Talent Acquisition Manager

Talent Acquisition Manager

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

Cretex Companies

Cretex Summary

Cretex is a diversified family of manufacturing companies serving the medical contract manufacturing market. For over a century, Cretex Companies has been expanding to new industries, investing in innovative technologies, making strategic business acquisitions, and cultivating our team. Our strong financial position and long-term perspective enables us to better serve our customers in the manufacturing and engineering services now and for years to come.  We're excited to have you join our team!

Position Summary

The Talent Acquisition Manager is responsible for developing and leading a talent acquisition organization that includes full-life cycle recruiting, sourcing, analytics, iCIMS software management, and talent branding. Additionally, this role will be responsible for sourcing strategies, cultivating relationships with schools, staffing agencies, and organizations to develop relationships and candidate pipelines.


  • Be the subject matter expert on the recruitment process for Cretex and its operating companies
  • Manage the talent acquisition software, iCIMS, implement system improvements and enhancements
  • Nurture existing viable candidates in iCIMS for potential future openings
  • Establish and optimize candidate sourcing in iCIMS
  • Identify and implement efficient, effective, and inclusive recruiting methods
  • Lead the recruitment work group and develop processes and standard work that is consistent across operating companies
  • Manage and enhance the candidate experience
  • Lead consistent candidate on-boarding process for hand-off to business units
  • Establish and maintain effective past employee reach-out program
  • Partner with marketing and operating companies to develop advertising strategies, videos, testimonials, and marketing campaigns to promote our brand
  • Manage social media platforms, LinkedIn, indeed, Glassdoor, etc.
  • Source candidates, screen resumes and select qualified candidates for the next step in the recruitment process
  • Maintain candidate pipelines, processes and procedures
  • Attend and support open house and job fairs at Cretex Facilities
  • Perform full cycle recruitment responsibilities for hourly and exempt positions
  • In partnership with Operating Companies, develop key relationships with school instructors and counselors, university groups, diversity groups, and staffing agencies
  • Manage agreements and negotiate terms with third party vendors
  • Partner with operating companies to enhance the internship program
  • Develop data driven insights and conduct quarterly business review meetings with key stakeholders to show progress on recruitment goals and key projects
  • Create training materials and deliver training to the HR team members, and operating company leaders on system processes and recruitment best practices
  • Participate in the Operational Excellence Program
  • Complete all other work duties as assigned
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • 7 years of experience in full cycle recruiting for exempt and hourly roles
  • 3 years of experience in a leadership role
  • 3 years of experience working in iCIMS applicant tracking system is required  
  • Experience developing and implementing sourcing strategies, focused on the employee or manager experience
  • Experience managing social media platforms
  • Ability to build relationships with our leaders and external stakeholders
  • Experience creating reports and dashboards; and the ability to analyze data to make recommendations and improvements
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships internally and externally
  • Strong communication, influence, persuasion, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong service orientation with business-driven mindset, sense of urgency and continual drive for process improvement
  • Knowledge of employment laws and regulations
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to travel as needed

Desirable Qualifications

  • HR Certification
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Medical device recruitment

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, family status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status as required by law.

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