Ocean Mist Farms

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Talent Manager
  2. Location: Castroville, CA
  3. Number: 9483
  4. Post Date: 2/23/2017
Job description


The Talent Manager is responsible for creating and managing strategies that enhance Ocean Mist Farm’s capabilities to attract and retain a talented, diverse and engaged workforce. This position will lead organizational development and training activities and partner with other HR team members and business leaders to effectively on-board, develop, and mobilize talent to support our strategic business needs. The Manager will play a key role in our ongoing efforts to make Ocean Mist Farms an employer of choice. This position reports to the Director of Human Resources and has one direct report.


  • Effectively manages and actively supports all talent initiatives to enable enhanced retention, growth and engagement of talent.
  • Manages the recruitment and hiring process for the organization.
  • Consults with hiring manager and develops recruitment strategies for open positions. Manages the timely preparation and posting of job openings on various job boards, pre-screening and interviewing of candidates, background/reference checks, and post-offer drug screening.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable employment-related federal and state statutory requirements regarding our overall talent management processes and practices.
  • Develops, plans and conducts new employee onboarding and orientation programs.
  • Supports the development and execution of a comprehensive training, coachingand leadership development program. This includes facilitating and/or providing training to our workforce.
  • Conducts needs analysis, identifies key skills, specialty skills and proposes training needs accordingly.
  • Promotes Ocean Mist Farm’s recruitment brand through social media efforts, community business events and college recruiting efforts.
  • Conducts job evaluations and updates job descriptions.
  • Successfully manages college/university recruitment and summer internship programs.
  • Effectively utilizes ADP’s Analytics module to track and report on talent activity that is relevant to our managers and business.
  • Participates in various compensation surveys relevant to our organization and industry.
  • Leverages external market data thorough analysis and makes recommendations to compensation and overall total rewards programs.
  • Manages anniversary award program and educational assistance programs.
  • Assists in maintaining HRIS data regarding talent acquisition, training and development and performance management.
  • Provides innovative techniques to automate manual systems within the HR function that are aimed at increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Leads and participates in cross-functional HR projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources or related field highly preferred. PHR or SPHR certification desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in the above areas of responsibility. Minimum of 3 years talent acquisition full-cycle experience.
  • Broad generalist knowledge of human resource management principles, practices and procedures desired.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent analytical, planning and process development skills, strong business judgment and a high level of initiative.
  • Ability to foster strong internal relationships with hiring managers and employees.
  • A high degree of integrity, unwavering commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Must be highly dependable, approachable, and a team player with an orientation toward providing excellent customer service.
  • Highly experienced and very comfortable with MS Office Suite particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint. HRIS experience in ADP Workforce Now or similar system is a plus.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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