Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our team currently has an opportunity for a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager based in Abbott Park, IL. The Sr TA Manager is responsible for building and maintaining strategic relationships with BHR partners and Business leaders, leading TA initiatives, managing a team of recruiting professionals at various levels while personally delivering on operational recruitment activity.

  • Lead and manage a diverse team of full life cycle Recruiters across multiple locations supporting all business functions across Abbott's CRM and Vascular Businesses.
  • Build strong, credible relationships with senior leaders and hiring managers as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert.
  • Deploy innovative sourcing and candidate engagement tactics to attract top talent, including leveraging our technologies, social media and other recruiting resources to identify qualified candidates.
  • Create and deliver an extraordinary candidate experience.
  • Directly recruit on leadership roles and other roles as necessary.
  • Create and implement processes and practices within the division based on global strategic direction.
  • Ensures compliant hiring practices, including leveraging best practices within Abbott's Applicant Tracking System.
  • Leads regional and global projects to drive future TA initiatives.


  • Bachelors degree required
  • 8+ years of demonstrated success in managing high volume/high pace recruitment projects
  • Proven success in a global matrixed organization

  • Experience of direct recruitment (In-house/external search partner), brand marketing and channel management, diversity, operations and compliance across multiple functions in a complex organization
  • 1 year experience Recruiting for roles in Diagnostics, Medical Device, or similar complex technologies/industries.
  • Managed a team of recruiters across multiple functions.
  • Demonstrated the ability to handle multiple priorities and programs and drive organizational changes. Anticipates and solves problems effectively.
  • Strong technical aptitude, data analysis and storytelling skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience proactively setting strategies, driving change and building functional and competitive capabilities in alignment with changing business, technology and marketplace/workplace trends


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities