WinCo Foods

Associate Talent Acquisition Partner

Posted Date 1 month ago(3/19/2021 2:46 PM)
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About Us

Join our Winning Team today and start your ownership journey!


WinCo Foods is a family of 20,000+ employee-owners, with 126 grocery stores and our own distribution and transportation network operating across 10 states in the American West, Pacific Northwest and Southwest.  As the Low Price Grocery Leader we believe that we make the lives of our customers and employee-owners better and we do it by focusing on the people and communities where we operate.


WinCo Foods began in 1967, in Boise, ID, under the name Waremart, operating stores under the name until 1999, when the name was changed to WinCo Foods, short for Winning Company.


In 1985, after a group of senior employees purchased a majority interest in the company, they made the momentous decision to give WinCo Foods employees a real ownership stake. The WinCo Foods Employee Stock Ownership Trust (ESOP) was born, creating what has now become the third largest Employee-Owned company in the United States.


Today, WinCo Foods is well known and beloved for its everyday low-prices and engaged employee-owners across our service areas, encompassing 126 stores throughout Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma and Montana.


Here’s the best part: The day you start at WinCo Foods is the day you start building your ownership stake!  (available at most locations, check the locations Summary Plan Description)


Providing for your future self – While you may not think so today, the WinCo Foods ESOP is a path to financial security. Think about this: to date, we have more than 500 millionaire employee-owners, with hundreds more close behind!


The formula is simple: work hard and the better you do, the better your location does. The better your location does, the better the company does.  The better the company does, the better our ESOP does.  You get an annual gift of stock equaling 20% of what you make each year.  After six years, it’s all yours, no matter what.  (ESOP available at most locations, check the locations Summary Plan Description)


You can own a grocery store! Work hard, stay focused and it may just support you for the rest of your life!


In addition, WinCo Foods also offers great Healthcare at very low cost, career advancement opportunities, paid vacation and sick leave, and competitive wages.


So what are you waiting for? Apply now!


This position is responsible for sourcing, screening, interviewing, and hiring new employees to fill open positions and meet WinCo’s workforce needs and goals. In addition this role will assist in administrative activities associated with recruitment processes. This person will also consistently provide friendly and engaging customer service to internal and external customers. 


Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own and facilitate the entire recruitment lifecycle. Schedule interviews and conduct phone screens, working directly with candidates and hiring managers.
  • Performing customer service functions; answer and direct multi-line phones; answer questions from employees, applicants, vendors, solicitors, etc.; receive and respond to email communication.
  • Drive candidate flow into the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by sourcing candidates from outside resources.
  • Contribute to the organizational hiring goals.
  • Analyze and develop the existing pipeline of talent for current and recurring openings.
  • Assess existing sourcing strategies and plans to fill candidate pools.
  • Develop recruitment strategies and partner with hiring managers to achieve required staffing levels.
  • Develop messaging for passive candidates that result in high rates of response and engagement.
  • Establish working relationships with key stakeholders across the area of responsibility.
  • Conduct regular follow-up with hiring managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.
  • Advertise and source candidates for in store hiring events in target markets.
  • Identify opportunities to improve candidate experience.
  • Maintain timely, accurate applicant recordkeeping within the applicant tracking system.
  • Fully understand the WinCo culture and act as a brand ambassador.
  • Perform and promote all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follow federal laws, state laws, Agency policies and the professional standards.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Schedule and attend job/career fairs with appropriate staff to generate qualified applicants.
  • Assist in the coordination of other recruiting activities as needed.
  • Provide information on company operations and job opportunities to potential applicants.
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR Associates degree plus two (2) years recruiting work experience in addition to experience listed below.
  • Two (2) or more years sourcing or recruiting with a search firm or corporate recruiting team.
  • Strong working knowledge of sourcing tools (i.e. LinkedIn Recruiter, CareerBuilder, social media, etc.)
  • Experience creating engaging and personalized messaging to passive candidates with high response rates resulting in active candidate engagement.
  • Proficient level online application tracking systems, software programs, social media and other IT solutions for recruiting purposes.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment and demonstration of flexible and proactive problem solving skills to achieve results in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) software.
  • Requiring a professional level of confidentiality handing sensitive applicant, employee and company information.

Ability to:

  • Consistently provide friendly and engaging customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Conduct qualifying candidate screens, evaluating skills, and discussing opportunities, expectations and compensation.
  • Build and maintain relationships with team members, managers and employees.
  • Be an effective team member and handle projects responsibly.
  • Demonstrate outstanding written and verbal communication skills, talking directly with candidates and hiring managers clearly and constantly.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization and with a wide range of cultural backgrounds and experiences.
  • Explain company personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees or job applicants.
  • Continually build and maintain a sourcing pipeline and candidate pool via networking, partnerships, research and social media tools.
  • Enforce hiring standards and help ensure the highest quality and most suitable candidates
  • Prepare and maintain a tracking of tasks completed or in progress.
  • Field and prioritize varied tasks, phone calls and projects.
  • Multi-task and work in a fast-paced, often stressful, multiple-priority environment.
  • Be highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Work independently and efficiently with minimal supervision (self-motivated, take initiative and drive results).
  • Occasionally perform evening and weekend work as job duties demand.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of integrity, reliability and trustworthiness.
  • Travel occasionally, including overnight travel out of the general geographic area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed.


Machines and Equipment Operated:

      • Office machines (multi-line telephone, computer terminal, copier/scanner, 10-key, fax machine, etc.).

Preferred Education, Experience and/or Credentials:

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by the employees assigned to this job.  All employees must comply with Company policies and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of personnel may vary.



As WinCo Foods continues to grow, our diversity—from our variety of perspectives and wide range of experiences—is essential to our strategy and success. We are committed to continue to cultivate and celebrate an inclusive environment in which all employees are valued and respected regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.


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