February 2nd 2021

SYNLAB is Europe’s number one medical diagnostic service provider, offering the full range of medical laboratory services for patients, practicing doctors, clinics and the pharmaceutical industry. SYNLAB’s reliable local laboratory services are available in more than 40 countries. SYNLAB combines the benefits of a Europeanwide network with the advantages of a local diagnostic services provider. State-of-the-art technology, novel testing capabilities and an international network of medical professionals means we can offer a catalogue of more than 5000 routine and specialised tests.

Mission Description

As CIO Belgium, you report to the country CEO. Your role’s primary responsibility is to preserve and
continuously improve a solid and reliable IT organization to efficiently drive and support strategic business
needs of SYNLAB Belgium. You ensure the most efficient local adaptation and deployment of Group IT
processes, tools and systems.
Your main tasks are as follows :
• Take all necessary measures for the availability and operation of the IT system, including IT security,
availability of all services, managing the data centre, development of systems that support the needs of
the company and its growth ;
• Positioning the IT function as a business partner for Operations and the other key functions of the
organisation, develop and lead your direct reports and improve the overall effectiveness of the IT
organization; establish and foster a team-oriented corporate culture by acting as a role model; coordinate
the tasks of the IT team (8 people); coach the team members and ensure they receive the necessary
training ;
• Identify opportunities for value-creating, ambitious projects for the country organisation by taking into
account local operations requirements as well as the Group IT strategy ;
• Provide efficient and end-user-oriented IT asset management; ensure a proper life-cycle-management and
implement IT and data security standards in accordance with existing and upcoming Group guidelines ;
• Make suggestions on the implementation of new IT systems; evaluate the options by taking both local and
Group requirements into account ;
• Ensure optimal availability and operation of the IT systems by providing comprehensive service desk
support for all relevant users in Belgium ;
• Evaluate the complexity of the IT integration of M&A projects; ensure and assist in the rollout of the
SYNLAB infrastructure in acquired labs; create coherence amongst IT systems in different laboratories and
ensure the compatibility of all related interfaces ;
• Collaborate with the country CEO, CFO and COO on decisions regarding the IT infrastructure of the country
• Select, steer and effectively collaborate with external IT providers on acquired offers and services as well
as on overall IT projects ;
• As a member of the Country management committee, and also reporting functionally to the Group CIO,
actively contribute to the country management team decisions as well as to the International IT community
in order to share best practices.

Candidate profile

Master in IT, with at least 10 year-experience relevant experience, with prior exposure to the medical laboratory sector or medical devices / diagnostics a plus

  • Good knowledge of VMWARE and Linux Server environments
  • Knowledge of ITIL services is an asset
  • Good grasp in financials, CapEx and OpEx optimisation
  • Fluency in French and good knowledge in English
  • Smart and agile individual, with the ability to implement pragmatic action plans
  • Strong project management and communication skills
  • Problem solving and customer centricity approach
  • Leadership and strong personnel management skills


An opportunity to make a personal impact within a Group driven by a spirit of continuous improvement and innovation intended to bring professionalism and operational excellence to the highest level.
Total compensation package in line with your experience, including a company car, health insurance, bonus, pension plan, meal vouchers, laptop, smartphone.
The position is based in Heppignies and Liège.

Contact Details

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