Head of HR (f/m/x)

Take on this responsible leadership position in which you are part of the management team!

Our client aspires to provide billions of people worldwide with high-quality medicines. The company develops innovative products – with reliable and outstanding services playing a major role. As one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Austria, they are shaping the future of medical care.

We are currently looking for a passionate Head of HR (f/m/x), who will be responsible for the Austrian subsidiary and lead one direct report.

Head of HR (f/m/x)


  • Be part of the local management team reporting to the Country Manager and Cluster Head HR
  • Implement the HR strategy for the Austrian market in support of business goals
  • Provide HR strategic partnership to the Austrian General Manager and the local leadership team
  • Coordinate and supervise payroll as well as guide, train and support people managers in the annual salary planning and performance management cycle
  • Drive organizational design and development initiatives, advance the local talent and succession strategy and be the interface for employee relations
  • Implement a strategy of high performance culture, including succession planning and strengthen the talent pipeline with focus on diverse and emerging talents
  • Implement and harmonize corporate recognition programs, initiatives and local benefits
  • Provide HR leadership regarding M&A activities
  • Lead cultural change and integration process to support organizational efficiency
  • Drive organizational success through effective policies, processes, terms and conditions that attract top talent
  • Support local recruitment activities / Introduce new hires / Hold onboarding induction programs
  • Be responsible for administrative and operational HR work such as contract management, management of the fleet, health & safety topics, GDPR activities
  • Manage Works Council relations


  • University degree and 8-10 years of experience as HRBP or HR generalist in a global and highly matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of HR including total rewards, talent management, recruitment, employee relations, change management, organizational effectiveness and local labor law
  • Experience in developing guidelines and training concepts, linking global processes and initiatives to local needs
  • Strong communication, partnering and negotiation skills – ability to influence, coach and support strategic issues and agendas
  • Corporate mindset with a track record of achieving results
  • Proven interest in progressive HR practices, trends and legal changes
  • High-energy working style with passion and proactive and pragmatic approaches
  • Must be comfortable working in an English-speaking business environment. Fluency in German is a must


  • A responsible leadership position and part of the management team
  • Opportunity to shape the company’s culture
  • Opportunity for hybrid working and attractive corporate benefits (e.g. special holidays, pension provision or anniversary bonuses)

The annual gross salary for this position starts at € 85,000 with an additional performance-related bonus as well as a company car and a willingness to overpay according to your qualifications and experience.


We are looking forward to receiving your application (English CV & cover letter incl. salary expectations) over the application-dashboard. Our responsible consultant will contact you immediately after receipt.
We kindly ask you to support us in handling your application according to the GDPR regulation more effectively and refrain from applying via e-mail.

Apply for this job

Does this job fit your talents and seem right for you? Don't hesitate to apply online now.

Facts about the job

Contract type
Talentor Austria GmbH

Contact person

Talentor Austria Team Nina Sattlegger 1
Executive Director