Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. A passionate team of more than 6,000 employees works together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the industry for more than 100 years.

Sr. Corporate Recruiter

Job Location: ​Chicago​

Want to make an impact?

Acquiring top talent is paramount to meet Ferrara’s growth objectives, so you’ll have an immediate and long term impact on the success of the organization as a member of the Talent Acquisition team.  You’ll match the company’s ambition with your agility to work across business functions as needed and communicate with multiple hiring managers from our corporate locations.  If you are looking to act as a true advisor to the business and are committed to delivering results with a can-do spirit, you’ll get in return a really fun, ambitious, and entrepreneurial culture.  This position will report to the Sr. Director – Talent Acquisition and be based at our headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Ways you will make a difference

  • Build sustainable talent pipelines of top talent with a variety of resources and techniques
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition leadership to understand staffing needs and develop sourcing strategies to meet those needs
  • Collaborate with business managers in order to define candidate profiles
  • Use traditional and innovative sourcing methodologies to identify and attract passive candidates through self-introduction, active candidate engagement, relationship building and selling Ferrara as an employer of choice
  • Generate qualified candidates through cost-effective recruiting methods such as leveraging networks, sourcing passive candidates and utilizing the employee referral program
  • Source, recruit, screen, interview, and recommend external and/or internal candidates for all level jobs, including entry level, experienced professional/technical, support staff and hourly, and people leaders
  • Ensure presentation of diverse candidate slates for consideration and encourages strategic approaches for incorporating diversity in the search process 
  • Effectively create and manage a great experience for every candidate; from the first contact, through the interview and selection process
  • Participate in maintaining and monitoring vendor relationships and make vendor recommendations
  • Leverage SuccessFactors as the system of record
  • Demonstrate the Company’s core values and act as a brand ambassador

Skills that will make you successful

  • Solid knowledge of HR policies and practices, all areas of recruiting and of employment laws and regulations
  • Solid knowledge of the organization's practices and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and consulting skills. Ability to partner with senior level management and consult them on all aspects of the recruitment process
  • Ability to deal with and resolve ambiguous, confidential and sensitive situations and issues 
  • Planning & Organization- Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strategic orientation and effective problem solving skills
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding expectations in a results measured environment
  • Past experience building a strong professional network that can be leveraged during the recruitment process
  • Technical knowledge of cutting-edge recruiting techniques 

Experiences that will support your success

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 4 - 6 years of sourcing, recruiting and/or campus experience in either a corporate, manufacturing/distribution, or agency setting. A combination of corporate and agency experience preferred.
  • General ATS system experience

Our diverse portfolio of nearly 35 brands includes SweeTARTS®, Trolli®, BRACH'S®, Black Forest® and NERDS®, along with iconic favorites like Lemonhead®, Red Hots® and Now and Later®. Ferrara also manages the Keebler® and Famous Amos® businesses for The Ferrero Group.  Headquartered in Chicago, Ferrara has an operational network of 20 locations in North America that includes manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities. Learn more at www.ferrarausa.com.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.