Talent Specialist- Paris, FR

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.


Soon to come : Spain, Italy, Germany and UK



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’.


To support the start-up of our commercial operations in France we are looking for a Talent Specialist.


Scope of the job


As Talent Specialist, you will be responsible for attracting, interviewing and on boarding new talents for our French local operating company. You will also be involved in setting up HR processes aligning with local partners, ensuring accurate payroll and follow up of all French employees.


Your role


As Talent Specialist you will be involved in attracting our future French talents ensuring the recruitment process is in line with GLPG standards and candidate experience is strong. You will partner with the local leaders to understand talent requirements and manage the whole recruitment process from a to z closely working together with the talent acquisition/HR team in our head office in Mechelen. By screening candidates through behavioural interviewing you make sure to assess their talent in the most accurate way. You will act as a true partner to your business leaders as far as talent advice is concerned.

In the start-up phase of the local operating company in France you will also be involved in all other HR related activities. You will be the ‘spoc’ for local partners (payroll agency, insurance companies….) developing local HR operations. You assure general HR related administration to facilitate the start-up of the new French commercial operations. You act as the primary contact for day-to-day questions of the French Galapagos colleagues.

Next to that you will closely work together with HR Business partners in head office to ensure alignment on all processes and HR approach.

Job requirements

Who are you ?


Passionate about people and with a true start up mentality you make it happen in France. You enjoy challenges and have an agile mind set. A first HR experience (minimum 4 years) in a corporate environment will help you be successful in your job. To make sure you connect with the whole Galapagos community you communicate excellent in both English and French. You have a Bachelor or preferably a Master degree in relevant studies (HR, Business Administrative, Law, etc). Working knowledge of French employment and social security legislation is a plus. You are an excellent networker who easily connects with others and finds his/her way in an international environment. Your creative mind helps you think out of the box and improves the quality of Talent Acquisition and HR experience.



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…!