Manager, Talent Acquisition

Kansas City Southern Railway - Kansas City, MO (30+ days ago)3.5


This position is responsible for creating an extraordinary new hire experience through a balance of personal touch hiring and the right systems and structures. This position is responsible for developing and managing the talent acquisition team and processes for KCS in the US. The position designs, implements, and maintains an updated full cycle recruiting program with emphasis on high tech recruiting practices, full utilization of social media, and focused networking with deployment of effective pipeline of key talent. The manager is responsible for developing sourcing and recruitment strategies to achieve and maintain the talent resources required to meet business needs, and will create, track and maintain HR metrics, reporting and analysis to realize most efficient processes.


Designs, develops, and maintains the recruitment process in the organization. Creates and supports systems to guide and track the effectiveness of recruitment strategies and update systems accordingly;
Responsible for daily operations of full recruiting cycle including sourcing, interviewing, presenting and choosing qualified candidates. Creates and employs an effective sourcing strategy with successful techniques to identify a high quality, diverse candidate pool in an efficient, cost effective manner to include establishing and overseeing a pipeline of potential candidates. Sets the social media communication strategy for different job profiles and functions in the organization. Conducts hands on recruiting for all levels of the organization from entry level to senior level positions, union and non-union, with a focus on hard to fill positions. Works with legal counsel regarding employment eligibility and immigration matters;
Acts as a single point of contact for managers regarding recruitment topics. Partners with hiring managers to develop strategies, understand needs for positions and the culture of the department to assist in meeting their talent needs and staffing objectives;
Maintains relationships with key recruiting vendors-both contingent and retained agencies; Manages direct placement and temporary placement vendors ensuring compliance with established parameters;
Responsible for applicant tracking system tools and determining best and full utilization;
Develops, analyzes and reports on recruitment performance metrics and takes action to close gaps. Prepares recruiting and hiring reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends. Analyze turnover reports and forecast hiring needs based on previous trends. Monitors and constantly reduces the costs of the recruitment process;
Manages the maintenance and execution of the Relocation program;
Monitors the labor legislation and implements required changes to keep the recruitment process compliant. Works with a third party to administer Affirmative Action Plan;
Builds a quality relationship with the internal customers and external recruitment agencies. Utilizes exceptional judgment capabilities and relationship management skills to assess candidates and connect highly qualified individuals with hiring managers;
Manages and develops the team of HR Recruiters;
Performs other duties as assigned;
Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Business or Human Resources;
7 years Recruiting experience to include developing sourcing and recruitment strategies to achieve and experience creating, tracking and maintaining HR metrics, reporting and analytics to realize most efficient processes;
or equivalent combination of education and experience.


PHR, SPHR, or other HR certification preferred.


2 years Supervisory experience managing the full recruiting cycle and team of recruiters.
Union experience.

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

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