Head of People, Vienna - Maternity Cover


Mar 21st, 2023

About Us

Exscientia is an AI-driven pharmatech company committed to discovering, designing and developing the best possible drugs in the fastest and most effective manner. Exscientia developed the first-ever functional precision oncology platform to successfully guide treatment selection and improve patient outcomes in a prospective interventional clinical study, as well as to progress AI-designed small molecules into the clinical setting. Our pipeline demonstrates our ability to rapidly translate scientific concepts into precision-designed therapeutic candidates, with more than 25 projects underway. By designing better drugs, faster, we believe the best ideas of science can rapidly become the best medicines for patients.

We are seeking an experienced person for our maternity coverrole as Head of Peoplefor the Viennasite with a background in human resources management in an international environment, to join our Vienna office as part of our People Team.


In this role, you will be using your professional expertise in building and supporting interdisciplinary teams, and implementing sleek people processes and initiatives to contribute to our mission: making better drugs, faster.

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated Head of People for the Vienna site to join Exsciencia’s People Team as a maternity cover. In this position, you will take responsibility for leading and implementing strategic People efforts in Austria, function as the point of contact for high-level requests, and provide in-depth perspective on initiatives, based on Austrian employment situations and trends.

As Head of People, Austria you will have the opportunity to:

  • Act as point of contact for People strategy in Austria, maintaining an overview of site organisation, hiring plans, structure and collaboration opportunities with adjacent fields (e.g. Facilities, Hospitality, Health, Safety & Environment, Operational Analytics / Finance)
  • Work on global People projects and initiatives, partner with the global team, give input on strategy and roll-out plans to ensure compatibility with Vienna site needs and Austrian employment law
  • Collaborate with the People Essentials team to ensure compliance and effective communication with stakeholders; manage complex employee relations cases, also in close collaboration with division-specific People Business Partners
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of trends, regulatory developments and HR-related studies in Austria, DACH region and Europe to inform Exscientia’s people efforts
  • Support EOR (employer of record) employees in European countries


  • Bachelors or higher degree, ideally in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Psychology or similar fields
  • Proven experience for min. 4 years in an HR role, ideally as a generalist with involvement in strategic organisation building and/or business partnering for a site
  • Experience working in international organisations
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and German skills. German knowledge is a definite requirement.
  • Time management skills and resilience to pressure.
  • Ability to work independently representing Exscientia values and policies for the Vienna location.


Exscientia provides a competitive compensation package in accordance with the Austrian collective bargaining agreement, starting from a minimum of 70.000,-€ gross per year. We will negotiate an attractive package and overpayment based on your background and previous work experience.

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