Head of Human Resources (m/f)

About MPI and Job Description

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an Institute of the Max Planck Society, which is Germany’s most successful research organization. The Institute in Luxembourg carries out collaborative research in the fields of international Procedural Law.

In order to support our HR Department in their daily activities, we are currently looking for a dynamic and motivated:

Head of Human Resources (m/f)

permanent contract
full time (40 hrs/week)

As Head of HR, you will  be a trusted advisor to the Management Board and to our people. You will secure the smooth and efficient running of all HR related duties in accordance with the Institute’s values and strategy.

Your Tasks

- Point of contact for employees to provide clarity on HR policies, procedures and Luxembourg labour law;
- Advise on development and implementation of HR tools, policies, procedures and best practices;
- Conduct talent acquisition and recruitment processes, as well as job profiling, performance management, training & development, and salary grid development;
- Preparation of reportings, statistics and budgets;
- Supervise the preparation of the payroll;
- Prepare, with the team, employment contracts, addendum, work certificates and other documents to be issued by the HR department;
- Ensure compliance with employment regulations and statutory requirement;
- Conduct and support employee and student assistants’ onboarding activities;
- Maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form and ensure the input and update of all personnel data in our IT systems;
- Support our Guest Program for international researchers and be part of the integration process of our scholarship holders;

Your Profile

- You have gained +10 years of experience in a HR Manager or HRBP role and hold an in-depth knowledge about Luxembourg labour law;
- You have a university degree or an equivalent qualification in HR, economics or business administration;
- Proven ability to build effective relationships across all levels and functions within the Institute complemented by excellent people management skills;
- You are a dynamic hands-on team player with excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills with strong communication and presentation capabilities;
- You enjoy to work in a multi-cultural and linguistic environment, capable of coping with defined deadlines and able to work proactively and independently;
- You pay attention to details and are able to handle all kind of information with care and confidentiality;
- You are social, service-minded complemented with a high level of discretion and act with professionalism in any event;
- You are self-motivated, well organized and you are able to prioritize tasks;
- You are committed to continuous process improvement in people strategies and initiatives;
- You master the regular IT tools and you are open to develop and use new IT interfaces;
- You are fluent in English and German and/or French, any additional language is considered as an asset.

Our Offer

The MPI Luxembourg offers an interesting working environment within an international team of researchers in the heart of Europe.

Salary and social benefits are provided according to the Luxembourgish legal requirements.

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Joining us

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online and follow our usual application process.



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