Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Talent Acquisition Manager - Mendocino Forest Products

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Rosa
Job ID 2022-2437


Talent Acquisition Manager Wanted! 


Mendocino Forest Products is looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition Manager to Lead our Recruiting team. The Talent Acquisition Manager will be responsible for the execution and management of the recruitment / hiring process, including internal recruitment for all staffing levels in a compliant and ethical manner inclusive of management/professional, technical, operational and support positions in multiple states.


The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations.


The company offers secure employment, family-level wages, 401K, company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits, Life Insurance plus much more. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position is responsible for providing effective and outstanding customer service for our customer by using excellent, in-depth knowledge of company products, programs as well as effectively communicating with internal and extended external team members.

  • Manage full cycle recruitment activities with diverse levels of talent acquisition, with aim to attain maximum retention and placement rate.
  • Provide support to 900+ employees across 7 states with operations and business locations.
  • Execute and support production schedules and seasonal modifications in line with workforce requirements utilizing ATS, social media, radio, and television resources.
  • Develop talent acquisition strategies and build the people network to leverage company growth and success.
  • Direct teams in performing recruitment procedures, utilize various sourcing techniques, and operate Applicant Tracking System within talent acquisition processes.
  • Utilize consultative approach to build relationships with candidates possessing excellent communication, decision-making, analytical, and leadership skills.
  • Full execution of the recruitment process utilizing the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) iCIMS to manage job postings, position development and maintenance, application review, pre hire and post hire success.
  • Manage the Onboarding process to complete all requisitions.
  • Manage tactical and strategic recruiting decisions for plant managers and superintendents with direct hire and agency staffing services to support company needs.
  • Work closely with Managers and HR to complete documents for hires and internal movement, promotion, and transfers.
  • Research market data, conduct competitive rate analysis, build reports, and make recommendations for senior management decision making to maintain competitive advantage.
  • Manage all Truck Driver hiring and onboarding including FMCSA and DOT compliance and pre hire requirements.
  • Execution of the recruitment social media communication as directed.
  • Monitor the job market and prepare analyses and summaries of the main job market movements.
  • Work with Managers to develop, maintain human capital plan(s), crewing rosters.
  • Report the progress of assigned vacancies on a regular basis, report any concerns, and provide regular feedback on the process including responsiveness internal and externally.
  • Represent company at all required events, including job fairs, career day and Company functions.
  • Maintain confidentiality.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or technical school with HR emphasis a plus
  • Minimum of eight years full cycle recruiting experience.
  • Expert at developing recruitment approaches and building people network to leverage company growth and success.
  • Ability to direct teams in performing recruitment procedures, utilize various sourcing techniques, and operate Applicant Tracking System within talent acquisition processes.
  • Self-managed leader having consultative relationships with candidates possessing excellent communication, decision-making, analytical, and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal and California laws and regulations as it pertains to recruiting
  • Working knowledge of compliance requirements in the following areas: EEO, IRCA, ADA/FEHA
  • Excellent customer service, verbal and written communication, and exceptional phone etiquette required
  • Basic Analytical skills and presentation abilities

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to use hands to move fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • The employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time
  • This position requires the employee to view a computer screen and use a keyboard for extended period of time
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel crouch or crawl
  • Position travels outside the local area, by car or plane, up to 25% of the time


Planning & Organizing

Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.



Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Motivation & Initiative

Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions as appropriate; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Ethics & Organizational Support

Works with integrity and ethically; Follows established policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organizational goals and values; Respects diversity.


Adaptability & Dependability

Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events; Follows instruction, responds to leadership direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.  Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.



Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.



Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.


Safety and Security

Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.  Understands that safety is the #1 most important, front-of-mind quality in work performance.


Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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