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Global Talent Acquisition Leader

Date:  Nov 20, 2022

Danvers, Massachusetts, US

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Woburn, MA, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 2,000 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

Reporting to the CHRO, you will manage a Global Talent Acquisition team to create a world class TA function that will shape the future of Abiomed. The Global Head of Talent Acquisition has proven expertise networking, engaging and hiring top talent.  S/he will teach a team how to efficiently engage and hire quality talent and manage the team to execute. This individual will design a proactive strategy in partnership with our HR business partners and functional leadership.  Partner with communications and marketing to develop and implement innovative attraction & engagement strategies, build a proactive pipeline of diverse talent and enhance internal processes.

Key objectives:

  • Set the vision, strategy and goals for all aspects of global talent acquisition
  • Lead, manage, mentor, build and inspire the global Talent Acquisition team
    • Manage budget and overall spend
  • Design and execute effective recruitment processes, practices and standards that provide high quality experiences for candidates and hiring managers
  • Implement and continually improve TA tools, methodologies, policies and procedures (ATS, onboarding, interview training, EEO/AAP)
  • Implement key insight reporting to communicate recruiting statistics including cost, time and quality
  • Directly own the support and hiring of key positions, partnering with the leadership team members
  • Build strong partnerships with the business leaders and HR colleagues to message and understand trends, business needs and talent required to deliver positive business outcomes
  • Develop high impact Talent Acquisition “brand” that grows Abiomed’s status to Employer of Choice
    • Brand will include Abiomed’s Patients First! culture, technology, innovation, leadership and company strategy
    • Lead strategy for social media outlets for TA including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook and continually improve current social profile
    • Direct, design and measure results of advertisements and promotional programs.
  • Identify and prioritize current and future talent needs, and the deployment of recruiting strategies
  • Create an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity, and competitive advantage resulting in high-performing, diverse teams
  • Design and integrate the student programs effectively into the hiring strategy




  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of full-cycle Talent Acquisition experience with 5 years of managing international teams
  • Experience in medical device, pharma or healthcare
  • Proven successful experience achieving Talent Acquisition goals
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to convey disciplined, continuous “talent miner” focus to TA team
  • Experience using and implementing ATS systems and strong recruiting analytics knowledge
  • Both corporate and agency recruiting experience desired



Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.