Benihana Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity - Full-Time in Aventura, Florida

ID 2018-11904
# of Openings 1
Category Human Resources
Doing Business As Benihana National Corp
Business Unit Benihana National Corp.
Position Type Full-Time


Benihana has a great opportunity for a Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity to join our growing team and take our company to the next level.

Position Summary:

The Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity will play a key role in continuing the company’s vision of attracting great talent while staying abreast of changes in regulatory and market conditions that may affect the organization’s diversity program. This individual will lead the Talent Acquisition Team, partnering with executives and restaurant operations and will be responsible for the planning and development of recruiting strategies and diversity programs within the company’s brands – Benihana, RA Sushi, Haru and Samurai. The Director of Talent Acquisition will support leadership in all components of attracting, developing and retaining talent.

The purpose of this job is to spearhead high visibility projects and initiatives, develop local and national recruiting plans, partner with senior management to identify current and future hiring needs, challenges, and action plans; and develop strategies for engaging, and closing the best candidates.


  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; execute strategies to improve hiring processes, build capabilities in data-driven decision making, talent forecasting, sourcing techniques, and interview best practices.

  • Manage automated resumes and applicant tracking system.

  • Develop methods for using technology and social media to enhance the recruitment, screening and hiring of qualified individuals.

  • Design and implement a multi-faceted talent strategy to best address immediate and future business needs; execute sourcing initiatives to build a proactive pipeline of high caliber, diverse, and well-qualified talent, and identify most qualified candidates through various screen and assessment methodologies.

  • Develop and communicate talent acquisition plan to management and team members. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying emerging and innovative strategies for recruiting new hires to the organization.

  • Manage high profile positions (Director Level and above) including full life cycle recruiting support for strategic roles.

  • Provide key metrics related to recruiting efforts including average time to fill, average cost per hire, offer to close, hires per month, and manager response time.

  • Maintain expert knowledge of functional specialty by staying abreast of best practices, legal developments, emerging trends, technological advancements and benchmark comparisons.

  • Participate in the development and adherence of the departmental budget as it relates to talent acquisition and retention activities.

  • Develop talent acquisition team.

  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with proven success in full-cycle recruitment within the Restaurant Industry or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience utilizing an ATS for recruitment efforts such as iCIMS.

  • Experience developing and managing a company-wide diversity program.

  • Skilled proficiency using interviewing skills, particularly with the use of behavioral interviewing, to establish rapport with candidates and gather information for hiring decisions.

  • Skilled experience working with recruiting techniques and employment policies and procedures.

  • Skilled proficiency with the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not

discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual

orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.