Talent Acquisition Partner (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 30.09.2025

Who can apply? EU nationals working for national central banks of the ESCB, international governmental organisations or other employers performing central banking or banking supervision tasks within the framework of the Eurosystem

Salary F/G (bracket 1 - step 1) full time monthly net salary: €6,909 plus benefits, for further information see what we offer.

Role specialisation HR Solutions and Advice

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 11.07.2024

Your team

You will be part of the Business Partnering Division in the Directorate General Human Resources. Our Directorate General has 100 professionals providing services to 3,800 employees. 

Our division is the main advisory function within the Directorate General. We support leadership teams via HR Business Partner function, provide sourcing strategies and recruitment via the Talent Acquisition function, offer career advice via the Employee Partner function, and engage 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 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 data driven 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; 
  • leverage on data to support decision making;
  • stay abreast of market trends and import best practices and process enhancements;
  • work with externally provided services such as media outreach, candidate search, and assessment centres.

You will be part of a multicultural team that enjoys 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 (see How you can join us for details on degree equivalences); 
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of four years’ experience in the field of talent acquisition;
  • extensive experience across the full talent acquisition life cycle – from internal mobility and recruitment to external recruitment;
  • ability to develop relationships with hiring managers and to build rapport with candidates;
  • a customer focussed, value add mind-set coupled with the willingness to look beyond the status quo and to suggest meaningful ideas for change; 
  • knowledge of a wide range of assessment tools and their efficacy;
  • 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 for 12 months as of the exact starting date of the selected person, extendable to up to 36 months. Candidates must have a contract of employment with their home institution for a period of at least one year beyond the duration of the ECB contract being offered. 

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can send an email to the Talent Acquisition Team Lead, Lars Michalik, under lars.michalik@ecb.europa.eu

Application and selection process

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

If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list (see step 4 of How we hire), from which you might be considered for similar positions within the ECB.

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