The Republic of Tea
  • Human Resources
  • Nashville, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Contract

Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea is a progressive brand dedicated to enriching people's lives through the experience of premium tea, innovation and education as it emphazisizes a "Sip by Sip Rather than Gulp by Gulp" lifestye. In keeping with it's whimsical identity as an independent Republic, the company designates its employee as Ministers, sales representative as Ambassadors, consumers as Citizens and sales outlets as Embassies.

The Republic of Tea is known for its innovative and award-winning packaging, distinguished teas and herbs are packaged in specially-designed, air-tight tins containing either full-leaf teas and herbs or the brand's signature round, unbleached tea bags, free of unnecessary envelopes, strings tags or staples.

The Republic of Tea is seeking a part time or contract Talent Acqusition Manager, which may turn into a full time position to join our TEAm.


The Talent Acquisition Manager is both a leadership and hands-on role. This role will be instrumental in educating, consulting, and partnering with management on talent acquisition best practices and strategies to drive top talent in the organization. This role is instrumental in implementing recruiting strategies that consider current and future talent demands while implementing a plan to support business objectives. This role will support our multiple manufacturing sites, Corporate office and remote Sales Ministers.


  • Deliver best in class, innovative, and creative sourcing strategies that meet business needs and which create a deep pipeline of diverse, high caliber talent for the organization.
  • Partner and directly interact with all levels of management and provide coaching, consulting and ensure talent acquisition operation alignment. Guide the Leadership TEAm to shape talent and make associated talent decisions that align with the business strategy.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the overall talent acquisition strategy and partner with leadership to identify talent gaps and enact proactive strategies to identity and attract top talent.
  • Pipeline and hire for critical talent pools across the company.
  • Plan and conduct recruitment and selection processes (interview, screening, calls, etc.)
  • Guide the hiring manager throughout the recruitment life-cycle as needed
  • Take steps to ensure a positive candidate experience.
  • Once proper candidate selection is made, develop onboarding and training programs to ensure success of candidate.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of relevant recruiting procedures and practices in compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations and Company policies and procedures.



  • Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, related field or equivalent experience;
  • Five years of experience in Talent Acquisition Management or Recruiting (preferably in a Manufacturing environment);
  • Experience in full-cycle recruiting and sourcing
  • Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and databases
  • PHR of SHRMCP Certification a plus;
  • Proven experience with HRIS (Ceridian preferred);
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point);
  • Good understanding of IL and Federal Employment laws;


  • Ethical conduct;
  • Positive, enthusiastic, self-starter
  • Well organized
  • A leader and strategic thinker
  • Ability to multi-task and work with frequent interruption;
  • Team player with strong sense of urgency;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
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