Golden State Foods

Talent Acquisition Associate - KanPak - Ark City

Location US-KS-Arkansas City
Job ID
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KanPak®, a golden state foods company, is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of the very best beverage, yogurt and dessert solutions. Aseptic technology is at the heart of many products we create, allowing all KanPak® products to ship and store without refrigeration for up to 12 months, but it’s our state-of-the-art beverage manufacturing capabilities and exceptional customer service that really set us apart from competitors.  
Coffee beverages, creamers, yogurt, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages – no matter what kind of product you’re looking for, we can deliver. Our aseptic processing and packaging makes our solutions more convenient, efficient and environmentally friendly.
We are seeking an energetic, skilled Talent Acquisition Associate in Arkansas City, Kansas. 


The Talent Acquisition Associate is responsible for supporting various facets of recruiting success for the hourly workforce throughout the respective division(s). This will be achieved through employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources, building exceptional partnerships with internal customers and external sources, and contributing to the development of innovative and efficient recruiting ideas and processes.





  • Supports recruiting and onboarding success by posting and managing requisitions within an ATS, advertising job openings, reviewing and screening resumes, scheduling interviews, managing pre-hire and orientation activities, and ensuring a positive candidate experience
  • Assists with New Hire Orientations and partners with department leaders to ensure a successful onboarding experience. This includes ensuring buddy assignments, supervisor engagement from first day and beyond, team meet and greets and more.
  • Closely partners with HR to adhere to union posting guidelines
  • Supports business operations and goals to ensure the division is continually fully staffed for current and future needs
  • Assists in the administration of pre-boarding items including background checks, drug screens, physicals, pre-boarding documents etc. and ensures all items are completed in a timely manner
  • Contributes to building applicant sources by researching and contacting and partnering with community services, colleges, employment agencies, external recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; maintaining rapport.
  • Partakes in various job fairs and staffing events (virtual and in-person)
  • Determines applicant qualifications by reviewing resumes and job requirements
  • Coordinates evaluations, assessments, and testing for candidates
  • Contributes to a positive candidate experience with follow-up correspondence to candidates on recruiting status via phone and email
  • Contributes to the development and/or enhancement of  recruiting processes by identifying opportunities, proposing creative ideas and implementing solutions
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Responsible for facilitating and aiding recruiting process development and success for salaried roles as needed throughout respective regions and divisions.
  • Arranges management interviews by coordinating schedules; arranges travel, lodging, and meals; escorting applicant to interviews; arranging community tours as required.
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.


Performance Categories

  • Division is nearly/fully staffed at all times
  • Newly hired associates have an exceptional onboarding experience
  • Operational leaders are kept abreast of recruiting activity 
  • Productivity/quality standards: accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness
  • Recruitment and retention of workforce to meet GSF’s staffing needs
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Internal customer satisfaction as well as positive candidate experience



High School diploma or GED required

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university



1 to 2 years of relevant work experience in a high volume recruiting environment


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Full life cycle recruiting (B)
  • High volume, hourly workforce recruiting (B)
  • Regulations with the DOL, EEOC and OFCCP. (B)
  • Strong communicator with the ability to influence and persuade across all levels of the organization, exercising a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, poise, tact and diplomacy to accomplish objectives. (J)
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines. (J)
  • Proven ability to conduct different types of interviews (structured, competency based, stress etc.) (J)
  • Hands on experience with various selection processes (phone interviewing, reference check etc.) (B)
  • Familiarity with HR databases, applicant tracking systems (B)
  • Strong decision making skills (J)
  • Employment 


Skill and ability to:

  • Communicate consistently and effectively across various teams and levels within the company
  • Be exceptionally self-motivated, independent and productive
  • Provide a high level of customer service to our internal customers
  • Build excellent rapport with leaders throughout the company
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed

KanPak, LLC encourages diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

Applicants only; No Recruiters please.

KanPak, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. KanPak will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.


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