HR Manager – Porto – Full Time Position


Xperts Council is a fast-growing and international young company specialising in knowledge brokering. Our job is to connect the world’s most prestigious investment firms, global consulting firms, and corporates with high-level professionals for industry phone sector consultations, and several day missions.

Headquartered in Paris, Xperts Council has set-up its Operations Department in Porto (we call this the “core of the nuclear reactor”), where our multi-national team of consultants are now based.

Xperts Council is the winner of the MEDEF-Business France – Growth Solution award.

Our impact:

Our clients need to understand the major challenges of various business sectors before making strategic management and investment decisions. For this, they wish to conduct short but informative interviews with top executives in these sectors.

Our challenge:                                       

By 2025, we predict to have multiplied our turnover by 6 and so are planning to hire approx. 30 people in the coming 18 months to ensure we continue this growth.

Our goals are ambitious so we are therefore looking for an equally ambitious HR Manager to help us grow and retain our talented team of international consultants. The HR manager is a strategic role, contributing to building out the Porto branch.


This is a central and dynamic role that will allow you to have a direct impact on the core HR and talent functions of an ambitious company. You will be reporting to the COO (Chief Operating Officer, managing all the Operations in Porto).

Your responsibilities:


o Defining the talent acquisition policy for the Operations Department, ensuring that we meet the recruitment plan:
o Developing different sourcing strategies adapted to the profiles to be recruited;
o Creating and managing relationships from top-tier universities across Europe as well as organising hiring and promotion events;
o Managing our job listings and applications on university portals and other job sites;
o Refine and streamline our hiring process from the initial screening of incoming CVs through to sending the job offer;
o Create a pool of candidates, maintain relationships with them by engaging them in any updates we have, news and social media posts with the company’s Head of Digital.


Managing the contracts for new joiners and updating them, where necessary;
o Welcoming and setting up new joiners; as well as creating a new-joiner welcome pack;
o Coordinating with managers and consultants of the company to schedule trainings;
o Keeping on top of current and new employee files, updating them where necessary.


Support the finance team with payroll process;
o Be able to decipher local labour law. Work with COO to ensure that we remain abreast of any changes and respond accordingly, helping to implement new processes where necessary.


o Set up a company social calendar alongside COO and members of the operations team

Who we are looking for:

 >3 years’ experience in attracting and hiring talents, ideally within an international environment;
 Proven success in recruiting and relationship management at a bachelor/masters level – preferably within a strong entrepreneur-mindset environment;
 Excellent communication skills, willing to endorse and be the key spoke-person of Xperts Council with the hiring sources as well as the candidates, with proven ability to build strong relationships;
 Flexibility, tenacity and creative thinking;
 Results-driven and the ability to see the bigger picture.
 Knowledge of Portuguese HR practice; knowledge of Portuguese employment law a must
 An advanced level of English (business level, C1 minimum)
 Fluency in Portuguese

What we offer:

 A competitive salary, based on experience;
 Private health insurance;
 Daily lunch allowance;
 Fully packed social calendar;
 Hybrid working between home & office