• Sr. Recruiter

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Requisition ID 2018-2059
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    A Brand That's What's Now

    Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  


    A Workplace To Match

    We think you'll like it here. 

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


    The Senior IT Recruiter is a member of the Express Home Office Recruiting team, reporting to the Director Talent Acquisition.  This position is focused on hiring professional level technical and other skilled candidates into Home Office departments as assigned.  The Senior Recruiter works in close partnership with the HR Manager and Hiring Manager, and manages the full lifecycle of the recruiting process to fill positions from individual contributor to executive leadership levels.

    Manages the full lifecycle recruiting process for assigned positions from requisition to offer stage, including but not limited to:  post positions, conduct Partnership Strategy Meetings with hiring manager and HR partner, creatively source passive candidates and screen/review those who apply, partner with HR Coordinator to schedule interviews, gather interview feedback, follow up with candidates, initiate verifications and references, pre-close offers, etc.

    Develops a strategic sourcing strategy for each open role to find the best candidate in the shortest period of time.  Understands the business, functional dynamics, and realities of the open position to find best fit candidates.  Utilizes a variety of tools and techniques (including social media) to network and connect with candidates. Utilizes and maintains ATS to manage candidates and create accurate reporting updates.  Accountable for meeting recruiting metrics (such as average days open, cost per hire) in total.

    Responsible for creating a positive candidate experience for every candidate, passive or active.  Represents the Express brand in an authentic way with candidates using strong communication skills and follow up.  Ensures every candidate feels respected and valued throughout the hiring process.

    Builds strong relationships and trust – with candidates, recruiting team, hiring managers, functional leaders, and HR partners.   Provides regular communication on progress of roles to business and HR, is main point of contact for candidate throughout recruiting process, follows up and follows through on commitments.

    Acts as a mentor, trainer, and coach for other members of the recruiting team.  Participates on special projects as assigned.

    Essential Requirements
    -Education: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, or equivalent experience
    -Experience: 4+ years corporate recruiting experience
    -Previous IT or technical recruiting experience; ability to understand and communicate technical requirements with IT management and candidates
    -Excellent oral and written communication skills
    -Strong follow up and interpersonal skills
    -Proven ability to build strong relationships with candidates, internal teams and cross functional partners.  
    -Strong technical skills – internet and system savvy, Linked In, Excel, Word, etc.
    -High integrity and proven ability to handle and maintain confidential information
    -Highly motivated and self-driven; self-directed
    -Strong multi tasker; highly organized.  Strong time management skills.
    -Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
    -Understands federal and state employment laws
    Preferred Requirements (skills and abilities)
    -Previous experience with social media recruiting experience and/or is a very savvy social media user (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
    -Previous IT experience and/or retail experience a plus


    As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.



    Notification to AgenciesPlease note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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