Talent Acquisition Consultant

WW Grainger   •  

Lake Forest, IL

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 25 days ago

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Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger's distribution centers and branches worldwide.

Position Description

The Talent Acquisition Consultant is responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies for targeted roles - both niche/hard to fill roles as well as high volume roles that require a continuous candidate pipeline. The execution of the targeted sourcing strategies will enable the achievement of sourcing metrics and the hiring of high quality candidates. Success will be driven by the Talent Acquisition Consultant ability to network, demonstrate tenacious search ethics and display their sourcing IQ. In addition, your savvy understanding of organizational/candidate fit and ability to pitch our fantastic career opportunities will ultimately score the talent necessary to drive our growing business.

In an advisory capacity as Talent Acquisition Consultant, you will work with Human Resource Managers and hiring leaders to:

  • Calibrate new open positions via in-take discussions and create candidate profiles for each search
  • Create a targeted sourcing strategy that includes diversity sourcing methodologies and an effective candidate evaluation process
  • Source positions from individual contributor to management
  • Help Hiring Managers and HR Managers understand the market landscape for highly sought after skills
  • Share best practices in sourcing; new recruiting tools; compare position profiles to identify common skill groups
  • between positions; and improve workflow efficiency and recruiting processes
  • Grow and cultivate an extended network of professional contacts to help identify and source qualified pipeline candidates
  • Develop and execute on candidate generation strategies and building a pipeline of talent, including directly sourcing candidates, with an emphasis on diversity
  • Utilize advanced sourcing techniques (Applicant Tracking System mining, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Recruiting) across a multitude of channels to develop relationships with key professionals for targeted positions
  • Maintain knowledge of compensation offerings, benefits, salary structures and long-term incentive plans for potential candidates

Position Requirements

  • Strongly prefer experience in both staffing firms and corporate environments; also experience sourcing for remote offices
  • BA/BS degree
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a recruiting/sourcing consultant
  • Strongly prefer candidates that have one of the following AIRS Certificates: (CIR, ACIR, CDR, CSSR, ECRE, PRC)
  • Expert level of knowledge in all sourcing components including, but not limited to, qualifying candidates, networking, job analysis, salary trends and relationship management
  • Proven success in building credibility with hiring managers and utilizing external talent market knowledge to consult with and influence their own talent strategy
  • Ability to understand, articulate and document a hiring manager's stated requirements, and formulate a clear value proposition that will attract the caliber of candidate we need to meet those requirements
  • Must be both tactical and strategic and have ability to communicate overall strategic vision as well as the execution details
  • Excellent strategic influencing skills with the ability to relate to a wide variety of people with different agendas and needs to ensure effective communications with key internal stakeholders
  • Advanced experience utilizing structured candidate assessment methodologies, utilizing innovative sourcing/recruitment techniques to recruit passive candidates
  • Ability to effectively build rapport/relationships via the phone
  • Strong skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and candidate databases are also needed
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.