Zekelman Industries

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist - HQ

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Salaried Full-Time
  • Job Description




    Zekelman Industries, Inc. seeks a Talent Acquisition Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, this person will be responsible for the recruitment and selection of hourly, non-exempt and exempt positions throughout the organization, as well as various HR Generalist activities. This customer-service oriented individual will travel to Zekelman plants to ensure that talent acquisition policies and procedures are followed, and hourly staffing needs are met. 


    Major Job Accountabilities


    • Recruit and interview for open positions (hourly and salaried) for all Zekelman Industries, Inc. locations throughout the US and Canada, using a variety of sources.
    • Provide high quality service to our internal customers: the hiring managers.
    • Ensure that the approved talent acquisition protocol is followed throughout the organization.
    • Create and continually assess the recruiting strategies for industry-related positions.
    • Manage the process of selection and placement of qualified candidates.
    • Manage social media recruiting.
    • Coach HR Managers, as well as field managers on hiring trends and recruiting tools.
    • Review and write all recruitment ads for job boards, newspapers, etc.
    • Serve as contact to Hiring Managers in filling open positions.
    • Conduct reference checks, background checks and ensure pre-employment appointments are completed in a timely manner.
    • Enhance diversity and military recruiting efforts via community outreach, relevant job fairs and networking.
    • Screen resumes (file), interview, coordinate 2nd/3rd interviews with Hiring Managers/Directors and VP's.
    • Update weekly recruiting reports/metrics: Track and reduce “cost to fill” and ”time to fill” metrics
    • Work with local HR team to coordinate new hire onboarding
    • Work with HR Managers to identify areas of improvement to ensure the delivery of a high quality of service to client base.
    • Complete various HR Generalist/HR administration duties
    • Other duties as assigned


    Minimum and Preferred Qualifications


    The ideal candidate for the Talent Acquisition Specialist role will possess a Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years of previous manufacturing recruitment experience.  Previous experience working in a high-volume staffing agency is ideal.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Must be able to travel throughout the United States and Canada frequently
    • Previous experience with an Applicant Tracking System.
    • Proven track record as a results-oriented recruiter.
    • Expert negotiator
    • Must work comfortably with individuals at all levels of the organization.
    • Experience managing searches for various locations throughout the US.
    • Knowledge of recruiting in Canada helpful.
    • Must have experience recruiting both professional and operations positions.
    • Knowledge of employment law, corporate recruitment processes, recruitment strategies are necessary.





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