First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.
Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. First Quality is seeking an energetic and results-oriented HR Recruitment Specialist to join our HR team at our King of Prussia, PA manufacturing operation. This position is responsible for thorough execution of First Quality’s recruiting process for a variety of open positions across our Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, and Warehouse functions. The role requires an eye for detail, a passion for finding top talent, and an ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
The position includes duties such as: executing site’s recruitment strategy, by working as a business partner with hiring managers, posting and advertising jobs, reviewing job descriptions, screening online applications, scheduling interviews, facilitating company background and reference checks, negotiating offers and proactively building First Quality’s talent pipeline. The Recruiting Specialist will also be responsible for attending a variety of career fairs and representing First Quality at a variety of local industry networking events.
Primary responsibilities include:
Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers to understand their strategic staffing needs and fill vacancies in a timely manner.
Ensure clear mutual understanding of staffing priorities and practical constraints.
Guide the hiring managers through the recruitment process where needed.
Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others to keep all parties apprised of the status of each search.
Work with hiring managers to develop job descriptions and announcements, post advertisements in a variety of newspapers, trade publications, networks, etc.
Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies.
Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct prescreen interviews to analyze candidate experience and fit, coordinate pre-employment tests as needed.
Manage candidate interview results and selection decision with hiring manager. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate.
Complete reference check and background checks on selected candidates, as requested.
Participate in the offer process including negotiating offers with candidates, preparing offer letter/employment agreements
Partner with Human Resources Department in order to ensure proper submission of all new hire documentation is received.
Be proactive, think strategically, and network in search of stellar candidates for all positions.
Recommend system improvements to current recruitment processes to ensure streamlined, cost effective, high quality services are provided to hiring managers.
Track applicant flow, maintain pipeline of qualified candidates for future consideration, help collect and analyze recruitment data.
Build and maintain database of qualified professionals to rapidly respond to talent management needs.
Represent First Quality with professionalism, enthusiasm and energy in order to sell the organization to prospective candidates.
Conduct informational interviews with potential candidates. Solicit and prioritize internal referrals.
Attend career fairs and conferences to promote First Quality and deepen the pool of potential candidates. Provide information on company operations and employment opportunities to potential applicants.
Develop and maintain a network of recruiters, contacts and candidates via proactive use of company’s social media accounts(Facebook, LinkedIn, etc)
The ideal candidate should possess the following:
Bachelor’s degree, or relevant equivalent experience plus a minimum of 2 years related professional experience, preferably in a full life cycle, international recruitment structure.
Knowledge of HR and employment laws is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment.
Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with hiring managers.
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.
Excellent oral and written communication and representational skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and databases including applicant tracking systems.
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively both in groups as well as independently.
Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information.
Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!
First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations. As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.
First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.