• Job Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Pay Type: Exempt
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Reports To: Sr. Human Resources Manager

Primary Responsibilities


  • Designing and implementing overall recruiting strategy
  • Conduct full cycle recruiting process from sourcing to on-boarding, including but not limited to; verifying specifications of the job descriptions, posting positions, screening and short-listing candidates, interview preparation, and conducting background checks
  • Implement effective recruitment strategies to attract passive job seeker
  • Produce a robust candidate pipeline for frequent and hard-to-fill positions
  • Consulting with hiring managers to discover staff requirements and better understand critical job elements
  • Use recruiting tools like tests and assignments to assess candidates’ skills
  • Maintain communications and correspondence with candidates, ensuring all candidates receive feedback and have a positive experience throughout the process
  • In collaboration with the hiring manager and Director of Human Resources, skillfully negotiate with and extend offers to candidates.
  • Prepare new hire paperwork ensuring legislation requirements are met
  • Suggest and attend job fairs and career events

 Learning and Development

  • Advising company leaders and executives on issues related to training and development, which are pertinent to the needs of the organization
  • Identifying personnel and supervisors who are in in need of additional training
  • Designing in-house materials and resources for employee development and education
  • Integrate different learning modes, such as coaching, classroom instruction, online learning and action learning
  • Managing the budget for the organization’s training processes
  • Advising managers as well as supervisors on how they can contribute to the training and development of their fellow personnel

 Talent Management

  • Development of annual succession planning process.
  • Recommend L&D options for high-potential individuals
  • Work with supervisors to ensure ongoing development of high potential individuals
  • Oversee development of statewide Sales Trainees
  • Manage annual performance evaluation process
  • Know, understand, and abide by all Federal and State laws pertaining to alcoholic beverages
  • Understand and comply with all State and Federal regulations regarding the sale and promotion of assigned products
  • Attend, participate, and complete all company regulatory and required trainings
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Essential Characteristics

  • Operates with a “service oriented” mindset when approaching responsibilities; demonstrates a high willingness to “assist” others regardless of their level in the organization or their personal skill set/competencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate and work well with supervisors, employees, colleagues and individuals inside and outside of the company
  • Must be open and flexible to ideas and/or best practices from management and peers; is a team player who is willing & able to adapt their approach across a diverse employee base; and, is able to appropriately handle challenges from others
  • Previous experience handling benefits administration, policy administration, performance appraisal processes and recruitment
  • Experience with Microsoft applications
  • Familiar with an HRIS database, ADP Workforce Now experience a plus
  • Experience working in a union environment a plus

Education and Experience:

  • Must have at least 5 years of Human Resources experience, with progressive levels of responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • PHR or SPHR a plus
  • Experience working in family-owned company a plus

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • None

The above statements are intended to describe general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.