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Director, Talent Acquisition- US Commercial and HQ

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2209221 Category Human Resources Division AbbVie

Director, Talent Acquisition 


AbbVie’s Talent Acquisition organization has an exciting opportunity for a Director, Talent Acquisition to lead the Commercial TA function in the United States of America.


In this role, you will provide leadership and direction to the Talent Acquisition teams in the US for our US commercial and US HQ teams, while supporting and delivering on the key strategic projects, ensuring AbbVie is attracting and retaining the highest caliber of talent. 


In this role, you will be responsible for leading and developing a team of experienced recruiters to deliver all facets of Talent Acquisition. This will be achieved through the development of local recruiting plans, aligned with global strategies, employing traditional sourcing methods as well as developing new, creative recruiting strategies. You will also lead project work, which will be designed to ensure that AbbVie is attracting and retaining the highest caliber of talents and using the most effective forms of recruitment and selection practices.



  • Lead and develop team of professional recruiters and TA Managers and Associate Directors, emphasizing integrated strategies, use of metrics and data to tell the talent story, influence decisions, and implementing process changes and technology designed to increase efficiency and data integrity for the team.
  • Develop and deliver internal & external branding strategies to build the reputation of AbbVie as an Employer of Choice.
  • Leverage the global AbbVie Employee Value Proposition (EVP) program to build external marketing campaigns, including content and timing of messages to be communicated through various social media channels.
  • Produce regular communication to major stakeholders on all TA services, providing quarterly business reviews to HR colleagues and business leaders, building a trusted partnership.
  • Build strong relationships with senior level and highly specialized candidates for business-critical positions for the organization on an ongoing basis.
  • Analyze TA reports and dashboards, providing key metrics and insights to influence and allow the business to make well-informed decisions.

Qualifications - External

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • 10 years + talent acquisition experience within a customer-facing professional business environment.
  • Healthcare/Pharmaceutical industry recruitment experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience of having managed a complex recruiting function.
  • Extensive people leadership experience, leading multiple teams, as a leader of leaders.
  • Proven record in successfully leading a team to be Strategic Business Partners, setting a team vision, hiring strong recruiting talent, managing performance, and developing people.
  • Ability to build professional relations across all levels of the business, including business acumen with Senior Executives.
  • Understanding how to operate in a matrixed environment within a global function and strategy.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.
  • Competitive drive, strong work ethic and motivation to earn success.
  • Professional, accountable, high energy and collaborative team player.
Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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