Talent Acquisition Manager at Imperfect Foods
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Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
How we are protecting employees from COVID-19
At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.
We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
About the Role
We’re looking for a passionate and hands-on talent acquisition leader to join our growing team!  Responsible for the overall recruiting strategy, the Talent Acquisition Manager will focus on creating a diverse workplace, building a solid employment brand, and optimizing recruiting operations as we continue to scale our business. The Talent Acquisition Manager will lead and inspire a growing team of recruiters to achieve a high standard of excellence while also managing a select number of open requisitions. We believe people are our greatest asset and the talent we attract drives us. Our approach to recruiting is collaborative and based in relationship building. We’re looking for someone who is invested in Imperfect’s story and can’t wait to share it!
Please note: Location options for this role include Northlake, IL, Tucson, AZ, and San Antonio, TX. Please select your preference within the application.


    • Lead the Recruiting Strategy:
    • Partner with the leadership team to build a recruitment strategy that complements the growth plan for each area of the business, providing industry insight and competitive intelligence
    • Oversee recruiting strategy and execution for all areas of the business including G&A, technical, customer care, and operations 
    • Continuously improve our hiring methodologies by identifying unique and non-traditional sources to find top talent
    • Maintain a values-based recruiting process that will integrate Imperfect’s core values into interview questionnaires, candidate scorecards, and employer branding
    • Drive an effective employer branding strategy in partnership with the brand experience team to attract and hire exceptional diverse talent
    • Create and maintain a recruiting dashboard tracking hiring progress; reporting to the leadership team weekly
    • Refine our current Employee Referral Program and internal hiring strategies
    • Monitor candidate experience survey results and implement actions to address areas of opportunity
    • Ensure all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations in regards to hiring and employment practices are understood, adhered to, tracked, and, as necessary, reported on
    • Manage and Motivate People:
    • Manage and motivate a centralized team of six or more recruiters focused on G&A, technical, and customer care hiring
    • Provide support to HR coordinators in the field hiring our operations staff
    • Empower and develop recruiters providing meaningful tracking metrics, short and long terms goals, and continuous feedback on performance
    • Coach recruiters and hiring managers on effective interviewing strategies and value of in-house vs. search firm capabilities
    • Leverage and manage relationships with external search firms and staffing agencies
    • Partner with the People Team to manage offers, internal promotions, onboarding, relocation, immigration, and related functional HR matters
    • Create and deliver values-based interview and assessment training across the company for all levels of hiring
    • Contribute to Recruiting Goals:
    • Conduct full-cycle recruiting for a select number of open requisitions including resume reviews, phone screening, scheduling interviews, and extending offers
    • Ensure there is always a robust pipeline of qualified candidates to meet our aggressive hiring goals
    • Ensure our Applicant Tracking System, Lever is effectively managed to assure an efficient and smooth experience for hiring managers, recruiters, and applicants 
    • Leverage Lever reports showing a results-driven recruiting process
    • Attend industry networking events keeping a rolodex of potential hires; Know who the best people are and where to find them
    • Stay current on hiring strategies and competitive industry salaries
    • Provide compensation guidance to hiring managers and leadership team
    • Create and deliver compelling job offers to selected candidates
    • Close candidates and manage negotiations as needed

Skills and Qualifications

    • 5+ years of experience of full-cycle recruiting
    • 3+  years leading a team of recruiters
    • Bachelor's degree in business administration, human resources, or a related field
    • Experience recruiting executive, technical, and field employees at a consumer goods company preferred
    • Deep expertise in recruiting best practices including diversity hiring, employer branding, candidate experience, and sourcing
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong project management skills; detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency and focus
    • Solid knowledge of sourcing techniques (e.g., social media recruiting and Boolean search)
    • Experience managing administrative functions of an Applicant Tracking System--Lever a huge plus!

About You

    • Player / Coach: You love working in and managing a team, and work as both a player and coach; you love seeing your team succeed and celebrate their wins while helping them to learn from their losses
    • Customer service mindset: you know the importance of building relationships with both candidates and hiring managers and always promote a white glove recruiting strategy
    • Level-headed: You are a creative problem solver. You work efficiently and calmly within tight deadlines and can juggle multiple projects at once
    • Data-driven: You understand and use Applicant Tracking Systems to best determine strategy and problem-solve
    • People-driven: As an Imperfect Foods representative and often people’s first point of contact, you can’t wait to share our mission and our vision. It brings you joy to create an exceptional candidate and hiring manager experience, and your intuition and EQ are fine-tuned
    • Humble: You see something that needs to be done, and you take responsibility for it. No task is too small
    • You love sourcing from a variety of places. From online to in-person, you love the hunt and the hustle associated with finding the perfect candidate
    • You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of Position

    • Full-time exempt position reporting to the Chief Experience Officer and ultimately the VP of People & Culture
    • Position based out of our San Antonio, Tucson, or Northlake facility with flexibility to work from home regularly (All HQ employees are working from home until further notice)
    • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!
    • Domestic travel to new facilities required as needed

Physical Requirements

    • Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time
    • Occasional movement around the office/home office may be necessary
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
    • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
    • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.