Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Spartanburg, SC, US

Company: Milliken and Company

At Milliken, our work begins behind the scenes often taking shape in a lab. The molecules and materials we create are transforming lives and experiences around the world. We're a global leader with over 155 years of expertise in research, design and manufacturing specializing in the textile, chemical, healthcare, and flooring industries. 

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, our eight thousand associates across 46 locations are a diverse global team of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, designers, thinkers, and problem solvers. People who come to work every day with curious minds and an unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for our customers and communitiesNamed to the World’s Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 15 consecutive years, we rally behind a common purpose: to positively impact the world for generations.





Talent Acquisition Specialist



This position is part of Milliken’s Corporate Human Resources team and is located in Spartanburg, SC, at the corporate campus. The position is assigned to one or more Business Unit(s) and is responsible for leading and managing all strategies and processes related to the sourcing, attraction, assessment, and selection of positions for the team(s). The Recruiter reports to the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion and involves close interaction with the VP of Human Resources for the division(s) they support.



  • Lead the creation and implementation of a recruiting strategy that addresses all phases of the recruiting process from hiring needs analysis to filling positions
  • Develop a sourcing strategy to attract top talent for current hiring needs and build talent pipelines for future hiring needs
  • Acquire a deep and thorough understanding of the division’s goals, hiring needs, position specifications and requirements
  • Lead the candidate experience to ensure candidates are treated professionally by all members of the recruiting team and have a positive experience throughout the recruiting process
  • Develop consultative partnerships with stakeholders – division leaders, hiring managers, HR Community, and outside sourcing contacts to facilitate high performance in recruitment delivery
  • Contribute to the full scope of key metrics and reports to improve recruiting efficacy including time to fill, quality, acceptance rates, etc.
  • Ensure quality job descriptions are developed for each position
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts regarding recruitment strategies and processes and stay current on trends and innovative practices in talent acquisition
  • Maintain responsibility for entry, maintenance, and integrity of information in our Talent Central system (and/or Applicant Tracking System)
  • Demonstrate a high level of confidentiality at all times



  • BS degree
  • 3+ years of full life-cycle recruiting experience with professional positions that range in scope from entry level to senior leadership roles
  • In-depth experience sourcing and recruiting via different avenues, including but not limited to cold-calling, internet sourcing and referral generation 
  • Attention to accuracy of detailed, confidential information
  • Self-directed with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work with and interpret recruiting related metrics and trends


The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

  • Innovative and strategic thought process
  • Oral and written communication skills with ability to influence and communicate with all levels of management
  • Customer service and satisfaction
  • Team player with ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple activities, and organize large amounts of information


Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.