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Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Company: AgReliant Genetics
Location: Westfield
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


AgReliant Genetics is a leader in seed research, production, and quality focused on providing trusted seed solutions that help farmers grow.

Created July 1, 2000 as a joint venture between two of the world's largest independent seed companies, KWS and Limagrain, AgReliant Genetics is now one of the fastest growing independent seed companies in the industry, ranked as the third largest corn seed company in the U.S., and operates one of the largest research programs in North America.

At AgReliant Genetics we have a unique multi-brand strategy that gives farmers across the U.S. and in Canada access to our products, regardless of geographical location or operation size. Through our seed brands - AgriGold, LG Seeds and PRIDE Seeds - and our digital ag platform Advantage Acre, AgReliant Genetics demonstrates commitment to our vision by developing meaningful relationships, delivering valuable seed solutions, and providing an excellent customer experience.


AgReliant Genetics is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. At every level, our people are an essential part in maintaining our values and furthering our growth. We pursue individuals who demonstrate commitment, excellence, integrity, safety and innovation in their work.

At AgReliant Genetics you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value our employees' passion and believe in giving people the space to navigate challenges, invent solutions and excel in a rewarding career.

You can learn more about AgReliant Genetics and our brands at or by following @AgReliant on Facebook and Twitter.


Responsible for driving the execution of recruiting strategies to attract, assess, hire and retain top, diverse talent. Act as a subject matter expert by partnering with hiring managers, key stakeholders and HR to provide full cycle recruiting to source and interview high caliber, diverse slate of candidates and ultimately hiring exceptional talent, while also meeting the expectations of the overall business strategy. Create a positive candidate experience for every candidate, passive or active and ensure every candidate feels respected and valued throughout the hiring process. Represent the Company and position's value proposition and story in a compelling and authentic manner.


Talent Acquisition Life Cycle

  • Own, manage and drive the full lifecycle recruiting process from sourcing funnel through candidate verifications.
  • Develop positions profiles and postings that are thorough, attractive and accurate for candidates.
  • Utilize creative recruiting strategies that contribute to build an inclusive and diverse workforce.
  • Post positions on the ATS and other sites, as deemed appropriate.
  • Develops a strategic sourcing strategy for each open role to find the best candidate by understanding the business, functional dynamics, and realities of the open position to find best fit candidates.
  • Creatively and actively source passive candidates to build deep pipelines of top, diverse talent for key or strategic roles.
  • Interview candidates for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements, while gauging candidates' motivation for the position.
  • Provide candidate assessments and recommend viable candidates to hiring managers.
  • Lead offer negotiations with the candidate and initiate pre-close offers
  • Initiate verifications and references
  • Manage all candidate tracking and status updates in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
  • Manage candidate & hiring manager communications to ensure a positive experience.
  • Continuously follow & improve centralized TA processes to meet the needs of the business; maintain and support regular ATS activity and status reports.

Talent Acquisition Compliance

  • Ensure all hiring policies and procedures are adhered to and that best practice recruitment guidelines are administered throughout the recruitment process.
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding the Company, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

Talent Acquisition Partnership

  • Partner with hiring leaders & HR to develop recruitment strategies, understand position requirements, set expectations and maintain communications throughout the recruitment lifecycle process.
  • Partner closely with HR and compensation to manage the selection and offer process including offer formulation, recommendation & approval process, extension of verbal offer and offer acceptance.
  • Cultivates, develops and maintains strong partnerships with the business, candidates, team members and cross functional team members.
  • Partner with hiring managers and colleagues to manage full-cycle recruitment process, including employee referral and sourcing and diversity strategies (internally/externally, and agency and direct sourcing/networking methods)
  • Partners with their client group to determine needs for developing a pipeline of candidates for specific positions.
  • Builds strong relationships and trust - with candidates, talent acquisition team, hiring managers, functional leaders, and HR partners.
  • Provides regular communication on progress of roles to business and HR, is main point of contact for candidate throughout recruiting process and follows up and follows through on commitments.
  • Partner with business leaders to establish and manage their talent acquisition needs and deliver top talent.

Talent Acquisition Trends, Tools and Technology

  • Stay ahead of trends & market dynamics and provide meaningful data insights to business leaders & HR that help inform workforce plans.
  • Research and provide insight on competitors and peer organizations as well as participate in diversity recruiting events and activities.
  • Utilizes a variety of tools and techniques (including social media) to network and connect with candidates.
  • Utilizes and maintains ATS to create accurate reporting updates on results, KPI's, trends, etc.
  • Continuously improving the recruiting life cycle and processes for efficiency, improved experiences, and aligned with the business needs.
  • Initiate relocation process, where applicable
  • Initiate visa and immigration matters, as needed.


  • Bachelor degree required.
  • 7+ years of demonstrated success in a dynamic internal recruiting role serving all levels of the organization, entry-level to VP positions for technical and non-technical roles, which required influencing and partnership to accomplish goals
  • Proven experience partnering and building strong, productive relationships with clients, partners, and team members.
  • Experience within consultative recruiting model.
  • Experience working with applicant tracking systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing talent through social media channels.
  • Experience developing sourcing /recruiting strategies that continually feed the candidate pipeline based on market availability and existing internal candidate pool.
  • Experience navigating negotiations involving competitive offers and equity.
  • Deep analytic skills with the ability to create measure and report on workflow and metrics internal partners.
  • Strong understanding of immigration and mobility practices
  • Experience hiring in Canada, preferred.


  • Very high EQ, empathy and self-awareness. It is not about you, it is about the team, the company and the clients and customers that we aim to please and provide a five-star experience.
  • Expertise in business focus area, staying abreast of both internal business and external competitive market.
  • Strong and proven networking ability, continuously generating and driving a healthy and talented pipeline of candidates through a variety of channels.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Self-motivated, driven, go-getter mentality.
  • Self-sufficient and able to work independently in an ambiguous environment.
  • Must be able to manage conflicting priorities, while being extremely adaptable, agile and flexible.
  • Highly detail oriented, ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadline-oriented projects is essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, highly organized with a focus on delivering business results,
  • Skilled in negotiation, judgment, decision-making and the ability to influence,
  • Takes initiative, is pro-active with strong follow through and client service,


  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs (if applicable)
  • Ability to travel up to 10 %
  • Must have valid driver's license and meet MVR Requirements

Keywords: AgReliant Genetics, Fishers , Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Other , Westfield, Indiana

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