Talent Acquisition Specialist - Corporate - Remote
Smithfield, VA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Talent Acquisition Specialist - Corporate - Remote
ID 2021-18495
Job Locations US-VA-Smithfield
Category Human Resources
Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Shift Corporate - Day Shift
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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 Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for partnering with HR Managers, Business Unit Managers or Directors to develop, implement, and follow through on innovative solutions to source, identify and hire the best qualified candidates from diverse candidate pools, both from within and outside the organization.

Though there is a preference for this role in our Smithfield, Virginia office, we are open to this position being fully remote work.

Core Responsibilities
    Partners with Hiring Managers and HR Managers on all job postings; builds relationships with Hiring Managers to determine hiring needs and to drive the hiring process
  • Uses an applicant tracking program (ATS) to manage the selection and onboarding process; maintains accurate documentation to track recruitment efforts, applicant flow, interviews, hires, and other selection and onboarding activities
  • Manages end-to-end recruitment and selection: opens job requisitions in ATS and posts on hiring boards, evaluates candidates' resumes based on job descriptions, schedules phone screens, conducts phone screens to evaluate candidates' ability to meet company expectations, schedules interviews for Hiring Managers, makes job offer to candidate, and follows through up to onboarding
  • Supports diversity initiatives and objectives by attracting diverse talent by building and maintaining relationships with various organizations
  • Ensures compliance with all federal and state laws/regulations pertaining to selection and onboarding
  • Develops and maintains contacts with employment agencies, career centers, education institutions, and other sources of applicants
  • Assists HR in the answering of employment questions; is a policy expert
  • Other HR duties and responsibilities as assigned

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 or university and 2+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and corporate employment regulations and policies (EEO, Wage and Hour, etc.).
  • Demonstrates a generalist level understanding of compensation, benefits, employee and labor relations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to research, develop and present ideas before large groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge/experience of Microsoft software, Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, preferred.
  • Periodic travel is required.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

Work Environment & Physical Demands

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly." and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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.

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Smithfield is 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 law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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