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Edwards Lifesciences TA Manager in Cartago, Costa Rica

Role incumbent will play the lead talent acquisition role, charged with developing the strategies, programs, and processes that will attract the best talent for Edwards. The role will have the responsibilities for ensuring an efficient and effective design, implementation and management of employment branding, sourcing and recruitment, onboarding and assimilation. Additional responsibilities will include building an effective talent strategy for the plant to align with overall business goals and objectives, as well as manage the recruitment finances, vendors, and internal recruitment team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with all key stakeholders internally and externally, especially with our corporate office in ensuring alignment and consistency of our resourcing and recruitment strategies, activities and plans with our Edwards’ philosophy, branding and Employee Value Proposition; This will include external stakeholders like recruitment and search firms, government agencies, etc. Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of strong partnerships with all relevant tertiary institutions for talent acquisition, branding and campus recruitment activities

  • Responsible for the development, planning and implementation of all recruitment and branding activities based on business’ needs and objectives; This will also include the development and maintenance of recruitment resources and the necessary toolkits for both recruitment and branding purposes.

  • Scans the environment and consults on Talent Acquisition frameworks, methodologies and processes as well as career development structures; Serves as the Company representative for Costa Rica viewpoints to global and regional counterparts and ensuring value-added multiple-way feedback to all stakeholders. Responsible for establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with both internal and external sourcing and recruitment firms, ensuring that all positions are filled in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Manage activities with the accountability for successful completion of all deliverables. Identify risk, develop mitigation strategies, alternative solutions, resolve issues, action item follow up, etc. in collaboration with cross functional and/or matrix teams

  • Establish talent acquisition metrics on performance and ROI (return on investment)

  • Manage talent acquisition budget to ensure funds are utilized strategically and meet project deliverables

  • Lead project teams and cross functional initiatives

  • Manage talent acquisition vendors, ensure vendor performance and maximize investment

  • Establish key relationships with internal and external stakeholders including assigned functional area

  • Evaluate and lead implementation of process standardization

  • Interface with external experts to understand the market and emerging tools, trends and opportunities

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field; related experience in talent acquisition required and

  • Demonstrated track record in people management required

  • Master's Degree or equivalent in related field ; Experience working in a regulated industry preferred

  • Certification in related field preferred

Additional Skills:

  • Proven successful project management leadership skills

  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and related tools and systems

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills including high discretion/judgment in decision making

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives

  • Expert understanding of talent acquisition procedures while addressing issues with impact beyond own team based on knowledge of related disciplines

  • Expert understanding of related aspects of talent acquisition processes and/or systems

  • Knowledge of financial mechanism that relates to talent acquisition

  • Demonstrated ability to manage assigned team and provide coaching and feedback, including responsibility for all employee actions including hire/fire authority and partnering with HR on all aspects of employee relations

  • Ability to develop and integrate metrics into the projects and operations that clearly demonstrate the value of talent acquisition to the business

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization

  • Ability to work and excel within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work environment

  • Frequently interacts with customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company; often leads a cooperative effort among members of a project team

  • Participate and present at meetings with internal and external representatives

  • Resolve operational and scheduling issues

  • Dedicated to quality client service and pro-active and responsive to client needs.

  • Develop peer, cross functional and cross business relationships to maximize best practice sharing and team effectiveness.

  • Develop relationships and leverage them to influence change

  • Support and solicit input from team members at all levels within the organization

  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

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