(PUM415) | Talent Acquisition Specialist

(PUM415) | Talent Acquisition Specialist

23 May

23 May



About SNDL

SNDL is the largest private-sector liquor and cannabis retailer in Canada with retail banners that include Ace Liquor, Wine and Beyond, Liquor Depot, Value Buds, Spiritleaf, and Firesale Cannabis. SNDL is a licensed cannabis producer and one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies in Canada specializing in low-cost biomass sourcing, indoor cultivation, product innovation, low-cost manufacturing facilities, and a cannabis brand portfolio that includes Top Leaf, Contraband, Palmetto, Bon Jak, Versus, Value Buds, and Vacay. SNDL's investment portfolio seeks to deploy strategic capital through direct and indirect investments and partnerships throughout the North American cannabis industry.

About the Role

Reporting to the HR Lead, Talent and Operations, we are looking for a Talent Specialist to join our fast-paced and friendly Recruitment team at our corporate office in Kelowna, BC. The Talent Specialist will be responsible for full-cycle recruitment for our Cannabis Operations Facilities, and provide support when required to our corporate office.

The ideal candidate will have minimum 2 years talent acquisition experience. They will be comfortable meeting new people frequently and have an ability to determine a candidate's potential through clever questions. They should have excellent organizational skills to build and maintain a pipeline of prospective candidates.

Role and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Completing full-cycle recruitment for a mid-sized, multi-provincial retailer (approximately 280+ locations and growing).
- Collaborating and integrating with business leaders in various departments and area of the business to identify roles, develop candidate profiles, and launch recruitment campaigns.
- Understanding the timing and impact of action items,

and collaborating with the HR, Payroll, and Operations teams to ensure the recruitment flows properly into the onboarding process.
- Understanding the differences/nuances between our many retail brands and retail partners, and tailoring talent acquisition strategies accordingly.
- Working with hiring managers to create job advertisements and campaigns to attract high-quality candidates.
- Creating and maintaining job descriptions and advertisements, including regular upkeep on internal documents, the company career website, and external job boards.
- Maintaining the recruitment process document, forms, and resources for the business.
- Reviewing resumes and job application forms, coordinating, and conducting telephone pre-screens, virtual or in person interviews, and reference checks.
- Managing, attending,

and engaging with prospective candidates at job fair booths.
- Coordinating and communicating interview schedules with hiring managers and candidates.
- Utilizing the applicant tracking system to regularly monitor and update the status of candidates as they progress through the recruiting process.
- Managing the candidate experience by providing timely updates and closing the loop with all candidates under consideration.
- Employing both passive and active talent acquisition strategies to ensure desired staffing levels are always achieved, despite an evolving labor market.
- Collecting and managing talent acquisition and talent retention data, key metrics, and internal trends to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of hiring strategies and processes.
- Staying current on industry trends and news throughout the provinces the company operates in,

to ensure talent acquisition strategies remain relevant and effective.
- Advocating for the talent acquisition function by ensuring value-add is provided for business groups and key stakeholders, problem-solving support is quickly offered in times of staffing concerns, and training on talent acquisition strategies is provided to hiring managers where needed.
- Working collaboratively with the internal recruitment team to ensure recruitment needs of the business are met in a timely and effective manner.
- Working collaboratively with recruitment agencies or other third-party recruitment related vendors, while negotiating contracts evaluating vendor performance, maintaining productive working relationships, and evaluating performance.
- Presenting compensation research, analysis and recommendations to the HR team where needed.

This includes collecting data on free and paid wage analysis platforms, putting together a comprehensive report, and providing recommendations.

Experience and Qualifications

- Experience in manufacturing is a major asset, particularly in the liquor and/or cannabis industry.
- Minimum 2 years of talent acquisition experience, as either a recruiter or retail store manager, in a high volume, fast-paced and dynamic environment.
- Post-secondary degree or diploma preferred.
- Experience with a train-the-trainer style environment where you’re responsible for coaching and equipping others to manage talent needs independently.
- Understanding of relevant employment legislation, human rights, and laws related to the hiring process.
- Working knowledge of applicant tracking systems and HRIS an asset.

- Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office and data systems an asset.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a reliable means of transportation to commute to/from the corporate office, and also travel up to 20% of the time to visit job fairs and store locations as needed.
- Must successfully pass a basic background check.

Personal Characteristics and Abilities

- Highly organized and able to manage a high volume of work in a high energy environment including talent acquisition of many unique roles at any given time.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to coordinate and communicate scheduling with accuracy.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with all levels of the organization and with candidates quickly.
- Encourages best practice and process, blended with the ability to quickly pivot and be very flexible,

in keeping with the needs of our growing company and industry.
- Strong multitasker with the ability to prioritize tasks, maintain workload and meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Attention to customer service and ensuring a positive candidate experience throughout the hiring process.
- Maintain a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, and ethical standards at all times.
- Must have a positive, professional, and ambitious approach to working and a willingness to learn and be challenged.
- Able to adapt quickly in a changing environment and demonstrate responsiveness with a sense of urgency and awareness of impacts to other areas of the business.
- Demonstrates strong initiative and ability to recognize opportunities for improvement and efficiency, while being results focused.
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative,

team environment as well as independently, under limited supervision.
- Analytical thinker with strong conceptualization and attention to detail skills.
- Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
- Strong understanding of retail business practices and ability to integrate knowledge through applications.
- Excellent and professional communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to articulate ideas and updates to key stakeholders in an organized and informed manner.

As a valued member of the SNDL team, you will enjoy:

- Competitive total compensation and incentives
- A top-notch extended benefits package including medical, vision and dental
- An entrepreneurial and innovative environment that fosters growth and continuous learning

We are grateful for the interest in this role from all candidates, however, we will be contacting only those that are selected for next steps in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

SNDL is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a welcoming, inclusive, diverse and safe workplace where all of our team members have equal opportunity to succeed. We know this begins with recruitment. To honor our commitment, SNDL encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, ages and abilities.

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