Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner (Remote - Greater Portland Metro Area)

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Job Description

This is a remote role - must be an OR or WA resident and local to Greater Portland Metro Area.

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Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner to join the Benchmade Knife Company team. The Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner is responsible for owning and leading the full-cycle recruitment process to ensure Benchmade attracts, hires, develops and retains a talented workforce in support of the company's growth and performance goals. The Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner works collaboratively with both the hiring managers and the greater HR team to drive results that are aligned with the strategic priorities and initiatives of the company. This role maintains adherence to the Benchmade Recruitment Strategy and Process, champions and incorporates our DEI initiatives into all recruitment efforts, and ensures compliance with all federal and state hiring laws. The Talent Acquisition Partner provides the first impression of Benchmade to our candidates and exemplifies our culture of both respect and high performance.

The Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner works collaboratively with the Talent Acquisition Manager to keep a pulse on the local employment market to inform employment trends, best practices, and branding opportunities to help market Benchmade as an Employer of Choice in our industry. This role will help lead and provide guidance to the other members on the Talent Acquisition team.

Own the full cycle recruitment process, included but not limited to:Posting job descriptions to internal and external websites

Sourcing qualified passive candidates

Initial phone screening

Coordinating and scheduling interviews with selected candidates

Coordinating and scheduling post-interview debriefing meetings with interview team

Offer delivery process

Ensure company-wide compliance with Benchmade's Recruitment Strategy as well as local/state/federal regulations throughout all recruitment efforts to ensure consistency and quality of talent.

Lead the other team members on the Talent Acquisition team through recruitment process ownership, training and guidance on recruitment related questions and best practices.

Develop strong relationships and trust with hiring managers, internal customers, external candidates and new hires.

Actively participate career fairs, collegiate partnerships, and other external recruitment programs.

Lead in the branding efforts of Benchmade Knife Company as an employer of choice in our industry and geographic area in partnership with the Talent Acquisition Manager.

Participate in the implementation of HR policies, programs, procedures and departmental goals and objectives.

Respond to and resolve employee questions related to policies and procedures, benefits and other HR practices as needed.

Participate in daily TA Standups and weekly TA Sprint Meetings with the greater TA Team to identify and ensure resource availability for TA goals.

Provide back-up support to other TA Team members as needed.

Assist the Talent Acquisition Manager with reporting needs.

Participate in continuous process improvement initiatives and strategic projects.

Other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related degree; equivalency to the qualification standard will also be considered.

At least 7 years of strong recruiting experience.

Passion for working with people and proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, particularly as it pertains to recruitment.

Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required.

Excellent customer service skills; friendly, approachable, and professional.

Strong attention to detail, organizational, analytical, and time management skills.

Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and administrative rules and regulations.

Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions regarding work methods and priorities while maintaining the high confidentiality necessary for personnel work.

Ability to interpret and apply Human Resources policy and procedures in making work decisions or in providing information to others.

Superior ability to effectively communicate with Human Resource team members and cross-functionally with all internal customers and candidates/new hires.

Ability to perform detailed tasks in an accurate and timely manner.

Ability to effectively coordinate multiple work projects, adapt to changing priorities, and meet set deadlines.

Dedication to continuous process improvement.

Basic knowledge of general Human Resources principles and practices.

Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).

Demonstrated experience using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).


Manufacturing and/or Sporting Goods industry experience.

Experience in a senior or lead capacity in a team.

Experience with iCIMS (ATS)

Experience with UltiPro (HRIS)

Experience with Microsoft Teams


Benchmade offer our employees a wide variety of comprehensive rewards and benefits including:

Competitive pay

Cash profit sharing and performance incentives

Medical including Prescriptions and Vision

Dental including Orthodontia

Short-Term and Long-term Disability

Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment

401K with company match

Fitness Center Reimbursement

Pay for time off, including vacation, bonus holidays, vacation, sick, bereavement and jury duty

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible Spending Account

Outstanding employee discounts on Benchmade products and other partner companies

Tuition reimbursement

Targeted development planning and learning opportunities

Employee and family events throughout the year

Most importantly, Benchmade provides a fun, family oriented and entrepreneurial work environment

Benchmade Knife Company is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of hand-held specialty folding and fixed blade cutlery for the outdoor sports, military, police, and collector markets. We are committed to innovation, performance, and the highest standards of quality. Every day, around the globe, sportsmen and professionals alike rely on Benchmade products to get the job done. Our state of the art manufacturing operations and headquarters is located in Oregon City, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Portland, OR.

This is an exciting time to be part of a company on the verge of even greater success. If you think you have what it takes to be part of a company that strives to create a working environment that stimulates team spirit, passion, engagement, and achievement, complete an application today.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Benchmade complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.