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Manager, Talent Acquisition

Date:  Dec 10, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Req ID:  25504
Onsite or Remote:  Partial Remote Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The Talent Acquisition Manager is an integral team member of the broader HR team.  The Talent Acquisition Manager will report to the Director, Talent Acquisition and together they will play an important role in building the TA function and strategy for Komatsu.  The TA Manager will partner and coach recruiters and HR business partners to ensure the recruiting and hiring process runs smoothly to provide a positive experience for the candidate, hiring manager and recruiter.  The TA Manager will leverage data and metrics to make strategic decisions for Komatsu. 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and ensure recruiters and HRBPs are following recruiting standard operating procedures.
  • Review and evaluate current recruiting and hiring process and recommend changes to streamline and enhance.
  • Assess candidate and customer satisfaction and develop plans to continuously monitor and improve the experience.
  • Actively coach and develop HRBPs and Recruiters.
  • Engage with Business Leaders & HR Leaders to understand business strategy, internal talent landscape, TA demand and forecasting.
  • Measure and report key TA organization and individual performance metrics.
  • Leverage data to define success metrics, measure productivity, communicate to internal customers and inform strategic decision making.
  • Build relationships and partner with colleges/universities, tech schools and other local organizations.
  • Ensure that recruiting and employment practices are compliant with federal, state and local laws.
  • Manage external partnerships with recruitment process outsourced partners and additional third-party suppliers.
  • Participate in broader team projects and initiatives to enhance recruiting at Komatsu.


  • Bachelor’s or University degree in Human Resource or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition.
  • Strong customer orientation focus to ensure an excellent candidate experience and hiring manager experience.
  • Strong Stakeholder management and executive presence with the ability to partner and develop relationships with senior level leadership.
  • Ability to lead, inspire, and influence a team and stakeholder group towards a shared goal.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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