Lead Talent Acquisition Specialist

Date:  Mar 27, 2024

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

About Our Company

General Position Summary

The Lids Lead Talent Acquisition Specialist plays an instrumental role on the Talent Acquisition team based out of the Lids Corporate Office in Indianapolis. The primary responsibilities of this role include leading our team of retail recruiters, analyzing and reporting recruiting data, and working to maintain a pipeline of viable candidates using an efficient and quality-driven process.  This position will partner with our District Sales Managers to create and execute strategic and creative recruiting strategies to attract and hire top-tier retail talent.  This role embodies our "Have Fun, Sell Hats" culture and represents the company in attracting the right talent to grow our business.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage, own, and execute the strategic, full-cycle Talent Acquisition process for retail management positions.
  • Overseeing the partnership and recruiting efforts with the District Sales Managers.
  • Conduct complete cycle retail recruitment activities, including sourcing candidates, posting positions, and screening talent.
  • Maintain an active candidate pipeline in the applicant tracking system (ATS) and a passive pipeline in our sourcing technologies (LinkedIn, Indeed), ensuring data integrity and accuracy across all platforms.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement within the store's recruitment space, including trends affecting retail recruitment and local candidate engagement.
  • Establish strong relationships with hiring managers to understand and gain in-depth knowledge of applicable jobs, the business, and recruitment needs.

Additional Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maximize opportunities with social media and LinkedIn.
  • Partner with TA Manager to provide HR and business leaders with relevant recruitment metrics and analytics.
  • Increase the effectiveness of field succession planning for store management roles.
  • Ensure adherence to all legal compliance requirements in all recruiting and hiring processes.

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 2-4 years of high-volume retail recruiting experience.
  • Ability to effectively present detailed information that can be easily understood and acted upon by non-subject matter experts (SMEs).
  • Strong customer-service mindset, ability to prioritize multiple initiatives, and desire to deliver end-to-end solutions.
  • Prior experience in Process Analysis and Improvement to identify inefficiencies and areas of improvement.
  • Excellent technical skills; in-depth knowledge of general Microsoft applications; familiarity with best practices in social networking; ability to leverage technology to attract candidates and drive effective and efficient operations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must handle highly sensitive information with absolute confidentiality and professionalism.

Preferred Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to work independently and feel comfortable initiating interaction with hiring managers of all levels.
  • Must have a strong customer focus, build relationships, and establish trust and respect at all levels of the organization effectively and quickly.
  • Ability to influence others and gain consensus.
  • Occasional travel.
  • Experience utilizing Applicant Tracking System (ATS), specifically SAP (SuccessFactors).
  • Demonstrated experience with online recruiting resources (LinkedIn, Indeed, Handshake).


Reports To

Manager of Talent Acquisition

EEO Statement:
Hat World, Inc., Lids Holdings, Inc., dba Lids and subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. Hat World, Inc., prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. Hat World, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

Notice to Applicants:
In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.

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Applicants who require accessibility assistance to submit an employment application, please email us at onboardingsupport@lids.com. A member of our Talent team will respond as soon as reasonably possible. This email address and is only for individuals seeking accommodation when applying for a career at Lids.

Req ID: 17688 

Location: Corporate Office 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis