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Posted April 14th

Talent Acquisition Manager - Manufacturing (Virtual)

Louisville, Kentucky

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Posted April 14th

Talent Acquisition Manager - Manufacturing (Virtual)

Louisville, Kentucky






Full Time

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! With almost 400 years of rich history, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family-owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since the 2000s, Sazerac has averaged double digit growth every year! Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, Eagle Rare, Blanton's, and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands across a range of spirits, including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Seagram's V.O., Myers's, Goldschläger, Parrot Bay, 99 Brand, and Platinum Vodka.

We're proud of our award-winning culture and distilleries. Our Louisville office has been named one of the "Best Places to Work in Kentucky" four times, and our Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned the title of "world's most award-winning distillery" through the dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Talent Acquisition Manager - Manufacturing will partner with key manufacturing business and HR leaders to develop and execute the hiring & staffing strategy across all North America distillation, production, and distribution facilities. The Talent Acquisition Manager will lead a team of Recruiters and provide effective coaching, contributing thought leadership, tracking/analyze data & metrics to drive desired outcomes and meet current and future talent needs of the Manufacturing organization. In addition to directly managing managerial and professional staffing, they will have matrix management for front line hourly staffing in the plants, and other locations.

  • Develop talent acquisition strategy for the Manufacturing organization in partnership with business & HR leaders. Lead a team of Recruiters that will Identify, evaluate and attract optimal talent from the broadest range of traditional, new and emerging channels available to drive quality and pace of candidate sourcing without compromise. Drive Recruiting capability and delivery across a geographically dispersed team within North America leveraging all available talent channels.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with the Manufacturing leadership team to help facilitate the development of comprehensive talent acquisition strategies and programs for the Manufacturing organization. Develop keen understanding of recruitment profiles needed for each type of Manufacturing role and identify target organizations/roles based on these profiles. Develop a clear and engaging employee value proposition.
  • Defines a strategic approach to talent acquisition by partnering with the Manufacturing leadership to drive exceptional strategic thinking around meeting current and future needs across the Manufacturing organization. Ensure that the talent acquisition program for Manufacturing is formulated and conducted in accordance with company culture and policies, and all applicable laws, regulations and standards.
  • Develops and supports the strategy for Recruiters executing hiring and staffing for non-exempt jobs at our production facilities, and other locations. Support will include tracking of metrics and implementing counter measures to course correct where necessary along with best practices on interview process and structure.
  • Lead the development of a deep database of targeted organizations, partners, agencies and individuals; develop a strategy and process for building relationships with target candidates and contributing to partnership with core Universities. Select best-in-class partners and ensure they are selling the Sazerac message consistently. Lead selection of all talent acquisition outside partners and develop management processes to regularly provide feedback and monitor results. Insure they are communicating the Sazerac branding message consistently and effectively.
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of creative, best in class resourcing solutions and initiatives which includes contributing to employment branding. Develop and execute plans to identify and drive productivity improvements that enable the team to deliver to hiring goals. Contributes to formulating advanced talent acquisition programs, representing best practices and the latest thinking, which comprise all elements of the talent acquisition process from initial requisition through to onboarding and reporting and management information.
  • Select, lead, develop and retain a high-performing talent acquisition team in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment. Providing regular feedback on quality of internal relationships and results based on Time to fill. Formulate and implement competency improvement programs for both self and staff.
  • Ensure the CDS is effectively utilized to develop and advance internal talent. Collaborates with talent acquisition team members to develop and execute robust PDS and CDS plans and provide actionable feedback and developmental coaching that leads to achievement of career goals.
  • Formulate and manage talent acquisition tracking systems and programs to drive clear reporting of and continuing measurement of effectiveness of all talent acquisition programs utilizing clear metrics and key performance indicators.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, Human Resources or related field
  • 7 years of full cycle recruiting experience
  • 5 years of people leadership in large, complex organizations which includes demonstrated experience developing comprehensive talent acquisition strategies and programs
  • 5 years of full cycle recruiting experience supporting production facilities
  • Ability to demonstrate driving change in an organization
  • Strong ability in self-management and manage schedule to achieve results
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%)
  • Demonstrated drive for results
  • Action orientation
  • Active learner

  • Charismatic leader with evidence of strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills
  • MBA
Louisville, Kentucky