Jr Talent Acquisition Specialist – Manila, PH

Balsam Brands
November 26, 2021
Apply before January 26, 2022

Company Description

Balsam Brands is a multi-brand eCommerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. Based in Silicon Valley, the company operates market-leading website such as www.BalsamHill.com. We strive for excellence in everything we do and have been honored to receive the following awards as a result:

  • Forbes: America’s Best Small Companies (2016)
  • Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • San Francisco Business Times: Fast 100 – Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal: 75 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

The company’s outward focus on building trusted consumer brands along with its internal focus on excellence and being a great place to work have propelled it to consistent, rapid growth.

In 2021, Balsam International, our Regional Operating Headquarters in the Philippines received the Great Place To Work recognition which is a testament to the People First culture that we have built over the years. Functioning remotely since 2010, our team of hard-working, passionate professionals contributes significantly to the company’s success. The team in the Philippines enjoy full employee benefits including mandatories (SSS, PAG-IBIG, PhilHealth), 13th month pay, healthcare coverage +2 dependents, internet subsidy (after regularization), continuous learning benefits, access to counseling sessions, paid time off including volunteer days and holiday breaks. The meal subsidies, company trips, and other perks are just cherry on top of the work-from-home setup.

Job Description

We are looking for Jr Talent Acquisition Specialists to support our Manila and global recruiting teams. You will take charge and see to it we provide the best candidate experience to talented individuals, as we guide them through hiring at Balsam. In this role, you will coordinate and connect with hiring managers and other team members — scheduling interviews, facilitating assessments, and leading debriefs. You are the hiring team’s partner in crafting the best experience for our applicants. You will lead top talent through our recruiting and interviewing process as you share what it’s like working at Balsam.

Our ideal candidate is proactive and has a high level of organization, passionate about crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s to ensure our teams have an efficient hiring process. You are expected to have great written and verbal English communication skills and can work comfortably through electronic means.

The Jr Talent Acquisition Specialist reports to the Talent Acquisition Lead in Manila and Director of Recruiting in the US. You have the opportunity to partner with various team members in functional and external initiatives.

What you’ll be doing

  • End-to-End Recruitment
    • facilitates recruitment from defining skill needs, creating hiring forms, job descriptions to building talent pool and filtering quality candidates
    • launches roles as required by the company and as stated by the hiring plan
    • understands recruiting priorities and ensures alignment with recruiting team
    • evaluates and screens potential quality hires and assists them through the interview and hiring process
    • establishes strong working partnerships with internal hiring teams and recruiting team members
    • reports high-level recruitment updates during huddles and other meetings
  • Recruitment Marketing & Campaigns
    • builds relationships with agencies, professional associations, and other potential sourcing partners
    • assists the team in promotional events and campaigns, such as career fairs in universities and other HR and People Team events
    • maintains and monitors social media accounts and other recruiter profiles
  • Initiatives
    • thinks out-of-the-box to improve the Balsam employer brand and recruiting processes
    • assista other internal teams with special projects or tasks on occasion
    • co-leads or assists in small recruitment initiatives
    • performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time

What you bring to the table: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any course, or relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • recruiting experience using various channels including use of ATS is a plus
  • excellent verbal and written English communication skills (assessment will be conducted)
  • excellent interpersonal skills – must be able to communicate to individuals on all levels
  • exceptional attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • proven multi-tasking ability, especially with multiple high-priority tasks
  • proactive attitude and learner’s mindset (asks questions, gives feedback, clarifies potential issues, etc.)
  • comfortable in working through tasks via electronic means (email, chat and task management applications)

Location: The Jr Talent Acquisition Specialist position is a remote working position for Balsam International Unlimited Philippine ROHQ in Manila. Team members in the Philippines are located within Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan or certain parts of Laguna only (Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, Los Baños, San Pedro and Santa Rosa).

Our must-haves

  • Must attend occasional in-person meetings when it’s safe for everyone to do so. For 2021, all in-person gatherings in Balsam are suspended until further notice. The safety of our team members is of utmost importance.
  • Must have a dedicated, functional laptop that meets the following specifications:
    • For Windows users
      • OS: Windows 10 – 64 bit or higher
      • Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
      • RAM/Memory: 4GB or higher
      • Hard Drive: 500GB or higher
    • For Mac users
      • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core i5
      • Memory: 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3
      • Start-up Disk: Macintosh HD
      • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB
  • Must have a back-up laptop or desktop for use, if primary laptop encounters issues
  • Must have a fast, reliable DSL, Fiber, or Broadband connection (not mobile or broadband stick) as the primary internet connection with a minimum actual speed of 10MBPS
  • Must have a back-up internet connection of the same speed, if primary connection becomes spotty

Note: An online assessment will also be part of the recruitment process.

Status: Full Time

Benefits & Perks:

  • Government-mandated Benefits
    • SSS, Pag-ibig, Philhealth
    • 13th Month Pay
    • Leaves (Maternity, Paternity, Solo Parent Leave, and Special Leave for Women
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Monthly Internet Subsidy
  • Paid Shutdown Week
  • Healthcare Coverage with Accident and Death Insurance (+2 dependents)
  • Continuous Learning and Professional Development Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program (Mental Health Support including counseling and life skills trainings)
  • Annual Company Trip
  • Discretionary Annual Incentive Plan
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave

How do you apply?

To learn more and apply, visit us at: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/BalsamBrands/743999789398569-jr-talent-acquisition-specialist-manila-ph or click the Apply Now Button below.

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