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Director,Talent Acquisition Partner

Date: Aug 10, 2019

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

Company: Grainger

Company Overview

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Position Description

Effectively design and execute recruiting strategies to attract, evaluate and hire and support the sustainment, growth, and restructuring for the organization by providing an area of expertise in identification, sourcing, attraction, alignment, and retention of top talent to support desired business objectives.  This role will be responsible for leading exempt and non-exempt recruiting needs for these areas and will manage internal team members and external vendor relationships.

As a thought leader, this position will also be expected to provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and goal attainment for scalable recruitment solutions of a superior 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”.



  • Function as key 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.
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred.
  • 10 plus years of experience in a related field with a proven track record as a senior TA professional.
  • Experienced in establishing and leading a recruiting team in a large, complex, and geographically-dispersed enterprise.
  • Track record of designing and implementing best in class talent recruitment process and practices in a high growth and continually changing organization.
  • Experienced with developing innovative search approaches in a large, high volume, fast paced, matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated drive for results and a hands-on orientation to ensure business needs are proactively achieved.
  • Experience building, motivating, and developing high-powered teams.
  • Expert in forming strong relationships and influencing leaders.
EEOC Statement

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

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