Job Openings

Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job ID: BH386419

Category: Talent Manager, Talent Acquisition Manager, Generalist / Recruiter, Recruiter

Specialty: Human Resources

Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist
12 Month Contract

Job Location: Irvine, CA – Can work remotely but prefer local candidates

Hours: 40 hours per week. 

Interview Process: 2 virtual interviews
Industry: Biotechnology
Company Size: 10,000+

Must Haves

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 5 years of full lifecycle recruitment experience.
  • Experience recruiting within medical device and/or pharma industry.
  • Successful track record of recruiting for Clinical Affairs, Medical Affairs and/or Regulatory Affairs.
  • A mix of agency and corporate recruiting experience (agency experience only would not be a fit).


  • Experience recruiting for Data Science, Biostatistics and/or Clinical Programming professionals a plus

Job Summary
Advise management, develop and facilitate programs to enable this company to meet government requirements related to talent acquisition. Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and optimize complex recruiting/talent acquisition systems and/or process projects to meet the organizations talent needs
  • Establish direction and manage vendor services to ensure services are in keeping with expected service levels, assuring that contracted work is fulfilled, and identifying issues for escalation
  • Ensure on-going process improvement and seek most cost effective/highest value third-party contracts to support talent acquisition
  • Develop content on recruitment/talent acquisition processes and provide training to stakeholders
  • Other incidental duties assigned by Leadership

In this role you will be responsible for full life cycle recruiting, sourcing, and closing on professionals and leaders for company. Position can be based out of our corporate headquarters in Irvine, California or work remote. As part of our team, you will:

Specialize in attracting talent within Clinical Affairs, Medical Affairs and Regulatory Affairs.

Build critical relationships with your business leaders, peers, HR colleagues, other Talent Acquisition Teams and key outside partners.

Assist in the development of and lead talent acquisition strategies for a variety of different critical roles for the organization, coordinating the deployment of internal and external resources to meet business needs.

Create an exceptional candidate, hiring manager and team member experience by identifying and anticipating candidate needs, following issues to closure and collaborating with key stakeholders and exceeding expectations.

Provide consultative guidance to and collaborate with hiring managers, Human Resource and Talent Acquisition leadership to assess workforce needs in the near and intermediate term to identify areas of critical need and develop appropriate Recruiting Strategies.

Best represent and market the Edwards Lifesciences brand, the organizations business objectives, and career opportunities to potential candidates while building strong relationships with high potential talent for near term and future needs.

Work on challenging projects that will further advance the Talent Acquisition function.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Irvine, California