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Talent Acquisition Partner Print

Posted by: POET

Posted date: 2022-Aug-11

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Job Details
Job Title Talent Acquisition Partner
Company POET
Location Sioux Falls, SD
Closing Date 2022-Oct-31
Job Description And Requirements


At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol and leader in bio-based products in the world. POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including;

• Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Program
• Competitive pay, including night-shift premium pay for qualifying positions
• Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Value Share Incentive Bonuses
• Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution
• Paid Parental Leave
• A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually. We support health freedoms and personal choices.
• Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
• 401K with company match
• Paid time off and paid holidays
• Tuition reimbursement
• Excellent work-life balance with a 'family-first' culture
• Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements
• Discounted home and auto insurance


Our Talent Acquisition Partners are at the front-lines of POET’s talent management journey—understanding POET’s needs while seeking out, engaging, and attracting top talent in the industry to help us change the world.  Our company continues to grow in size and complexity while also advancing technologically. 


This role will partner with our current team of world class Talent Acquisition Partners and our local bioprocessing teams.  This role is responsible for full life cycle recruiting activities, managing key talent acquisition programs and technology and most importantly managing the candidate experience from attracting and engaging talent through pre-boarding.


The ideal individual for this role will have a high drive and sense of urgency, excellent communication skills, and a passion for talent recruitment in the biofuels industry.



Own full-cycle recruiting; focusing on partnering with hiring supervisors to define recruitment strategies, assess external/internal candidates against business needs, and apply interviewing techniques to assess for culture fit and knowledge.
Coach and influence hiring managers to make effective hiring decisions and maintaining a high level of communication.
Gather, analyze, and present information related to the supply/demand of talent, the labor market and compensation hiring trends, new sourcing avenues, and other relevant market data to help influence effective results. Track, create, and analyze internal metrics on key recruitment processes.
Build, communicate and execute effective sourcing strategies and use research techniques such as direct sourcing, data mining, and networking to identify and attract quality candidates both internally and externally.
Manage the candidate engagement, while providing a positive experience and maintaining responsive communication, showcasing POET as the preferred employer to our candidates throughout the recruiting process.
Adhere to and provide guidance on internal/external employment laws, regulations, compliance standards, and HR policies and procedures related to maintaining compliance throughout the selection process.
Collaboration amongst our People and Culture team and business partners to understand the organizations talent strategy position, identify gaps, and build short and long-term recruiting strategies/initiatives.
Utilize POET’s ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to the company's advantage, create and manage job requisitions, and assist with upgrades or new module implementations.
Create and maintain job descriptions, written in an appealing format to attract top candidates.
Manage POET’s pre-employment background check and pre-employment testing process to ensure compliance, consistency and efficiency.
Advise hiring managers on POET’s relocation and mobility program including housing resources, relocation vendors, and team member experience to ensure POET’s program is competitive and supports the goal of attracting top talent.
Partner closely with the Talent Scout and key stakeholders to support proactive recruitment initiatives which may include; attending career fairs, networking events, posting job advertisements, sourcing candidates, coordinating informational interviews, researching recruitment trends, etc.


Bachelor’s Degree required; preferably in the area of Human Resources, Psychology, or Business. Consideration will be given to candidates with a H.S. Diploma or Equivalent if the experience requirements are met.
3+ years of full life cycle recruitment experience is required, displaying a deep understanding of the recruitment function.
Demonstrated ability to connect with people in the skilled trades field.
Experience with relationship management, especially building and maintaining effective strategic partnerships with internal customers.
Experience building, communicating, and executing recruiting strategies that attract the best talent for the job.
Proficient computer skills – MS Office, social media, ATS systems (iCIMS is a plus), and relevant job boards (Indeed and LinkedIn are a plus).

Recruiting experience in manufacturing operations and skilled trades roles is strongly preferred (24/7/365 operations).
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification preferred.


At POET we believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.


Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s our code.
This position is largely self-directed and requires a thorough understanding of company policy, procedures, and values. Team members will be required to adhere to all safety requirements at all times and in all work environments. This position operates in office environment.
Travel, with some overnight stays, is required. It likely averages 10-20% of your time.

Application Instructions

Apply online today!


Contact me with questions. 

Thanks for your interest in the renewable energy industry!
Wendy Alexander, PHR, SHRM-CP
Talent Scout at POET
Connect with me on LinkedIn:
[email protected]