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Executive Human Resources Officer / Chief Talent Development Officer, European Patent Office, EPO

Deadline for application: 15 January 2020

Job summary

The European Patent Office has a vacancy for an Executive Human Resources Officer / Chief Talent Development Officer.

Location: The Hague / Munich


With almost 7 000 employees, the European Patent Office (EPO) is the second-largest public service institution in Europe. It supports innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high-quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention, its founding treaty. It has a yearly budget of EUR 2.3 billion, entirely financed by the fees paid by its users.

In June 2019, the Strategic Plan 2023 was adopted by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation. The plan highlights the strategic importance of talent management, modernisation and improvement of the EPO's HR services delivery model to managers and employees, as well as employee engagement.

Reporting directly to the Vice-President Corporate Services, you will lead the Principal Directorate Customer Interface and Employee Engagement. With around 100 staff, this principle directorate is the front line in terms of talent management and customer service delivery. It comprises the following 3 directorates:

  • Talent Management deals with attracting and developing talent with a focus on continuous learning and development
  • Human Resources Customer Interface provides HR services and business support via its HR interlocutors and partners, as well as services related to staff health, safety and well-being
  • HR Operations bundles operational centres of expertise on remuneration and staff benefits

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by eub2 -- last modified 28 October 2019