Talent Acquisition Sourcer / Sourcing Specialist - Mechelen, BE

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic  Biotech company with head office  in Belgium (Mechelen) and affiliates across Europe


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 SOURCER / SOURCING SPECIALIST to join our Talent acquisition team


Scope of the job


As Talent Acquisition Sourcer / Sourcing Specialist you manage and evaluate all our recruitment channels to find the best possible talents for Galapagos.  In a competitive labor market you are the creative brain to attract our talented ‘make-it-happeners’ and strengthen our strong and growing brand in both the young grads and experienced labor market.    


Your role


You source and attract potential candidates through Galapagos jobsite, social media, external sites (LinkedIn, Indeed, ….)

You are involved in employer branding campaigns across Europe and develop an attractive Talent Acquisition communication

You represent Galapagos at job fairs and congresses connecting with best in class candidates from all over the world

You develop and leverage a network and reach out to our future ‘make-it-happeners’

You generate the interest of candidates in a creative way through social media underlining the unique value proposition of Galapagos

You develop a pipeline of talented potential future employees

You pre-screen candidates through behavioral based video interviewing, to make sure Galapagos invites the best people for face-2-face interviews

You develop internal referral programs to attract interesting candidates from our employee’s network

You connect and partner with our business leaders and share your expertise about the talent market across Europe

You partner with schools and universities to set up new ways of collaborating and make a connection between academia and business.

You report on your activities and develop a sourcing strategy based on evidence and data

Job requirements

Who are you ?


You have an economical/communication/social…. degree (preferably Master) and a digital mind set.  Your analytical skills help you to analyze the labor market and use the correct sourcing strategy to find Galapagos’ talents.  You have a genuine interest in people’s behavior and are willing to learn assessment techniques to understand candidate’s potential, drive and motivation.  You are a strong communicator with the ability to draft attractive candidate communication.   You are an excellent networker who easily connects with others.  Your creative mind helps you to think out of the box and improves the quality of candidate sourcing.  You are not a copy cat, but a trend-setter. 



What’s in it for you ?


You will be part of an amazing company where your impact is important and your development is key.  Galapagos believes in flexible/hybrid working where ownership and deliverables are important.    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.