Senior Recruiter - Executive Search

What Talent Acquisition contributes to Cardinal Health

Talent Acquisition is responsible for sourcing, assessing, and driving the selection of talent to support business needs.

  • Proactively and creatively sources, leads and screens candidates to develop pools of talent for all positions across Cardinal Health.
  • Assesses candidates through competency-based screening, ensuring only qualified candidates are referred.
  • Creates a positive candidate experience.
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate and concise records and reports concerning all phases of the recruitment process.


  • This open position will primarily support Director and above open positions and will also support some Manager level roles
  • Responsible for developing the search strategy, including gathering competitor data, industry trends, and labor market conditions and translate these to successful search strategies to be presented to senior leaders
  • Advanced sourcing (including but not limited to proactive networking, internet searching, cold calling, resume mining, database searching, etc.) is required for nearly all open positions
  • Partnership with hiring managers, HR leaders and other internal customers through the recruiting, offer design, negotiation and hiring process


  • Bachelors in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred
  • 5 – 7 years minimum recruiting experience in full life cycle recruiting environment. One year of experience in retained search or recruiting executive level talent at a Fortune 500 company environment, preferred
  • Prior experience recruiting for professional level roles including, but not limited to, sales, marketing, accounting/finance, information technology, or clinical areas highly preferred
  • Strategic, independent and progressive thinker
  • Consultative with the ability to influence others
  • Ability to recruit and successfully close passive candidates
  • Strong interpersonal, time management and verbal communication skills as well as sound presentation skills
  • Ability to establish effective partnerships internally and externally, at all organizational levels and across boundaries
  • Exhibits excellent client relationship skills; communicates proactively and consistently with hiring managers and candidates
  • Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR), preferred
  • Advanced Internet Recruiting Strategies (AIRS), preferred
  • A Covid-19 vaccination is required in order to be employed in this position. This includes either:
    • 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine
    • 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact
  • Provides solutions which may set precedent
  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects
  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives
  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.