• Manager – Talent Acquisition, Learfield Corporate

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  • Overview

    An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. We manage the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic department’s at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies. Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, and have fun."


    We are actively seeking candidates for the position of Manager-Talent Acquisition based out of the Learfield Corporate office in Plano, TX. This person will report to the Sr. Director-Talent Acquisition and be responsible for managing all sales staffing initiatives for the Western Region of our Multi-Media Rights business.  This individual will identify, interview, evaluate and hire General Manager candidates and high quality sales candidates while advancing the Learfield brand across numerous markets and professional communities. This role will also assist in guiding hiring managers and candidates through the Learfield selection process. This individual will build and maintain excellent relations with EVP's. SVP's, VP's, direct hiring managers and candidates. Successful candidates must be able to proactively develop and nurture passive talent pools in order to execute the near and long-term recruiting vision at Learfield. If you’re interested in combining your passion for talent acquisition and love of sports, we want to speak with you!


    • Partner with hiring managers to develop and execute recruiting strategies for the designated role and market
    • Execute sourcing strategies by identifying passive and active potential candidates through the use of Boolean searches, LinkedIn, user groups, professional and social networking, candidate referrals, web sourcing and ATS searches.
    • Partner with business leaders and our Manager, Talent Pipelines to define and generate highly specialized candidate pipelines. 
    • Develop a thorough knowledge of Learfield’s business and culture in order to help candidates fully comprehend and embrace the career opportunity
    • Influence key stakeholders via recommendations based on data/analytics, market knowledge, and labor trends to driving hiring decision.
    • Accurately and successfully articulate why Learfield is a leading “Employer of Choice” to all active and passive candidates
    • Interview and assess all candidates presented to hiring manager, which may include face to face, phone and behavioral based interviewing techniques
    • Prepare candidate write ups on each candidate prior to submitting to the hiring manager
    • Organize and lead the post interview debrief/consensus session with interview teams.
    • Advise hiring managers on candidate compensation and collaborate to extend offers
    • Maintain up to date and accurate data integrity in ATS (iCIMS).
    • Lead and/or participate HR and TA projects to drive business function capabilities across the enterprise.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, Communications, Marketing, or related discipline
    • 7+ years of experience in the executive search or corporate TA space, preferably recruiting sales and/or sports positions across multiple geographies
    • Strong advisory focus on providing an exceptional customer and candidate experience
    • Superior time management, organization and prioritization skills
    • Exceptional problem solving and decision making skills; independent thinker and operator
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong executive interfacing and influencing skills
    • Must demonstrate a high level of passion and tenacity to engage in the war for talent
    • Results driven and thrives working in a collaborative work environment
    • Experience building and fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders
    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
    • Strong recruiting systems knowledge, specifically in the areas of job board distribution, ATS/CRM optimization, and metrics design and reporting
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


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