• University Relations Manager

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/20/2018 2:02 PM)
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Sazerac Company Overview

    Build your career at Sazerac. The Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands across a range of spirits including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Margaritaville Spirits, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, 99 Brand, and Platinum Vodka.

    Since 1850, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Sazerac has a history of exception growth – doubling in size about every 5 years for the last 35 years! We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    The University Relations Manager is a newly created role that will operate as a cross-functional partner with HR Leaders and Business Function Leaders in leveraging our top, diverse UR talent pipelines to build future talent capabilities. The successful candidate will be responsible to drive and communicate the university talent strategy, timeline, and intern talent demand planning across multiple business units.


    The University Relations Manager will also focus on Talent Management and collaborate closely with business leaders and hiring managers to identify compelling projects, assign roles aligned to strategic business initiatives, and facilitate the talent conversion and placement process.



    • Responsible for developing and nurturing relationships across all core Universities while focusing on strategy development and execution of all campus activities.
    • Will build and leverage relationships with select universities/colleges, technical schools, and professional organizations to support talent acquisition across all of Sazerac
    • Set the strategic direction of university, diversity and inclusion relations; implement best practices to increase effectiveness; establishes metrics for success; analyze return on investment
    • Develop and implement recruiting strategy and marketing approach to attract a diverse pipeline of talent that aligns to business goals.
    • Manage campus relationships, including career services, diversity partner organizations, sponsorships and student clubs.
    • Work closely with the Marketing and Digital Strategy teams to design and develop branding materials, social media strategy, paid media campaigns, and careers website.
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with internal HR Management, senior leaders, hiring managers, and other key partners
    • Ensure proper visibility of Programs with senior leadership — on-campus, external relations and internal partners


    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field
    • 5+ years full cycle recruitment; university relations experience preferred to champion intern talent pipelines and conversion strategy
    • Ability to connect and inspire people to drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration, and commitment across multiple groups with competing priorities (business leaders and students/university talent)
    • Strong program and/or project management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and storytelling skills
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Strong ability to multitask and manage multiple project deliverables in a fast-paced environment


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