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Abbott Legal Recruiter (Contract) in Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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 Legal department. This global shared service organization works across all divisions and spans everything from patents, regulatory, licensing, acquisitions, commercial support, and more. The contract recruiter will be responsible for managing job requisitions, screening candidates, sourcing of passive 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 department 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 legal clients strongly preferred. Corporate experience preferred. Fortune 1000 experience a plus.


  • Provide recruitment and customer service for a 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

  • 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

  • Legal 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)

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