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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Sr. Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

The Ballard Human Resources Team is seeking a Sr. Global Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our growing team. As the Global Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will be responsible for sourcing, attracting, interviewing and hiring employees at all of Ballard's locations in Canada, the US, Europe and China.

  • In collaboration with Director, Global Talent Acquisition, define, implement, and drive a global Talent Acquisition strategy to support organizational and HR initiatives
  • Create and manage a world class candidate experience for all applicants
  • Manage the full cycle recruitment process for jobs around the globe, including drafting role descriptions, job ads, and pre-screening
  • Enhance, standardize, and train on our high-quality screening and selection process, continually testing for effectiveness
  • Build a talent pipeline and recruit through various online channels, such as LinkedIn and other professional networks
  • Acquire, report, and leverage competitive intelligence for hard to fill roles
  • Establish yourself as our social media "Brand Ambassador" by innovating and promoting the Ballard brand and our Employee Value Proposition
  • Develop and maintain meaningful working relationships with third parties such as search firms, job websites, social media, and post-secondary institutions
  • Coordinate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs in different areas and departments
  • Determine selection criteria for candidates by liaising with managers and other members of staff
  • Create job descriptions and interview questions that reflect the requirements for each position
  • Identify and refine down the most suitable talent from available candidates
  • Plan interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments, and in-person interviews - if possible
  • Assess candidates' information, including C.Vs., portfolios and references
  • Organize and attend job fairs and recruitment events to build a strong candidate pipeline
  • Keep records of all materials used for recruitment, including interview notes and related paperwork, to share with key stakeholders

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • 5 - 10 years of experience as a Recruiter/ Talent Acquisition Specialist within global R&D and manufacturing industries
  • Previous experience working in an agency/ head hunting environment
  • Experience with full-cycle recruiting, using various interview techniques and evaluation methods of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with social media, C.V. databases, and professional networks
  • Knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Experience in using LinkedIn to proactively source candidates
  • A keen understanding of the requirements for each role in the company
  • Proficiency in documenting processes and keeping up with industry trends
  • Experience coordinating and attending career fairs and other professional networking events
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation/attitude
  • Strong written, presentation/verbal, and negotiation skills
  • Experience using both internet recruitment sources and Applicant Tracking Systems to source candidates and built talent pipelines
  • Ability to travel internationally when needed (up to 20% annually)
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

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