Job Details

Trainee, Talent Acquisition


Date Opened: 07/06/2018

Job Type:

Job Number: 180007PD

Job Description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC's portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.


HBC's leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium's only department store group Galeria INNO.


HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


The HBC India corporate teams focus on Finance & Accounting, Technology, Merchandising and Shared Service operations.  HBC's entrance into this market has expanded the company's global footprint and further established HBC as a truly global retailer.


The teams in the India office play an integral role in supporting HBC's strategic plan. Bengaluru's workforce has deep experience in a variety of areas, including finance and accounting, technology, as well as other shared services and will support HBC's operations on an ongoing basis.  


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What This Position Is All About:

The responsibilities of a Trainee, Talent Acquisition involves designing research strategies for all positions, identifying talent pools & screening candidates. In this role you will work closely with Recruiters on an assignment basis. This role is essential to the team and applicants must be able to thrive in a high pressure, fast moving, and evolving environment. The Senior Specialist,Talent Acquisition reports to the Team Lead, Talent Acquisition who leads the Sourcing team.


Who You Are:

  • Quantifiable track record of success in delivering results within a large complex organization Pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly assess a new environment and develop solutions that support the business strategy, critical objectives, and cultural norms
  • Creative with a strategic mindset along with the ability to turn concepts into action.
  • Strong relationship building and influence skills, strong verbal, written communication skills and strong analytical and diagnostic skills

You also have:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of prior research/sourcing experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to provide the highest level of customer service to internal and external candidates
  • Must be tech savvy; proficient in Word, Excel, Applicant Tracking Systems and CRM's with the ability to learn additional programs as needed
  • Bachelor's Degree in any stream is a must
  • Master's Degree is desirable

As the Specialist, Talent Acquisition, you will:

  • Supports team by locating candidate profiles for specified roles
  • Actively drives the research process by developing creative strategies using social media outlets and job search engines
  • Screens applicants based on the Job Description provided
  • Research/communicates to the team updates on relevant market industry news
  • Establishes working relationships with internal and external partners
  • Assists on special projects for increased census/business needs throughout the year
  • Develops case studies on difficult to fill positions and makes appropriate recommendations
  • Trains / mentors junior team members on sourcing strategies and research techniques
  • Proactively explore options for improvement and introduce new initiatives to identify and develop solutions
  • Responsible for compliance with respect to statutory laws and for all periodic audits (internal and external)

How Often You May Travel:

  • None

Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities from IT to Human Resources, Merchandising to Finance.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance


Job Qualifications

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.