New Job Talent Acquisition Specialist In British Columbia

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Company : Seaspan Shipyards, Corporate Services
Salary : Details not provided
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Talent Acquisition Specialist

We are looking for a technology savvy, natural relationship builder who is keen to make a difference through applying their strong skills and experience as a Talent Acquisition Specialist. Our Talent Acquisition team members are strategic business partners who find top talent from around the world to support Seaspan’s exciting projects.

Note: This position qualifies for an optional hybrid work schedule after 90 days of onsite work and onboarding. Employee will be subject to the terms of the Flexible Work Policy Agreement.

What you’ll do

  • As a trusted advisor to the business, lead the full cycle recruitment process from intake meeting to candidate acceptance on a variety of roles including key strategic leadership positions.
  • Through the use of in-depth screening ensure candidates possess the right proficiencies, behaviours and skills, to be successful in their position with Seaspan.
  • Liaises with Hiring Managers throughout the recruitment process, to ensure candidate profiles align with position specifications and Seaspan’s strengths.
  • Chair candidate feedback sessions with Hiring Managers and other collaborators as required.
  • Provide talent mapping mentorship and align recruitment strategy to build the best strategy for each search, including direct sourcing, networking and researching.
  • Acts as a primary contact with Candidates ensuring a strong Candidate experience throughout.
  • Maintain detailed records as well as provide comprehensive written reviews to Hiring Managers on interviewed or screened candidates.
  • Develop robust talent pipelines fitting with Seaspan’s Core Competencies.
  • Lead various projects related to such topics as talent branding, process improvement, candidate attraction, etc.

What you’ll bring

  • You will have 3-5 years demonstrable experience, both in-house and Agency, recruiting technical talent in large diverse organizations.
  • You have experience strategic sourcing including social media reach-outs (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook groups), demonstrating network contacts of Hiring Managers and Employees, and other creative sources.
  • You share your experience and standard methodologies with your Team Members and Hiring Managers to support recruitment, especially for difficult to fill assignments.
  • You know how to partner with front-line Hiring Managers to ensure the best hire for the position is found.
  • You have a sound understanding of the interconnected functions of HR and have demonstrable experience building positive relationships with Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partners, Total Rewards and beyond.
  • You have successfully recruited international candidates

Why you’ll love working here

  • This is a full-time permanent position because we have long term projects that need long term strategic thinking support.
  • While reporting directly to the Director, Talent Acquisition and Mobility, you will manage your own portfolio of work and projects as a senior member of the team.
  • This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, providing the opportunity to work remotely 50% of the time.
  • In addition to an annual bonus and pension plan, this role provides you a very competitive salary in line with your strong proven years of experience.
  • We also provide an outstanding health and wellness benefits package for this position that includes such things as full health care (including unlimited physiotherapy), dental, vision, life insurance, medical leave coverage, maternity and parental leave coverage, wellness/fitness reimbursement for memberships or registration fees, free on-site gym and a free Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) through Homewood Health.
  • And you’ll join an amazing Team, supporting each other’s success.

About us

Seaspan ULC: Headquartered in North Vancouver, Seaspan ULC is an association of Canadian companies providing marine-related services to the Pacific Northwest. Our companies are primarily involved in coastal marine transportation, shipbuilding, ship repair, and ship docking/ship escort services through Seaspan Marine Transportation and Seaspan Shipyards.

  • Seaspan Marine Transportation: Seaspan Marine Transportation is a prominent marine transportation company operating along the west coast of North America providing commercial ferry, ship-docking, tug-boat services, and bunkering services which transport various supplies to coastal communities in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Seaspan Shipyards: A proven and trusted partner to both the government and the private sector, Seaspan Shipyards’ customers include the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal New Zealand Navy, and some of the world’s largest cruise lines as well as other multi-national commercial customers. Seaspan Shipyards has been chosen to be one of Canada’s shipbuilders under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (“NSS"), a multi-decade ship building program to recapitalize Canada’s federal fleet. In this capacity, Seaspan Shipyards is building brand-new innovative ships in Canada for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy while creating jobs, generating economic benefits and rebuilding Canada’s shipbuilding and marine industries for current and future generations


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Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.