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Who We Are

We’re Dealer Tire, a family-owned, international distributor of tires and parts established in 1918 in Cleveland, OH. We’re laser focused on helping the world’s largest and most trusted auto manufacturers grow their tire business—in fact, we’ve sold more than 60 million tires to date. We’re a thriving company, and we’re looking for driven individuals to join our team. That’s where you come in!

Title:                            Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist


Reports To:                  Manager of Talent Acquisition

As a Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist, your essential job functions will include the following:


  • Responsible for sourcing, interviewing and delivering highly qualified candidates for critical positions/department(s), including Director level
  • Strategic partner to the business:  builds strong relationships with Partners, Directors and hiring managers in order to effectively manage their recruiting engagements; extremely knowledgeable about the business; strategic thinker -  anticipates needs
  • Consults with Dealer Tire’s management team on hiring practices, recruiting sources and human resource related topics to ensure the business objectives are met
  • Responsible for successfully facilitating the entire recruitment process (communications, recruiting strategy, counseling on behavioral interview process, offer negotiations, determining start date, etc.) with DT hiring managers
  • Responsible for managing the candidate (internal and external) through the entire recruitment process (sourcing/recruiting, communications, interviews, offer negotiations, etc.)
  • Effectively manages assigned associate referrals, ensuring the referrer and referee are communicated with throughout the process
  • Establishes recruiting sources through the internet, cold calling, and search firms
  • Manages search firm engagements, as necessary
  • Collaborates with team members within TA and assists on other recruitment projects as time permits
  • Identifies competitive threats, trends, and issues, and communicates to leadership
  • Continually surveys the market for competitive wage information and shares that information with the TA team
  • Meets established deadlines for filling positions
  • Manages compensation negotiating process for each position following Dealer Tire’s compensation guidelines
  • Develops and evaluates sourcing strategies to enable hiring goals and ensure efficiency and effectiveness
  • Utilizes applicant tracking system to track and manage the hiring process
  • Manages internal and external job postings
  • Attends networking events and utilizes social networking (i.e.: Linkedin)
  • Works with HR to identify and mitigate issues related to recruiting
  • Assists with high priority/visibility cross-functional projects
  • Performance of the Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist will be measured by:
  • Meeting and exceeding hiring expectations of assigned internal customers
  • Regularly surveyed client, candidate, applicant and new hire satisfaction results
  • Successful completion of assigned special projects

Reporting, Administration & Compliance

  • Manages administrative paperwork assigned to requisition and new hire or transferring associate; ensures accuracy and compliance with all paperwork requirements
  • Tracks and reports on openings and filled jobs, and communicates challenges in identifying successful candidates
  • Responsible for adhering to recruiting budget in travel and advertising areas

Employment Law

  • Understands Federal laws as they relate to hiring
  • Understands State laws in states where Dealer Tire conducts business

Company Policies

  • Thoroughly understands Dealer Tire handbook
  • Assists department in carrying out various HR programs and procedures as necessary

Miscellaneous Projects

  • Assists Manager of Talent Acquisition in creating and updating recruiting policies when deemed necessary
  • Mentors others on Talent Acquisition team
  • Participates in Workforce Planning projects

Other Duties as Assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 7 years recruitment experience in high-volume, complex organization
  • Track record of exceeding customer expectations
  • Highly agile -  able to change direction and switch gears to address needs of customers
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required

Competencies Required

  • Results Orientation
  • Agility
  • Initiative
  • Influence
  • Customer Focus
  • Gathers Information
  • Persuades
  • Works Efficiently
  • Strikes Preemptively
  • Sparks Enthusiasm

Physical Job Requirements

  • Continuous viewing from and inputting data to a computer screen
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Travel as required (<10%)

Drug Policy

  • Dealer Tire is a drug-free environment.  All applicants being considered for employment must pass a pre-employment drug screening before beginning work.

Why Dealer Tire: An amazing opportunity to join a growing organization, built on the efforts of hard working, innovative, and team-oriented people. We offer a competitive salary + bonus, and a comprehensive benefit package including: paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and 401k matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of employee contribution). 

EOE Statement: Dealer Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*), or any other legally protected status, with respect to employment opportunities. 

*ADA Disclosure: Any candidate who feels that they may need an accommodation to complete this application, or any portions of same, based on the impact of a disability should contact Dealer Tire’s Human Resources Department to discuss your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us at or via phone at 833-483-8232.

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