Abbott Finance Recruiter (Contract) in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Over the past few years, Abbott has undertaken a dynamic transformation spanning its innovative products to its technology infrastructure. With leading devices like FreeStyle Libre and AlinIQ, among others, Abbott and the patients we serve live in an increasingly advanced world. Moreover, Abbott’s strategic acquisitions in 2017 of St. Jude Medical and Alere have amplified the breadth and complexity of its business.

To better facilitate company growth, Abbott is seeking a contract recruiter to support the Finance functions. This global organization works across all divisions and shared services and spans everything from financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, audit, commercial support, and more. This contract recruiter will be responsible for sourcing of passive candidates, commitment to diverse slates, managing job requisitions, screening candidates, and driving the full lifecycle recruitment process to completion.

This is a critical role that has a dramatic impact on business performance and candidate experience in support of a global function that is growing and diversifying its scope. Individuals should have 7-15 years of direct responsibility for recruitment, with some experience managing client interactions. Experience with contacting and cultivating passive candidates preferred. Experience supporting diversity recruitment preferred. Corporate experience preferred. Fortune 1000 experience a plus.


  • Provide recruitment and customer service for multiple client areas

  • Review account history as well as market and industry trends

  • Develop a hiring plan for each recruitment need

  • Interact with internal clients to define position requirements

  • Source passive candidates and provide diverse slates of candidates

  • Interview, evaluate and recommend candidates

  • Facilitate consensus building and sound decision-making among interviewers

  • Monitor account goals and deliverables (cycle time, cost, quality, etc.)

  • Address process non-compliance with hiring managers

  • Develop competitive offers and close the offer process

  • Facilitate an effective and efficient candidate process through onboarding

  • Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction with hiring managers and candidates

  • Ensure Workday database is updated in an accurate and timely manner


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 7+ years of recruitment experience

  • Finance recruitment experience strongly preferred

  • Corporate experience preferred

  • Fortune 1000 experience preferred

  • Workday experience preferred

  • Superior customer service skills to maintain client relationships

  • Creativity and problem-solving skills (thinking outside the box)

Candidates must be willing to work onsite 3-5 days per week and be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email