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Talent Acquisition Specialist – Merchandising and University Recruiting

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As a core member of our Talent Acquisition team, you will play a foundational role in supporting our firm’s diverse businesses and be a part of the excitement in solidifying that foundation.


  • Recruit and hire best in class talent for our Merchandising organization.  Experience recruiting in a retail environment is a plus.
  • Develop relationships with Universities and students throughout the country to recruit and hire best in class talent for our renowned Executive Development Program.  Experience in University recruitment is a plus.
  • Source potential and passive candidates through social media, internet sourcing, direct outreach, and relationship building.
  • Work with TA Manager and Hiring Manager on sourcing strategies, candidate management and providing a quality candidate and hiring manager experience
  • Drive corporate Diversity and Belonging initiatives to impact our diverse hiring needs and strategies
  • Work closely with recruiters and hiring managers to understand technical requirements of roles and functions to identify candidates with best fit
  • Design and execute sourcing strategies that fit and flex with dynamic and evolving business priorities
  • Develop and maintain pipelines/pools of potential talent
  • Work within predefined recruitment processes while monitoring that process to identify, recommend areas, improve and to ensure best practices at all times
  • Identify and implement new methods with the approach for sourcing of candidates and generating new leads
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of client’s business and positions and effectively research to gain an intimate knowledge of functional markets
  • Meet weekly/monthly/quarterly production goals as set by management team
  • Utilize Applicant Tracking System (and other program tools)
  • Use detailed screening and selection criteria to identify qualified candidates and determine the relevant strength of the candidates in the pool
  • Participate in client meetings at the direction of the Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Be accountable for keeping the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) accurately updated at all times
  • Use LinkedIn Recruiter license to identify, engage and source quality candidates for open and future roles
  • Identifies target companies, user groups, professional associations which could inform search parameters
  • Develops a network of referrals
  • Uses networking opportunities such as local community groups or professional associations to identify referrals for qualified candidates
  • Performs queries and searches in Applicant Tracking databases for qualified candidates

Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in translatable field highly preferred
  • At least 2+ years of experience in an agency or corporate recruiting environment
  • 1 year of experience supporting Merchandising or University Recruiting
  • Retail recruiting experience is a plus
  • Strong understanding of LinkedIn Recruiter and extensive experience working within the platform
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong relationships with a wide variety of colleagues and managers
  • Attention to detail and operational adherence to processes and corporate policies
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining a high level of organization 


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