Talent Acquisition Partner


Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

Land O’Lakes

Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.

You'll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.

Recruiter- Ag Business

We are hiring a Recruiter to join our Ag Business Recruitment team (ABR) to act as the primary recruiting partner for our member owners (co-ops) and dealers.  Working closely with the Sr. Manager – Talent Acquisition, internal services partners and key owner management, the Ag Business Recruiter will help lead strategy to develop an effective recruiting & pipeline strategy to hire top talent into respective owners within the Land O'Lakes member (co-op/dealer) system.  In this role, you will be responsible for full cycle recruiting, partnering with owners on recruiting & talent needs and driving their region’s college recruiting strategy and programming. 

Responsibilities include:

50% - Business Development & Full Cycle Recruiting

  • Develop & drive regional business plan to aid in the sourcing, screening and hiring of talent for Land O’Lakes’ cooperative owners

  • Activities include: candidate sourcing & screening, owner visits, CRM tracking, business development activities, building internal Land O’Lakes relationships and candidate pipeline development

35% - College Recruiting Activities

  • Promoting the owner college placement program & understanding the respective college recruiting needs of our owners

  • Planning & executing the college relations on campus strategy for the East & Midwest ABR regions; align regional goals with broader College Relations team strategy

  • Planning and execution of their regional summer intern program – includes trainings, wrap up presentations & other program needs as requested by owners

10% - Phenom (CRM) Engagement & Usage

  • Create sourcing and recruiting strategies through Land O’Lakes’ CRM platform, Phenom People

  • Develop passive and active candidate engagement through system tools

5% - Other Talent Acquisition/HR Projects

  • Partner internally on larger strategic projects related to Talent Acquisition and it’s talent channels

Travel to college campuses across the country is required as well as travel for conferences, internal Land O'Lakes events, owner visits/events and other activities as needed.  Travel, when allowed by safety guidelines, will be approximately 15-20% with seasonal increases in the fall and spring on campus recruiting seasons.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Agriculture or related degree

  • 3+ years of HR/recruiting experience, with 2 years full cycle recruiting experience required

  • Interest in agriculture and the cooperative business structure

  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining a high level of customer service

  • Ability to take ambiguous situations and make sound decisions that will benefit the overall Ag Business Recruitment team

  • Strong MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) skills are required.

  • ATS & CRM system experience is a strongly preferred

Required Competencies:

  • A positive and self-directed attitude

  • Must possess strong networking skills with candidates and hiring managers

  • Must be flexible, resilient and have the ability to adapt to changes in process

  • Strong customer service mindset and approaches work with relationship first mentality

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Prior Recruitment and placement experience in agriculture strongly desire

  • Prior recruiting agency or sales experience a plus

  • College recruiting experienced a plus

Qualified candidates who are outside of the MSP market will be considered.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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