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Recruiting Manager

June 3, 2024
Lucas King

America's Heartland Packing

Location: Wright City, MO
Position: Recruiting Manager
Status: Full Time


American Foods Group, LLC has an opportunity for a Recruiting Manager to join the team for our new state of the art AFG manufacturing facility in Wright City, Missouri.


The Recruiting Manager will be responsible for full cycle recruiting for the facility.  This role will work closely with operational management to develop and implement short and long-term strategies to ensure the organization has the workforce needed to successfully execute work both today and in the future. If you are an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about recruiting, can work independently, and provide excellent customer service with a successful recruiting track record, let’s talk!

  • Develop recruiting strategies and lead the recruiting team.
  • Actively lead and support all activities in the recruitment life cycle to include pro-actively sourcing candidates, screening, selecting, interviewing, offer management, administering pre-employment screening, onboarding, and hiring consistently per hiring policies and in accordance with affirmative action/EEO.
  • Working closely with operations management, develop and implement AFG’s approach to recruiting; ensure recruiting needs are understood and effectively addressed.
  • Deliver an exceptional candidate experience – have a Human Resources mindset focusing on the delivery of a first-class candidate experience from initial contact to onboarding and through new hire orientation.
  • Utilize the applicant tracking system (iCIMS) to maintain all job postings (internal and external) and candidate/applicant data for the entire recruitment, selection, and hire process.
  • Conduct post offer processes and coordinate housing or lodging as needed.
  • Actively support AFG’s commitment to safety and its “Core Values.”
  • Serve as company advocate; research, contact, and build rapport with agencies (community services, colleges, high schools, employment agencies, recruiters, etc.) to identify new talent, provide company information, opportunities, and benefits; make presentations and maintain rapport.
  • Improve organization attractiveness by recommending new policies and practices; monitoring job offers and compensation practices; emphasizing benefits and perks.
  • Attend and coordinate job fairs (onsite and off-site) to attract talent.
  • Attract candidates with social media other methods (job service, newspaper, online, radio, billboards, local publications, colleges, high schools, etc.).
  • Maintain recruiting reports (production staffing, interview, rehires, etc.).
  • Continually seek innovative ways to attract new talent and build a pipeline of future talent.
  • Promote and drive succession development with areas of responsibility.
  • Serve as a backup for other HR leadership role whenever needed.
  • NOTE: this description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Diploma or GED.
  • 5+ years recruiting experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Strong technical/professional expertise in all aspects and types of talent acquisition: sourcing, lead generation, recruiting, candidate assessment, selection, and onboarding – from hourly production to management positions.
  • Current knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of personal responsibility for outcomes.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours based on plant activities and needs which may include travel and/or weekend work.
  • Prior experience in high volume production recruitment.
  • Ability to travel to other company locations and recruiting and campus events. Overnight is expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Prior recruiting experience in the food or meat industry.
  • Knowledge of the TN visa program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to assess needs, influence, collaborate, deliver, and partner with all levels of the organization, including leadership and the public.
  • Self-starter, with abilities to multi-task, prioritize effectively, and integrate with the broader HR team in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Must be professional, results driven, and able to perform duties with minimal direction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written).
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Effective negotiating skills.
  • Support diversity.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgment.
  • This job requires access to confidential and sensitive information, requiring ongoing discretion, and secure information management.

American Foods Group, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Learn more: EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact Human Resources at the location(s) where you are applying. American Foods Group, LLC will not discriminate against applicants who inquire about, disclose or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. Learn more: Pay Transparency. American Foods Group, LLC participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more: E-Verify


American Foods Group, LLC (AFG) is building a state-of-the-art beef processing operation in Warren County MO along interstate 70.

What we offer:

  • Competitive total compensation package for you and your family.
  • Excellent benefit plan.  Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Long & Short Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!

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