Recruitment and Onboarding Specialist

Job No: 160196
Location: Mackay

  • An outstanding opportunity for passionate Recruitment professional to join an industry leader and major contributor to the Queensland economy
  • A varied and challenging role working within a supportive and driven team environment
  • Attractive remuneration circa $100-$110K including super, a host of great benefits, and relocation assistance if required 


Benefits of the Role

The salary on offer for this position is circa $100K-$110K including superannuation

Relocation assistance will also be provided if you are moving to Mackay - including a one-off payment to contribute towards moving costs, assistance with housing for your first 1-2 months whilst you settle in, and a budget for trips back home if required.

Additional benefits include:

  • Career opportunities, training and development
  • Reduced gym membership fees
  • Access to discounted products at more than 20 local businesses
  • Reduced rates on health cover
  • Travel and hire car discounts
  • Novated motor vehicle leasing for eligible employees
  • Wellbeing initiatives including free annual flu vaccinations, Quit Smoking programs and regular health checks

We are a progressive company employing over 500 people permanently and over 800 seasonally, contributing significantly to the economy of Queensland and of the Mackay region in particular. Our history spans over 130 years, a testament to our resilience and innovation in the industry. Our focus on diversification, including clean, green, renewable energy will consolidate our business sustainability and further benefit the local community and the environment, and help us to grow a greener future.

Building on the core values of Courage, Appreciation, Responsibility and Dedication, Mackay Sugar's culture encourages communication and teamwork and rewards employees for safety, creativity and innovation. 

You may wish to read our Employee Value Proposition, available here.


Our Recruitment & Onboarding Specialist Opportunity

We're on the lookout for a Recruitment & Onboarding Specialist to join the team, working from the Corporate Office at Racecourse, Mackay

Reporting to the HR Manager, the primary purpose of this role is to provide all recruiting services including the effective onboarding of personnel into the business. You'll develop and implement strategies to attract personnel into Mackay Sugar, and will also streamline onboarding processes.

Some of your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide end-to-end resourcing and recruitment services across the cluster by providing advice and support to hiring managers on recruitment and mobility options whilst undertaking recruitment processes and activities to ensure the best candidate for our roles.
  • Exercise extreme confidentiality at all times, particularly in relation to Employees and proposed Employees' personal/medical information.
  • Exercise due diligence to ensure that MSL complies with its duties, as far as reasonably practicable, to ensure the health and safety of its workers and others whose activities are influenced or directed by Mackay Sugar.
  • In conjunction with the HR Superintendent, provide oversight and direction to Hiring Managers in recruitment and selection of suitably qualified personnel to meet the requirements of Mackay Sugar, including preparation of advertisements, contact with employment agencies, active participation in interview processes and delivery of training for interview panels in order to undertake necessary recruitment activities;
  • Ensure that onboarding activities are carried out in accordance with Company and legal compliance;
  • Complete of all employment contracts including negotiations (within set parameters) and other necessary onboarding information.

The successful candidate will have experience in the recruitment and onboarding space, ideally in high volume recruitment. We're looking for someone with demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of best-practice recruitment policies and procedures.

A candidate with an interest in recruitment marketing and employer branding will be highly regarded.

In terms of personal attributes, we're looking for someone with strong people skills and team skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.

You'll need to be highly organised, a great problem-solver, and able to make your own decisions and take initiative.

The Position Description for this role is available here.


Mackay Sugar

Located in tropical North Queensland where a unique lifestyle can be blended with a progressive business, Mackay is home to Australia’s second largest sugar milling company, Mackay Sugar. With more than 140 years’ experience in raw sugar production and employing up to 800 people seasonally, Mackay Sugar is an iconic Australian brand that contributes significantly to our economy and community.

A member of the Nordzucker Group since 2019, Mackay Sugar is undergoing an exciting period of change and growth. Nordzucker is one of the leading sugar manufacturers in Europe and brings a network of global ideas, innovation and opportunities to Mackay Sugar.


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Mackay Sugar

We're Australia's second largest sugar milling company, with over 140 years' experience and an annual turnover circa $400-$500 million. We have three operating milling sites at Farleigh, Marian and Racecourse and hold a 25 percent interest in Sugar Australia Joint Venture; Sugar Australia, and New Zealand Sugar Company. Our products include raw and refined sugar, molasses and renewable energy, and our business strategy aims to grow our ’green’ product portfolio even more into the future.​
Mackay Sugar