Talent Acquisition Specialist – Porto – Full Time Position

Xperts Council is a fast-growing and international young company that connects investment firms, global consulting firms, and corporates with high level professionals for industry phone sector consultations, senior advisory missions, and board member recruitment.

We work alongside global clients such as most of the world’s most prestigious strategy consultancies and well-known investments funds.

The company is headquartered in Paris, and has set-up its Operational Centre in the beautiful city of Porto (we call this the “core of the nuclear reactor”, where our multi-national team of consultants are now based under the responsibility of our COO).

Thanks to our exceptional team and the loyalty of our clients we did really well in 2020: increasing our market share, and expanding our customer portfolio. We even exceeded our all-time business records on Q3 2020 and again in Q1 2021.

We pride ourselves on our talent recruitment and management principles which aim at constantly attracting, training and developing our employees, who come from some of the best universities in Europe. We support them at every level to ensure we not only retain our employees but that they can get the most out of the role.

By 2025, we predict to have multiplied our turnover by 10 and so are planning to hire about 30 people in the next coming 18 months. This is a step toward even more ambitious ones! Therefore, we’re looking for an equally ambitious Talent Acquisition Specialist to help us grow our talented team, to amaze our candidates and, as THE Xperts Council ambassador, be a strategic contributor to further build our company and our brand equity.


You will be reporting to the COO and your role will include:

  • Hiring:
    • Defining the talent acquisition policy for the operations department, ensuring that we meet the recruitment plan and keep the management team updated.
    • Developing talent acquisition strategies and hiring plans:
      • Develop different sourcing strategies adapted to the profiles to be recruited
      • Creating and managing relationships from top-tier universities across Europe as well as organising hiring and promotion events;
      • Managing our job listings and applications on university portals and other job sites;
    • Regularly update job requirements and job descriptions for existing and new positions;
    • Refine and streamline our hiring process from the initial screening of incoming CVs through to sending the job offer;
    • Create a pool of candidates, maintain relationships with them by engaging them in any updates we have, news and social media posts.
  • Onboarding:
    • Welcoming and setting up new joiners e.g. laptops, log-ins, planning and training organisation
    • Creating a new-joiner welcome pack;
    • Managing the contracts for new joiners and updating them, where necessary;
    • Coordinating with managers and consultants of the company to schedule trainings;
    • Keeping on top of current and new employee files, updating them where necessary;
  • HR:
    • Support the finance team with payroll process
    • 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.
  • Team:
    • Set up a company social calendar alongside COO and members of the operations team


What we expect of you:

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in an international environment.
  • Proven success in recruiting and relationship management at a bachelor/masters level – preferably within a strong entrepreneur-mindset environment
  • A Team player
  • 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 central and dynamic role which will allow you to make an impact on the talent acquisition functions of a company and its ambitious growth goals
  • A motivating and demanding work environment
  • Autonomy and real responsibilities
  • Opportunity to work closely with the group’s Senior Management;
  • A chance to really make your mark within a fast growing and international start-up


If you are interested and want to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@xpertscouncil.com