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Job Details

Talent Acquisition Specialist-Operations

Company name
The John Morrell Food Group

Smithfield, VA, United States

Employment Type

Hr, Recruiting

Posted on
Mar 11,2019

Valid Through
Jun 24,2019

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Talent Acquisition Specialist-Operations



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Corporate - Day Shift


Are you an enthusiastic, goal-oriented Human Resources professional who can lead projects, enforce policy, multi-task, and uphold programs in the manufacturing industry? Then you should join us in growing one of America’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!

The Human Resources team is searching for ambitious personnel to join their everyday mission to discover, hire, and retain great talent. These personnel are the conduit for positive employee relations, performance management, and focal point for benefits/compensation. You would be instrumental in achieving Smithfield’s goal to become the #1 consumer packaged goods company in the world!

The primary focus of the Talent Acquisition (TA) Specialist – Operations is to attract and hire a qualified pool of talent for hourly operations and maintenance positions within our manufacturing plants. On some occasions, the TA Specialist will also recruit for front line supervisory positions, manufacturing and distribution facility management positions and corporate positions. The incumbent will use innovative approaches to market, recruit and hire talent for multiple plants within a predetermined geographic area. This position works closely with local plant HR Managers to understand workforce needs and to develop an approach to filling the pipeline with qualified individuals from diverse candidate pools.


Partner with plant HR managers to fill vacant positions at multiple plants within a geographic area with innovative recruiting strategies.

Identify and screen high caliber candidates that match our job qualifications and experience requirements.

Office out of plant(s) environment and spend time understanding the various positions we typically hire to improve hiring fit and reduce turnover.

Provide recruitment counsel and guidance to hiring managers and Operations professionals to hire and retain talent.

Well-developed knowledge of all full life-cycle recruiting components to include, but not limited to, sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, legal, job analysis and due diligence.

Assists in oversight and maintenance of affirmative action data to ensure compliance in all recruitment, promotions, and transfer processes.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college/university and 2 years of Talent Acquisition experience, required.

Knowledge and past use of a server-based applicant tracking system.

Fundamental interviewing skills experience required.

Knowledge of Federal, State, and employment regulations and policies.

Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Strong initiative and solid judgment.

Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships both within and outside the organization.

Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.

Must possess a high level of professionalism, discretion and ability to self-manage his/her time from remote locations.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Travel up to 70% to conduct regional HR recruiting events or work temporarily in another location to meet company hiring needs. Periodic overnight travel required.

Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

EEO/AA Information

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by la



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The John Morrell Food Group
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Company Profile
The John Morrell Food Group consists of national and regional brands that help drive profitable growth in several key categories. With over 180 years of experience and brands that define the meat industry, our 8,500 employees bring their expertise to the following categories:

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