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Who we are

In a life without sound, our work provides meaning. As a leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions, we are not just a company that makes products: we are a team on a mission to help people enjoy the delight of hearing. To enable a life without limitations, we – through our core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova – develop, manufacture and distribute solutions that push the limits of technology and redefine the future of our industry.

Aurora (IL), United States

HR Manager

Human Resources Manager

Purpose of role: The Human Resources Manager role primarily supports the wholesale employees in the Field as well as the Corporate office across all aspects of Human Resources. This includes, but is not limited to, employee relations, performance management, benefits, policy and procedure.

Our Offer to You:

  • Improving the quality of life of millions of people suffering from hearing loss
  • A challenging and motivating assignment as part of a dynamic team
  • Modern mindset and processes, accommodating flexible working conditions
  • Opportunities for further responsibilities and support for further training and development
  • Sonova’s outstanding opportunities and career growth

Covid Protocol:

Upholding the company values is extremely important to Sonova, we take the health and safety of our employees, patients, customers and their families very seriously. To that end, we have concluded that the best way to ensure the safety of these individuals is to mandate that all of our newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, when considering whether to apply for this position, please know that in order to become employed by Sonova (if otherwise eligible), you must provide satisfactory proof, such as a vaccine card or other documentation, that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You will not be required to provide this proof unless and until you receive a formal job offer from Sonova. Please also know that Sonova will provide accommodations to qualified individuals who cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief or due to a medical issue or pregnancy.

Main Tasks and Responsibities:

  • First point of contact for employees and managers on employee relations, performance management and leave of absence  
  • Acts as stratregic business partner for leadership of specified deparments growing relationships, involvement in initiatives and driving business improvements 
  • Implements and administers HR policies and programs 
  • Support retention initiatives through managing exit and stay interview processes  
  • Counsels managers and employees of a wide range of HR related topics  
  • Manages HR Effectiveness Survey; administration, analysis and action planning  
  • Active participant in various cross-functional teams and projects  
  • Partners with HR Shared Service on employee inquiries related to payroll and benefits 
  • Manages Leave of Absence process, including ADA Accommodations, Workers Comp  
  • Key stakeholder in the talent acquisition process, partnering with Talent Manager as needed to schedule, coordinate and participate in the interview process  
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Travel up to 5%



Education and Skillset:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field, SPHR or Master’s Degree in HR a bonus
  • 5+ years of progressive HR preferably in medical device or hearing health industry
  • High personal accountability, ability to issue spot and prioritize. Strong stamina, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent relationship building, active listening, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Able to work across all levels of the organization, team player and adept at offering and accepting feedback
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous leadership experience preferred
  • Focused on results, business partnership mindset and high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze data and information
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Intermediate in Microsoft Office suite
  • Success Factors, ADP Vantage experience  


We are looking forward to receiving your application via our online job application platform. For this position only direct applications will be considered. Sonova does not recruit via app, telegram, carrier pigeon or any other format that does not include speaking with an actual human. If you are offered a job without speaking with someone please contact

Sonova is an equal opportunity employer

We team up. We grow talent. We collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to win with the best team in the market place. We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of a candidate’s ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or marital status, gender, genetic identity, age, disability or any other legally protected status.