Director of Talent Acquisition

American Foods Group - Green Bay, WI (30+ days ago)3.5


American Foods Group, LLC, a large family owned, privately held, meat processing company with locations across the Midwest, is hiring a Director of Talent Acquisition. This new position will lead the company’s corporate talent acquisition function – sourcing, recruiting, hiring and onboarding the wide range of future team members for the company’s plant and headquarters operations. In this role, you will be a key member of the corporate Human Resources team, contributing greatly to the company’s success. If you are ready for this challenging and exciting opportunity, then consider joining American Foods Group.

The Position

The Director of Talent Acquisition will lead the creation and execution of a successful talent acquisition strategy for American Foods Groups and its facilities. The position is responsible for the full range of talent acquisition required for the success of the company. This includes a comprehensive multi-faceted strategy for high volume, full life cycle recruiting of qualified hourly production employees for the company’s harvest and further processing facilities, as well as supervisory, administrative and professional positions at those facilities. It also includes acquisition of high caliber team members for AFG corporate and corporate support positions, including IT team members. The Director of Talent Acquisition will develop and execute a strategy to find potential hourly production workers wherever they are and recruit them to our plant communities. He/She will optimize internet-based and social media recruiting, including managing and optimizing the company’s recruiting, applicant tracking and onboarding system. The position will lead college-based recruiting and support the company’s intern program. The position will guide and support internal clients to improve their understanding of and success in talent acquisition and will also lead continuous improvement of talent acquisition for the company.


The position will be located in the company’s Green Bay, WI or Twin Cities, MN location.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Thoughtful leadership and strong management and supervisory abilities
  • The ability to lead, coach and mentor recruiting team members throughout the organization.
  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Self-starter, with abilities to multi-task, prioritize effectively, and integrate with the broader HR team in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Strong technical/professional expertise in all aspects and types of talent acquisition: sourcing, lead generation, recruiting, candidate assessment and selection, and onboarding – from hourly production to senior management positions.
  • Proven ability to pipeline talent along with in-depth knowledge of creative sourcing techniques to uncover passive candidates.
  • Ability to optimize the use of an integrated applicant tracking, recruiting and onboarding system, web-based recruiting, social media, and emerging technologies.
  • Strong project management skills, including a proven track record of leading complex projects using standard project management practices and tools.
  • Ability to assess needs, influence, collaborate, deliver and partner with all levels of the organization, including senior leadership.
  • Organizational astuteness, flexibility and adaptability to shifting priorities and/or organizational needs.
  • A willingness to travel up to 50% of the time to support plant-based hiring and nationally scoped recruiting.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of personal responsibility for outcomes.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or other business field
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in high volume, full life cycle talent acquisition/recruiting of hourly production employees and supervisory, administrative and professional employees, but may substitute 4 years of HR generalist experience for up to 2 of the 6 years

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience in the meat processing industry strongly preferred
  • Bi-lingual - Spanish and English strongly preferred
  • Technical/IT recruiting experience also preferred

Why You Should Apply:

  • We offer competitive pay and benefits.
  • We offer growth and advancement opportunities that can make this the best and last company you work for.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Veterans / Disability

Job Type: Full-time