Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, R&D

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 27, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, R&D creates and implements a strategic and proactive talent acquisition strategy with full stakeholder buy-in and participation to ensure that AbbVie attracts, sources and recruits the strongest talent. This role requires developing and implementing creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of candidates, as well as enhancing internal processes and systems, leveraging market insight to drive employer branding and sourcing initiatives in R&D functions, and partnering closely with senior leadership and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Set vision, strategy and goals for all aspects of talent acquisition.
  • Lead, mentor and develop the talent acquisition professionals.
  • Lead effective recruitment process, practices and standards that provide high quality experiences for candidates and hiring managers.
  • Build strong partnerships with the Early Career Team, Talent Management, Talent/Executive Development, Business HR and business leaders across the organization in order to understand trends, business needs and talent needed to deliver solutions that support positive business results.
  • Partner in the identification and prioritization of current and future talent needs, and the deployment of recruiting strategies to support business needs.
  • Develop and deploy diversity recruiting strategies that increase representation and build high-performing diverse teams at AbbVie.
  • Regularly assess future talent needs and partner with business and finance to ensure appropriate budgeting is in place to support recruiting demand.
  • Manage and influence senior level business and functional leaders to ensure overall business objectives are met and the resources necessary to recruit talent are acquired.
  • Develop and implement best practices to insure compliance with local regulations and recruiting practices.
  • Lead, plan and manage change and projects, balancing competing priorities and resources.
  • Create and maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the company's diversity and inclusion strategic plan.
  • Conduct talent acquisition practices and metrics benchmarking

  • Bachelor Degree required in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar career. Master Degree preferred.
  • Eight (8) or more progressive HR experience with a preference in clinical recruitment
  • Five (5) or more years in global talent acquisition
  • Significant experience in managing multiple task and projects related to the Human Resources field as well as project management knowledge and skills.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Key Stakeholders: include VP level leadership under Chief Medical Officer, VP of Talent Acquisition, VP Talent Management, VP and Director level Business HR.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled