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Recruitment Specialist, Stores

Winnipeg, MB · Human Resources
In your role as a Recruitment Specialist, Stores, at The North West Company (NWC); you will work towards developing and implementing effective recruitment strategies and attracting high performing talent and passive job seekers for roles across the Northern/NorthMart stores in Canada. If you can identify, source, screen, interview, match and coordinate interviews and close placements for NWC’s diverse markets then this opportunity is for you.

Joining NWC gives you a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture. 

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.

Your Role:
  • Utilize existing recruitment and onboarding processes, systems and tools to efficiently source, assess, select and integrate new hires;
  • Execute standard processes and effectively manage the recruitment and integration experience;
  • Sourcing potential candidates, screening resumes, conducting phone screens and interviews, coordinating information sessions and assessments, providing candidate summaries and recommendations, scheduling hiring manager interviews, extending offers of employment, initiating and completing pre-employment checks.
  • Manage the employment offer process and oversee the onboarding process with hired candidates for Northern/NorthMart Stores;
  • Build and maintain relationships with colleges, universities, and professional organizations to tap into potential candidate pools.
  • Participate in career fairs, act as a liaison with external agencies where required, and manage employee referral program;
  • Stay abreast of recruitment best practices and share with team members;
  • Gather competitive industry information regarding salary, benefits, and employment practices report this information to generate insight on attractiveness of employee value proposition; and
  • Actively promote our unique value proposition and affirm our position in the markets we serve.
  • Provide an excellent candidate experience throughout the recruitment process, from initial contact to offer acceptance.
  • Promote diversity and inclusiveness in the recruitment process and work to build a diverse talent pool that reflects the communities the stores serve.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree, ideally in Business, Human Resources or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in staff recruiting, ideally in a fast paced, customer driven, multi-unit business;
  • Strong sourcing skills, including the ability to leverage various recruitment channels, such as social media, job boards, and employee referrals, to reach potential candidates.
  •  Basic understanding of and experience with recruitment sources, processes, systems and tools;
  • Strong interviewing skills, with the ability to conduct in-depth interviews and assess candidate fit for the role.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple recruitment projects and priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with candidates, managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of employer branding and the ability to promote the company as an employer of choice and build its reputation as a great place to work.
  • Proven track record of achieving goals and targets;
  • Bilingual English/French would be an asset; and
  • Ability to travel as required.

Location:     Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Winnipeg MB
Reports to:  Manager, Recruitment (NCR)

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:

Being Enterprising • Committing to our Customer • Working with Passion • Leading and Developing Others • Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity • Building Trust
The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For Internal Applicants Only:

Salary Grade: C0R006

Note:  All employees must have a minimum of one year of service in their current position prior to applying for other positions unless authorized by their current manager. Prior to applying, an internal employee also MUST obtain a written endorsement email from their current Manager or Manager – once – removed and provide this to the recruitment team before they can be considered for opportunities. This opportunity adheres to the Corporate job posting guidelines.


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