12-01-21 09:14:27 3001 Vlaams-Brabant

Financial & Legal Director

  • reMynd nv
  • 3001 Vlaams-Brabant
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
  • Onbepaalde duur
  • Vast contract
  • Voltijds

reMYND is a spin-off from the University of Leuven. It’s a clinical stage company developing treatments for Alzheimer’s, diabetes and other diseases caused by cellular dysfunction.

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Job description

The Financial & Legal Director leads the financial and legal management for the organization, in order to provide internal and external stakeholders with the necessary information to better evaluate the business results and plan objectives, and to keep reMYND from a legal perspective a sound organization.

Works very closely with the Managing Director as his "right-hand" person with respect to Finance, Legal and administrative support functions, including purchasing, tax, treasury and, potentially, IT


  • IT planning, budgeting and control
    • Co-ordinates the business plan process translating the vision and strategy into a long-term financial plan
    • Takes the lead in the budget and business plan process (consultations with the different units, …) Co-ordinates the entire budget process and provides full budget reports in order to provide the company with a coherent package of figures where responsibilities are clearly defined
    • Analyzes, validates and timely reports financial data monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Setting up internal processes
    • Ensures the implementation and reliable management of appropriate systems and related processes and their evolution in line with company growth and complexity
    • Co-operates in designing an environment with adequate and compliant controls & procedures
    • Develops reports and dashboards that provide actionable insight into the levers of the business
  • Managing partners
    • Manages accounting and audit firms
    • Aligns current and future contracts for optimum costs, service and process improvement
    • Leading all banking relationships related to the support of business operations
    • Building strong relationships with other key service providers and stakeholders including audit partners, local Authorities and advisors


  • Manages contracting
    • through legal advisors for larger contracts
    • or directly for smaller contracts
  • Ensures the availability of legal support for the company, through external advisors or internal capabilities as the business grows
  • Ensures effective legal advice and support is provided to reMYND and minimizes legal risks and protects the Company's interests
  • Takes care of the complaints and litigation handling
  • Understanding all the company's liabilities e.g. leases, insurances, …
  • Approving all agreements

Ad hoc:

  • Co-operates in ad hoc financial projects
  • Securing non-dilutive funding for growth of the company
  • IT & strategy projects


  • MSc Commercial engineer or Economic Sciences or Law Degree
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in leadership roles within finance and legal
  • Preferably experience in an international biotech environment
  • Superior business understanding, being able to “connect the dots”, in particular the transition between pre-clinical and clinical stage companies
  • Proven ability to develop robust processes.
  • Experience in managing relations with a wide diversity of stakeholders (both internal and external).
  • Structured and analytical, familiar with state-of-the-art systems and processes
  • Ability to operate effectively in the fast-paced environment that prevails within a young, nimble biotechnology company.
  • Entrepreneurial top-level experience to transition the support processes and systems to be ready for IPO or trade-sale
  • Experience in closing financing rounds of 30+ mEUR if preferable
  • 5 years in financial controlling and/or audit, preferably in a biotech environment
  • Being strategic and result-oriented, team leadership and excellent communicating skills are expected


Contact Stephan Lauwers at +32 2 610 27 13 or via stephan.lauwers@hudsonsolutions.com



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