• Director Talent Acquisition

    Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)
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  • Overview

    The Director, Talent Acquisition is responsible for developing and executing a strategy to attract top talent to Sprouts Farmers Market so that we may provide a differentiated customer experience for our guests. This role will continue to drive the team member value proposition and employer brand to ensure Sprouts is an employer of choice in a dynamic and competitive employment market.  The Director, Talent Acquisition will be instrumental in improving the candidate experience and supporting our stores teams as well as the store support and DC locations to enable a seamless and effective hiring process. 


    This role will oversee a team of both remote and on-site Talent Advisors located in the Store Support office. The Director, TA has responsibility for effectively and efficiently staffing open roles within the organization through proactive sourcing efforts and focused staffing plans for both stores and the store support office. This role will also have oversight to new store hiring and sourcing efforts for the Sprouts field organization. This position will have budgetary oversight. This position is critical to overall candidate experience, and will partner closely with the HR Advisor team, compensation, and the Hiring Managers within the organization.


    This position reports to the Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition & Human Resources. This role will have four direct reports: Manager - Store Support Talent Acquisition, Division Talent Acquisition Leader –  West, Division Talent Acquisition Leader – Central & East, and Manager - New Store and Military Hiring.

    Essential Functions


    Field Talent Acquisition

    • Ensure a diverse and inclusive talent acquisition process to attract, retain and engage top talent at Sprouts to enable a cohesive culture
    • Refine strategy to support management recruiting efforts for Sprouts store locations.
    • Review, develop and execute tools to ensure optimal staffing for stores across the enterprise.
    • Lead efforts to ensure an outstanding candidate experience in our stores and maintain Sprouts as an employer of choice.
    • Drive employer branding efforts both in store and through digital marketing efforts.
    • Develop a robust talent pipeline for stores hiring through relevant and effective sourcing strategies.
    • Manage and select effective job boards and tools to fill the candidate pipeline and ensure a high ROI on selected sources.
    • Provide outstanding customer service to Field Leadership to include, but not limited to, SVP Field Operations, Regional Director Teams, Store Support Field Leadership, and Store Leaders.



    Store Support Talent Acquisition

    • Manages Store Support recruitment function and oversees a team of recruiters that recruit, screen, and interview individuals to fill organizational roles for store support.
    • Consults with hiring managers to understand roles to be filled and profiles of ideal candidates for our store support teams.
    • Reviews and assesses applicant’s education, experience, training, and other qualifications.
    • Verifies employment eligibility, gathers necessary paperwork, and performs reference and background checks.



    New Store & Military Hiring

    • Oversight for new store hiring program for Sprouts new store openings to ensure new stores open with the right talent in the right place.
    • Manage third party vendor for support on team member recruiting for new stores.
    • Lead, coach and develop the new store hiring team to deliver to opening hiring numbers.
    • Attend new market job fairs where appropriate.
    • Inform budget for new store hiring events.
    • Oversight for sourcing avenues and ensure candidate flow for both management and store hires.
    • Accountable for hiring staff to meet 100% of open positions prior to new store grand opening.
    • Lead military recruitment initiative in partnership with the Military Recruiting Lead and the third party RPO.
    • Remove obstacles and troubleshoot in markets where employment is tight and traditional sourcing methods are not enough to fill the opening numbers required.


    Sourcing & Recruiting Team Management

    • Develop and maintain and short and long term strategy to support hiring to enable critical business initiatives.
    • Approves requests for store hiring events with through understanding of vacancy and additional spend required in partnership.
    • Confers with hiring managers to make hiring recommendations.
    • Develop, coach and manage Team Member Recruiters and New Store Talent Acquisition team through regular check-ins, region visits and coaching/ feedback.
    • Manage budget and ensure spend for travel, cluster events and other related expenses are within budget forecast.
    • Negotiate and manage new and renewal contract process.
    • Responsible for effective communication across the Talent team, available as a resource and builds partnership with HR team.
    • Work closely with HR Advisor teams, total rewards and legal teams to ensure an effective, flexible and nimble recruiting process.
    • Continued development of team analytics and metrics to measure both team and resource effectiveness.
    • Lead technology strategy for talent acquisition team to include applicant tracking system efficiencies, digital connectivity and social recruiting efforts.
    • Ensure compliance with employment hiring requirements for all location.
    • Ensure strong collaboration with marketing, PR, communications and other cross functional partners.
    • Manages large scale projects aligned to Talent Acquisition initiatives.



    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

    • 7+ years of talent acquisition experience in a retail or grocery environment required
    • Understanding of vendor relationships, negotiations, and experience working with RPOs
    • Demonstrated ability to lead change in a dynamic environment
    • Deep understanding of sourcing solutions to build a robust candidate pipeline in varied fields
    • Ability to leads, coach and develop a large remote team
    • Experience with team selection, departmental budgeting, strategic planning, and procedural change
    • Proven ability to lead through change and work closely with cross - functional partners
    • Ability to travel to stores as required
    • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required



    • Sense of urgency and strong work ethic
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Ability to effectively coach and develop team
    • Accountability and action oriented
    • Analytical approach to problem solving
    • Strong business and financial acumen
    • Presentation skills – both oral and written communication skills
    • Customer/client orientation
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Planning and project management skills



    Physical Requirements

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Most work is performed in a normal office environment
    • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds
    • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement
    • Travel to/from meetings and to various locations


    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.



    In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

    • Competitive pay
    • Opportunities for career growth
    • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
    • Flexible schedules
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 


    Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

    • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
    • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
    • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care options 
    • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

    Why Sprouts

    Grow with us!

    If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.


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