RELX Group Talent Acquisition Partner in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Talent Acquisition Partner

Category: Human Resources

Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Do you want to be part of a truly global team that raises the bar when it comes to talent acquisition? Do you want to work at a company that leads the way in advancing science, technology and health?

Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education.

Due to the rapid expansion of our Technology business and in response to the success of our in-house recruitment delivery model, we are currently looking for a Talent Acquisition Partner to join our team in Amsterdam. Together with your colleagues in London, Oxford, Munich and Amsterdam you will attract and select talent for all disciplines, with a special focus on Technology.

You will report to the Senior Talent Acquisition Manager for EMEA based in Amsterdam.

What will you do?

  • Deliver an industry-leading Talent Acquisition service; sourcing the highest quality candidates and offering a great candidate and hiring manager experience. Of course, doing this quickly and cost effectively is also important. Deliver innovative sourcing solutions to meet business demands, pro-actively building talent pools for future needs and pro-actively search, identify and directly engage with the best talent internally and externally.

  • Leveraging creative and innovative recruiting techniques to engage and excite talent at all levels. Using a multi-channel strategy to maximize the opportunities to interact with candidates to ensure we can hire talent directly to the company.

  • Manage the full recruitment life-cycle for all roles, with a specific focus on Technology. You will be experienced in developing an effective hiring strategy, building a solid pipeline of candidates, selecting a shortlist for the hiring manager, having interviews and manage your internal stakeholders. You will need a ‘can-do’ mentality and a desire to make things happen. Possessing a proven track record, you will have the natural gravitas to truly partner with hiring managers. Managing candidate expectations, providing accurate and timely feedback and closing the deal with chosen candidate(s)!

  • Employer Branding & Diversity; you will help to build the Elsevier Technology brand and have proven experience in campaign development, including social media channels, to effectively attract and engage with technology talent. You will lead the way in presenting a diverse shortlist and offering equal opportunities for all roles.

  • Market Mapping & Analytics: Providing consultative expertise and insight into relevant recruitment market(s) across all levels of the business and ability to report on successful sources of hiring to ensure return on investment.

What you should bring

You are a passionate collaborator with colleagues, candidates, customers and suppliers. Building sustainable relationships, setting and managing expectations clearly, identifying requirements and creating innovative solutions. A natural talent spotter, with a high drive for results and someone who will thrive by working in a truly global environment.

Our dynamic and vibrant culture provides a challenging yet supportive environment for people who really want to make a positive impact. If you have worked in a fast-paced in-house recruitment environment then this role provides plenty of scope to establish yourself and to make a difference in what is an exciting period in our company’s history.

  • Finished Bachelor’s or Academic degree.

  • At least 5-7 years relevant work experience in a recruitment role (in-house recruitment role and agency recruitment) preferably having a track record in hiring for technology roles

  • Someone who can operate effectively in a large, matrix global environment

  • Proven capability of direct sourcing including use of social media, headhunting, Boolean search and non-standard searching solutions.

  • IT Literate with in-depth knowledge of ATS, ideally Taleo and CRM. Technology savvy with all kinds of systems and platforms and expert in aligning the right Tech channels.

  • Able to deal with high recruitment volumes as well as more specialist vacancies, managing multiple vacancies at any time across a variety of disciplines.

  • Strong consulting skills and experience in translating business objectives into Talent Acquisition solutions. Ability to consult and challenge stakeholder recruitment requirements.

  • Fluency in English and Dutch, experience in recruiting in the Dutch labor market.

  • Personal competences: team player, customer focus, creativity, excellent communication skills, structured though flexible approach to work, good planning and reporting skills, persuasiveness, result oriented and self-starting.

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities to develop yourself. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of the kind of things you can expect when joining Elsevier in the Netherlands.

  • Competitive salary and a 13th month

  • 27 days of leave

  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates

  • Solid Pension Plan of which 70% of the premiums is paid by Elsevier

  • Profit share or bonus plan subject to the company annual results

  • You can participate in the convertible personnel bond loan scheme

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Travel allowance for commuting

  • Reductions to several personal insurance packages due to our collective agreements

  • Additional benefits, like memberships of Elsevier’s magazines, discount on books and in-house sport facilities

  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development

  • Several local and global networking communities to share best practices and knowledge

  • Various social responsibility programs, channeling knowledge and strengths to help communities around the world improve education, science, healthcare and protect the environment.

An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.

Elsevier does not accept unsolicited assistance from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies and recruiting agencies for this employment opportunity. Resumes submitted by external vendors and third parties to any employee via-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written underlying agreement between parties for this position will not be considered. No fee or other compensation will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by Elsevier as a result of an unsolicited introduction.