Executive Recruitment Partner

  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

About the job

Our Hubs are a crucial part of how we innovate, improving performance across every Sanofi department and providing a springboard for the amazing work we do. Build a career and you can be part of transforming our business while helping to change millions of lives. Ready?

The Talent Acquisition team is responsible for all external and internal hiring (~24K Hires in FY22) into Sanofi. The Executive Recruitment team is responsible for hiring for our most senior leadership positions. As an Executive Recruitment Partner within our newly formed Executive Recruitment team, you’ll be responsible for shaping the future of our executive recruitment efforts, contributing significantly to our company's continued growth and success. You will be a cornerstone of our Executive Recruitment Strategy, entrusted with the responsibility of identifying, attracting and securing top-tier talents. This dynamic role is instrumental in our mission to elevate and fortify our leadership team across Europe.

We’re an innovative global healthcare company that helps the world stay ahead of infectious diseases by delivering more than 500 million vaccine doses a year. Across different countries, our talented teams are exploring new technologies to protect people and promote healthy communities. We chase the miracles of science every single day, pursuing progress to make a real impact on millions of patients around the world.

Main responsibilities

  • Report into and partner closely with the Global Head of Executive Recruitment to help shaping our Executive Recruitment Strategy aligned with the Business and Talent Strategy

  • Oversee all aspects of the executive recruitment process for Europe, co-create and implement innovative and effective executive recruitment strategies specifically tailored to the European market to identify and attract top-tier talents

  • Utilize your strong business acumen to collaborate with senior leaders and hiring managers

  • Partner closely with the Global Executive Scouting team to create robust and diverse leadership talent pools with the aim to convert these pools into executive-level hires for top level roles (CXO, CXO-1, CXO-2)

  • Act as a senior member of the Executive Recruitment Community and will educate and empower others, share global initiatives and disseminate best practices

  • Partner with the Employer Branding team to create a compelling Employee Value Proposition (EVP) relevant for executive talent in Europe

  • Co-manage the relationship with and performance of executive search agencies in coordination with the Global Head of Executive Recruitment

About you


  • 10+ years of professional business experience is required with a majority of this experience within an Executive Talent/Search role

  • Demonstrated experience within the Recruitment end-to-end Executive search process

  • Experience in partnering within a matrixed, globally focused team

  • Current or recent experience within the Pharmaceuticals or Life-Sciences industry is beneficial

Soft skills

  • Exposure with managing internal Talent Management processes is preferred

  • Experience with Leadership Assessment is beneficial (e.g. Hogan assessment or similar)

  • This position may require up to 20% overall travel

Technical skills

  • Current or prior experience working with a CRM system(s)

Education :

  • Diploma in Business, Management, HR or any related field


  • Fluency in English is a must

  • Any other European language is a plus

Why choose us?

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team

  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally

  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact

  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs and at least 14 weeks’ gender-neutral parental leave

  • You will be a part of a newly built “Executive Recruitment Function” and play an important role as we evolve our Talent Strategy

  • We have ambitious plans and supportive leadership, an exciting time to be part of Talent

  • You will be part of a truly diverse cross-cultural team and can have real business impact

  • You will get an opportunity to develop or strengthen your Talent, HR expertise that could benefit you to a wider role in HR (should that be your preferred career path)

  • Our Budapest site is easily accessible and you can find our modern office in the heart of our capital in 13th district

Pursue Progress . Discover Extraordinary .

Progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. You can be one of those people. Chasing change, embracing new ideas and exploring all the opportunities we have to offer. Let’s pursue progress. And let’s discover extraordinary together.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkpDBZ-CJKw&t=67s) and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com (https://www.sanofi.com/en/our-responsibility/equality-and-inclusiveness) !

Discover our Code of Conduct (https://www.codeofconduct.sanofi/) , that serves as the moral compass that guides us when chasing the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Please ensure to have read this document before applying.

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