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Human Resources Professional - Recruiter

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 December 2021
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Job Description:

Saab, Inc. in Syracuse, NY is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual for an entry level Human Resources Professional - Recruiter.  As a Recruiter you will be responsible for the hiring of highly qualified individuals within a defense and security technical industry.  The ideal candidate is extremely organized, responsive, and efficient and can follow standard operating procedures closely.

As a Recruiter you will focus on managing and executing the full cycle recruiting process, responsibilities include: 

  • Partners with managers to understand their staffing needs, specific skills and experience needed for the role.  Assists managers in reviewing appropriate job postings and training managers to utilize manager self-service Workday system and interviewing as appropriate.

  • Consults with managers the strategy to fill the position by establishing external recruiting sources, to fill the relevant pipeline.

  • Partners with hiring manager on an on-going basis to ensure that the resume flow is sufficient. Monitors and tracks candidate pipeline.

  • Participates in management level panel interviews as appropriate.

  • Partners with manager to discuss potential candidates and qualifications.

  • Reviews recommended candidates for offer and ensures qualifications align. 

  • Discusses salary requirements with candidate and develops salary recommendations using internal and external data analysis. 

  • Completes offer process and ensures hiring manager understands on-boarding process.

  • Ensures recruitment system (Workday) is appropriately maintained for data integrity and legal reporting requirements.

  • Acts as the liaison for new hires throughout the onboarding process including necessary forms, and conducting orientation as well as the relocation process as appropriate

  • Acts as the POC for all matters concerning external contractor and recruiting agencies, including staffing agency agreements, Contractor assignments, and direct hire recruiting.

  • Coordinates and participates in external recruiting events and job fairs.

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting metrics on key staffing activity.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business or a related discipline

  • 3+ years’ experience in recruiting or related area of work  preferred

  • Fundamental knowledge of employment law and best practices

  • Working knowledge of the tools of the trade: resume databases, social networking, sourcing tools 

  • Demonstrated experience developing collaborative

  • Strong communication  and organizational skills

  • Strong PC skills and ability to learn applicant tracking/HRIS systems Workday

  • Ability to represent SAAB in the community at recruiting events

  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.