Human Resources Recruitment Specialist (Oahu)

Jun 02 2021
Job Description

Hawaii Foodservice Alliance is seeking an experienced recruiter to manage the full-cycle recruiting process, sourcing, interviewing, and support candidates through the process. The HR Recruitment Specialist will partner with leaders to develop and implement both traditional and creative recruitment strategies to attract top talent to assure staffing needs and expectations are achieved. The successful candidate will possess prior experience with high-volume, full-cycle recruiting. Prior transportation, warehouse, sales, and retail recruiting experience is strongly preferred.

At HFA, our company culture is built on a foundation of respect, diversity, commitment and partnership. We are a locally owned food distributor, in business over 18 years.  We specialize in highly perishable foods sourced locally and from the West Coast.  We service grocers, clubs and convenience stores throughout the Hawaiian Islands.


  • Manage the full-cycle recruiting process.
  • Demonstrate initiative and a strong sense of urgency to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Use best sourcing strategies and techniques; utilize market data/intelligence to inform recruitment strategy.
  • Find and attract the right candidates, establish rapport with potential candidates, promote cross-practice collaboration.
  • Present strengths and weaknesses; prepare team for candidate interviews; advocate importance of a positive candidate experience; sell the opportunity and negotiate final agreement.
  • Persuasive and confident in communicating advantages of HFA, overcome typical objections in hiring process, negotiate effectively, gain commitment to achieve results.
  • Motivated to succeed; shows enthusiasm; dedicated to results, not just activity; does not quit if discouraged.
  • Commits to quality conversations; responds quickly to questions; goes the extra step to please clients and candidates; follows through on commitments.
  • Charged with developing ability to: gain respect from the stakeholders, learn the formal & informal sources of company influence, and establish expectations for the hiring process.
  • Perform related duties as required or requested by supervisor.


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Recruitment/HR
  • Bachelor's degree in HR preferred or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in full-cycle recruitment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task


  • Competitive Pay
  • Employer Sponsored Healthcare
  • 401(k) Matching Plan
  • Paid every Friday
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts (e.g. Gym membership, Cellular service, Legal Assistance plan)

In case you were wondering, here’s a little bit about HFA:   We provide the staples (e.g., baked goods, fresh milk & eggs) and a variety of quality products to our customers throughout Hawaii - the leading clubs, grocers and retailers.  Join us if you like growth in a stable company working alongside happy, enthusiastic team members!