Chief Operating Officer.

Qaelum NV is a fast-growing medical software solutions provider caring about patient safety, efficiency and quality improvements in medical imaging environments. With their solutions, they  are one of the market leaders in Europe and have installations all over the globe. They believe it is their mission to help all stakeholders, no matter what level they are at, to creating patient safe and optimized healthcare environments. Have a look at their website ( and learn more about their solutions and company.

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Job description.

As COO, you will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing all operational aspects of the company to ensure efficient processes, high-quality service delivery and alignment with strategic objectives. You define and implement a monitoring system for their most critical business processes (including financial processes, budget, reporting tools etc.).

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the company's operations, including finance, office management, and human resources.
  • Collaborate with department heads to develop and implement strategies to improve operational processes and procedures.
  • You support the creation of the annual budgets for the operational departments.
  • You define the targets for the different operational departments with the CEO.
  • Define and implement a robust monitoring system for critical business processes.
  • You collaborate closely with the CEO to define the strategy, the company budget, and you will oversee the implementation of the plans in order to achieve the company targets.
  • You assist the CEO in defining the long-term operations plans for your operational functions.
  • You support the future operational growth of their US organization.
  • You have strong analytical, managerial, communications and leadership skills. You can motivate people to achieve their targets given the agreed deadlines.
  • You show involvement in your colleagues and know what’s going on in all the departments. The candidate will focus on a disciplined and healthy work environment.
  • You help define and steer a smart variable compensation system in line with the company targets.

Candidate profile.

  • You hold a master degree.
  • Proven experience in a senior leadership role, ideally as a COO or similar position.
  • Experience with Office tools is a must: experience with collaboration tools like JIRA and/or Confluence is a plus.
  • Knowledge of finance is a plus.
  • Knowledge of healthcare IT, more precisely in medical imaging, is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills with a track record of driving operational excellence.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Experience in the US market and familiarity with US operational requirements is advantageous.
  • You are fluently in English, both written and verbal (the knowledge of Dutch, French or other languages is a great asset) and love to learn and improve.
  • You are based in Belgium and you will work from the headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.

Working conditions.

Qaelum provides an internationally oriented working atmosphere in which a team of professionals is dedicated to improving quality in medical imaging environments. Together they build on the next generation of quality improvements in healthcare. You will enjoy the freedom and responsibilities that a young fast-growing company like theirs can bring to the table. They won’t expect a 9-5 mentality, but as they also attach great importance to a sound work-life balance and life-long learning, they provide flexible working hours, a home-office working balance, and every opportunity to take part in additional training courses in-house or elsewhere. Next to this you can count on a comprehensive and market conform remuneration package including extra-legal benefits (including company car, meal vouchers, health insurance, pension plan, and others). 
They offer a full-time permanent position.


If you are interested in this position and would like to know more about it, please contact:


Benize Bester, Recruitment Associate
T: +31 6 15 68 69 49

Marco Pachen, Recruitment Consultant 
T: +32 473 98 21 47

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