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Recruiting Specialist

Date:  Jun 2, 2021

Edmonton, AB, CA, T6B 2X4

Company:  Sonepar

We like to say that we find solutions for the everyday stuff. We’re problem solvers. We’re an engaged team that works together, and for those that work here they say we’re also like family.


Vallen is a leading provider of indirect industrial supplies – all those materials that are not part of the products our customers manufacture, and our goal is to make our customers operations run smoothly so they can focus on the core of their business.


Vallen is a member of Sonepar, and is one of Canada’s leading industrial distribution companies headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.


As a member of the Human Resources team, the Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for driving the full cycle recruitment process. The Recruitment Specialist plays a central role in building and developing a qualified pool of candidates and will act as a talent scout, by being actively engaged in the external labour market, targeting individuals to consider working at Vallen.


Major Responsibilities:


  • Drives the full life cycle recruitment and hiring process for a wide range of positions. This includes: website postings, various job boards/networking sites, advertising, database mining, cold calling, networking, career fairs, sourcing, screening, interviewing, assessing and presenting a diversified and high quality pool of candidates to the business leaders in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with business leaders to build a recruitment plan to address their position requirements. 
  • Collaborates with HR leadership to determine career levels and compensation to align with company practices and external market conditions.
  • In conjunction with Marketing, designs and develops customized job ads that present Vallen externally as an employer of choice.
  • Creates prescreening and interviewing guides based on competency assessment
  • Works closely with business leaders to teach, review and incorporate recruitment best practices, including interviewing and assessment techniques.
  • Conducts interviews ensuring that candidates have a positive experience of their interview process.
  • Develops and maintains internal relationships with hiring managers to understand the business requirements and deliverables.
  • Coordinates and facilitates candidate interview scheduling and logistics  
  • Participates in New Associate Orientation
  • Ensure compliance with ISO and COR where applicable.


Education, Training & Experience


  • 2 to 5 years in a Recruitment Coordination/Recruiter position in a fast paced, dynamic environment with a focus on understanding business requirements and delivering results
  • Diploma or Degree in Human Resources, Management or Business Administration or equivalent work experience
  • Interest for working in a distribution center environment where activities are high paced.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated success with relationship building across various levels within an organization and with candidates. 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written along with experience communicating effectively to a diverse customer group.
  • Ability to effectively interpret position requirements, conduct a hiring plan discussion and assess candidates against the position profile, reassessing as required.   
  • Ability to be resilient and drive the full cycle recruitment process, including proactive candidate sourcing.
  • Proficient in the use of interviewing styles and candidate assessment.
  • Excellent organizational and execution skills and the ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment while driving a consistent recruitment process.
  • Advanced computer skills, experience with internet search, job board posting, applicant tracking systems and social media.
  • Ability to change pace in a multi-faceted dynamic environment.
  • Excellent customer service focus and team player.
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently.
  • Understanding of general HR principles such as compensation structures and career levelling, career development, performance and talent management.


What’s it like working at Vallen? Upon joining our team, you will become part of a supportive, family-oriented culture where you will be led by a president who fully believes in having an open-door policy. Your suggestions will be heard, and your hard work will be rewarded.

Vallen is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing diversity in our workforce. We welcome applications from qualified persons in underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To explore and learn more about Vallen, please visit www.vallen.ca


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