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Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant - Sales

Date: Apr 7, 2021

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

Company: Grainger Businesses

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

The Talent Acquisition Senior Consultant is responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies for targeted roles – both niche/hard-to-fill roles-- as well as offering guidance on high volume roles that require continuous candidate pipelines. The execution of the targeted sourcing strategies will enable the achievement of sourcing metrics and the hiring of highly qualified candidates. Success will be driven by this individual’s ability to network, demonstrate tenacious search ethics and display their sourcing IQ. In addition, the TA Senior Consultant will have a savvy understanding of organizational/candidate fit and the ability to pitch our fantastic career opportunities that will ultimately score the talent necessary to drive our growing businesses.

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

  • Calibrate new open positions via in-take discussions and create candidate profiles for each search
  • Ability to handle professional, complex positions across a number of functions and leadership levels; strong sourcing capabilities needed
  • Provides input and support to the TA Lead to assist with coaching and development of staff; ability to influence without formal authority
  • Help hiring managers and HR managers understand the market landscape for highly sought-after skills
  • Share best practices in sourcing, new recruiting tools, and 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 build a pipeline of talent, including directly sourcing candidates, with an emphasis on diversity
  • Maintain knowledge of compensation offerings, benefits, salary structures and long-term incentive plans for potential candidates with the ability to analyze, recommend, develop, negotiate, present and construct closing strategies
  • Provide an external lens and network in the industry. Skilled with many parts of recruitment including systems/technology, research, strategy, and talent magnet capabilities

Position Requirements:

Position Requirements:
•    BA/BS degree
•    Minimum of 8 years’ experience as a recruiting/sourcing consultant in an agency or corporate environment preferred; also experience sourcing for remote offices
•    Strongly prefer candidates that have one of the following AIRS certificates (CIR, ACIR,C DR, 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
•    Knowledge of local regulatory compliance and local employment law preferred
•    Proven success in building credibility with hiring managers and utilizing external talent market knowledge to consult with and influence their own talent strategy
•    Proficiency using common desktop applications and social media (MS Office, SuccessFactors, Linked In, etc.)
•    Ability and willingness to travel 10-15% of the time to all areas of the US


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