Talent Acquisition Specialist at Forager

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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 tackling the problems international shippers and carriers have faced for years by delivering seamless and modern transportation solutions to our customers.

But if we’re going to keep changing the logistics game, we need a larger team of game changers who enjoy working hard almost as much as they enjoy free nitro cold brew on tap (which we have, in case that was too subtle).

Who You Are

You are excited to join a growing company to help us expand our Technical and Logistics teams. You’re a competent brand ambassador who is eager to build relationships and rapport with top talent in Chicago. You know how to provide a best-in-class candidate experience for prospective hires and new hires. You know to implement and manage hiring processes and serve as a point-person for hiring managers. You love solving business problems through exceptionally talented people.

Some of the Things You’ll Do:

  • Lead full-life cycle talent acquisition for a high-growth, venture funded company.
  • Work as an extension of the founding team, sharing the story of Forager while building a talent acquisition process from the ground up.
  • Collaborate with our hiring managers to design and execute an overall talent acquisition strategy that meets their needs.
  • Source, interview, and hire across a wide range of roles, including engineering.
  • Provide interview training, coaching, and mentorship.
  • Build programs that will help attract top people.
  • Own our Applicant Tracking System.
  • Implement onboarding for our new Foragers.
  • Collect and analyze data to help us better understand salary expectations, the reasons roles are hard to fill, or are turned down.

What You Need:

  • 3+ years in a full life-cycle talent role, preferably for a high growth organization.
  • Ambition and drive; you want to build a great company, not just match resumes to requirements.
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn all things Forager.
  • Strong communication skills, and even stronger listening skills. 
  • From hiring managers, to teams, to candidates, you take the time to learn their needs and build a process to fit.
  • An understanding of the candidate experience. You make sure candidates feel welcome and special while providing prompt, kind, and clear feedback.
  • A creative sourcing strategy. You don’t default to posting on big job boards.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail. You are comfortable doing everything from scheduling interviews, organizing candidate visits to extending offers.
  • Experience in behavior-based interviewing.
  • The ability to close and negotiate.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (we use Breezy).
  • Comfort using MSOffice.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably.

What We Offer:

  • Benefits package with 401k, dental, and opportunities for continuing education
  • A cool office in Fulton Market – and not “ping pong table and a coffee maker” cool but “fancy latte machine, fully stocked pantry, and regular team events” cool.
  • A fast-paced startup environment with endless opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career path.
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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 stand up
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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