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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job Description

The Talent Acquisition Recruiter is responsible for consulting with HR colleagues and business leaders to understand workforce needs and develop talent acquisition strategies to source, attract and hire best-in-class talent.  It is critical that the recruiter meet expected service levels and key performance metrics to drive superior customer service by filling open roles within expected timelines.


Partner with HR colleagues and hiring managers to develop creative recruitment strategies for open positions and in anticipation of future workforce planning needs. 

Plan and execute successful recruitment events supporting targeted needs of the organization (career fairs, realistic job previews, etc.).

Identify and utilize creative sourcing methods to drive candidate flow (social media, job boards, professional associations, networking, universities, etc.).

Support the development of TA programs and identify recommendations to continuously improve the recruitment processes and tools to ensure optimal performance.



Successfully manage sourcing of candidates and evaluation of candidate experience, skills, goals and competencies to determine best fit for role and organization. 

Support multi-site recruitment environment by working with hiring managers and candidates remotely (email, phone, Skype) as well as in-person. 

Must proactively and creatively source and recruit passive candidates to target strong industry talent.

Must ensure recruitment process complies with Smith & Nephew policies and federal and state guidelines and proper documentation and record keeping is maintained.


Reporting & Communication

Provide clear and concise reporting to business leaders and HR colleagues for tracking progress in sourcing candidates for current as well as anticipated open roles. 

Identify action plans where progress in filling roles is lacking and ensure business leaders have clear understanding of mitigation plans.

Foster and maintain strong internal relationships with HR colleagues and business leaders.




Up 25% Travel required


BS/BA degree in Business or related field.


HRCI and/or SHRM Accreditation preferred


Must have 5+ years’ experience recruiting in a fast paced environment demonstrating strong written and oral communication skills.


Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability for critical evaluation

Strong relationship management

Strong customer focus and client management skills

Innovative thinking

Broad perspective and understanding of the business


Must be flexible and adaptable in order to work with various levels employees and leaders (up to and including executives).  Must have proven ability to work in high pressure, fast paced environment.

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