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Talent Acquisition Specialist


Location: Ontario, CA 

Exemption: Exempt 

Full Time On Site



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:

This position is responsible for managing the ongoing recruitment process using all necessary means and supporting Ventura Foods'  job candidate needs. Refer applicants for specific job openings based upon conversations with the hiring manager and screening interviews to determine the prime candidate profile. Administer pre-employment reference and background checks. Report on staffing/headcount trends and use the knowledge to recommend upcoming headcount needs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Check employment applications and examine work history, education and training, job skills, compensation needs and other qualifications of applicants and recommend job candidates for Ventura Foods Headquarters and Field Sales.
  • Recruit for open positions using all means available and necessary including but not limited to, VeturaFoods.com's career opportunities page, Careerbuilder.com, Monster.com, Social Networking Sites, local print media, etc.
  • Converse with hiring managers to determine job skill requirements and establish a candidate profile the hiring manager would like to attract. Develop knowledge of business units' needs to assist with future openings.                                                                   
  • Interview applicants and inform them of job duties and responsibilities, work schedules and working conditions, company policies and other related information.                                                               
  • Analyze staffing/headcount trends and use the knowledge to suggest areas where headcount is needed or could decrease.                                                                    
  • Maintain records of hires, terminations, pre-employment test results and other data as requested.  
  • All other activities as requested by manager. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or other relevant field required.
  • 2 - 3 years recruitment and/or staffing experience in a professional environment preferred. Food industry experience a plus.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) proficiency necessary.


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: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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