Advantage Solutions VP Talent Acquisition in Irvine, California


VP Talent Acquisition

The Vice President Talent Acquisition will lead all Staffing strategies, plans, and activities across ASM. This position will develop and implement high-volume recruitment strategies, systems, tools, and processes to produce strong results with measurable scalability and cost efficiency. The position will be a member of the HR Leadership team, participating in strategic business planning, budgeting, and growth management for the company.

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer


Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Job Duty

Lead the merger of two distinct staffing teams into one streamlined, efficient, high-volume talent acquisition function

Ensure on-line applicant tracking, on-boarding tools, and reporting processes are used consistently and effectively across ASM

Plan for and effectively execute surge hiring peaks and on-going replacement fills

Maximize an internal associate database and large “on call” workforce to fill jobs quickly

Provide proactive team leadership to improve department results, structure, reporting, metrics, and accountability

Prioritize and assign work to meet deadlines, deliverables, and ensure workload balance

Develop and implement tools and processes that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of candidate sourcing, screening, interviewing, selection, and on-boarding

Lead and coordinate all external job searches, as well as all contracts with recruitment or temporary staffing agencies

Keep HR Generalists, business leaders and hiring managers well informed of progress on searches

Ensure that high quality standards for candidate management practices are in place

Participate in networking organizations, conferences, or related events to solidify ASM’s employment brand presence in the marketplace and to help source talent

Effectively lead the Talent Acquisition team, manage the department budget, and plan for headcount/resources on a timely basis

Responsible for hiring, training, professional development, terminations, and written performance reviews

Implement appropriate communications, rewards and recognition programs to engage and retain associates

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

(Preferred) Master's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience

  • 15+ years of experience in business with 10+ years of people management

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience as a leader of a large team of recruiting personnel providing high volume recruiting services

  • Experience in the services industry, retail and/or consumer packaged goods ideal

  • Prior experience running online applicant tracking and on-boarding system required

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

· Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance

· Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

· Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

· Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

· Strong prioritization skills

· Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline

· Team building Skills

· Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Advantage Solutions reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions: Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

Advantage Solutions is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Postal Code 92612

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2018-178249

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)