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Sales Talent Acquisition Specialist

American Family Insurance

South Jordan, Utah 84095
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1st Shift
  • Employment/Recruitment
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Job Details

  • Job Profile Summary
    The Sales Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for executing recruitment processes and programs to deliver a talented and diverse sales force to meet business needs. This includes, but is not limited to, agent and agent-in-training positions. Develops and fosters consultative relationships with sales management to create and deliver effective sourcing and recruiting strategies to fill current vacancies and to help build a robust pipeline of talent. Represents the American Family brand at community outreach events and recruitment activities. Ensures an excellent candidate experience for all.
  • Primary Accountabilities
    Candidate Sourcing (35%)
    • Partners with sales management to understand and interpret sale force requirements and position needs.
    • Identifies and contacts individuals with required skills sets using a variety of tools and methods including but not limited to: internet sourcing/advertising, social media, magazine and newspaper advertising, diversity initiatives, employee referral campaigns, direct sourcing, job fairs and third party recruiters.
    • Markets the entrepreneurial opportunity of agency through a variety of mediums. Projects the American Family brand positively and consistently in messages and actions.
    • Represents American Family at community outreach events and recruitment activities (e.g., mock interviews, job fairs, college campus events).
    • Partners with Talent Sourcing Specialists to identify requirements for the candidate pipeline.
    • Identifies and tracks performance of sourcing resources and strategies and shares best-practice information within the unit.
    • Communicates with potential candidates and centers of influence on a regular basis to maintain candidate interest in American Family.
    • Researches and analyzes geographical and demographic trends specific to each operating territory. Makes recommendations and adjusts strategies based on those trends.
    • Manages a budget of dollars to be utilized for local recruiting and ensures the funds are allocated to the most beneficial programs.

    Relationship Building (25%)
    • Develops trust and credibility with sales management. Maintains a high level of confidentiality.
    • Engages in timely and appropriate communications with field management and candidates. Adjusts work schedule as necessary to accommodate business needs of customers and candidates.
    • Develops and manages relationships with vendors, colleges, community-based organizations and other external parties to build a high quality and diverse candidate pool.
    • Ensures that candidates have a positive experience during the American Family recruitment and selection process.
    • Provides back-up support to colleagues within the individual department and across all territories.
    • Provides feedback and coaching, as requested, to candidates regarding career opportunities.
    • Develops and maintains consultative relationships with sales managers to provide expertise in coaching and guidance in recruitment methods and technologies.

    Recruitment / Candidate Management (25%)
    • Manages the recruitment life cycle for all assigned requisitions. Makes the recruiting process easy to understand for candidates and managers.
    • Partners with external resources and vendors to ensure streamlined processes are in place to provide high levels of customer service to field management.
    • Develops and implements comprehensive sourcing and recruitment strategies to provide qualified and diverse candidate pools.
    • Updates requisition and candidate statuses utilizing an applicant tracking system in compliance with staffing and legal requirements.
    • Sources candidates, screens applicants, interviews, evaluates, and recommends candidates for field related positions.
    • Recommends candidate assessment tools and techniques to hiring managers.

    Project Support (10%)
    • Leads or supports staffing projects and initiatives such as selection and implementation of recruitment tools and technologies, process improvement efforts, contract negotiation, etc.
    • Leads or participate in divisional and cross-divisional committees.

    Legal Awareness and Best Practices (5%)
    • Promotes recruitment processes and practices that are legally compliant and defensible. Stays current with employment law by attending seminars, programs, and training sessions.
    • Participates in educational opportunities and networks with industry peers to identify and maintain strong awareness of recruitment best practices.


  • *We seek a talent expert who is an experienced recruiter and well networked in Salt Lake City area and has an expert understanding of the Salt Lake City and Utah job market.
    *Experienced with talent acquisition tools such as an ATS and CRM.
    *Experienced at creating comprehensive sourcing strategies that deliver results.
    *Position must be physically located in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
    *Relocation assistance is available.
    *Our policy restricts consideration of applicants needing employment sponsorship (visas) to specialty occupations. Sponsorship will not be considered for this position.
    *Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of employment and labor laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience building consultative relationships and strategic partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience in human resources, sales, or marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and monitoring programs and projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with PC software applications (Microsoft Office Suites, Internet Explorer).

Travel Requirements

  • Depending on the location, this position requires travel up to 50% of the time.

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