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medical communications manager- operational manager - project coordinator - liaison with external communication agencies

Looking to strengthen operational and organisational excellence in a new challenging environment, more specifically in a new spin-off,  small and /or big biomedical technology company 

Fluent in Dutch, English and French and multicultural, I am looking to work in an international challenging organisation with the opportunity to further develop my personal strengths such as learner, networker and achiever.

- Result-oriented professional with more than 20 years experience in an academic research environment, who enjoys giving policy support to medical doctors and engineers.

- As highly committed and enthusiastic project coordinator, I enjoy motivating and coaching people while improving organizational effectiveness and striving to raise the bar with every new challenge.

- Analytical thinking and conscientious planning brings me to solve problems in an objective and integer way and to work efficiently, with attention to detail and with open-mindedness. 



Current Experience

  • Medical communication execution manager Wavre, Belgium
    Since June 2017

    Contractor /8-month mission for GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines
    Liaison with external Medical Communication Agencies
    -presenting the contract performance mid-term review of the preferred agencies
    -preparing the Request for Proposal new Tender (e.g., questionnaire, business cases, costing grid, ways of working, Third Party due diligence risk assessment) 

    Overall coordination and project planning of Medical Communication materials (video's, webcast, intranet bibliography, slidedecks for LOCs)

    -ensuring professional, timely and compliant delivery, in partnership with the Global Medical Affairs Leader of Above Brands and DTP and Medical Managers.
    -providing input for SOPs, processes and tools to harmonise best practices of reviewing process and related to this function

Past Experience

  • Account Manager Anderlecht, Belgium
    September 2016 --- March 2017

    Direct Social Communications n.v. (DSC) is a Communications’ agency which core expertise is Fundraising for non-profit associations.
    It has a longstanding expertise in Direct Mailing and assists partners to raise more money to achieve their blueprint for a better world.

  • Staffmember Internationalisation Leuven, Belgium
    February 2015 --- August 2016

    Major responsibilities:

    -Strategic Communication for the President and CEO; Desk research; translations;

    -Project support in a British Council Tender about Capacity Building in Ethiopia (postgraduate programs for Master- and PhD students) and in the launch of Confucius Institute.

    -MarCom: language and cultural program Thai, Hindi and Amharic

    Group T International Engineering Academy is an independent legal entity under the umbrella of the KU Leuven, promoting the further expansion and development of the international character and the international programs of KU Leuven – Campus Group T  Engineering of Technology .

  • Project Coordinator Leuven, Belgium
    September 2008 --- January 2015

    Major responsibilities:

    -Policy support: agenda preparation, weekly issue reporting, organisational excellence by improving internal procedures, KPI (Key performance indicators) assembling

    -Project & program funding:  monitoring and reporting, steering committee meetings

    -Daily operational management: IT investment, personnel database launch 

    -Financial monitoring: financial allocation of personnel, financial graph reporting 

    -MarCom: science and societal outreach events, congresses, sponsorship

    -Human Resources support: corporate presentation, OFD roll-out, IT coaching

    -Administrative Coordinator of BioSCENTer: network center assembling research teams from two Groups of the university (i.e. the Science, Engineering and Technology Group as well as the Biomedical Sciences Group)



Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingSelf-disciplineProactivityOrganizationInterest in knowledgeFlexibilityEfficiencyCreative thinkingCuriosityCollaborationAdaptabilityIndividualityProblem solvingStrategic thinkingAttention to detailService oriented


Self Assessment :
NegotiationEnglishMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft Officepeople managementPowerPointProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingProcess improvementProject Management

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Communicate with sponsorcongress managementoperationsPeople managementorganisational and functional designbusiness acumen change management


  • Bachelor in Public Management from PHIBAntwerp in 1986
  • Master in Contemporary History from RUGent in 1982

Training and Certification

  • leading and coaching a team in 2013 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    Full Proficiency
    Professional Proficiency
    Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Management Assistant Office Manager Personal Assistant Project Assistant
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Brussels, Belgium Wavre, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    FTE (100%)% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Nil-Saint-Vincent-Saint-Martin, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes