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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HR Specialist (Recruiter)
Title:HR Specialist (Recruiter)
Job Grade:E04
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Human Resource Specialist

Position Summary: Recruit and hire hourly workforce into the organization through job fairs, external recruiters, social media and traditional internal and external postings. Help support the Human Resources Department as needed.

Reports to: Talent Manager

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Coordinate and manage the entire hourly hiring process with Labor Relations, Business Centers, and Training department, including screening applicants, administering testing and scheduling interviews, and maintain hourly headcount reports.

  • Assist in the contract labor recruiting and onboarding processes, including PO creation and onboarding.

  • Supports management by evaluating reports, decisions and results of department in relations to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.

  • Complies with federal, state and local legal requirements.

  • Support other HR staff as needed included salaried onboarding/recruiting, benefits administration, etc.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelors in HR or related field or relevant work experience preferred

  • Experience in onboarding processes and systems.

  • Hands-on experience in utilizing traditional recruiting systems such as internet postings, print ads, and job fairs.

  • Must have the interpersonal skills to deal with plant leadership, HR and Union leadership.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and delegate work to others in an effective matter.

  • Must be able to interface well with people across various levels of the organization and across all departments.

  • Ability to successfully work independently with little supervision while consistently utilizing initiative and good judgment.

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Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at (716) 879-8884

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