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Talent Acquisition Advisor

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC! As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.


Purpose of the position:

Talent Acquisition Advisors work inclusively with business groups to source and attract top talent across Canada and the United States. In this role you'll positively impact hiring by being inquisitive, focusing on strategy, and coordinating the recruitment process while providing expertise on job postings, interviews, compensation, and finding opportunities for improvement. This role would be a 6-12 month contract.

Position accountabilities:

  • Work with hiring team to understand position requirements, team dynamics, timelines, and other details critical to successfully filling the position
  • Optimize job postings to ensure they are accurate to the responsibilities and use applicant tracking software (SuccessFactors) to post positions and progress candidates throughout the hiring process
  • Develop sourcing and recruitment strategies incorporating LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed, and other recruitment tools to attract top performers and support diversity, equity, and inclusion, early talent, veteran, and women in operations initiatives
  • Screen candidates to validate candidates presented for consideration are viable and participate in interviews providing guidance on interview techniques and feedback on candidates
  • Guide hiring team through the offer process providing compensation recommendations, coordinate pre-employment and then progressing candidates through the onboarding process

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience, preferably in a job-related major field of study
  • Minimum three (3) years of recruiting experience
  • High emotional intelligence with the ability to influence decision makers and provide world class hiring manager and candidate experience
  • Upbeat self-starter with ability to respond quickly to change

Drug Test Elements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CPKC safe and drug free.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:

  • Criminal history check
  • Driver’s License Verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Social Security number verification

CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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  • Department: Human Resources
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Kansas City,  MO
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal/External


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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