Lead Talent Acquisition Business Partner in Chicago, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/28/2018

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Job Description

The Lead Talent Acquisition Business Partner can be located at one of the following major Stryker locations - Mahwah, NJ; Kalamazoo, MI; or Flower Mound, TX.


Who we want


Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.


What you will do


Do you want to be a true partner with the business to bring top talent into the organization?  At Stryker, our mission in Talent Acquisition is “Together with our hiring teams, we enable Stryker’s mission through delivery of top diverse talent.”  We want to attract top performers and are looking for a highly skilled Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Business Partner (TABP) to do that!  The primary focus of this position is Engineering and other technical roles across the U.S.


The TABP leverages partnerships, tools and techniques to provide candidates from diverse recruitment sources.  You will:

  • Build relationships with internal and external partners in a way that is engaging and meaningful
  • Partner with dedicated business area to gain a detailed understanding of business goals and needs, providing direction and consultation on strategic and emerging recruitment and attraction trends, best practices, legal developments, technological advancements and benchmark comparisons
  • Achieve and sustain best practices in effectiveness, quality delivery and efficiency
  • Provide input into the development of and execution of overall functional area recruitment strategy
  • Champion the recruitment process
  • Lead strategy sessions, present labor market intelligence and consultation with clients
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for the customer group
  • Write compelling job postings to attract and engage talent
  • Optimize the Applicant Tracking System to manage the entire candidate process and ensure optimal employment practices and compliance with government regulations
  • Contribute to department Social Media efforts (e.g. contributes to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter either directly or by providing materials)
  • Evaluate, interpret and explain talent-based selection tools with/for hiring managers
  • Assist with the coordination of interview schedules and offer letters as needed
  • Attend recruiting events as requested
  • Utilize data and analytics to influence hiring managers and to create/drive strategy
  • Create proactive innovative attraction and sourcing techniques
  • Support special projects of varying size under direction of leadership
  • Mentor and develop less experienced team members

What you will need

  • Curiosity, tenacity, and a sense of urgency
  • Bachelors Degree or greater
  • 6 or more years of relevant experience or applicable Stryker experience
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, including both oral and written communication
  • Must be able to multitask and bring tasks through to completion with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to negotiate effectively
  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Be proficient at understanding the use of recruiting tools such as talent profiles, performance profiles and behavioral interviewing
  • Must be able to analyze and resolve both routine and non-routine Human Resources and business issues using independent judgment

Work From Home: Yes

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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