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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Posting ID:     17162
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Vancouver, BC. CA 
Location:   Vancouver Head Office

Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

The Opportunity:

Successful acquisition of talent to deliver on this transformation is critical to our success and we need a dynamic individual who wants to be a part of a growing, forward-thinking, and trend-setting team to join us as a Talent Acquisition Specialist.

The Role:
Reporting to the Manager, Talent Acquisition and working on a team of Talent Acquisition Specialists you will be primarily responsible for managing resourcing requirements with the hiring needs of your assigned business areas. You will participate in regular status meetings to provide resourcing updates for assigned roles, as well as develop working relationships with external recruitment agencies and future talent. You will proactively identify and promote pipelined talent for upcoming roles within Canfor in this demanding but rewarding career opportunity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage key relationships within operating divisions and departments to gain full appreciation of roles, projects and priorities.
  • Seek to understand full scope of staffing requirements for operating divisions.
  • Gain full working knowledge of ATS Recruitment Software; utilize ATS to manage full cycle recruitment and staffing objectives.
  • Meet regularly with operating divisions and departments to gain understanding of overall needs, act as an advisor on prospective candidates and influence the businesses on hiring process and decision making.
  • Balance activities to ensure positive candidate and hiring manager experiences.
  • Provide input for improvement in recruitment processes and best practices.
  • Utilize advanced sourcing techniques.
  • Actively engage in technical, behavioural or situational interviewing assessments as well as psychometric testing, reference checks and background checks.
  • Prepare qualified, prospective candidates for operating divisions along with supporting recommendations.
  • Ensure offers are processed rapidly and with full legislative and quality standards.
  • Participate in networking events, workshops and seminars to develop subject matter expertise.

The Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or Marketing plus three (3) to five (5) years recent recruitment experience with a successful track record as a technical recruiter in a large, high-volume, complex and rapidly changing environment; or, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • A Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or a Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) designation would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in international recruitment would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated achievement in recruiting for hard-to-find resources, including but not limited to trades, engineers, supervisory, IT, finance, accounting and management positions.
  • Well defined and proven sourcing methods, high degree of familiarity/proficiency with recruitment tools such as LinkedIn, social media and multiple search engine, job aggregators/propagators, etc.
  • Demonstrated competency in working with competing priorities.
  • Well established relationship management skills – experience in working with and guiding/providing consultative advise to hiring teams within operations.
  • Strong practical experience with ATS Recruitment Software.
  • Strong team-oriented working style.
  • Track record of bringing new recruiting operating concepts to fruition, active participant in the enhancement of tools, techniques, process and procedures.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

If you eat/sleep/breath recruitment, have well developed organizational skills and are looking to join a growing recruitment team in Canfor’s Talent Acquisition department, then we would be very interested in speaking with you.

We offer the opportunity to work with one of the world’s largest integrated forest products companies with a true global presence in a fast-paced, energetic atmosphere where your personal and professional growth is accelerated by your desire and sense of commitment.

The anticipated start date for this position is immediate, so please refresh your resume, and apply online to Canfor Careers to tell us about yourself.

The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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