Talent Acquisition Specialist at Forager

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Job Overview: Forager is growing. Due to this growth, we’re looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist - someone who is passionate, collaborative and obsesses over building relationships with incredibly smart people. In partnership with our Senior Manager of People Operations, you will be responsible for our talent acquisition strategy, the creation of a best-in-class candidate experience and implementing recruiting practices and processes.


  • Responsible for the full cycle recruiting process: sourcing, building a healthy pipeline, screening and assessing talent, interview coordination, and offer negotiations.
  • Partner with hiring managers to clearly understand their needs, develop search strategies, define position profiles, maintain our applicant tracking system, create scorecards and/or candidate assessment tools, and facilitate interview team debriefs.
  • Create an exceptional candidate experience, with a strong focus on proactive and transparent communication.
  • Build and implement inclusive recruiting policies and procedures to support our growth in the US, Mexico and Canada.
  • Develop new processes, relationships, and innovative paths to ensure we are attracting and hiring diverse talent.
  • Skillfully hunt, engage, and attract candidates through a variety of methods; outreach, databases, partnerships, referral-based, and more.
  • Create, maintain and deliver on recruiting metrics, continuing to optimize the experience for both candidates and Forager stakeholders.
  • Work closely with Senior Manager of People Operations and the marketing team on employer branding, developing content, and new creative ways for attracting talent.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to our People Ops programs and processes to drive efficiencies, engagement and enhancement to the employee experience.
  • Support Senior Manager of People Operations with ad hoc projects related to onboarding, performance management, employee relations, benefits and perks, culture, and more.

 What You’ll Bring:

  • 3-5 years of full cycle recruiting experience, specifically in-house technical recruiting for a high-growth SaaS startup.
  • 1-2 years of HR experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of recruiting in the software industry and its different languages; across engineering, architects, and data.
  • International recruiting experience and bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems, Boolean logic, Textio, LinkedIn Recruiter, and other specialized sourcing tools.
  • An innate sense for connecting with people; hearing their stories, delving into their background and the ability to tie those experiences directly to our business needs.
  • Comfortable operating with a high-level of autonomy, you thrive when given freedom and opportunity to solve problems, and proactively bring forth new ideas and solutions.
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; meaning you’re open to new ideas and perspectives while ensuring equity throughout the recruiting process.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, while navigating and adapting to change on an as need basis.
  • Strong verbal and written communicator, comfortable working with all levels across the organization.

Who we are?

Forager is a logistics tech startup with one goal: simplify cross-border freight with a combination of purpose-built technology and decades of industry experience. We're building an automated and collaborative marketplace that connects cross-border shippers (customers) with their optimal carrier (trucking companies) based on region, price, and service rating.

In response to COVID-19 & Forager’s commitment to keeping our employees, their families and our community safe, we have made the decision to continue working remotely through the remainder of the 2020 year. This means all new hires will be onboarded and trained remotely. In the future, this position will be expected to work onsite at our Chicago HQ, once local government orders indicate that it is possible in addition to when Forager decides it is safe to do so.

Forager is an equal employment opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected characteristics.

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2045 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

An Insider's view of Forager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's definitely lively! We have a great sense of camaraderie, so we're pretty casual overall. Whether we’re cracking jokes or putting our heads down and getting to work, we all share the collective goal of building something great.


UX/UI Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

SaaS tools help a lot, but if I'm working with someone outside of Product, I always invite them out to lunch. Knowing someone on a more personal level helps you understand the context behind their ideas. You get more insight into their problems and that informs your solutions. I collaborate best over burgers!


Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Empathy for sure. To be a successful software engineer, especially at a collaborative company like Forager, you have to view the world through a distinctly human lens. At the end of the day, we're not just writing code in a vacuum. We're writing code for other people.


Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Forager's tech is built by and for logistics professionals, so obviously the team's ideas and experiences are key to its development. Their feedback actively shapes our platform. Once you know our team you can see their fingerprints on everything we do, because everything we do is a team effort.


Chief Operations Officer

How does your team reward individual success?

Raises and promotions are common for top performers, but what really makes Forager unique is the atmosphere. Logistics and tech can both be so competitive, but at Forager it feels like we're all on the same team. People are excited to shout each other out and celebrate your victories with you. You don't have to fight for recognition.


Product Manager

What are Forager Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Forager offers a monthly well-being stipend for all employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Forager also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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