aspects such as event organising, publication of brochures, handling press releases, advertising in specialised magazines, mailings …etc

  • Responsible for Sales and General Admin
    January 1989 --- January 1992
    Responsible for sales activities and administration: creation of kitchen plans, interior design proposals, production of client quotations and price estimates, after sales contact person, follow-up on purchases and production; securing exclusive contract with Italian supplier; general administration and correspondence

  • Technical Records Administrator
    January 1981 --- January 1984
    ITT (later: Alcatel Lucent Technologies): assistance in creation of user manuals, data input and database maintenance


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailFlexibilityCoordinationWillingness to compromiseStrivingInterest in knowledgeEfficiencyCuriosityCompetitivenessApproachabilityAuthenticityTrust


LinkedIn Assessment :
TranslationEvents OrganisationPayrollHuman ResourcesEmployee BenefitsCustomer ServiceDressmakingInterior DesignLanguage Teaching

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Administer supply requestAdministrative supportArchive study documentsArchive documentationAssist with procedures


  • Advisor, Payroll and Social Law in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General from Syntra Midden Vlaanderen in 2015
  • Advisor, Payroll and Social Law in Professional Education from Syntra in 2015
  • Fashion Design and Creation in Fashion from CVO in 2015
  • Master degree translation in English - Italian - Dutch from Erasmushogeschool Brussel in 1989
  • Master: Licentiaat vertaler Engels - Italiaans in Applied Languages from Hogeschool voor Vertalers en Tolken ( Erasmus) in 1989

Training and Certification

  • Advisor, Payroll & Social Law in 2015 Training
  • Creation Women's wear in 2014 Certification
  • Master Degree, Translator Dutch English Italian in 1989 Certification

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    according to the company needs% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    accordong to the company needs Hours per week
  • International:

Area / Region

Zottegem, Belgique


Driving License
  • Yes