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Talent Acquisition Consultant (University Relations)

Date: Jan 11, 2022

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

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. 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 at Grainger.

Position Details:

The Talent Acquisition Consultant – University Relations develops and executes recruitment strategies for Grainger's internship and full-time early career programs. This includes managing recruitment event and outreach strategies and promoting a strong employment brand on university campuses through a high-touch approach. You will help to build Grainger's reputation on campus and attract top talent to the firm.

You will report to the Senior Manager, University Relations and will be based in Lake Forest, IL.

You Will:

  • Support and guide Grainger departments with intern and full-time early career hiring needs
  • Execute full-cycle university recruitment process from point of sourcing candidates to offer decision communications; serve as the primary point-of-contact for candidates
  • Plan and lead the execution of logistical elements for on-campus engagements and interviewing efforts
  • Build relationships and serve as the liaison between Grainger and career center personnel, college faculty, and student organizations at target universities; travel to university campuses during peak season to attend key events
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and update hiring teams on recruitment metrics to help identify gaps or areas of process improvement
  • Onboard interns and full-time early career hires into Grainger's employee database

You Have:

  • BA/BS degree with 2+ years of relevant work experience; experience in staffing firms or corporate recruitment environments
  • Knowledge in all sourcing components including qualifying candidates, networking, job analysis, salary trends and relationship management
  • Proficiency using common desktop applications and social media
  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the time to all areas of the U.S. (up to 30% of the time during peak campus recruitment season, September – March)

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
  • Generous 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.