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Senior Recruiter

Senior Recruiter

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12612 W Alameda Pkwy
Home Office

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Job Summary


Under the direction of the Recruiting Manager, the Senior Recruiter is responsible for forecasting, sourcing, recruiting and interviewing for positions as assigned by NGVC stores, the home office and the Distribution Center. This position will assist with the implementation of recruiting initiatives that build bench strength, reduce turnover and ensure compliance with all application and federal state laws.


Key responsibilities include the following essential functions, but are not limited to:

  • Provides support, training and direction to new staff members.
  • Manages new store recruiting processes to completion.
  • Develops reports through multiple applications including Applicant Stack to determine trends and other information to assist with recruiting initiatives.
  • Coordinates job fairs in order to source potential store level candidates in high-needs markets.
  • Identifies quality manager candidates.
  • Meets regularly with the Recruiting Manager, HR Director and Regional Managers to identify staffing needs.
  • Provides quality candidates to the Regional Managers for final selection of all store manager positions.
  • Assists Store Managers throughout the hiring process including background checks and any other pre-employment testing.
  • Creates and presents innovative recruitment techniques and avenues.
  • Reports weekly and monthly to the Recruiting Manager on staffing needs, turnover, trends, opportunities and other recruiting-related issues for his/her assigned area.
  • Coaches Store Managers on quality interviewing and selection practices.
  • Adopts stores, ensuring compliance with all recruiting and employment laws and regulations.
  • Sources for candidates using a variety of techniques including networking, advertising, job fairs, etc.
  • Partners with Store Managers to address store level comments or concerns for better retention.
  • Coordinates training needs by communicating with the Training Manager.
  • Travels up to 50% of schedule to assist with staffing needs.

Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be ''hands on'' and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.


Skills, Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Seven to ten years of experience recruiting exempt and non-exempt level candidates.
  • Field retail experience preferred.
  • Strong recruiting skills and ability to identify quality candidates.
  • Strong knowledge of all relevant recruiting and employment laws and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently; self-motivated.
  • Excellent understanding of the retail environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with candidates and employees at every education level.
  • Proficient computer skills with ability to develop spreadsheets and reports to analyze division staffing needs.
  • Excellent collaboration and consensus building skills.
  • Strong relationship-building/networking ability and excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge and shared belief of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage culture and values.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks for timely completion.

This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Home Office managers that may not be listed in this job description.

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