Imperial 1916

Corporate Recruiter

Seeking a passionate talent acquisition leader to own recruitment strategy, define best practices, and serve as a key internal resource for hiring managers! 


Do you play golf? Are you a pickleball fan? If so, you’ve probably worn an Imperial product. Based in Bourbon, Missouri, Imperial is a 110-year-old leading manufacturer of premium apparel and quality headwear that is deeply rooted in a commitment to customers, team members, and the communities in which they reside.

From humble roots as a family-owned screen-printing business to growth by acquisition, Imperial has evolved into a brand leader, proudly supplying products to 98 of the US’s top 100 golf courses. Imperial is proud of its manufacturing and licensing relationships with Nike, Peter Millar, Tommy Hilfiger, Vans, Adidas as well as its new status as the first-ever officially licensed brand of Major League Pickleball. Learn more about Imperial here.

Reporting to Imperial’s Director of Human Resources, this individual will play a key role in attracting and selecting top talent to meet the evolving needs of the organization. The Corporate Recruiter will have a proactive approach to talent acquisition, strong communication skills, and the ability to serve as a key, trusted resource to functional area leaders and hiring managers.



  • DEVELOP & EXECUTE A TALENT ACQUISITION STRATEGY: You will develop and own the strategy for talent acquisition at Imperial. You will manage the full-cycle recruitment process for an average of 8-12 open positions (corporate and production roles), while supporting and coaching managers in identifying, hiring, and retaining top talent. In partnership with senior leadership and hiring managers, you will establish candidate communication strategies and guide hiring team members to ensure a first-class candidate experience. You will identify, track, and report on key metrics to measure progress and drive recruitment processes forward.You will stay updated on industry trends and best practices in talent acquisition, continuously seeking opportunities to enhance recruitment processes and candidate experience.
  • SERVE AS A RESULTS-FOCUSED BUSINESS PARTNER & COACH: You will partner closely with internal stakeholders and hiring managers to forecast and assess hiring needs, define job descriptions and facilitate interview, hiring, and onboarding processes. You will define best recruiting practices and ensure consistency and clear communications in the recruitment process. You will stay on top of hiring trends and labor market conditions and provide insights and recommendations to the organization.
  • LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY & ENHANCE CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE: You will adopt best practices in utilizing Imperial’s recruitment technology stack to automate a more efficient recruitment process and to enhance employer branding. You will manage external job board postings with multiple vendors, nurture candidate engagement via Largely, and manage candidate records and employee onboarding in UKG. You will remain on the cutting edge of recruitment technology and marketing.
  • SERVE AS BRAND AMBASSADOR: As face and voice to prospective talent, you will find creative and innovative ways to share Imperial’s mission, vision and culture and employee value prop. You will proactively cultivate relationships with community constituents, schools, professional associations, and other key stakeholders. Attend relevant networking events and career fairs to nurture robust ongoing talent pipelines.


  • You have a passion for people and want to play a key role in building strong recruitment processes!
  • You have gained 4-6+ years of recruiting experience, including demonstrated success in managing full-cycle recruitment and establishing best practices in talent acquisition.
  • You have a data-driven approach to recruitment, and are fluent in building out recruitment metrics, relevant statistics, and establishing KPIs for recruits.
  • 4-year college degree is nice to have, yet not required with relevant experience.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact and work well with candidates and hiring managers.
  • You have superior organization and project management skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • You have strong technology skills, including proficiency with MS Office Applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) as well as direct experience with applicant tracking systems. Experience with Largely and/or UKG preferred, yet not required.



  • WE ARE DEFINING OUR NEXT CHAPTER AS AN ORGANIZATION – We are excited about our next chapter of growth! Growth necessitates best processes and reliable infrastructure. This is an opportunity to help develop and execute a talent acquisition strategy that aligns with Imperial’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • MAKE A VISIBLE IMPACT – Partner closely with cross-functional leadership to drive process optimization and adoption of best practices. Spearhead change management strategies to communicate effectively across the company and ensure successful implementation of new recruitment initiatives.
  • COMPETITIVE COMP & BENEFITS PACKAGE – Imperial offers a competitive base salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, matching 401(k), PTO, holidays, & personal time.


Imperial offers a hybrid work model, with regular travel to the company’s headquarters located in Bourbon, Missouri. Occasional travel to career fairs, community events, and Imperial manufacturing locations on an as-needed basis.



Take the next step and share your resume with Occhio Search & Recruitment. Contact Hannah Phillips at for more information. All resumes, referrals and general inquiries will be held strictly confidential. No direct inquiries with Imperial, please. We ask that you direct all questions, referrals, and applications to our retained search consultant at Occhio.  

Imperial is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome differences in form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply and we look forward to hearing from you!

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