Head of People Management (f/m) - Ref 21-30

Updated: 16 days ago

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) 

 is recruiting a

Head of People Management (f/m)

• Ref: 21-30

• Permanent full-time position (40h/week)

• Position based in Belval

• Start date: to be determined

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is looking for a senior HR professional to lead the implementation and development of the People Management department within a growing international research organisation.

Your Role

Support the delivery of the LISER’ strategic plan by ensuring the availability and development of the internal competencies and a strong talent management.

- Lead, support and develop the People Management team, prioritise and coordinate the ongoing and future HR activities and projects; create a dynamic and attractive work environment and stimulate the collaborations and interactions;

- Manage and coordinate the current and future projects in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders at all levels;

- Develop and embed efficient and integrated processes to manage the entire employee life cycle (including relevant internal communication): recruitment, onboarding, integration, administrative activities, annual appraisals, training and development, talent and retention management, which is aligned with the legal and regulatory obligations and constraints at LISER (Collective Labor Agreement, etc..);

- Maximise the use of available technology to drive best practices and enhance the user experience;

- Be proactive and propose areas of continuous improvement to the Management, by comparing the best market practices in the research sector;

- Design and implement career development plans for competencies and skills, aligned with LISER's strategic orientations;

- Set up an operational and institutional HR reporting for the management;

- Ensure the integration of the Institute’s behavioural values related to the management of the employee life cycle and all related policies.

Your Profile

- Master's Degree in Human Resources or a related field;

- 10+ years of experience in similar position (experience within a research environment will be considered as an asset);

- A credible professional with strong skills in all HR activities (payroll and administration, recruitment, talent and career management, training and personal development, performance management, attraction and retaining, well-being at work…);

- Deep knowledge of the Luxembourgish Labour Code;

- Strong written and verbal communication skills in French and English; knowledge of German and/or Luxembourgish is considered as an asset;

- Strong IT skills (office package) and extensive experience of HRIS tools;

- Service-oriented and excellent interpersonal skills supporting the development of solid relationships with stakeholders at all levels internally and externally;

- Experience in leading and developing a team;

- Knowledge in projects management in a growing international environment (budget preparation, preparing dashboards, working toward deadlines, managing changes);

- Team-player with demonstrated positive and proactive approach to problem-solving as well as strong decision-making capability;

- Proven ability to handle confidential information with respect and discretion.

We offer

We offer you a permanent position in an international, dynamic and challenging environment with a salary and benefits in line with your competences and experience.


LISER is a publicly funded research institute located in Luxembourg and dedicated to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. Multi- and interdisciplinarity is a key element for stimulating scientific innovation. The Institute attracts top researchers from all over the world and high-level student training is a vibrant part of the Institute’s activities. The Institute‘s staff consists of about 180 employees (including a survey and data center), more than 50% of the staff being researchers, mainly from the fields of economics, sociology, and geography.

About Luxembourg

Luxembourg, with its 600,000 inhabitants, is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and provides a stimulating mixture of modern culture and tradition. In addition to excellent health, education (public, private and high level international schools) and recreational services, the community offers a rich variety of cultural activities, museums, music, art and theatre. The official languages are French, German and Luxemburgish. Information for foreign researchers interested in Luxembourg research is accessible via the national EURAXESS platform.

Application process

Please submit your complete application online via https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs :

- A detailed Curriculum Vitae;

- Cover letter outlining your interest and expertise for the position;

- Copy of your diploma(s);

- Contact details of three referees.

Deadline for applications: January 8th, 2022

For administrative matters, please contact: recruitment@liser.lu

LISER is an equal opportunity Employer

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