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Field Recruiter Job

DATE: Aug 2, 2017

CITY: New York, NY, US, 10003

Company: DSW

Req #: 69387 
Location Name: Union Square - E 14th St & University Pl, New York 
Department: Human Resources 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!




These are the things that make DSW what it is—a company that has changed what it means to shop for shoes, and defined what it means to truly be a Shoe Lover. So when you join DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Humility!


Our values at work as a Recruiter


Passion - We inspire a spirit of engagement, optimism, excitement and fun…


Our leaders bring positive energy to everything they do.  We expect our teams to embrace the unexpected and create an environment of surprise and delight.  We deliver quality service to our Hiring Managers and Candidates with urgency and passion.


As part of our world-class recruiting team, you’re responsible for finding the most talented retail leaders who bring a proven track record in developing high-performing teams, and driving results. From building talent pipelines to managing the offer, you manage the entire candidate process. You are driven and innovative, with an interpersonal savvy that allows you to deliver a world-class candidate and client experience.


Collaboration – We all win together


Our Recruiters act as a Business Partner to advise, collaborate and challenge hiring managers. They demonstrate cooperative and collaborative decision making skills with a proven sense of urgency for goal achievement.  


Humility - We have a genuine desire to discover what others can offer


Our Recruiters operate in a culture that is built on honesty and respect.  We appreciate that no one individual has all of the answers and that everyone has the ability to add value.  We celebrate our successes without arrogance and openly embrace our opportunities.


Accountability - We own our performance and behaviors


Our Recruiters drive company success through individual responsibility and achievement.  We thrive by developing ourselves and others to surpass expectations by delivering more than what is asked.  Our culture promotes change to drive continuous improvement and we recognize our teams for their contributions.




•Manage the sourcing, recruitment, assessment/selection, offer, negotiation and closing of full lifecycle recruiting within assigned geographical territories

•Source candidates using a variety of creative, cost-effective, and diverse methods, including direct sourcing, cold calling, networking, internet research, and employee referrals

•Conduct behavioral and competency based interviews. Develop a deep understanding of the candidate’s leadership style, personal background, professional history, and specific fit to the role.  

•Develop strong rapport and partnership with hiring managers, acting as an advisor to help determine their external talent needs, develop strategies to identify talent, facilitate the interview/hiring process, provide support and training as needed.

•Participate in Talent Planning / Succession planning meetings

•Ensure sourcing and recruiting databases are updated and all internal reporting requirements are completed accordingly

•Strengthen and develop the DSW brand in the external marketplace through participation in career fairs, networking events, webinars, and other channels.

•Stay current on DSW’s organization structure, personnel policy, and federal and state laws regarding employment practices

•Serve as SME to business leaders as it relates to internal and external emerging work force trends, talent market intelligence, and employment laws.

•Collaborate with Talent Acquisition partners in the development of talent strategy goals




•Bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.

•Minimum of 5+ years' experience in retail talent acquisition/recruiting with a proven ability to build strong relationships within the retail community

•Knowledge of multiple recruiting methodologies, including direct sourcing, networking, cold calling and referrals.

•Demonstrated record of personal accountability, strong work ethic, and integrity

•Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, problem-solving, follow up, and project management skills

•Ability to deliver results on multiple priorities simultaneously. Flexible approach to adjust to priorities that meet the needs of the business.

•Proficient technical skills with Microsoft applications, Recruiting & HR systems

•Solid business acumen and ability to utilize data to drive decision-making and improved efficiencies.


DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant or associate who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should contact Human Resources at 866-221-0556 and select option 9 to request that accommodation. 


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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