Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition (Non-Tech) at Whole Foods Market

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A career at Whole Foods Market is more than the work you do; It’s about your impact within your community, your personal growth, and the impact you will have on a world landscape. Our purpose is to nourish people and the planet. We're a purpose-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. Quality is a state of mind at Whole Foods Market. From our impactful foundations to our legendary quality standards, you'll be on the frontlines of inspiring positive change and growth. We’re more than a grocery store. What starts here changes the world…for the better. Whether it’s planting school gardens, providing access to fresh and healthy food to people living within food deserts, or empowering home-business owners in developing countries through microcredit loans, working with us means you are making a difference within your community and beyond.
We’re looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition leader to join our growing team in Austin; A game-changer and out-of-the-box thinker who can operate strategically and thoughtfully to uphold, inspire and lead a best-in-class non-tech Talent Acquisition team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the development and implementation of modern and comprehensive full-cycle recruitment strategies; Strategies that are customized and effectively executed to drive positive hiring results for our Global offices
  • Inspiring and leading with empathy, while developing a highly cohesive and high-performing team that is customer-obsessed
  • Effectively partnering with key stakeholder, including Sr. Leadership to understand the Team Member landscape and internal workforce capabilities; Build customized strategies and diverse candidate-pipeline opportunities for anticipated needs as well as identify/resolve areas of potential risk
  • Leveraging recruiting metrics, insights and reporting to drive positive change by enhancing our recruitment processes and/or strategies
  • Seeking out recruiting trends and understanding the competitive landscape; Address and/or create opportunities were necessary
  • Providing thought leadership and guidance on technology, tools and resources utilized to create a simple and intuitive candidate/ hiring leader experience; Ensuring that recruiting tools are effective, optimized and widely adopted
  • Engaging with Recruitment Marketing to develop complementary strategies that enhance recruiting initiatives


  • Influences and establishes trust and credibility with stakeholders in the interest of hiring and developing the best 
  • Practices win-win partnerships
  • Manges risk, opportunities, and gaps in recruiting strategies, programs, and processes
  • Strong leadership, and team building skills with the ability to balance tactical and strategic responsibilities
  • Excellent communication, presentation, analytical, and persuasion skillsAbility to make decisions autonomously and anticipate future needs in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment 


  • BA/BS degree and 6-8 years of recent and relevant experience 
  • 3+ years of leading a Talent Acquisition team of Recruiters
  • Previous experience in building recruiting strategies with DE&I at the forefront; Comfortable and agile with leading through change and at times, ambiguity
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory factors governing and impacting recruiting/HR practices
  • Familiar with industry and diversity associations or other sources that may yield talent
  • Demonstrated success in identifying and developing high performing teams through guidance, coaching and performance
  • Proven experience negotiating contracts/partnering with agencies for contingent workers and direct hires
  • Previous experience leading a campus and internship recruiting initiatives
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; A team leader who can positively and productively impact strategic and tactical initiatives while developing and leading by example
  • Appreciation of the Core Values, mission, and higher purpose of Whole Foods Market

Bring your whole self to work. At Whole Foods Market we value the health and wellbeing of every Team Member and their families. That’s why we’re committed to offering comprehensive, customizable and cost-effective medical, dental and wellness benefits as well as competitive compensation, store discounts and retirement plans.

At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

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