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Driver Recruiter

North Liberty, IA

Job Information:

Who We Are:
As a trusted and value-added partner, JM Swank, LLC has been helping customers grow profitability since 1954. We fulfill an important role by working with our suppliers and customers to help provide safe, affordable, nutritious food to those who need it.  We've grown from servicing food manufacturers in the Midwest, to a fully integrated supply chain solution for Fortune 500 companies across the nation. Today, JM Swank, LLC is rapidly growing under the ownership of Platinum Equity, LLC, a private equity investment firm. JM Swank, LLC continues to provide unparalleled expertise in food ingredient distribution, including sourcing and logistics, to well-known customers who in turn produce some of the world's most recognizable brands.

Our JM Swank, LLC team demonstrates honesty, fairness and flexibility in everything we do. We take a personal approach to partnership, as we work to increase supply chain efficiencies and meet the product needs of our customers. We pride ourselves on keeping our customers informed of the latest market activity and product developments, while always keeping quality and safety top of mind. We continually seek talented professionals who demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit, innate sense of accountability, customer first mindset and unwavering drive towards continuous improvement. Join us as we work to achieve our goal of being the top food ingredients distributor in the nation.  

Job Summary:
The Driver Recruiter will establish, execute, and manage a Driver Recruitment Strategy to fulfill the hiring needs of JRRW Transport, Inc. JM Swank, LLC, headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa, is a leading food ingredients distributor serving a nationwide base of food and beverage marketers and manufacturers.  Our Drivers are an extension of our Sales team and serve as a direct point of contact with our customers on an on-going basis.  We pride ourselves in the fact that our fleet has an exceptional safety record, long tenure and positive rapport with our Transportation / Dispatch team.

Supporting our Drivers is a top priority, for all departments. We offer Drivers an outstanding benefits package and competitive pay, as well as ample time off and quality home time.  Our Drivers enjoy interacting with our Senior Leadership team and having a say in the way we conduct business. The Driver Recruiter will uphold our commitment to treating all Drivers with respect, and as a truly critical component of our success at JM Swank, LLC. The Driver Recruiter will report to the Director, Human Resources.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct recruitment support to Transportation Department
  • Develop, deliver and monitor a Driver Recruitment Strategy to meet business needs
  • Source passive candidates using proven channels and techniques specific to the transportation industry
  • Proactively identify and share best practices in driver recruitment as well as competitor data
  • Maintain constant pipeline for critical roles on a local, regional and national level
  • Maintain applicant-tracking system and ensure compliance for all applicants and new hires, with the assistance of HR Specialist
  • Provide timely metrics and data, as needed, to support decision making
  • Maintain accuracy of all Transportation related job descriptions and postings
  • Maximize Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and digital reach
  • Attend public events to increase employer brand recognition within the Transportation industry
  • Perform other Human Resources responsibilities, as needed

  • Minimum of 2 years direct experience as a Driver Recruiter required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in sourcing both active and passive drivers nationwide
  • Proven ability to utilize modern recruitment technology; experience with tenstreet platform highly preferred
  • Proven track record of sourcing and building rapport with qualified Driver candidates resulting in hires
  • Strong understanding of industry challenges and regulations pertaining to driver recruitment
  • Bias towards continuous improvement and utilization of problem-solving tools and techniques
  • Driven self-starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations through difficult challenges
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of flexibility, initiative, attention to detail, and follow thorough
  • Ability to communicate effectively; excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capable of analyzing and utilizing data quickly for decision making purposes
  • Ability to stay organized, multi-task and prioritize work whilst handling rapidly changing priorities
  • Demonstrated use of social media and digital recruitment tools to increase visibility, enhance employment brand, and attract highly qualified candidates
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to effectively resolve issues in a timely manner using sound judgment, critical thinking, decision-making, and influencing skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships and collaborate with internal and external partners, including senior leadership and vendors
  • Ability to proactively manage indirect reporting relationships in a cross-functional environment
  • Extreme attention to detail and accuracy of work

Our Culture:
Our JM Swank, LLC employees enjoy a collaborative work environment that fosters the ability to challenge the status quo. Employees are encouraged to identify and take ownership of challenges, with a focus on root cause analysis and teamwork. Our employees embrace rapid change, while remaining open to new ideas and technologies. We view growth in a positive light, as it allows us to meet the needs of our customers as well as our overall business objectives. Employees enjoy participating on committees and having a voice in how we conduct business daily. Learning and professional development are highly encouraged, at all levels within our organization. JM Swank, LLC is known for giving back to the communities we live and work in. Our pay rates are competitive, and employees are truly valued for the work they do on behalf of our customers. Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support employees in their career and in life away from work. (See Benefits at a Glance)

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Equal Opportunity Employment:
JM Swank, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g., U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunity laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done, which will ensure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the JM Swank, LLC companies.  Please contact JM Swank, LLC if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Application Instructions:

How to Apply:
Non-employees should submit a current resume as an external candidate via our JM Swank, LLC Careers Page:

Posted 05/29/18

Job ID: 43127617