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Talent Acquisition Partner

Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

WE ARE HIRING IN NASHVILLE, TN!  We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Talent Acquisition Partner based at our Regional Headquarters in Nashville.  The Talent Acquisition Partner owns and drives the full cycle recruitment processes including sourcing, screening, interviewing and selection of internal and external top talent that meet AkzoNobel’s business needs.  This includes entry level non-exempt and experienced technical positions in our manufacturing facilities as well as exempt senior management roles within our Regional Headquarters.   Additionally, the TA Partner will determine, through thorough screening and interviews, those candidates that meet the Hiring Manager’s requirements and will manage the candidates through the recruitment process up to the onboarding step or disposition those candidates who are not selected.   The TA Partner will be expected to identify and determine the best means, resources and methods to source top candidates based on the job description’s scope of duties and Hiring Manager recommendations as well as guide compensation discussions and coordinate with both the Human Resources Manager and the Hiring Manager to gain concurrence on base salary and other benefits such as bonus incentives, vacation variance and relocation.  

Key Accountabilities

In this role you will:

  • Support the Regional Talent Acquisition plan to ensure alignment with strategic Global objectives
  • As part of the TA Center of Excellence, leverage recruitment expertise and knowledge of AkzoNobel’s business and culture to promote our mission and values to ensure alignment with both regional and global strategy
  • Actively participate in local initiatives supporting Regional goals
  • Drive the Talent Acquisition process and ensure compliance with regional policy and procedures
  • Guide and coach Hiring Managers and Human Resources Managers on Talent Acquisition procedures and ensure adherence to the process
  • Partner with facility Hiring Managers and Human Resources to set expectations to meet the evolving Talent needs within the North American region
  • Lead discussions with Hiring Managers during employment offer negotiations to ensure alignment with Regional Compensation guidelines
  • Proactively source and build diverse talent pipelines with qualified active and passive candidates
  • Ensure candidates are provided with an excellent experience throughout the Talent Acquisition lifecycle
  • Manage ATS entries, ensuring data integrity and accuracy
  • Effectively promote AkzoNobel as an employer of choice within our markets
  • Collaborate with managers to identify and define specific new hire requirements for their departments
  • Conduct thorough preemployment screening on all candidates under consideration
  • Build diversity networks through nontraditional sources to include nonprofit workforce development, Community Outreach, University Career Center engagement, Military Recruitment and other creative methods to drive top candidates for volume recruitment
  • Meet specific quality and time-based recruitment Key Performance Indicators and metrics
  • Participate in weekly Talent Acquisition meetings to share best practices
  • Establish and maintain positive cross functional working relationships with other HR and business support functions
  • Organize and attend various career fairs and hiring events including local and virtual events to promote AkzoNobel and attract top talent
  • Participate in projects relating to process improvements and various initiatives supporting regional Talent Acquisition objectives



  • 3+ years of full cycle recruitment experience required
  • 3+ years of ATS experience required.  SAP SuccessFactors® preferred
  • Experience working with international cross functional teams preferred, but not required
  • Proven experience with indirect and direct sourcing methods
  • Intermediate knowledge of the LinkedIn and Indeed recruitment and resume sourcing platforms a plus
  • Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Title VII, FCRA and EEOC compliance regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to both senior management and production teams
  • Ability to implement successful recruitment methods in rural markets
  • Willingness and ability to easily adapt to changes in process, new information and unexpected events
  • Ability to perform all functions of the position remotely


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration preferred


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 18488 

Nearest Major Market: Nashville