Overview

Job Location:
La Mirada, CA – Corporate

Current Living Spaces Employees: Please apply via your internal Workday Account.

Living Spaces is a growing home furnishing brand and  we continue to open new locations. We know in order to stay current with the times and trends, we have to perpetually update our look and selection. What has truly sustained our growth — from 1 to over 20 locations, from 100 employees to over 2,000, from a humble home furnishings store to a widely recognized and respected lifestyle brand — are the talented individuals who have taken us there. We are looking for innovative,  driven, and passionate professionals to join our team so we can reach even greater heights together.

We believe that a great team member experience leads to an even better guest experience. That is why we place a huge emphasis on building a great culture within our teams. Our ideal candidate will have natural talent: meaning, they possess the capacity and commitment, along with an openness to being coached around skills that will ensure they delight and exceed the expectations of our guests in all areas of Living Spaces business. We also believe in our team members taking ownership of their performance and how that contributes to the overall success of their role.

Position Summary ​

The Director of Talent Acquisition, reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, will develop and implement our talent acquisition strategy to support rapid and significant growth over the next several years, strengthen the talent acquisition model and programs, ensure we have employer brand programs, and manage and scale the team to deliver on current and planned hiring needs. A focus on building a recruiting and staffing model that scales with growth, including leveraging systems and tools to support a growing, geographically dispersed recruiting team is key.
We’re looking for an individual who is passionate about building teams, using data to solve problems related to scale, and working to establish a culture of high engagement and performance where individuals can do their best work. This role supports the entire organization with oversight for all levels of candidates across retail, distribution centers, transportation, call center, manufacturing and corporate.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Design, implement and deliver, in partnership with internal clients, an effective recruiting strategy to source and attract the highest caliber talent to support our company strategy, as well as current and future growth, including management of our employer brand.

  • Build strong, credible relationships with senior leaders, hiring managers, critical stakeholders and partners, operating as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert.

  • Attract, develop and retain a highly effective team of in-house recruiting professionals, in addition to identifying and maintaining relationships with agencies and retained search firms, when needed.

  • Develop and implement workforce plans, refine hiring forecasting capabilities, and establish and report on key recruiting metrics to measure team effectiveness and provide consumable metrics and actionable insights to hiring managers and leadership.

  • Evaluate and implement tools and systems necessary to build a scalable recruiting model.

  • Own, manage and optimize recruiting application in Workday, including data cleanliness & training.

  • Deploy innovative sourcing and candidate engagement tactics, including employee referrals.

  • Create and deliver an extraordinary candidate and new hire experience.

  • Own and drive our diversity and employer brand initiatives.

  • Design and implement data driven model to assess and track effectiveness of hires.

What you will bring to this role:

  • 10+ years of talent acquisition experience at world-class organizations; retail experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience managing and leading teams.
  • Exceptional people management skills. You can grow, mentor, and lead an engaged and high performing team.
  • Data-Driven Mindset. You use data to inform your point of view, drive strategy, inform decisions, and bring others along.
  • Cross-Functional Partnership. You know that partnership leads to stronger outcomes, seek regular feedback from others to inform your strategies and points of view, and strive to make those around you better.
  • Customer service orientation. You provide excellent customer service to internal clients and external partners, being responsive to needs, effectively managing expectations, and also facilitating self-sufficiency in others, where possible.
  • Humility and respect. You treat others with kindness and respect, even when making difficult decisions or having difficult conversations.
  • Flexible and versatile. You are able and willing to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to deliver results; willing to handle both routine and strategic tasks and be an agile learner taking on new responsibilities that challenge and exceed what you have previously done.

Qualifications

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) or equivalent from four-year college in Business, Human Resources, or related field preferred.  10+ years of talent acquisition experience at world-class organizations; retail experience preferred.  5+ years of experience managing and leading teams.  International experience a plus.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  Workday experience is a plus.  

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will manage the Recruiting team. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.

E-Verify

Living Spaces participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired team members are queried through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify their identity and employment eligibility.