Talent Officer Lyon

Excelya>Full-time>Talent Officer Lyon

Job description

Founded in 2014 by two engineers and friends, EXCELYA is a unique model among health research organisations (CROs).

With nearly 800 employees and strong growth over the past 6 years, EXCELYA offers an original customer and HR approach – Excelling with care – that reintroduces the benefits of customer orientation, initiative and ambition for excellence in a regulated environment where operational and scientific rigour is absolute.

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

Excelyates have a strong culture of excellence. They know how to take ownership of projects, challenge requirements and invest fully in guaranteeing excellent customer service.

This is how EXCELYA is gradually gaining the trust of European and international healthcare companies and aims to become the leading independent CRO in Europe.

Tasks :

As Senior Talent Officer, you will be responsible for the recruitment process from client need to hire. You will be responsible for generating and attracting new employees for our clinical, biometrics, regulatory, safety and quality activities.

You will engage with clients (internal and external) to understand their recruitment needs (intake), keep recruiters informed of recruitment progress, manage their expectations during the selection process and deliver high quality recruitment services by maintaining good client contact (relationship management).

  • Engage the most qualified and experienced candidates, while understanding the dynamic recruitment needs of internal clients
  • Guiding candidates through their journey – from (active) recruitment to shortlisting, during interviews (preparing for and participating in the interview with the candidate) and through to the end of the recruitment process
  • Manage the re-employment of bench people (internal staff)
  • Be responsible for pricing outsourcing activities to clients, simulate salaries and manage salary negotiations to obtain candidate buy-in
  • Conduct proactive sourcing initiatives to attract candidates
  • Posting vacancies on job boards and the company website
  • Searching for candidates via social media and various recruitment channels
  • Selection of candidates by telephone
  • Individual interviews via your own recruitment method
  • Building a large network of key talent in Excelya’s niche market
  • Employer branding: participation in job fairs and events, maintaining contacts with educational institutions


  • You have at least a master’s degree
  • You have at least 2 years of experience in recruitment (ideally in the pharmaceutical industry)
  • You have experience with sourcing platforms such as LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Highly communicative and proactive with your peers, candidates and clients
  • Strong sense of collaboration to grow as a recruiting team
  • You are passionate about recruitment
  • You have a fluent level of English
  • You seek autonomy in your work, you are results-oriented and a real go-getter
  • Position based in Lyon



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