Burlington Manager of Executive & Merchandise Recruitment in Burlington, New Jersey


Are you an experienced talent acquisition professional looking to grow your career? Join Burlington Stores, Inc., one of the nation’s leading retail companies, as the Manager of Executive & Merchandise Recruitment . We are searching for a strong recruiter and leader with proven ability to strategically source, select and hire talent in two of the most visible, impactful areas of our growing company. Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a publicly traded company (BURL) with annual revenue in excess of $6 billion. We operate over 630 locations nationwide with more than 35,000 associates in our stores, corporate campuses, Merchandise Buying offices and distribution centers.

The Manager of Executive & Merchandise Recruitment will report to the VP of Talent Acquisition; and will serve as a lead within the internal hiring team, maintaining responsibility for leading the full life cycle of the recruiting process focused on our executive level and experienced buying roles. This key leader will partner directly with the most senior executives in our Merchandise Buying organization to understand key talent needs; then proactively source and hire top talent. You will develop relationships with candidates to facilitate the offer and onboarding processes to ensure a world-class experience for our candidates.


  • Oversee entire recruitment cycle for buying and executive-level roles including sourcing, screening and final selection of top talent.

  • Work closely with VP of Talent Acquisition to develop long term strategies and techniques for sourcing and attracting top talent, as well as the short term projects needed to support those strategies.

  • Manage day-to-day interaction with candidates, clients and agencies.

  • Execute client and candidate marketing and acquisition strategies

  • Create detailed market landscape maps consistent with our buying and executive structure

  • Leverage an innate intellectual curiosity and develop market knowledge to engage key stakeholders.

  • Ability to engage and influence senior business leaders on role visioning, balanced candidate slates, and succession plans.

  • Ability to influence candidate decisions through strong sell messaging and represent the strength of the “Our Burlington” brand to candidates.

  • Provide guidance and structure compensation packages, then extend and negotiate complex employment offer packages

  • Maintain an updated status of the external retained search market, providing suggestions to complement our internal efforts with external search partners

  • Educate leadership on market trends, cycle times and other key performance metrics, and leverage knowledge of business goals and mission to effectively design and execute recruiting strategies to achieve business needs.

  • Maintain responsibility for tracking recruiting activity and other metrics to ensure compliance with relevant hiring regulations and laws

  • Create and participate in presentations with internal executives and external clients

  • Coach and develop team members


  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Eight to ten years recruiting experience, preferably in the retail industry

  • Two to four year of executive recruitment experience in the retail, consumer good or other similar industry

  • Prior recruitment experience in a large, multi-location company

  • Strong business acumen, and keen interest in continuing to learn about new aspects of the industry/business.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior leaders, deal with differing opinions and competing priorities.

  • Strong ability to assess talent.

  • Experience with HR and Applicant Tracking Systems (iCIMS, Salesforce, Invenias, Encore, Workday, etc.)

  • Proficient in various recruitment software applications/tools (Linkedin, boolean strings, x-ray searches)

  • Must be able to travel to New York City 2 – 3 days per month; and other areas of the United States as necessary.

What you can expect:

You will enjoy a competitive wage and benefits package, generous paid time off plan, company matched 401(k), an abbreviated summer work schedule from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and a generous associate discount. Burlington’s corporate campus was recently renovated to include a brand new state-of-the-art corporate building complete with a fully-equipped gym, gourmet café, and an open floor plan with ample collaborative work spaces. Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of our customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

If you…

…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;

…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;

…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;

…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;

…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!

Posting Number 2018-89857
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 2006 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Human Resources
Evergreen Yes