MSC Industrial Supply Co. Talent Acquisition Partner in Elkhart, Indiana

Build a better career with MSC.

Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 1183

Employment Type : Full Time

Job Category : Human Resources

Work Location : Elkhart, IN (Whse)

State or Province : Indiana (US-IN)

Potential Work Location : United States : Indiana : Elkhart


As a Talent Acquisition Partner (TAP), you will drive the full-cycle recruitment process for positions up to management level in support of MSC’s talent needs and in alignment with company business initiatives.


  • Consults with Hiring Managers (HM) to develop and implement innovative and proactive recruitment strategies for their talent needs; aligns on job requirements, hiring profile and salary.

  • Partners with HMs to prioritize position requirements based on business needs and talent market.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal stakeholders through regular communication/meetings during the search process.

  • Evaluates industry & talent market trends for strategic & niche positions; makes recommendations to leadership.

  • Embeds in assigned departments to gain a thorough understanding of business (side-by-sides; ride-a-longs; attending staff meetings, etc.)

  • Acts as a brand ambassador by creating compelling job ads to attract prospective candidates and enhance the company value proposition

  • Builds a proactive pipeline of candidates by fully leveraging various sourcing methods including social media.

  • Researches new & alternative sourcing methods (internet, community organizations, print media, formal/informal networks, colleges, trade associations) to directly and indirectly source qualified candidates.

  • Sources, evaluates and selects internal and external candidates for interview and referral to the HM for consideration.

  • Participates in and attends recruitment events such as open houses & job fairs.

  • Provides information to candidates regarding MSC job requirements, culture and benefits.

  • Arranges candidate pre-employment assessments when appropriate.

  • Schedules candidates for advanced interviews.

  • Manages candidate activity using the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by maintaining accurate and timely records.

  • Responsible for the quality of the candidate experience including prompt communication of next steps and final outcome of their candidacy.

  • Assesses interview feedback to determine next steps and guide HMs through the hiring process.

  • Obtains authorization and submits & oversees pre-employment background checks according to company guidelines.

  • Prepares and negotiates offers including review of salary equity, discussion with HM & creation of offer letter.

  • Maintain consistent hiring practices, ensuring compliance with policies and employment law.

  • Engages, negotiates and manages vendor relationships.

  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of vision and fulfillment of MSC’s Mission.

  • Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or the equivalent experience is preferred.

  • Minimum of two years recruitment experience is required.

  • A combination of corporate and employment agency recruiting experience is preferred.

  • Experience using social media as a recruitment/sourcing tool is required.


  • Ensures service level agreements are being met and hiring metrics are being achieved in alignment with TA team goals.

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to influence and maintain a positive, professional demeanor to effectively deal with a wide variety of customers (internal and external).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and recruitment related systems (ATS) is required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.

  • Proven ability to take initiative and ownership with focus on continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated business acumen and solid understanding of general business operations.

  • Ability to prioritize work & meet deadlines is essential

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, discretion, diplomacy and tact.

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time.


People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.