Manager, Talent Acquisition in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

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The Manager, Talent Acquisition will be responsible for the day to day operations of the recruiting function which includes the identification, selection, development and engagement of recruiters. As a strategic talent advisor, s/he builds partnerships with business leaders, hiring managers, HR Business Partners, and diverse recruitment sources while maintaining excellent relationships across TA.  The primary focus is building and leading a team that delivers a phenomenal client experience through results and credibility, while enabling future organizational growth. In addition to driving a culture of continuous improvement and development, s/he will inspire a team of recruiters to achieve greatness, lead projects/initiatives that propel our capability, and deliver flawless execution to the business. 

  • Build and lead a highly effective and customer-facing team of TA professionals who are business knowledgeable, talent market experts, proactive, responsive, client-focused and ensuring consistency in recruitment strategy/practices across the region in alignment with the Global Talent Acquisition Strategy.  
  • Lead a team responsible for identifying, evaluating, selecting and leveraging the most productive recruitment channels/tools to identify, attract, and recruit the best talent.
  • Enable a team of recruiters to thrive, lead by example and manage, mentor, coach and develop their performance.
  • Coach and consult with hiring managers on recruitment and talent mobility best practices to ensure that talent acquisition is driving the business to meet and achieve its goals.
  • Responsible for monitoring, reporting and driving the talent acquisition metrics and performance (Example: time to accept, time to present, Diversity, Client Satisfaction) and analyzing trends to identify and solve potential issues before they become issues.
  • Conduct critical analyses using business-intelligence tools to ensure analytics are assessed for efficiency and effectiveness that lead to profitability.
  • Continuous improvement: refine and increase the quality of search delivery, recruitment experience and the diversity of slates.
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices, employment trends affecting the recruitment function and current employment legislation and policies.
  • Align regional processes and global processes, drive best practice standardization, promote accountability of metrics, and ensure team is meeting recruitment goals.
  • Instill a culture of positive recognition and continuous improvement throughout the Talent Acquisition team.
  • Prepare, communicate, and educate the organization on recruiting resources / systems / procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 8+ years of work experience
  • 2+ years significant leadership experience (direct people management)
  • Proven experience managing and leading remote teams with a strong focus on operational excellence
  • Demonstrated performance with coaching and developing teams to consistently deliver excellent superior results
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer relations and building strong and influential relationships at all levels within an organization; problem solving and proactive service orientation
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to package information in clear, concise executive level ready format (insights)
  • Proven ability to drive programs, lead people through change and meet deliverables in a complex environment
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a rapidly changing regulatory and business environment
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of recruiting experience
  • 2+ years significant recruiting leadership experience (direct people management)
  • Preferred candidates will have a mix of agency and corporate recruitment experience
  • Experience recruiting within the medical device, life sciences, bio-tech, pharmaceutical, or related industries a plus


  • Sets direction.  An innovator who defines ways to create value and deliver on Stryker’s mission and strategic imperatives.
  • Builds organizational capability.  A strategic executive who continuously breaks down barriers, identifying new and more effective ways to accomplish tasks and goals.
  • Inspires others.  A genuine, relationship-focused leader who connects, collaborates and fosters an inclusive environment of enthusiasm, trust and pride. He/she makes others want to follow, building momentum for action and positively influencing outcomes.
  • Champions talent development.  A manager who focuses on maximizing the ability, potential and contributions of themselves and others.   Fosters an environment where people can excel through developing, coaching and rewarding performance.
  • Delivers results.  A driven player/coach who sets high goals for personal achievement and organizational success.  He/she measures success against the best internal and external benchmarks

Work From Home: Remote

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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