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Sysco Human Resources Talent Specialist in Union City, New Jersey


US0076 Sysco Metro New York, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Associate’s Degree

Employment Type:

Full Time

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Job Description:

This individual is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to drive local talent into the recruitment pipeline as well as performing general Human Resources activities in support of associate retention.

Recruitment and Staffing:

  • Build and maintain a strong partnership with Sysco’s centralized Talent Acquisition team

  • Participate in regularly scheduled calls with other Human Resource Specialists and centralized Talent Acquisition team in order to share recruiting and retention best practices

  • Work with centralized the Talent Acquisition team to coordinate, appropriately market/advertise, and participate in local job fairs.

  • Participate in headcount planning meetings (where applicable), understand headcount forecasts, and verify that the operating company has submitted the right number of requisitions to satisfy headcount needs

  • Partner with local operating company hiring managers and the centralized Talent Acquisition team to develop and appropriately maintain the ideal candidate profile for high volume roles (i.e., minimum/basic a preferred qualifications)

  • Develop, maintain and utilize a list of local candidate sources (i.e., job center partnerships, technical schools, high schools, veteran associations, Operating Company social media outlets, etc.)

  • Work with local leadership to share job postings within social media, professional, and alumni networks.

  • Communicate with candidates throughout the recruitment process (i.e., interview reminders and logistics, post-hire/pre-start engagement)

  • Assist in providing candidates with onsite realistic job previews.

  • When necessary, serve as a liaison between the centralized Talent Acquisition team and local Hiring Managers (i.e., interview scheduling, hiring decision delegate assignments, candidate feedback, etc.)

  • Review exit interview, new hire survey, and Positive Associate Relations (PAR) program check-ins and communicate with local Operating Company leadership and the centralized Talent Acquisition team regarding relevant feedback

  • Works closely with centralized Talent Acquisition team to plan and participate in local hiring events (i.e., open house events, military job fairs, local general and position-specific job fairs, campus job fairs, etc.)

  • Works with hiring managers to develop strategic local sourcing plans (i.e., recruiting referral cards, associate referral programs and associate incentives, sign-on incentives, technical school partnerships, local diversity recruitment resources, etc.).

  • Partners with centralized Talent Acquisition to provide a high level of customer service and consultation with hiring managers to address comprehensive recruitment questions, policies, and processes.

  • Utilizes broad market knowledge to network creatively in order to build, manage and maintain a pipeline of qualified and diverse talent.

  • Reviews applicants proposed for onsite interviews comparing credentials with established criteria and assessing the applicant pool in terms of goals.

  • Maintains local repository of standard materials for candidate interviews and job fairs (i.e., flyers/handouts, interview guides, giveaways, etc.)

  • Works with hiring managers to insure that interview feedback is provided to centralized talent acquisition and that guides are uploaded and attached to applicant records in a consistent and timely manner.

  • Remains current on talent retention and recruiting trends. Recommends solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the retention and recruiting life cycles.

  • Coordinates and facilitates employee onboarding initiatives including management of required documentation, coordinating with other teams on system needs and executing orientation elements.

  • Maintains key recruitment metrics relating specifically to local sourcing efforts in order to identify and monitor the efficacy of the local recruiting strategy

  • Analyzes turnover, absence, and retention rates to assist with forecasting hiring needs

  • Partners with operating company leadership to consistently and effectively coordinate and monitor the efficacy of all elements of the Positive Associate Relations program in order to contribute to the highest possible associate retention

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree, preferably in Human Resources or a related field, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization

  • 2 years of prior recruitment experience

  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations

  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and problem solving skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and work collaboratively as part of a team

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and proven record of personal integrity

  • Above average verbal and written communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization

  • Experience hiring for a distribution center and/or an organization employing CDL A Drivers


Candidates who start work in the months of May, June, July, August and September 2021 may be eligible for medical and prescription drug plan coverage effective on their date of hire*. Standard eligibility rules and timelines apply to all other Sysco benefits, including additional healthcare benefits options, retirement benefits, vacation, and paid sick leave. Please visit to view additional benefits information. *Exceptions/exclusions may apply


COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.