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Dir, Talent Acquisition Partner

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:


Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:


You will design and implement recruiting strategies to attract and hire talent. You will support the sustainment, growth, and restructuring for us by providing an area of expertise in identification, sourcing, attraction, alignment, and retention of top talent to support desired goals. You will lead exempt and non-exempt recruiting needs for these areas: Technology, Digital, HR, Legal, Finance, Marketing, Analytics and Supplier Management, and will manage internal team members and external vendor relationships. As an expert, you will provide an employee-oriented culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and goal completion for scalable recruitment solutions of a top talent workforce. Ensuring that the TA organization has the knowledge, tools, capabilities and clear destination to deliver Grainger's value proposition and be the "Employer of Choice".


You Will:


  • Function as advisor and partner to Senior Leadership, hiring managers and HR  Business Partners by proactively aligning the talent acquisition efforts & solutions to achieve strategic initiatives and operating objectives that are integral to supporting the evolving business plans, people and culture.
  • Develop creative recruiting methods, staying abreast of trends, and managing external recruitment vendor relationships. Will consider cost-benefit analysis to evaluate alternate approaches. Then manage and coordinate these recruitment efforts to ensure value and cost effectiveness.
  • Accountable for the design, development, communication and execution of the recruitment strategy, with an emphasis on talent pipeline development.
  • Structure, integrate and monitor metrics to show the overall success of talent acquisition.
  • Educate and drive awareness to organization of the financial implications of effective talent acquisition – providing guidance and education on hiring costs and determination of special needs based on individual situations.
  • Build a high-performance cross-discipline TA team through talent assessment, timely coaching / feedback, and developmental stretch assignments.
  • Create an environment for the team where everyone can bring their full potential to the workplace and contribute their best every day.
  • Lead critical projects to achieve speed and reduce waste which will improve continuous integration and improvement in the area of Talent Acquisition.
  • Improve talent acquisition abilities, community and brand through social media channel creating a responsive and effective staffing processes and function that is a competitive advantage.
  • You will report to Senior Director, Talent Acquisition


You Have:


  • 10 plus years of experience in a related field (i.e. tech) with a track record as a senior TA professional.
  • Experienced in establishing and leading a recruiting team in a complex, and geographically-dispersed enterprise.
  • Experience designing and implementing talent recruitment process and practices in a high growth and continually changing organization.
  • Experienced with developing creative search approaches in a large, high-volume environment.
  • Experience building, motivating, and developing high-powered teams.
  • Expert in forming relationships and influencing leaders.


Rewards and Benefits:


With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.