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DSV - Global transport and logistics

In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 90 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at

Location: CAN - Milton, Yukon Court

Job Posting Title: Senior HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition - 54475

Time Type: Full Time

Purpose of the position

The Senior HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition is responsible for developing and executing the strategy to attract and recruit the talent necessary to support our operations and its continued growth. The individual will reach out to prospective employees, to successfully identify, assess and build relationships with ?top talent? internally and externally. The role requires coordination of all efforts related to recruiting to ensure right candidates are selected considering skills sets, and knowledge, aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Key Tasks

  • Partner with the hiring managers to identify and plan forward recruitment needs, and develop recruiting strategies to identify, target, and attract top talent
  • Post jobs for recruitment, utilizing different job boards
  • Create creative company branding to promote the organization with support of the Marketing Manager
  • Continuously search and connect with talent from our industry via Linked In
  • For hard-to-fill senior or specialist roles, develop relationships with third-party recruiters
  • Work with hiring managers to identify and understand business requirements for open positions
  • Utilize various recruiting sources to obtain an adequate number of qualified applicants for staffing needs
  • Verify employment eligibility of each applicant; manage work permit, visas as needed
  • Track candidates' status through the entire recruitment process
  • Provide updates to management of the status of the hiring pipeline for open positions
  • Manage the interview process, including pre-screening of candidates within HRIS Recruiting Portal
  • Use skill assessment tools and tests to screen candidates (Saville Assessment)
  • Develop relationships with leading universities/business schools to build brand awareness of DSV careers within the student population
  • Continuously monitor the competitive market conditions in each market in which we operate and provide recommendations on compensation, benefits, and other recruitment trends
  • Conduct candidate reference, as needed
  • Help drive retention by conducting exit and stay interviews and provide reporting feedback
  • Continually create new, innovative methods to improve the recruitment process and success
  • Facilitate in-house Recruitment Training to hiring Supervisors and Managers
  • Manage and maintain job descriptions for all roles
  • Develop competency Interview Tools to support hiring managers in interview process
  • Provide support to Manager with Pay Equity compliance
  • Perform assigned tasks to support DSV meets its objectives and targets regarding quality, health, safety and environment and follow all requirements as set out in the Quality Health Safety Environment policy.
  • It is the responsibility of all staffs to ensure that their day to day activities embrace sustainability/Health and safety therefore reducing the impact upon the environment, supporting the communities we work in and reducing incidents in the workplace.

Due to the dynamic nature of our industry, your accountabilities and role may change.

Function / Market & Industry Knowledge / Business Acumen / Process working

  • Knowledge about markets and competitors
  • Knowledge about trends and challenges for the industry
  • Understanding of DSV strategy and products

Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to communicate openly and confidently
  • Ability to shape conversations to ensure focus and understanding
  • Effective listening
  • Ability to clearly and concisely present both written and/or oral information
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo and to drive innovation and change with recruiting strategy
  • Capable to generate creative ideas/solutions
  • Ability to recognize legal trends (regulations) incl. compliance environment
  • Ability to recognize industry and market trends and developments
  • Capable to make informed judgments and to generate practical, timely solutions
  • Ability to involve stakeholders in decision making process, to get buy-in and to implement solutions
  • Readiness to continuously focus on identifying and meeting current and future recruiting needs
  • Readiness to provide alternatives and optimized recruiting solutions
  • High priority for teamwork
  • Ability to work with different cultures and to manage cross functional interfaces
  • Ability to coordinate efforts/resources within and across boundaries to deliver goals
  • Ready to take personal accountability for achieving individual and shared goals
  • Ability to set robust plans well in advance and to initiate action to move projects forward
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, control recruiting tasks
  • Time management (monitoring performance against deadlines and milestones)
  • Integrity
  • Act as a Role Model for Group Values and fully adhere to the Code of Conduct
  • High commitment and positive attitude in the face of setbacks and obstacles
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with tight deadlines
  • Be authentic, approachable, open and honest.

Educational background / Work experience

  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources
  • CHRP or CHRL designation, an asset
  • 3-5 years prior work experience as an in-house recruiter, preferably in a fast-growth organization and a highly competitive labor market environment
  • Certification in Everything DiSC and Saville Assessments (an asset)
  • Familiarity with full-cycle recruitment
  • Strong interviewing skills and familiarity with various interview techniques (like video or panel interviews)
  • Sound knowledge of HR practices and various provincial legislation

Language Skills

  • Proficient in English
  • Additional languages (French), an asset

Computer Literacy

  • Knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in utilizing different social media and job recruiting platforms

DSV complies with the Canadian Employment Equity Act and welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV - Global transport and logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 75,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services - as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we'll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.


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