Talent Acquisition Specialist - Sales in Northlake, IL at Empire Today

Date Posted: 8/8/2020

Opportunity Snapshot

Opportunity Description


Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for more 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out. With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.  

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

Business Area

Empire Today’s Human Resources department is a critical component to meeting our business needs through managing our most valuable resources – our employees.  The essential functions of the department include recruiting, safety, employee relations, compensation, benefits, compliance, and training and development.


The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for sourcing, screening, and on-boarding Independent Installer Subcontractors and Sales Representatives to service our customers.  

  • Develop a network by identifying successful independent installer subcontractor businesses and sales contractors within an assigned territory.
  • Develops a profile of prospective installer subcontractor businesses and sales contractors within an assigned territory.
  • Assesses competitors by analyzing and summarizing competitor information and trends; identifying opportunities.
  • Pre-qualify/interview, sell value proposition, and manage the talent acquisition process.
  • Evaluates talent acquisition techniques by determining the effectiveness of each recruitment technique used by the Installation team, Field Recruitment team, and Local Market.
  • Develop partnering relationships with local market and field recruiters to maximize. recruitment efforts and develop sourcing strategies.
  • Maintains recruiting operations by following policies and procedures.
  • Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes.
  • Accomplishes department and organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different request; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of recruiting or inside sales experience and/or combination of soliciting independent businesses that provide services including installation subcontractors.
  • Multi-discipline talent acquisition approach able to broadly interact with and sell both sales opportunities as well as installation subcontracting opportunities to applicable candidates
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proven success in recruiting contractors preferably in home improvement, retail, or construction environment.
  • Knowledge of Home Improvement Industry is highly desired
  • Proven success in recruiting contractors preferably in home improvement, retail, or construction environment.
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Ability to cope with pressure and multitask.


Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family’s health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance – Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program – A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • A premium 401K Investment Plan
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks – An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires. 

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

By Submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Empire Today to transmit and store your information in the Empire Today group companies’ worldwide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.