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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Company: Ajinomoto Foods North America
Location: Ontario
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Overview As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will be responsible for managing the full life cycle of recruitment for our manufacturing site while leveraging iCims our applicant tracking system. Primary focus will be to source, screen, and select qualified candidates for both hourly and salary positions. This role is crucial in ensuring that we recruit top talent that align with the organization's purpose and values. The ideal candidate will have a proven track-record of representing the organization positively and effectively in talent acquisition efforts.
Responsibilities Full Cycle Recruitment:Collaborate closely with hiring managers and department heads to understand their talent needs and develop effective recruitment strategies.Proactively source and attract qualified candidates through various channels, including online job boards, social media platforms, professional networks, and local community resources.Conduct thorough candidate screenings, including resume reviews, phone screenings, and in-person interviews, to assess qualifications, skills, and cultural fit.Manage the interview process, coordinating schedules, and facilitating interviews between candidates and hiring teamsExtend job offers to selected candidates and manage the negotiation process.Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in talent acquisition, continuously identifying opportunities to improve recruitment processes and enhance candidate experience.Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives related to talent acquisition processes, systems, and practices.Compliance:Ensure hiring managers and all stakeholders are adhering to talent acquisition policies and best practicesMaintain accurate and up-to-date records of candidate interactions and hiring activities within the applicant tracking system.Utilize iCims to post job openings, manage applicant flow, and track candidates throughout the hiring process.Conduct reference checks, employment verifications, and initiate background screenings as required.Position is subject to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and Ajinomoto Food's HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures, assisting the Ajinomoto Food health plan with day-to-day activities involving protected health information, including but not limited to, assisting with employee claims, coordinating benefits, determining health claim status, determining eligibility for coverage, budgeting and renewal, billing and collection activities, obtaining assistance from third-parties for plan functions, and any other duties delegated by the HIPAA Privacy or Security Officer.Hiring Events/Employer Branding:Coordinate and participate in career fairs, job fairs, and other recruiting events to enhance the company's employer brand and attract top talent.Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, external partners, and community organizations to enhance the organization's employer brand and expand talent networks. Provides assistance to and follow-up with outside contractors performing work on-sitePerforms other duties as assigned
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (or equivalent experience)Minimum of 3 years of experience in talent acquisition, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial setting.Proven experience with applicant tracking systems, preferably ICIMS.Strong knowledge of recruitment strategies and best practices, including sourcing, screening, and interviewing techniques.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with candidates, hiring managers, and external stakeholders.Results-driven mindset with a commitment to meeting recruitment goals and contributing to the organization's success.Demonstrated ability to identify and attract top talent who align with the organization's purpose and values.High level of attention to detail, with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.Familiarity with relevant employment laws and regulations.Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information with professionalism.Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish is preferred.

Keywords: Ajinomoto Foods North America, Ontario , Talent Acquisition Specialist, Other , Ontario, California

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