Talent Acquisition Manager


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90045

Job Type:  Human Resources

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



At Aspire Bakeries, we believe our greatest strength lies in our people and the culture we nurture, rooted in our Core Values. As we strive to be the best all-around bakery experts, we empower every team member, fostering open, collaborative communication and the exchange of diverse ideas. We are seeking a high-energy individual who thrives on the "hunt" for top talent, bringing passion and dedication to our dynamic team.


Key Accountabilities:

The Talent Acquisition Manager provides leadership and execution for corporate; intern and co-op needs and develops talent pipelines. This role will partner with hiring managers, HR Business Partners on recruiting, sourcing, talent selection, and hiring of diverse new talent across the company within the scope of OFCCP regulations. The Manager will develop and implement strategies to streamline the recruitment processes and increase recruiting efficiency, as well as managing the execution of the sourcing and recruitment process.



  • Proactively identify and source top talent through various channels including social media, networking events, job boards, and referrals.
  • Conducts initial candidate assessment and screenings to ensure a strong match with the job requirements.
  • Develop and execute effective sourcing strategies to build a solid talent pipeline for current and future open roles within the organization.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers and Human Resource Business Partners to enhance and execute a strategic recruiting plan, ensuring alignment within the organization focusing on attracting and hiring a diverse and talented group of people.
  • Guide and advise hiring managers on recruiting, sourcing, and screening processes, consults on hiring decisions and offers to candidates.
  • Engage managers with hiring and employment data around candidate pipeline availability, market compensation trends, sourcing, interview, and selection tools.
  • Develop a recruitment strategy focused on job posting optimization, recruiting marketing development, digital and non-digital social media marketing, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning.
  • Conduct preliminary interviews with candidates to gauge interest, role and culture fit, and salary requirements.
  • Maintain clear and up-to-date documentation of recruitment activity within the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for management reference or ad hoc reporting.
  • Create an exceptional experience for all candidates by maintaining relationships and communicating regularly.
  • Partner with HR and business leaders to support workforce planning efforts in identifying future talent needs.
  • Develop a strategy to drive improvement of the candidate experience and manage candidate communities.
  • Act as a culture champion helping build upon our existing culture and crate an engaging talent attraction experience for all potential candidates.


  • An Associate or Bachelor's degree is required.
  • At least 5 years of experience in strategic talent acquisition role is required. Experience in the food manufacturing or CPG industry is preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, including requirements for federal contractors (e.g., OFCCP compliance).
  • Proven sourcing expertise including knowledge and practical experience with recruitment tools including applicant tracking system(s), LinkedIn, and other social media platforms.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with a proven record of collaboration cross-functionally.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, and time management skills with a consistent record of delivering results.
  • Adaptable and flexible with the ability to work well under pressure and in challenging situations.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, SuccessFactors, LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed Smart Sourcing is preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable ploicies and federal, state, logal and provincial employment laws and regulations.

Salary Range: $80,000 - $119,000

This is a hybrid role with 3 days in the office. 


Aspire Bakeries LLC values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. The final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to location, shift, education, skill, and experience within the job or the industry. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed In this specific job description. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.


Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.