Dublin, California

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The VP HR Talent Acquisition (TA) will drive the development and day to day execution of the recruitment teams for Stores, Distribution Centers, and the Corporate Office in Dublin. Works with Executive Leaders while strategically identifying and creating opportunities to work more effectively and efficiently with the business. Also, works closely with the head of Talent Acquisition for all Buying Offices.

The VP, TA partners with the business leaders to enable growth by proactively assessing needs and collaborating to develop and deliver talent acquisition solutions to meet staffing needs for one of the largest and most successful off-price business in the world. The VP, TA must be able to deliver both the quality and quantity of talent though out the 1800+ Stores, 6 Distribution Centers and throughout the Corporate support functions.


• Lead, engage, develop and retain recruiters and support staff team

• Serves as a strategic advisor to leaders on all matters related to talent acquisition strategy

• In partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, develop and execute talent acquisition programs and processes that support the company's overall strategy

• Drives organizational improvements and decision-making to constantly improve corporate talent across the global business while balancing both strategic needs and tactical goals

• Build a recruiting culture, and develop a talent pipeline, that creates candidate flow and increases business partner involvement in the recruiting process

• Partner with senior management and functional business areas to develop staffing plans and recruiting strategies, and initiatives for current and future needs

• In partnership with the HR Business Partners, define and implement strategic talent acquisition initiatives for assigned functions and support HR initiatives and vision by function

• Ensure that the recruiting needs of the functional team are met while driving hiring manager and candidate satisfaction through monthly/quarterly reviews with the business

• Demonstrated success and expertise implementing a sophisticated full-cycle Talent Acquisition strategy I Store, Distribution and Corporate environments, utilizing industry best practices and technology to drive efficiencies wherever possible. Ensure that the resulting strategy can effectively scale with the organization and continually optimize it.

• Strengthen the brand of the Talent Acquisition team by continuously delivering on expectations, and communicating successes and wins throughout the organization

• Implement a sourcing strategy contributing to pro-active talent management

• Leverages HR COE teams as relevant to support Talent Acquisition strategy

• Continually assesses the HR implications of client-driven strategic options and proactively communicates with Management

• Oversee the enterprise relocation programs and processes

• Oversee the development and execution of the recruitment processes and evaluating compliance regularly

• Supports the business / function unit's talent interests within the HR organization

• Support recruiting initiatives as needed in the areas including, but not limited to:
o Hiring Manager and candidate satisfaction
o Recruiting results and metrics
o Selection and candidate assessment
o Diversity in the candidate pool
o Utilization of preferred providers as we contract with external firms
o Fulfill service level agreements with hiring managers and business leaders
o Supervise, train and develop team members as needed

• Manage projects and programs as identified/needed


• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility

• Building Effective Teams

• Manage Conflict

• Collaboration

• Developing Talent

• Communicates Effectively

• Business Acumen


• Minimum of 10 years of recruiting for Corporate, Stores, and Distribution Center based roles preferably coupled with some search firm and/or agency experience, 5 or more years of management experience preferred

• Experience supporting the Human Resources function preferred

• Demonstrated ability to effectively and successfully manage client relationships across all levels, and provide strong consultative partnership

• Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a large and complex recruiting organization

• High learning agility and demonstrated ability to think out of the box and find innovative solutions to traditional problems by doing more than filling jobs

• Successful track record in spearheading programs that meet short- and long-term recruiting needs

• Knowledge and awareness of current Talent Acquisition trends and best practices

• Demonstrated ability to manage enterprise wide projects from end to end

• Strong influencing skills

• Strong problem solving and continuous improvement focus

• Excellent written and communication skills

• Proven organization skills; ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple tasks in an environment with competing demands

• Strong computer skills -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint a plus

• Experience with Taleo Applicant Tracking system a plus

• Knowledge of EEO, ADA, and employment laws

• Position based in our Dublin, CA headquarters

• Ability to travel as necessary


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
May also require occasional driving and/or traveling overnight for business functions or site visits.

This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.


Supervisory Responsibilities include the management of a team of full-time and contract recruiters plus administrative support.
Team includes but not limited to:

• Director, Talent Acquisition

• Manager

• Recruiters

• HR Operations Supervisor

• Recruiting Coordinators


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.


Dublin, California

Behind every bargain

Our customers love a great deal. That makes our mission simple: to provide exciting bargains, every day, in every store.

It takes an incredible team of individuals to make that possible. Whether you’re new to the workforce or an experienced professional, there’s an opportunity for you. We’re passionate, committed, collaborative, and hands-on—from our Corporate and Buying Offices to our checkouts.

So if you’re ready to be part of a Fortune 500 company that’s growing —you’re ready for a brand new opportunity at Ross Stores, Inc.

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