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Contract Recruiter

Posted: 05/23/2024

About the role:
We are currently seeking a Contract Recruiter at our corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO.
Reporting to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, this role will support operational excellence by using a variety of channels to identify, source, screen and select passive and active candidates for all early career talent initiatives and assist with fulfilling Saint Louis corporate office staffing requirements. Will also support hiring for multiple mine sites in the US as needed. Successful candidates will be able to develop talent pipelines for future hiring needs and support Peabody’s on campus recruiting and hiring efforts.
Duties will Include:

  • Utilize all sourcing options to connect with passive and active candidates in creation of diverse candidate pools for open positions (i.e., advertising, cold calling, job site postings, career fairs, online platforms, public recruiting events, internet research, networking etc.)
  • Identify future next generation program candidates on campus and offer summer internships to determine Peabody fit and leadership capabilities.
  • Analyze resumes daily using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
  • Screen and interview candidates in order to present a shortlist of 2-3 to the hiring manager.
  • Participate in candidate interviews as required.
  • Brief and de-brief candidates prior to and post interviews
  • Extend and negotiate offers to candidates based on guidance from Compensation
  • Communicate with all stakeholders of open positions as needed; determine start date with new employees.
  • Maintain effective relationships with social and professional networks to source qualified candidates.
  • Schedule, coordinate and follow-through with the onboarding process (references, background and drug screens).
  • Assist to develop and then coordinate the local execution of innovative staffing strategies objectives.
  • Collaborate with Sr. Recruiter to identify and develop key sourcing initiatives to ensure a constant pipeline of talent and diverse applicants.
  • Participate with relevant stakeholders on employment branding initiatives.
  • Assist in the local implementation of global systems, tools and processes and initiatives.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
The lifestyle:
This position will work Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm CST. Peabody offers flexible work policies, including hybrid office/home working arrangements.
About you:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, HR or a related field preferred.
  • Two (2) years of related experience preferred.
  • Exposure to or experience in mining, manufacturing or a similar heavy industry preferred.
  • Knowledge of full cycle recruiting preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of social media platforms, job boards and other sourcing channels preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong attention to detail; communication both vertically and horizontally.
  • Solid networking skills with the ability to connect on all levels and build relationships with candidate communities.
  • Strong presentation and creative skills to build effective social media advertisement campaigns preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Some travel required (25%)
Physical Requirements:
  • Must have the ability to perform office-related tasks which may include prolonged sitting or standing
  • Must have the ability to move from place to place within an office environment
  • Must be able to use a computer
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively
  • Some positions may require occasional repetitive motion or movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
About Peabody:
Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products for the production of affordable, reliable energy & steel. We employ approximately 5,500 people across our operations in the United States & Australia, serving customers in 26 countries.
Our commitment to sustainability underpins everything we do and shapes our strategy for the future.
People are at the core of Peabody's ability to deliver business results & serve our communities & we offer an inclusive work environment that engages, recognizes, and develops it employees. We strive to create a safe and healthy work culture where all employees are treated with fairness and respect are supported and engaged.
Take the first step toward a rewarding career working with us at: visit Peabody - US Jobs (
Interested candidates may email Jorge Miranda at

EEO Disclaimer: Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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