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Talent Sourcing Specialist

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Talent Sourcing Specialist

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

Utilizes general recruitment knowledge to provide candidate sourcing services in the assigned talent segment that is critical to Cargill and difficult to fill in the market.In collaboration with business/function partners, develop and execute strategies to penetrate the labor market, pipeline candidates, and manage candidate relationships.Gather and apply industry and market trends, perform proactive candidate sourcing, and interprets metrics to provide analytical consultation to the businesses.Responsible to build and maintain key client and candidate relationships.

Principal Accountabilities


+ Draws on a general knowledge of the business environment, requirements and strategies to provide input to build the candidate sourcing strategy, establish priorities, and metrics to ensure alignment with delivering business/functional and GHRO goals.

+ With general oversight builds an understanding of industry and market trends, and how they affect sourcing, attraction, and retention of talent.

+ With general oversight executes established sourcing plan, techniques and approaches to proactively recruit and build a pipeline of talent through a variety of methods including but not limited to direct candidate approach (cold calling), internet searches (LinkedIn, etc.), lead generation software (Broadlook Technologies), job board searches, industry networking groups and events, diversity resources, referrals and competitor research.

+ Actively participates as part of projects with businesses/functions regarding their recruitment related initiatives. 20%RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND BRANDING

+ Under general supervision, develops and maintains internal/external relationships related to the recruitment process which may include: hiring managers, human resource professionals, industry contacts, candidates, etc.

+ Utilizes general recruitment knowledge and partners with business and HR leadership (e.g. BU Managers, Business HR Managers, Recruiters, etc.) regarding recruiting/sourcing strategies, employment branding, candidate assessment, metrics and analytics, position responsibilities, forecasting, etc.

+ Draws upon general industry knowledge to provide input to businesses/functions on finding functional talent (best sourcing/recruiting channels and methods), which includes utilizing labor market consultation, competitive intelligence, and selling the Cargill brand.

+ Manages respective candidate pools to ensure qualified candidates remain engaged in current or future opportunities and ensure a strong positive client and candidate experience.

+ Serve as a cultural steward and brand ambassador for Cargill by promoting Cargill news, jobs, and values.

+ Provides general training and direction related to the Talent Recruitment sourcing process or system for HR professionals in the business.

+ Where applicable, participates in the selection of vendors. 20%EMPLOYMENT DATA RESEARCH, ANALYSIS & TOOLS

+ Draws upon general understanding of recruiting/sourcing principles, theories and concepts to perform analysis activities (e.g. market data intelligence, benchmarking leading industry practices, trend analysis, assessments, etc.) and support decision making within a talent segment.

+ Develops, analyzes, and reports on key metrics to drive improvements of overall sourcing and selection practices. 10%EMPLOYMENT GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE

+ Utilize established processes to ensure consistent and accurate results.

+ Drawing upon general employment knowledge and experience, ensures Talent Recruiting compliance requirements are met:

+ Includes policy and legal requirements for a specific region/country/state

+ Includes administration of internal systems and/or creation of processes to ensure compliance with country/local labor laws 10% Coordinates accountability measures and processes to ensure compliance of policies, processes, and procedures.


Required Qualifications

+ 3-5 years of recruiting and/or sourcing experience

+ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

+ Demonstrated business acumen, business partnering skills and results orientation

+ Previous exposure to proactive sourcing or pipelining candidates

+ Awareness of industry and labor market trends

+ Excellent client service skills and ability to build rapport with candidates and clients at all levels

+ Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others both inside and outside the organization

+ Experience with a recruiting system such as Taleo, Avature, etc.

+ Experience using social media for recruiting purposes such as LinkedIn, Glass Door, Job Boards, etc.

+ Experience in data mining and lead generation

+ Ability to analyze and interpret data to tell a story and make recommendations to improve sourcing and recruiting strategies/methods

+ Awareness of diversity recruiting strategies

+ Solid organizational skills and detail orientation

+ Strong process management skills that ensure consistent quality of service delivery

+ Influencing skills

+ English level B2

+ Ability to manage multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications

+ Knowledge of employment laws [including OFCCP]

+ Experience in headhunting agency environment


Human Resources

Primary Location

Costa Rica-Heredia-San Antonio de Belen



Job Type



Day Job

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At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill’s long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law. 

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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