Talent Acquisition Specialist Job at Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, VA

  • Smithfield Foods, Inc.
  • Smithfield, VA

Job Description

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A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!

Your Opportunity

Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:
  • Competitive Pay: $54,000 - $79,750
  • Annual Bonus Earning Potential
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
  • Education benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.
  • Open to moving? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages!

In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.

The Talent Acquisition team is growing and searching for ambitious candidates to join their everyday mission to discover, assess, and hire great talent. This team is responsible for delivering an exceptional recruitment experience for candidates and hiring managers. 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 Specialist is to attract and hire a qualified pool of talent through innovative approaches to the market. This position works closely with HR Managers and Hiring Managers to understand workforce needs and candidate profile to develop an approach to filling the pipeline with qualified individuals from diverse candidate pools.

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

Core Responsibilities
  • Partner with HR managers to create and execute innovative recruiting strategies that fill vacant positions.
  • Identify and screen high caliber candidates that match our job qualifications and experience requirements.
  • Provide recruitment consulting and guidance to hiring managers to support our full cycle recruitment including sourcing, assessment, and selection to recruit top talent in an efficient, cost-effective, and value-add manner.
  • Maybe responsible for initiating and reviewing background checks and scheduling candidates for orientation.
  • Develop candidate pools through various sourcing methods to include job boards, online sourcing websites, social media, networking, external referrals, employee referrals, recruitment fairs, professional associations/organizations, college alumni/associations, diversity sourcing, etc.
  • Well-developed knowledge of all full lifecycle recruiting components to include, but not limited to, sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, legal, job analysis and labor market dynamics.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external relationships related to the recruitment process which may include hiring managers, HR managers, industry contacts, candidates, etc.
  • Office out of plant(s) environment and spend time understanding the various positions we typically hire to improve hiring fit and reduce turnover.
  • 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 an accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and employment regulations and policies, required.
  • Knowledge and past use of a server-based applicant tracking system, preferred
  • Fundamental interviewing skills experience, preferred
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Travel up to 25% to conduct regional HR recruiting events or work temporarily in another location to meet company hiring needs. Overnight travel required.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

Salary Range

Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Worldwide, Relocation package, Night shift,

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