Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech Company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel) and in the US, Boston.


We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before. In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities. We want to challenge the impossible. We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters.  Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class. In other words, we need you: The ‘make-it-happeners’. 


We are looking for a TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST to join our Talent Acquisition team.


Scope of the job


Are you an experienced talent acquisition specialist who is ready to ‘make it happen’? Do your colleagues call you a talented ‘matchmaker’ with a genuine interest in people? Do you want to work for a company that is challenging the impossible every day?


Then the role of talent acquisition specialist is a perfect match for you. You are not only able to be part of a company that improves people’s lives through breakthrough innovations but you will also assist in finding talents to shape their future. 

Join us and do what you love!  With you, we can make it happen!


Your role                                                                                                  


As a talent acquisition specialist, you take ownership of the end to end recruitment process in collaboration with the HR team.  Accordingly, we are looking for someone who is familiar with full life-cycle talent acquisition process including the assessment of candidate’s suitability and fit, managing the interviewing process, and closing the offers. Someone, who is able to attract and source candidates through a variety of sourcing avenues including direct recruitment, networking with passive candidates by applying various recruitment channels such as the Galapagos job site, social media, and external sites. You will develop a deep understanding of a dynamic fast growing biotech organization's business ecosystem, workforce, and strategic goals to enable you to identify the ideal candidate profiles aligned with these complex business expectations. We are looking for a specialist who is familiar with competency based interview techniques and assist the business managers in interviewing and choosing the right talents for the organisation.   As a digital native or a digital super-user you ensure the state of art sourcing approach to attract the best talents for Galapagos. 



Who are you?


You are an HR professional with a minimum of 2 years of experience with full-cycle recruitment using various interview techniques and evaluation methods. You have a creative and innovative approach to talent acquisition which is proven by successful sourcing of talents from a variety of platforms. You have a genuine interest in people's behavior, and you are familiar with assessment techniques to understand the candidates' potential, drive, and motivation. You have excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and preferably in Dutch. 


What’s in it for you?


You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Galapagos, we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos' leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.


We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!