La Crosse, Wisconsin

Our Company

Can-do attitude? Motivated? Helpful? You've come to the right place.

At Ace, we're a place where you can make an impact. A place where your help is not only wanted, it's encouraged and celebrated. A place focused on the future, looking for new and better ways to compete in today's marketplace. A place with an iconic history, a promising future and a competitive spirit. We like to win.

Sound like a place where you'd like to be? But wait, there's more!

Our people are the foundation of what makes Ace great. We're looking for the best people to help us fulfill our vision of being the most helpful hardware store on the planet. Join a competitive, fast-paced and friendly work environment and gain a sense of ownership, building on Ace's continued success, and your own.

Ace Hardware corporation is a retailer-owned cooperative of more than 5,000 independent Ace stores in all 50 states, and 70 countries, with 14 distribution centers throughout North America. Ace's distribution network is one of the cornerstones of the corporation's success. By utilizing advanced technology and an integrated team approach at our distributions centers nationwide, we're able to consistently deliver one of the highest service levels in the industry to our retailers. This commitment to excellence carries through to each employee at our distribution centers.

The impact you can have

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will partner with the RSC Human Resources Manager and hiring managers to anticipate and meet the evolving needs of the RSC recruitment needs and to deliver top talent into the organization. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will manage the full cycle, high volume, recruitment for their RSC hourly positions. The position will nurture relationships with prospective talent and manage on-going manager relationships. The Talent Acquisition Partner will act as a true contributor to the growth of the RSC.

What you'll do
  • Supports and encourages Ace Values: Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility and Teamwork
  • Full life cycle recruiting. Research, screen and assist in the selection of qualified and suitable candidates to fill hourly job openings for RSC positions. This will include warehouse specialists, drivers, and clerical staff.
  • Conduct "intake meetings" when positions become available. Establish recruiting strategy with the Talent Acquisition Manager by incorporating manager's request, Ace's culture and HRMs recommendation for both the internal and external recruiting process.
  • Utilize standardized phone screens and interview guides to ensure consistency and competency adherence related to the position candidates are applying to.
  • Determine applicant requirements by sourcing and identifying similarities between resume/profiles and job descriptions / qualifications.
  • Act as an administrator for the ATS. Ensure candidates are properly dispositioned in Workday and Indeed. Enter all requisitions, externally and internally post job openings, manage the collection of resumes and applications. Utilize system to gather and maintain notes regarding candidates and the interviewing process. Send all notifications as process directed.
  • Strategize with the Talent Acquisition Manager, Retail Support with regards to corporate branding. Execute consistent job postings, digital, and social media postings reflecting this strategy.
  • Source, phone screen and coordinate all external and internal interviews for RSC hourly positions
  • Administer Physical Ability Tests to qualified candidates
  • Maintain the RSC Daily Recruiting Tracker
  • Administer verbal offers, following up with a written offer to selected candidates
  • Administer post-offer drug testing, initiate background checks, and arrange for clinic visit, if required.
  • Monitor progress of each candidate, and once complete, schedule orientation start date.
  • Ensure all onboarding tasks are complete in Workday, including I-9s.
  • Other duties as assigned

What you need to succeed
  • 3-5 years of high-volume staffing/recruitment experience, strong understanding and ability to recruit hourly warehouse specialists, Professional Truck Drivers, and clerical staff.
  • Experience managing a high-volume recruiting workload (i.e. 40 plus openings at a variety of levels).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of interviewing skills. Needs to be familiar with different interviewing styles.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, strong follow up collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of Workday ATS preferred.
  • Knowledge of Employment Law.
  • Professional and charismatic presence; ability to make a positive first impression in all forms of communicative engagements.
  • Results driven and a sense of urgency in an extremely fast paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organization skills.
  • Familiarity with applicant tracking systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong decision-making skills.

What can Ace offer you?
  • Comprehensive health coverage and life benefits are available. Prescription drug, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts are also available.
  • Generous 401(k) Savings and Retirement Plan includes a company match, and other company contributions.
  • Vacation
  • Tuition reimbursement - Interested in continued self-development? Let Ace give you a hand!
  • Merchandise discount - After 30 days you are eligible to purchase product from the warehouse at a discounted rate.
  • Dress code - Be business casual every day!

We want to hear from you!
When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.

La Crosse, Wisconsin

For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2013, Ace ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Seven Years in a Row” according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,800 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries.

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