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Recruiter / Sourcer

Date: Oct 23, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

Recruiter I - Position Description


Position Summary

As a member of the Talent Acquisition Team, the Recruiter I is responsible for attracting candidates to interview for various corporate and manufacturing staff positions with James Hardie Building Products.  A successful recruiter will collaborate with the recruiting team, HR Business Partners and Hiring Managers on a regular basis regarding current openings and proactively identify future hiring needs. The recruiter will utilize various sources, such as social media networks, job boards, direct sourcing and employee referrals to attract candidates. Ultimately, the responsibilities of the recruiter, is to ensure our company attracts, hires and retains the best employees, while growing a strong talent pipeline.

Position Responsibilities

Partners with national, regional, and/or local business leaders, HR and Sr. Recruiters to initiate and develop in-depth and innovative staffing strategies and plans to fill position vacancies or to provide guidance and subject matter expertise for future staffing planning for a particular region, department, and/or corporate business function by developing and maintaining a strong rapport within the recruiter team and HR Business Partners

Works to achieve staffing metrics and goals including quality of applicant pools, diversity, number of hires, hiring manager satisfaction, and cost-per-hire, and other service level agreement-related data by:

  • Reviewing job descriptions to determine required qualifications for appropriate research and research avenues;
  • Reporting and record-keeping through knowledge of an applicant tracking system and/or staffing database systems

Recruits for well-qualified candidates from a variety of sources, assesses candidate pool, selects candidates, interviews and recommends candidates to the recruiting team and Hiring Manager/s for selection.

Develops a sourcing plan that maximizes sourcing dollars and reduces the time necessary to narrow the candidate pool to those candidates who are best matched to the original candidate profile by:

  • Determining the best sourcing method for different position vacancies depending on geographic location, position level, available candidate pool, number of openings
  • Writing and reviewing job advertisements for use in a variety of mediums
  • Advancing and executing against creative sourcing techniques for hard-to-fill positions including direct sourcing, internet recruiting, networking, name generation, creative cold-calling, university relations, industry events, utilization of external research
  • Integrating diversity into the staffing process
  • Building and maintaining a competitive intelligence database qualifying and extracting information from multiple data sources to create a candidate pipeline for current and future hiring needs

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.





Scope of Position:

This person will spend most of his/her time searching for candidates for current openings and building a pipeline of candidates for future openings.  Expectations are for this person to use persuasion, listening, and project coordination skills to successfully source and recruit for 20-25 open positions at any time on a national level across a variety of business units as appropriate. 

Position Requirements


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Experience sourcing, attracting and interviewing candidates utilizing various job boards and other recruiting resources
  • Recruiting experience for corporate and manufacturing staff positions is a plus
  • 2-3 years of experience assessing and identifying the needs of hiring managers and developing creative staffing strategies to implement effective staffing plans is a plus.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration expertise with experience in team/project-oriented activities.
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of a diverse work environment and have demonstrated initiatives for recruiting for diversity.
  • Demonstrated expertise of research methods and report preparation.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated proficient skills with the standard features of MS Office products (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
  • Results-oriented to ensure delivery of appropriate products and services in an accurate, complete, and timely fashion.
  • Experience with an Applicant Tracking System is a plus.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field is preferred.



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