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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

Senior Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Manager

Senior Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Manager

Purpose of role: The Sr. Manager, D&I Recruitment will play a critical role in the implementation of strategic efforts designed to support our vision of employing a high performing workforce that leverages an inclusive and equitable workforce.  This role will help source diverse candidate pools and talent pipelines through building relationships with external organizations, ensure job descriptions have inclusive language, delivering training on best practices to hiring managers,  tracking and reporting of key data points in the process to inform decisions, and identifying any existing barriers to achieving DEI goals in recruitment and hiring.

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:

  • Work collaboratively with hiring managers to develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies that are focused on building a diverse future workforce
  • Coach leaders and HR on D&I recruitment best practices and help build acumen on the topic and drive accountability
  • Consult and support the HR Business Partners and MDs across North America to recruit top executives and key hires on optimal sourcing and search strategies to support our D&I initiatives
  • Coach leaders on D&I recruitment best practices and help build acumen on the topic and drive accountability
  • Establish comprehensive job requirements with inclusive language, create relevant sourcing lists and market mappings to identify diverse and suitable candidates
  • Maintain external relationships with prioritized local and national organizations in support of the sponsorship plan; Lead the development and execution of external surveys (i.e., Military Friendly, Disability Equality Index); Leverage external partnerships to develop D&I best practices
  • Facilitate training for HR and hiring teams on how to implement D&I hiring best practices; Mentor hiring teams on how to apply D&I best practices
  • Develop policy recommendations that promote diversity and equity throughout the recruitment and hiring process
  • Ensure the use of inclusive language in all hiring materials and ensure all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process are equitably accessible
  • Participate and engage in D&I targeted career fairs, hiring events, and workshops that will yield diverse applicant pools
  • Cultivate partnerships with HR and other departments that contribute to the consistent application of D&I best practices in recruitment and hiring
  • Track, analyze, and use key D&I metrics to drive performance improvement in the recruitment and retention processes, preparing reports and summarizing findings and metrics
  • Further develop our systems and defining methodologies to efficiently and effectively search for internal and external talent
  • Build and manage nurturing process for talents in focus (rare profiles, diverse talents, specific capabilities)
  • Build talent communities and an active senior diverse candidate pool where we don’t have a role yet
  • Serve as a spokesperson on DEI topics, and actively communicate and interact with staff and external stakeholders, as requested
  • Member of the D&I US council
  • Travel up to 10%
  • Other projects as assigned



Education and Skillset:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field required, MBA nice but not necessary
  • 5+ years’ experience in recruitment and building networks of diversity hires
  • Previous Human Resources experience and strong interest in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Experience in managing relationships with external community partners
  • Ability to define suitable action plans, manage multiple projects simultaneously, analytical, persistent, following through on action plans designed, ensuring quality of output also under pressure, self-confident
  • Intercultural understanding, ability to interact across all levels of the organization, profound and true interest in people, winning interpersonal style, excellent listening skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills, including the ability to build strong working relationships across the enterprise
  • Experience and familiarity with diversity and inclusion efforts, Affirmative Action, and the EEOC
  • Proven ability to influence when necessary to accomplish tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills; written and spoken, articulate, persuasive, and able to communicate complex matters in a straightforward manner
  • Ability to promptly and accurately assess candidates skill levels, interests and motives
  • MS Office / social media savviness / Recruiting tools / MS Office
  • SAP Success Factors experience preferred


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.