French Head of Talent Acquisition

Excelya>Full-time>French Head of Talent Acquisition

Job description

Created in 2014, EXCELYA is a unique model among Contract Research Organizations (CROs) in healthcare.

With nearly 800 employees and strong growth over the last 8 years, EXCELYA offers an original customer and HR approach – Excelling with care – which reintroduces the benefits of customer focus, initiative and ambition for excellence in a regulated environment where operational and scientific rigor is absolute.

With EXCELYA, pharmaceutical laboratories, biotech companies, academic research organizations and patient associations can offer a global response to their development needs in the clinical, biometrics, regulatory affairs, medical writing, data science and pharmacovigilance fields. Above all, they benefit from an unparalleled degree of intellectual and operational involvement.

‘Excelyates’ have a strong culture of Excellence. They know to take project ownerships, challenge demands, and invest their whole selves to guarantee excellence in customer service.

This is how EXCELYA has gained the confidence of European and international healthcare companies and aims to become the leading independent CRO in Europe.

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In the frame of our development, we are looking for our French Head of Talent Acquisition/TM

Your responsibilities will include, for France, the monitoring of recruitment procedures for consultants within your department, from sourcing to hiring, manage a team of recruiters and Talent Managers, and identify High Potential candidates. 

If you have a sound experience in Talent acquisition and Talent Management, understand the Challenges of Outsourcing personnel, have expertise in Scientific Competencies required by our clients, we are keen to meet you!

Ultimately, you will help us grow our existing team further, under your management, with top-level employees and strongly contribute to the achievement of our business goals.

As a French Head TA, you will report ultimately to the Group TA Director and your responsibilities will be as follows:



Team Management

  • You will manage, train, evaluate, guide and expand our team of talent officers & Lead Talent Managers (about 15 people)

Talent Management

  • Sales support: You will provide reporting and Key Metrics Indicators interfacing with the French commercial team (FSP & Outsourcing)
  • Client Facing: you will provide this reporting also interfacing with your Talent Management team (prioritizations of leads, number of profiles sent to clients, Client interface success ratios, closings, etc.) and monitor weekly analysis.
  • You will finetune and monitor the existing Staffing processes and define improvements in line with company growth and Sales organization
  • Consultant career development: You/your team will support our consultants in their career development by positioning them on new missions

Talent Acquisition

  • You will manage a proactive recruitment plan and talent pool for France
  • Lead sourcing strategies, tools & resources for your department
  • Manage external partnerships with student community inc. target learning establishments, supervise the management of job boards
  • You will finetune and monitor the existing Recruitment processes and define improvements in line with company growth

Skills and experience

  • 7/8 year’s minimum work experience as a Talent Acquisition Expert in fast pace and growth environment (with an experience within Search Firm or Consulting company/department) in a matrix structure.
  • Understanding of full cycle recruiting and employer branding initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to foster long-term relationships (with internal teams, external partners and candidates) and team management experience
  • Understanding of sourcing techniques & tools, ATS reporting experience
  • Good level of English both spoken and written.
  • Proactivity, sense of initiative, flexibility, strong sense of service and team spirit
  • Solution finder (strategic thinking with strong hands-on capacity)
  • MSc in Human Resources Management or relevant field



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