Lehman-Roberts Company Recruiting Specialist in Memphis, Tennessee


Our history goes back to 1939 when W. E. Lehman and George B. Roberts bought the Mississippi and Memphis operations of Carey-Reed Company, a company started by Mr. Roberts’ brother in law in 1907. The new Lehman-Roberts Company located their first asphalt plant and office on Front Street in downtown Memphis. The headquarters were moved to the current address at 1111 Wilson in 1943. In 1971, the company became affiliated with Memphis Stone and Gravel Company through common ownership.

Still a family owned business, Patrick Nelson leads as President in our dedication to the manufacturing of quality hot mix asphalt and the superior placement of that pavement. Anchoring our company's efforts are the core values of stewardship, humility, continuous improvement and relationships. With manufacturing facilities throughout West Tennessee and North Mississippi, Lehman-Roberts Company specializes in construction projects ranging from commercial parking lots to miles of interstate highway paving throughout the Mid-South.


Position Summary

The Recruiting Specialist is responsible for handling all aspects of talent sourcing and recruiting for the enterprise; and building and maintaining relationships with Hiring Managers, community organizations, and other recruiting sources. The Recruiter is also responsible for developing new, creative recruiting ideas employing traditional and non-traditional sourcing strategies, and utilizing approved venues to identify and recruit appropriate candidates to fill positions at all levels. The Recruiter plays a critical role in ensuring the enterprise hires the best possible talent for all open positions.


  • Serves as a Talent Acquisition partner to various levels of leadership to proactively identify organizational hiring needs and collaborates to develop a plan for successfully sourcing qualified candidates for each position.

  • Using traditional and non-traditional resources, sources and entices a qualified pool of both active and passive candidates by conducting searches through creative sourcing techniques including social media, job posting boards, cold-calling, networking, internet mining, trade journal advertising, professional networking sites, job fairs, campus recruiting, etc.

  • Coordinates full-cycle recruiting for open positions, including assisting managers with the identification of viable candidates, interviewing, and selection.

  • Manages candidate engagement, provides a positive candidate experience; maintains responsive communication, and acts as a candidate advocate.

  • Follows up with candidates and hiring managers to obtain feedback regarding both the recruiting process and candidate job fit.

  • Delivers and negotiates employment offers.

  • Maintains tracking system of all requisition and applicant activity.

  • Support/Assist other Talent Acquisition Partners as needed, such as presenting at local universities, schools, recruitment events and job fairs, as well as community group meetings to increase awareness of the Company and excitement around job opportunities.

  • Establishes and continuously develops networks through industry contacts, university relations, association memberships, trade groups, and military affiliations, among other sources, to maximize recruitment resources and opportunities for the Company.

  • Manages the use of outside recruiters and external search firms/vendors for identified positions with appropriate approval.

  • Complies with all Company policies, procedures and guidelines, including those related to sourcing, recruiting and selection.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.

Success Criteria

  • Must understand SAFETY and be committed:

  • To the health and safety of all employees, subcontractors, customers, and the community;

  • To promoting a comprehensive safety culture;

  • To individual accountability for following our safety standards; and

  • To actively support and participate in a zero-accident environment.

  • Must be committed to learning the meaning of the company CORE VALUES, as well as their application to the specific, daily duties of the job:

  • Humility – freedom from arrogance with a genuine respect for others and their perspectives.

  • Relationships – giving priority to people and teamwork over processes.

  • Stewardship – taking personal responsibility for the proper care and sharing of company assets.

  • Continuous Improvement – committed to being open-minded, growing and learning.


  • Minimum of 3 years of recruiting, sourcing and human resource experience (required).

  • At least 2 years of experience working with, and up to date knowledge of, sourcing and recruiting through an applicant tracking system (required).

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Experience with LinkedIn Recruiter preferred.

  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management Systems preferred.

  • Experience supporting multiple client groups in a corporate environment.

  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws.

  • High energy, passionate individual who loves people and loves recruiting.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as in a team setting/collaborative environment.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple assignments and display strong organizational skills.

  • Strong PC skills with business and communication software (Word Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Lehman-Roberts Company and/or the Memphis Stone & Gravel Company and their designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.