Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Training and Project Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Ana
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    Santa Ana
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    Full Time
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Training and Project Specialist


    This position is responsible for leading a variety of pilots and projects that support Talent Acquisition operations.  This role will help from ideation through to implementation and follow up post implementation to ensure policies and processes are implemented successfully and adapted companywide.  It is a critical role that requires the ability to manage change, communication and handle ambiguity. A significant amount of time is focused on the development and execution of training programs to support the Talent Acquisition team as well as any associate involved in the recruiting lifecycle.


    The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.


    Job Duty


    Develop and implement a blended training program to drive the successful on-boarding and enhanced development of the talent acquisition team.  Ensures managers are competent trainers for their new hires.
    Develop and implement ongoing training designed to enhance productivity, improve accuracy, and facilitate cross functional teamwork within the recruiting lifecycle.
    Maintain SME status within talent acquisition and applicant tracking system; staying up to date on all system enhancements and determining if new enhancements need to be communicated or trained to users.
    Drive and support ongoing changes/releases to the applicant tracking system (and other technology based tools) through updating training and coaching materials.
    Ensures projects have appropriate plans, timelines and clear ownership.
    Establish a post training follow-up process to continually improve current performance through coaching toward career growth in alignment with individual development plans.
    Measures adoption and establishes metrics for program implementations as well as new hire productivity curve.


    Supervisory Responsibilities


    Direct Reports

    This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports


    Indirect Reports

    May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports


    Travel and/or Driving Requirements


    Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job

    Travel up to 20 %


    Minimum Qualifications


    Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                             (Preferred): Master's Degree or equivalent experience                 

    Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business, Human Resources or related field
    1-3 years of experience in full cycle corporate, high volume, retail and/or sales recruiting experience. - 1-3 years of experience in training, coaching and/or leadership role


    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


    Interpersonal and organizational savvy, relates well to others, builds relationships with all levels, quick study with people
    Understand company market positioning and branding to develop a compelling training program
    Excellent time management, prioritization and judgment skills with a positive attitude, high energy and focused attention to detail
    High comfort level using technology, ATS, MS Office, social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) and creative recruitment techniques
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to present, train, influence, network and negotiate
    Strong entrepreneurial attitude including drive for results and proven ability to stay focused on goals
    Excellent customer service orientation
    Ability to mentor and train junior recruiters
    Comfortable coaching for improvement from a positive point of view
    Agency and/or Corporate experience preferred, not mandatory
    High comfort level with a fast-paced work environment is a must
    Industry experience


    Environmental & Physical Requirements


    Office / Sedentary Requirements

    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.


    Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions


    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes.  Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.


    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.


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