Talent Manager

Company: Kum & Go

General Information
US-IA-West Des Moines
4 Year Degree
5 to greater than 15 years
Up to 50%
Job Description

Talent Acquisition Manager / Recruiting Manager

Do you love recruiting great people?  Do have a good eye for high quality talent that fits the position?   Do you enjoy traveling? Kum & Go is currently seeking a Talent Acquisition Manager to bring talent acquisition experience and world-class sourcing, recruiting and selection techniques for recruiting talent in our stores.

The Talent Acquisition Manager will specialize in store recruiting, providing consulting to District Supervisors, Store Managers, and Human Resources on store hiring needs. The Manager will create strategies to find great store associates in competitive markets like Des Moines, Omaha, and Denver. This position will work with leadership to build a recruiting plan and effective sourcing strategy for new store openings, summer hiring, and hard-to-fill markets. In addition, this role actively sources and recruits all store talent. As needed, the Manager will assist with hiring for corporate positions.

The Manager provides significant contributions and expertise in the following areas: talent acquisition consulting, innovative sourcing strategies, recruitment and selection process, social media tools, process improvement, and employment law. In addition, this role contributes to key projects, such as improvements in the store hiring process, or new sourcing strategies for hard-to-fill markets

Main responsibilities include:

Talent Acquisition for Store Positions:

  • Responsible for collaborating with District Supervisors and General Managers to staff new stores, assist hard-to-fill markets, and summer hiring for hourly store positions.
  • Assists in coaching and training Centralized Training Store hiring managers to improve capability in interviewing and selection.
  • Consults with General Managers to understand talent acquisition needs and provides recommendations on selection criteria.
  • Actively coaches and influences operations leadership on recruiting and selection.
  • Actively sources, recruits, and interviews for store positions
  • Accurately and persuasively represents the company and culture as an ambassador of the organization.
  • Uses strong business acumen to understand and be able to convey to candidates a realistic job preview.
  • Manages and hires contract recruiters, if needed.
  • Project Management:

  • Assists in projects to improve store hiring processes.
  • Travel:

  • Has the ability to travel approximately 40%, if needed

  • Job Requirements


    • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field required.  PHR certification preferred.
    • Minimum experience target – 5 years – in HR and Talent Acquisition or store leadership with successful track record of recruiting strong talent in hard to fill markets.

    Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required:

    • Advanced HR and business acumen
    • Impressive ability to connect with people. Strong interpersonal effectiveness
    • Demonstrates exceptional talent judgment
    • Strong track record of recruiting exceptional talent
    • Significant experience in sourcing, recruiting and selection
    • Proven ability to influence management and weigh in persuasively on key issues
    • Displays organizational savvy; knows how to be discrete, as needed
    • Team player
    • Experienced traveler with ability and desire to travel up to 40% as needed.
    • Ability to manage contract recruiters

    Kum & Go Leadership Competencies

    To be successful, candidates must demonstrate the following Competencies:

    Communication:  Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others

    Conceptual/Systems Thinking:  Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions

    Constructive Engagement:  Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same

    Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers

    Decision Making:  Makes good decisions in a timely manner

    Empowerment:  Takes initiative and solves problems

    Talent Development:  Maximizes potential and improves overall performance

    Influence:  Proactively builds relationships and influences others

    Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving:  Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions

    Strategic Thinking:  Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it.