Website The Root Cellar

A brand-new role, so if you love creating and putting your own stamp on things and are motivated by the challenge of growing an engaged, diverse team and culture, this role will be a match for you.

We are extremely excited about this brand-new opportunity for a Manager of Talent Acquisition and Engagement with our client, The Root Cellar in Victoria, BC. Why the excitement? First, the company: they truly live their Mission and Values and are fun to work with (sense of humour required)! Secondly, the opportunity: it is a new role, so if you love creating and putting your own stamp on things and are motivated by the challenge of growing an engaged, diverse team and culture, this role will be a match for you.

As a valuable member of their People Leadership and Culture team, and working with store leadership teams, you will have overall accountability for talent management from recruiting with a focus on values alignment, through to training, performance management, engagement, and retention.

The Root Cellar believes that time spent gathered around the table is what connects us as people, families, and communities. Good food is essential not only for survival but for our human need for togetherness. They want their customer’s experience of food to be extraordinary, beginning with their visit to The Root Cellar. To create this experience they hire passionate individuals, driven by a shared love of food, experience, and impact. They value integrity, candor, a sense of humour and individuals whose drive for excellence results in a more rewarding work experience for all – together they support the corporate strategy, high standards and the community where they live, work and play.

What makes The Root Cellar a great employer?

There are many reasons for joining a work environment that the team is proud to be part of, and here are a few:

  • A competitive salary of $70,000 – $80,000 (based on experience and with an annual review to ensure alignment).
  • 20% Team Member discount in their stores (stores that provide extraordinary food experiences and memorable shopping experiences – customers look forward to visiting and talk about their experience).
  • Great comprehensive benefits with a full complement of medical and dental coverage, as well as an employee and family assistance package.
  • RRSP Program.
  • They are deeply committed to supporting the growth and wellbeing of their Team Members, and they provide both learning and cultural opportunities for you to grow and develop within your role, and within your team, helping you to reach your full potential.
  • Did we mention the Green Sauce?

What could your day as Manager of Talent and Engagement hold?

  • Working with the leadership team to set direction and strategies to secure the best possible talent to support their mission and growth and developing progressive career development programs to retain talent and reduce attrition.
  • Accountability for the end-to-end recruitment process including maintaining the applicant tracking system, recruiting reports and other staffing administration.
  • Developing strong diversity recruitment programs and actively seeking diverse applicants that are under-represented and reflect the community where you work and live.
  • Designing and facilitating employee onboarding that is engaging and that ensures processes and standards are followed, and that cultural integration is nurtured.
  • Researching and staying up to date with what employees want from their employers and making recommendations to the CEO and leadership team on innovative practices that can be implemented (examples: matching program for charities, time off to volunteer).
  • Designing simple processes with high impact for leaders to use with their onboarding and orientation.

You will be joining a team that really wants to hear your ideas and one that wants you to lead their teams with the love, passion, and expertise in talent management that you bring.

Our ideal Manager of Talent Acquisition and Engagement brings:

  • A degree in a relevant field (HR or Business) and/or a combination of professional development in people leadership and talent management with 3+ years of talent management experience and a proven track record in recruiting and employee engagement.
  • Experience in the retail or hospitality industry and an understanding of what it is like to work on the frontlines in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Skills and abilities that will help you thrive in this role:

  • Ability to build relationships and share the excitement with prospective team members for the genuine culture that The Root Cellar offers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail, and an ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation as a proactive and collaborative team player.
  • Resourcefulness and enjoyment taking on new challenges.

We would love to hear from you!

If this opportunity and the chance to join a growing Island company where you can be proud to work is what you have been seeking, then we encourage you to apply! We look forward to reviewing your confidential application at TallSky Consulting.

We acknowledge all applications; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted following the initial application acknowledgement.

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