Recruiting Coordinator
Talent Management Director

Recruiting Manager

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

Dessert Holdings


Dessert Holdings (DH) is North America’s Premium Dessert Company, recognized for providing our Retail and Foodservice customers with chef-inspired innovative desserts made with real ingredients and premium quality.  Dessert Holdings headquarters is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is an umbrella organization of four premium dessert company brands: Steven Charles® is known for culinary innovation with locations in Aurora, CO and Pembroke NC.  The Original Cakerie® is a known for its passion and visually stunning creation with locations in Vancouver, BC and London, Ontario Canada.  Lawler’s® Desserts is known for its signature high-profile desserts in the foodservice channel based in Humble, TX, and the Atlanta Cheesecake Company is known for its high-quality retail ready portfolio based in Kennesaw, GA.  Together, the companies serve over over 250 customers in North America, with approximately $1 billion in revenue and 3,400 people.  Dessert Holdings is a portfolio company of Bain Capital, a private equity firm that focuses on high growth businesses.


Dessert Holdings is looking for a Recruiting Manager to join our growing team at the headquarters location in St Paul, Minnesota.  This is a key role in supporting and fostering the growth of the premium dessert manufacturing company, and helping to build repeatable and sustainable processes and practices within the recruiting function. We’re looking for an eager Recruiting professional that will drive operational excellence, and act as an advocate for continued business performance and growth.


  • Manage full life cycle recruitment process for all salaried roles within the organization.  Support the process for all roles, including hourly production. (post jobs, source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.).
  • Serve as a business partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result in client satisfaction. Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring community to have influence and impact the recruiting process and hiring.
  • Create and maintain an inclusive environment to attract and create a competitive advantage.
  • Own recruiting tools and systems, offering enhancements to existing systems and recommendations to future tools that drive impact to talent acquisition.
  • Develop appropriate marketing strategies, define roles and responsibilities of hiring team, and develop service-level agreements to ensure an effective and efficient recruitment lifecycle while minimizing cost-per-hires.
  • Work closely with the HRIS Analyst to collect and coordinate aggregate data for talent pool and translate those data into insights through data analysis that drives deliberate action plans at the appropriate levels.
  • Develop and implement creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates.
  • Lead the development of an internship program that can support the growth of future leaders within Dessert Holdings.  Maintain this program and support the ongoing activities to ensure a positive experience.
  • Build talent pipelines for current and future job openings, both salaried and hourly positions.
  • Prepare and review our annual recruitment budget
  • Oversee all stages of candidate experience (including application, interviews and communication).
  • Participate in and host recruitment events to drive awareness of our company


  • Business Acumen: An in-depth knowledge of business and its intricacies and the ability to communicate cohesively in business terms. Demonstrated an effective level of business literacy.
  • Planning and Organizing: Proactive and takes initiative to get work done; exemplary administrative skills and strong attention to detail, including ability to prioritize, multi-task, organize and manage projects through to completion; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently
  • Quality:  A strong desire to deliver excellence. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; interpersonal and organizational skills; maintains confidentiality of employee and organizational information.
  • Strategic Thinking: A focus on delivering outcomes to meet and anticipate current and future needs.  Approaches challenges with a solutions-mind and thinks creatively to keep moving forward.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in Talent Acquisition or HR. Master’s or other post-graduate degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related fields a plus
  • Minimum 7 years full-cycle talent acquisition and recruiting operations experience
  • Recent experience recruiting in multiple discipline areas and levels, including hiring exempt and leadership positions required.
  • Experience in all areas of sourcing such as the internet, social media, networking, employee referrals, job postings, as well as conducting open houses and virtual job fairs.
  • Experience in working with applicant tracking systems and affirmative action plan requirements.
  • Experience supporting multiple locations, global recruiting experience is a plus.
  • Experience in a high performing HR culture.

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