Talent Aquisition Manager, University and Merchandising

Neiman Marcus
Irving, Texas, United States
29 Apr 2022
28 Jun 2022
Human Resources

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG's brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

As an organization, NMG is on a transformational journey to become the preeminent luxury customer platform. NMG continues to deliver the best integrated customer experience and has evolved the business to succeed in the ever-changing retail landscape. NMG is a relationship business. What differentiates the organization from other luxury retailers are its unique assets: a strong store footprint, the most knowledgeable associates, an engaging online experience, solid brand partnerships, innovative digital and in-store experiences, the most loyal luxury customer base, and a strong balance sheet.

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG's goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

NMG's priority is to develop a highly engaged and high-performing team where everyone belongs. The business attracts and retains best-in-class talent through unique offerings provided to associates in addition to standard employer benefits. These include an innovative way of working, associate discounts on merchandise, tuition reimbursement, associate hardship fund, and paid time off to volunteer, to name a few.

As part of NMG's Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being "All Heart." NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

NMG has incredibly passionate and committed corporate and store associates. NMG offers associates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, nurtured, and empowered. Our associates are the heart of NMG. As an organization, NMG leads with love - love for customers, love for associates, and love for brand partners.


Responsible for all HR related systems. This position manages day to day activity of system to ensure compliance to federal and state labor laws. Analyze process flow of information and manage communication to HR offices.

Set clear vision for NMG's university recruiting strategy, programs and processes to support business success;

Provide input into annual budgeting and strategic planning processes, including enterprise-wide workforce planning, location and cost analysis;

Drive corporate Diversity and Belonging initiatives to impact our diverse hiring needs and strategies

Develop an annual business plan, KPIs and monitor performance against goals;

React to changing business demands and market conditions with skill, agility and speed;

Establish talent processes and procedures that are scalable and compliant, with seamless handoffs to adjacent teams, maximizing use of technology;

Maintain a metrics-driven organization to arrive at actionable insights into the effectiveness and impact of talent programs and processes;

Manage talent programs end-to-end; create clear program plans, timelines, stakeholder maps, communications strategy and partner enablement;

Adapt standard processes to address market variances, as determined by legal and regulatory requirements, and/or market maturity;

Establish credibility as a trusted advisor to business partners and leaders;

Provide purpose and direction through a clear, inspirational vision; empower the team to do great work by removing barriers and allocating resources.

Experience in the Retail sector preferred

Proven experience influencing and partnering with all levels of leadership and driving broad-based transformational change

Demonstrated experience in leading, project managing and implementing large scale, transformational projects, and supporting change management, business readiness, communications, and training activities.


As a leader reporting to NMG's head of recruiting, the ideal candidate will bring deep recruiting experience to help shape the vision for a uniquely different recruiting experience which only NMG can create.

As a leader in the People organization, you are a champion of NMG's culture and values. You inspire followership, drive amazing work, act with integrity and foster inclusion in all facets of your work.

  • 5 years of university recruiting experience
  • BS or BA Degree
  • You're an owner - you're inspired by nurturing early career and underrepresented talent
  • You're humble - you're willing to get into the details and you're open to feedback
  • You are passionate about early talent hiring
  • You are an expert in University Recruiting with intimate knowledge of curriculum, competitor best practices, and relationships with schools around the world
  • You're adaptable, resilient, and able to thrive in ambiguity
  • You are proactive in identifying and taking on new projects
  • You are a team player that loves to bring diverse perspectives to the table
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have experience with Applicant Tracking Systems

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