Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201
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.
Effectively design and execute recruiting strategies to attract,
evaluate and hire and support the sustainment, growth, and
restructuring for the organization by providing an area of
expertise in identification, sourcing, attraction, alignment, and
retention of top talent to support desired business objectives.
This role will be responsible for leading exempt and non-exempt
recruiting needs for these areas: Technology, Marketing, Analytics
and Supplier Management, and will manage internal team members and
external vendor relationships. As a thought leader, this position
will also be expected to provide an employee-oriented, high
performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality,
productivity and goal attainment for scalable recruitment solutions
of a superior workforce. Ensuring that the TA organization has the
knowledge, tools, capabilities and clear destination to deliver
Grainger’s value proposition and be the “Employer of Choice”.
--Function as key advisor and partner to Senior Leadership,
hiring managers and HR Business Partners by proactively aligning
the talent acquisition efforts & solutions to achieve strategic
initiatives and operating objectives that are integral to
supporting the evolving business plans, people and culture.
--Develop creative recruiting methods, staying abreast of
trends, and managing external recruitment vendor relationships.
Will consider cost-benefit analysis to evaluate alternate
approaches. Then manage and coordinate these recruitment efforts to
ensure value and cost effectiveness.
--Accountable for the design, development, communication and
execution of the recruitment strategy, with an emphasis on talent
--Structure, integrate and monitor metrics to show the overall
success of talent acquisition.
--Educate and drive awareness to organization of the financial
implications of effective talent acquisition – providing guidance
and education on hiring costs and determination of special needs
based on individual situations.
--Build a high-performance cross-discipline TA team through
talent assessment, timely coaching / feedback, and developmental
--Create an environment for the team where everyone can bring
their full potential to the workplace and contribute their best
--Lead and manage critical projects, effective processes and/or
tools to achieve speed and reduce waste which will drive continuous
integration and improvement in the area of Talent Acquisition.
--Revolutionize talent acquisition abilities, community and
brand through social media channel creating a proactive, responsive
and effective staffing processes and function that is a competitive
Preferred Education & Experience:
--Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred.
--10 plus years of experience in a related field with a proven
track record as a senior TA professional.
--Experienced in establishing and leading a recruiting team in a
large, complex, and geographically-dispersed enterprise.
--Track record of designing and implementing best in class
talent recruitment process and practices in a high growth and
continually changing organization.
--Experienced with developing innovative search approaches in a
large, high volume, fast paced, matrixed environment.
--Demonstrated drive for results and a hands-on orientation to
ensure business needs are proactively achieved.
--Experience building, motivating, and developing high-powered
--Expert in forming strong relationships and influencing
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