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Recruitment Specialist

Date:  Sep 2, 2021

Surrey, BC, CA, V3V 4G4

Company:  Sonepar
Shift Type:  Professional

Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 114 locations with coverage in all 9 provinces.


To explore and learn more about Sonepar Canada, please visit www.soneparcanada.com


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 Sonepar Canada.


Additionally, this role will support the company’s employer branding including, but not limited to, email marketing campaigns, corporate social media input related to employer branding, and involvement with the career sites. 


This is a great opportunity for an individual who is looking for a challenge and is comfortable with a dynamic and fast paced work environment.



  • Drives a high volume, full life cycle, recruitment and hiring process for a wide range of positions. This includes: requisition creation, website postings on various job boards & networking sites, advertising, database mining, cold calling, networking, pipelining, market and competitor research, career fairs, sourcing, screening, interviewing, assessing and presenting a diversified and high quality pool of candidates to the business leaders in a timely manner, offer process, and onboarding.
  • Collaborates with business leaders to build a recruitment plan to address their position requirements as well as any gaps within their team.
  • Develops and maintains internal relationships with other HR team members and hiring managers to understand career levels, compensation, business requirements, and deliverables.
  • Develops customized job ads that present all Sonepar Canada companies externally as an employer of choice.
  • Identifies and executes various traditional and creative sourcing techniques: mobilizing your network and key stakeholders, online sourcing, networking events, referral programs, conferences, social media, headhunting, direct sourcing, career fairs, campus events etc.
  • Build up a network and pipeline of qualified candidates and leads for present and future needs by sourcing active and passive candidates through a variety of traditional and creative techniques.
  • Initiate contact with candidates, schedule and conduct pre-screening & behavioural based interviews, follow up on the process with candidates and hiring managers, ensuring timely communication and prompt action.
  • Negotiate and extend job offers while coordinating with the hiring manager and HR.
  • Establish, maintain and manage relationships with agencies, professional associations, universities, and colleges.
  • Partners with operations and other HR team members to manage internal talent mobility, ensuring that employees are considered for career development opportunities within the greater organization.
  • Creates, supports, and manages requisition information/process in  the ATS (SF/Sonepeople).
  • Creates prescreening and interviewing guides based on competency assessment results.
  • Works closely with business leaders to help them understand and incorporate recruitment best practices, including behavioural interviewing and assessment techniques.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the recruitment process through collecting recruitment metrics, feedback from candidates, market trends, documenting the process, generating regular recruitment reports and advising the business of updated market trends & opportunities.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.




  • 3-5 years in a Recruitment Coordination/Recruiter position in a fast paced environment with a focus on understanding business requirements and delivering results .
  • Post-secondary degree in Human Resources, business or other related discipline.
  • CPHR designation preferred.
  • Understanding of general HR principles such as compensation structures, performance and talent management, and immigration practices.
  • Experience with interpreting position requirements, conduct a hiring plan discussion and assess candidates against the position profile.   
  • Adaptable, resilient and able to drive the full cycle recruitment process, including proactive candidate sourcing, networking, qualifying, assessing, interviewing and identifying target markets.
  • Well versed in Social Media Platforms specifically Facebook and Instagram, various job boards and other recruiting portals in order to develop and execute marketing initiatives to continuously expand potential candidate pipeline and employer brand.
  • Experience with internet search, job board posting, and applicant tracking systems.
  • Proficient in the use of behavioural interviewing and candidate assessment.
  • 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.
  • Excellent organizational and execution skills and the ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment while driving a consistent recruitment process.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint and Word)
  • Ability to change pace in a multi-faceted and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent customer service focus and team player.
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently.


We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy many employee benefits by applying online. Sonepar Canada is thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.    


More information on Sonepar Canada:


Website: www.soneparcanada.com  

Twitter: @soneparcanada  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sonepar-canada/  

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SoneparCanada  

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