Recruitment Specialist (w/m/d) - Limited for 1 year

Recruitment Specialist (w/m/d) - Limited for 1 year

Generics are not only effective medicines, but also enable the healthcare sector to invest in the development of new, innovative therapies with the savings achieved. Under the name ZENTIVA, patients are given access to high-quality, safe and effective medicines at an affordable price. With over 80 million packs sold per year, we are the No. 1 in the German generics market.

The wide range of prescription and over-the-counter medicines as well as extensive services distinguish ZENTIVA as a reliable partner of the healthcare system – today and in the future. Because health is a fundamental right and not a privilege.

POSITION PURPOSE: As Zentiva continues to expand globally, the Recruitment Specialist is responsible for actively recruiting personnel primarily for the German entity.

We are looking for you to support our team in the heart of Berlin at the next possible date.


As a Recruitment Specialist, you will support the Senior HR Business Partner and the HR Team in order to increase the quality and productivity of the HR department as well as the quality of recruitment of the company.

  • Work closely with the Senior HR Business Partner and functional leaders to understand the business needs to ensure optimal alignment of strategy and resources
  • Build a winning TA strategy by taking information gathered from HR & the business and staying ahead of business needs to proactively search for a diverse pool of top industry talent using various recruiting methods (direct sourcing, internal recruitment, web-based, social media, etc.)
  • Highlights trends and themes discovered by working with internal customers, talking to candidates and staying on top of market trends. 
  • In partnership with HR BP & Top Management, supports workforce planning activities to better understand strategic direction of the business and how this will translate into future hiring in order to proactively build candidate pipeline.
  • Qualify candidates by conducting telephone, video and face to face interviews.  Provides coaching and advice to candidates and hiring managers throughout the interview process
  • Negotiates compensation and creates offer letters, performs reference/background checks and initiates the relocation requirements when appropriate.
  • Stays abreast and current on latest recruiting and industry trends to continuously evolve candidate pipe line and service levels.
  • Prepare and submit weekly recruiting report


  • University Degree in HR or  related field is required
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in recruiting field at all levels – with at least 1 year in internal recruitment experience, ideally  in the pharmaceutical industry, comparable industry welcome
  • Inhouse generalist HR experience in addition to recruitment is preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • German and English fluent in spoken and written are required
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
  • Experience working in a multi-national environment is essential
  • High level of flexibility


  • We own the stability of a large company and live the culture of a startup
  • Temporary employment in a growing future market
  • Daily challenges as well as a steep learning curve for individual development
  • Strong team spirit and transparent communication
  • A modern office in the heart of Berlin at Potsdamer Platz
  • An international working environment
  • A flat hierarchical structure
  • Company pension scheme
  • Job-Ticket
  • A subsidized fitness program
  • An e-learning program
  • Flexible working time model
  • Mobile Office model
  • 30 days of vacation and days off between Christmas and New Year's Eve

Take your actively shape ZENTIVA in order to bring the pharmaceutical industry forward!

About Zentiva

At Zentiva, people are at the centre of our thoughts and actions.
With high quality generics and non-prescription products for the needs of all people.
Together with our partners, we serve the health of 7 billion people.
With passion.
With perspectives.
With You.