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Manager, Talent Acquisition


Location: Brea HQ 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

The Field Talent Acquisition Manager is a key leader within the HR team, partnering with Field HR leadership as well as cross-functional Leaders to deliver proactive, sustainable talent strategies that support overall business success. The Field TA Manager understands and effectively leverages the Ventura Foods Employee Value Proposition in combination with key employment marketing tactics to deliver solid results across all manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Canada. The Field TA Manager implements processes and tactics that ensure Ventura Foods' is hiring qualified, relevant, and diverse candidates that embody the Ventura Foods' culture--the Ventura Edge.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with HR and Operations leaders to build and launch immediate and long-term talent acquisition strategies that meet the individual needs of the business and scale across manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Develop reporting and analytic capabilities to “measure what matters”, drive the right behavior and share best practices/results.  Refine and adjust approach based on insights and alignment to business need. 
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for all things field staffing, collaborate with Finance, HR, and Operations to proactively plan and execute recruitment to stay ahead of predicted needs.
  • Leverage the Ventura Edge and Employee Value Proposition to launch effective employment marketing campaigns across all platforms (social media, paid media, job boards email marketing, grassroots marketing, etc.) to attract new top talent and re-engage existing candidates.
  • Monitor and analyze talent marketing data and analytics to inform marketing strategy, evaluate ROI and effectively prioritize targeting, spend, content, tactics, engagement, follow-through, etc.
  • Take a continuous improvement mindset to evaluating existing TA systems and processes to modernize and improve the overall full-cycle recruitment funnel for field high-volume recruiting. Evaluate processes and new technologies to leverage, pace and scale TA across the organization
  • Develops and maintains a network of professional vendors to help identify and source qualified candidates. This includes contacts with schools, alumni groups, external staffing firms, technology platforms, and job boards
  • Champion Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across the recruitment cycle from attracting diverse talent, ensuring equitable pay practices, to selecting and hiring without bias.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned; Some travel required

Education and Experience:

  • 5+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience required; In-house full-cycle recruiting, especially in manufacturing or similar industry preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology or related field OR equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in Employment Marketing tactics, including working with various job boards, launching sourcing techniques that scale, paid media management, social media launch, and measuring ROI
  • Experience building recruiting KPIs as well as the reporting, analytics, and executive dashboards that provide actionable insights on Recruiting and Hiring efforts

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) – optimizing systems and tools to achieve more effective, measurable and efficient results; SuccessFactors system experience a plus
  • Continuous Improvement mindset, with proven experience in change management and driving new processes across an organization
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving; researching, recommending and rolling out recruiting methods and tools that make the recruiting “funnel” more efficient and productive
  • Stellar communication skills, ability to influence and lead, always acting with integrity
  • Excellent teamwork skills, ability to partner with individuals at all levels of leadership within the organization with exceptional follow-up skills
  • Passion and drive for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the recruitment and selection process
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional organizational and follow-up skills


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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