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Talent Acquisition Specialist/Recruiter

Company: AFB International
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

For over 30 years, AFB International has been providing pet food solutions that enrich the lives of pets and their people. Our palatants are specially designed to make pet foods, treats and supplements taste better, ensuring pets receive the vital nutrients they need. We know wagging tails, licking whiskers and empty bowls equal happy pets and happy pet parents.

Headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, USA, AFB has offices and production facilities strategically positioned around the globe in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, China, and Australia.

The Role
The Talent Acquisition Specialist is the first point of contact for candidates and represents our employer brand to potential talent. This role owns and executes the talent strategy for the company by managing the full lifecycle recruitment process for most positions throughout the company. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will proactively search for the best talent to fill a number of positions to support our growing business, on a global scale. This role champions the diversity and inclusion efforts of AFB by sourcing from the right channels to attract a wide range of talent. This role also manages our employer brand online and will respond to reviews and engage on social media when posts relate to working at AFB.

Work Location
This role is based out of our St. Charles headquarters and is considered to be a hybrid office role, with an on-site preference of 3 days per week, 2 days flexible.

The primary role of the Talent Acquisition Specialist include sourcing candidates through various channels, planning interview and selection procedures, and hosting or participating in career events. Ultimately, the responsibility is to create a strong pipeline for our company's current and future hiring needs.

Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for the following:
Manage the full cycle of recruitment process ensuring a positive candidate experience
Partner with North America Director and business partners to identify and fulfill current and future headcount/staffing needs
Source and attract top talent using creative sourcing methods
Review candidates resumes and phone screen to assess relevant experience, knowledge, and skills to match role requirements
Coordinate all stages of the interview process, prepare offer letters, complete the pre-boarding process for all new hires.
Fill open positions in a timely manner and meet the KPIs associated for level of position
Work with managers to ensure that updated job descriptions are on file for all positions; assist in the development of job descriptions for new positions
Own the ATS system (Workday), inclusive of updating job descriptions, managing postings, processes, candidates, and all correspondence
Use the planned hires list to check in with leadership and executive team about when to start recruitment cycles; communicate with hiring managers about the status of each hire.
Assist in the execution of the company's recruitment strategy, including candidate outreach, employee review campaigns, employer branding, review responses, and social media content specific to recruitment / employer branding
Own the URR process including career fairs, recruitment events, and selection of candidates
Manage the internship process including selection, onboarding and 12-week program

Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Business, or related field of study
Proven experience in full lifecycle recruiting; must have experience in managing multiple recruitment cycles at once.
Demonstrated experience in developing and executing recruitment plans and strategies for a variety of exempt and non-exempt roles.
Experience using ATS, job boards, and social media; experience using Workday's recruitment platform is preferred.
Demonstrated experience executing on talent strategy, including promotion and succession planning, employer branding, and long-term talent planning
A keen understanding of the differences between various roles within organizations
Team oriented and collaborative
Strong attention to detail and superior organization skills are a must.
Must be comfortable working in ambiguity and being flexible; experience in a startup or a high growth organization is highly preferred.
Off hours availability for candidates and managers
Travel to various business locations as needed

Keys to Success:
DATA DRIVEN - you thrive on data and use it to guide your decision making, recommendations, and priorities.
NIMBLE - you can work in ambiguity and are committed to helping AFB level up. You can shift perspectives, priorities, and deadlines.
RESILIENT - you don't shy away from a challenge and take every opportunity to learn and grow. You're accountable, can admit when you're wrong, and can come back to the table after a hard day to keep working toward our desired future.
SOLUTIONS ORIENTED - you can identify the problem and find a solution for it. You strive for continuous improvement and aren't afraid to speak up about what is working, and what isn't.
ENGAGED - you love the work, love the product, and believe in the mission!

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position will not have direct reports.

What We Offer
Competitive salary based on current benchmarking and market data
Full benefits plans at an affordable cost with generous company contributions, to include FSA & HSA programs
401K Match program
Generous vacation time
13 Paid Holidays - 11 scheduled, 2 floating
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Tuition Reimbursement
Dog-friendly work environment
Development plans to help you GROW!

AFB International is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Keywords: AFB International, Saint Charles , Talent Acquisition Specialist/Recruiter, Human Resources , Saint Charles, Missouri

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