Talent Acquisition Expert (ESCB/IO)

Organisational Solutions
Human Resources

General Information

Type of contract Short-term contract, which may be extended to up to 36 months subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Contract end date 14.11.2022

Who can apply? EU nationals working for the international public sector organisation or EU organisations performing central banking or banking supervision tasks. Your current contract must extend at least 1 year beyond the end of the potential employment at the ECB

Salary F/G (1) (minimum full time monthly net salary €4,914 and benefits, see further information section)

Role specialisation HR Solutions and Advice

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 17.05.2021

Your team

You will be part of the Business Partnering Division in the Directorate General Human Resources. Our Directorate General has over 100 professionals providing services to more than 3,800 employees. We strive for delivering data-driven solutions that inspire: together we enable ECB employees to excel, every day.

Our division is responsible for interactions between HR and the organisation, providing strategic advice to leaders via designated HR Business Partners, sourcing strategies and recruitment via the Talent Acquisition team, advising employees in their career journey via the newly created Employee Partner function, and engaging with staff representatives and employee/business networks via the Staff Engagement Hub. 

We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Expert who will be part of a team of around 20 colleagues acting as a strategic partner in sourcing and recruitment for assigned business areas. The Talent Acquisition Expert also acts as an agent of change, proactively bringing the ECB’s talent acquisition strategy to life and the needs of the business areas they serve to the forefront. You will work in close collaboration with the Business Partners and Employee Partners to deliver talent acquisition services and advice to a group of assigned business areas.  

By collaborating and partnering with our clients and with the other HR divisions, we are creating a more agile and responsive HR function with a strong customer orientation, able to deliver on modern HR solutions. 

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As a Talent Acquisition Expert, you will:
  • Be proactive and tenacious in understanding, delivering and advising in line with client needs; 
  • Design talent attraction and selection procedures that adhere to our internal sourcing policies; 
  • Build your talent pipelines in line with our workforce planning and diversity goals;
  • Filter, interview, assess and select candidates;
  • Embed our employer brand throughout your external talent acquisition activities as and where appropriate; 
  • Work with analytics to support data driven decisions;
  • Stay abreast of market trends and import best practices and process enhancements as they emerge;
  • Work with externally provided services such as advertising, psychometric assessments, candidate search, assessment centres and pre-recorded video interviewing.

The position offers you the opportunity to shape a fast-evolving business area tasked with the strategic objectives of providing opportunities for internal talent and with attracting and hiring talented people. You will be part of a multicultural team that enjoys innovating, has a hunger for attracting talent and strives to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • A master’s degree or equivalent in human resource management, psychology, marketing, business administration, sociology or another relevant field (click here for details on degree equivalences); 
  • In addition to the above, a minimum of four years’ experience in the field of talent acquisition, preferably gained within an international, fast-paced and multicultural environment;
  • Extensive experience across the full talent acquisition life cycle – from internal mobility and recruitment to external recruitment;
  • Profound stakeholder relationship management skills and the ability to develop relationships with hiring managers and to build rapport with candidates;
  • A customer focused, value add mind-set coupled with the willingness to look beyond the status quo and to suggest meaningful, sensible ideas for change; 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of assessment tools and their efficacy;
  • Strong understanding of talent management methodologies for workforce planning, role profiles, career paths, competencies, skills and potential;
  • An advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

  • Data analytics experience 

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe.

You are motivated to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.

Working modalities

We are willing to discuss part-time arrangements.

Further information

The formal title for this position will be HR Solutions Expert.

The contract offered will be short-term ESCB/IO, the appointment being until mid-November 2022, extendable to up to 36 months.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the Talent Acquisition Team Lead, Lars Michalik, on 6 May 2021 between 15:00 on 17:00 on +49 69 50607598, phone conference ID: 946 594 521#.

Application and selection process

For further information on how to join us, read more.

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely and include an online interview.