Talent Acquisition Specialist - EMEA in Ghent, Belgium at Esko

Date Posted: 11/6/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ESK003296

About Us

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers and hardware products for the packaging, label, sign and display industries. With Headquarters in Gent - Belgium, Esko employs around 1,500 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Japan.In our factory we produce high-quality cutting tables, which offer an all-round cutting solution for any application: from sign making, display production, sample making and short to medium run corrugated production.


The Danaher Product Identification Platform (PID) includes Videojet, Esko, X-Rite Pantone and other companies, known for their work in the packaging workflow.  These companies provide solutions for every step of the workflow including color inspiration and specification, packaging design and pre-production, production quality assurance and packaging marking and coding. The strategy of PID is to work together to simplify the value chain and provide more value to customers.

This fast growing, commercially focused and dynamic market leader is looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist, to join our Human Resources team in Ghent, Belgium. As a key member of the EMEA Talent Acquisition and HR team, the Talent Acquisition Specialist reports to the Global Talent Acquisition Director and is responsible for developing and fulfilling recruiting strategies for the PID platform throughout EMEA. This is a position with great impact in the business, which also requires operating in a strategic, consultative and hands-on capacity while driving continuous results. 

Primarily this role is responsible for managing end-to-end recruitment processes, from discussing the profile with Hiring Managers, to building a sourcing strategy, managing the relationship with candidates through the recruitment, interview and offer stages, while developing and managing strong relationships with key stakeholders.  

Your responsibilities will include

  • In conjunction with HR and the business leaders, develop, implement and communicate the Talent Acquisition strategy across the EMEA region.

  • Build and develop our in-house Talent Acquisition capability to attract and hire high quality candidates; leveraging public channels such as social media, job boards and our careers website to develop a strong pipeline of external talent and embedding structured and robust selection processes across the whole region.

  • Working with key stakeholders to enhance employer brand in the marketplace to aide direct recruitment and support the Company’s purpose.

  • Work with internal teams and hiring managers to assist with recruitment efforts.

  • Develop recruitment strategy. This may include job posting optimization, recruiting marketing channel development, job board procurement, digital and non-digital employment marketing, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, talent planning, etc.

  • Identify and source appropriate talent for current open roles within the organization by developing college recruiting programs & participating in employment events, such as career fairs.

  • Use social media, job boards, Internet sourcing, and other means to source candidates for open jobs.

  • Manage the phone interview schedule process.

  • Ensure that the Talent Acquisition team provide an outstanding high-quality candidate and hiring manager experience through all points of the recruitment cycle.

  • Leading the continuous improvement of Talent Acquisition KPIs. 

  • Ensuring full leverage of our system capabilities, including Applicant Tracking System (Taleo), websites and social media.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of regional and global Talent Acquisition initiatives.

  • Develop, optimize and manage recruitment vendor relationships, keeping utilization to a minimum.

Job Requirements


You should have - Education & Experience

  • Experienced in creating and delivering in-house Talent Acquisition strategy.
  • Hands on experience managing all aspects of full life cycle recruitment. 
  • Experience with different and innovative sourcing strategies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree minimum, Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Several years of talent acquisition/recruitment experience in a large corporate organization and/or agency experience. Experience recruiting in an engineering domain is highly preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment recruiting for professional, managerial and specialists.
  • Creative sourcing and networking experience.
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage deadlines, exercise a high degree of professionalism in interactions with all levels of internal clients.
  • Detail oriented, with strong project management skills, and able to coordinate many record keeping activities.
  • Experience managing applicant tracking system (Taleo) to track applicants through the selection cycle.
  • Must be able to work in a demanding environment, handling a high requisition load and keeping all stakeholders updated
What is in there for you?

  • We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities for those who seek a challenging, fast-paced, results-oriented environment where personal contributions are recognized and rewarded.
  • As part of the Danaher team, you'll learn and become highly skilled in the powerful Danaher Business System. 

At Danaher, you’ll have the opportunity to build a career in a way no other company or environment can duplicate. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and most importantly, like to win. Why? Because it’s fun! But, when it comes to the development of our leaders and associates, we’re serious. Our business is growing, and we need top talented people to keep winning. The breadth and depth of our family of brands makes it possible for us to offer a variety of dynamic and challenging career opportunities across multiple global industries. Working with us, you’ll have the unique experience to learn the Danaher Business System, our common operating system used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create tremendous value for customers and shareholders. At Danaher, great people do extraordinary things.  Come join our winning team.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.