Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Talent Acquisition Specialist
Title:Talent Acquisition Specialist
Job Grade:E04
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Position Summary: This position is responsible for all salaried/professional hiring.

Reports to: VP, Human Resources

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Manages all salaried employee (non-union) recruiting efforts, including the salaried requisition process, job creation, strategy, sourcing, and talent selection.
  • Provides employee relations and performance management support to the HR/LR Manager.
  • Identifies and researches human resources issues; contributes information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction.
  • Responsible for updating Plant, Corporate, & Union Org. Charts.
  • Acts as agent of change in redefining the human resources function and outputs.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Assist Department Managers on identifying contract needs, job descriptions, hours of work and rate of pay.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Responsible for Expat onboarding.
  • Assist in the contract labor recruiting and onboarding processes, including PO creation and onboarding.
  • Support other HR staff as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field preferred; Relevant work experience considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and administer a broad range of tasks including professional recruiting, resolving complaints, coaching, and counseling managers and employees on the interpretation of policies and procedures required.
  • Must be able to prepare written reports and correspondence and effectively present information to leadership team.
  • Must be able to build and maintain positive relationships both internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Required computer skills to include MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook as well as hardware and software applications used in the Human Resources function.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent organization skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated team player with a passion to succeed.
  • This position requires flexibility with assigned duties as well as willingness to take on new tasks.
  • Must be able to contribute in a fast-paced environment.

Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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