Talent Acquisition Sourcer


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.


Note: This is a short term assignment

The Talent Acquisition Sourcer is focused on sourcing high caliber, diverse slate of candidates for our corporate and/or retail management team.

  • Partners with Sr/Talent Acquisition Consultant to determine needs for developing a pipeline of candidates for specific positions.
  • Creatively source passive candidates and screen/review those who apply, schedule interviews, follow up with candidates.
  • Contributes to developing a strategic sourcing strategy for each open role to find the best candidate by understanding the business, functional dynamics, and realities of the open position to find best fit candidates.
  • Leverages a variety of sourcing tools and techniques (including social media) to network and connect with candidates.
  • Utilizes and maintains iCims to manage candidates and create accurate reporting updates.
  • Responsible for creating a positive candidate experience for every candidate, passive or active. Represents the Express brand in an authentic way with candidates using strong communication skills and follow up. Ensures every candidate feels respected and valued throughout the hiring process.
  • Builds strong relationships and trust - with candidates, talent acquisition team, and cross-functional partners.
  • Participates on special projects as assigned.

Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your leader.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years of talent acquisition experience or relevant retail experience.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with candidates, internal teams and cross-functional partners.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience developing sourcing /recruiting strategies that continually feed the candidate pipeline based on market availability and existing internal candidate pool.
  • Retail industry experience/retail environment highly preferred.
  • Experience with iCIMS platform preferred.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills highly preferred.

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Motivated self-starter; can-do attitude
  • Collaborative, team player
  • Resourceful and solution-oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Organized and attentive to detail

Early Entry


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.