Director of Field Talent Acquisition in Greensboro, NC at The Fresh Market

Date Posted: 10/27/2019

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Job Description

The Director, Field Talent Acquisition will be responsible for all field management and team member talent acquisition relations.

The Director, Field Talent Acquisition will create strong partnerships with field hiring managers to align The Fresh Market's (TFM) field talent and business strategy and drive a comprehensive, fully integrated, and sustainable field talent acquisition (“TA”) program.

The Director, Field Talent Acquisition strives to create strong relationships with the workforce with the primary focus of filling current and future vacancies, all while living and conveying our Values of Passion, Excellence, Teamwork, and Hospitality.

This position reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer.


LEAD STORE MANAGEMENT AND TEAM MEMBER RECRUITING by developing successful sourcing strategies; communicating effectively with senior level management to determine employment needs; ensuring that properly qualified employees are recruited and hired for open positions; screening candidates using behavioral interviewing skills, managing the internal interview process.

MANAGE THE STAFFING FUNCTION by developing strategies to strengthen the company's ability to recruit and retain top talent; ensuring all staffing decisions are made with consistently high standards; modeling and promoting effective communication with hiring managers to determine employment needs; using recruiting technology including online job boards and TFM's employment website to source and find quality candidates; establishing and maintaining college relations recruitment; working as a liaison with external executive staffing agencies and recruitment advertising agencies.

DEVELOP RECRUITMENT AND TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES by implementing technology and systems to streamline the staffing process; developing and implementing processes and systems to track success of recruitment programs, sources, and technology in hiring talent; working with areas to identify critical factors influencing staff turnover and commitment.


MANAGE SUCCESSION PLANNING by partnering with Department Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents, and Corporate Executive Leadership to identify internal talent ready for promotion; creating career development path; ensuring execution of development courses and desired action items.

PLAN AND MANAGE KEY HUMAN RESOURCES PROJECTS by planning special events and organizational meetings; using excellent project management skills; planning and prioritizing work based on critical factors; managing time efficiently to ensure meeting deadlines; being self-motivated and comfortable performing multiple tasks.

BUILD AND MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION by interacting with all levels of management and staff across departmental lines in a consulting/counseling role; partnering with others proactively; working to understand the unique needs and culture of each department; using that knowledge to improve the overall effectiveness of human resources; encouraging strong communications across the organization and developing methods to increase the flow of information and level of communication.

DEVELOP FIELD STAFF AND CREATE AN EMPOWERING ENVIRONMENT by working closely with staff; coaching for improved work performance; providing information and training; sharing tools, ideas, best practices, and experiences; giving effective performance feedback and assessing individual performance; considering appropriate staff development action; welcoming diversity; encouraging others to share ideas and suggestions; listening to others’ opinions; creating a positive and fun work environment; encouraging teamwork.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field required
  • Live in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, or surrounding area
  • SPHR or PHR desirable



  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in a strategic Field Talent Acquisition function, which includes supporting multiple levels of management in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience supporting multiple business units across a region or territory in a consultative capacity and the capacity to work across diverse client groups
  • Strong analytical skills – proven success in using data to drive decisions
  • Strong technology skills: Microsoft Office, Ulti-pro, Kronos, and iCIMS a plus
  • Ability to travel at least 50%

Critical Skills:

  • Business acumen & strategic mindset
  • Ability to coach and influence multiple layers of management
  • Problem solving skills
  • Consulting, facilitating and project management skills
  • Demonstrate a collaborative approach while identifying and solving issues
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with proven ability to multi-task and reprioritize based on business demands and priorities
  • Interest in personal development and keeping “HR Current”

Daily/Weekly Activities:

  • Develop recruitment strategy in partnership with ZVP/RMO to deliver on business needs.
  • Support development and delivery on new talent acquisition tools to improve our selection process
  • Measure and be accountable to retention in first year of recruitment
  • Partner with RMO/ZVP to appropriately succession plan and promote talent within
  • Develop a bench program to develop talent internally
  • Develop career pathing so teams can see a future at TFM