We retained Curtis Food Recruiters based on their focus on the food industry. Many firms claim to be different, however Curtis Food Recruiters actually is. They did a thorough job, only presented us excellent candidates and were extremely patient with our process. They worked with us a true partner and became an extension of our organization. Their ability to listen and understand our culture was key.
Our new Director of Marketing, Consumer Products is excellent! He has had a few early wins, which is key for success in the consumer role. He has been mentoring and coaching the team and changing behaviors. The people in the organization enjoy working with him. I could keep going…
Director of HR, Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer
I worked with Julie Curtis on a long term recruiting project. Julie is one of the best recruiters I’ve ever worked with. She understands the side of the client and the side of the applicant – she creates a bond with both. Julie is very detailed and she doesn’t leave any stone unturned. She follows the process dictated by the client and will offer alternatives when appropriate. Julie is passionate about finding the best candidate for the position and she is always successful. She has a great sense of humor, compassion for those going through a job search and understands the corporate world as well as the legal side of recruiting. She is thorough and is always finding new ways to source candidates. I would be honored to work with Julie again. She is a true joy!
Judy, Recruiting & Human Resources Consultant
Julie and her team worked hard to find me the right candidates for my vacancy, so much so that I would have offered a position to all three of the candidates that were presented. Even though I had only one vacancy, we decided to hire two of the three in the end.
Claire, VP R&D, Prepared Foods Manufacturer
I have worked closely with Julie to fill several senior level roles over the last few years. Julie is the consummate professional, she is extremely knowledgeable and easily adapts to the organization’s culture and management style. From the initial strategy meeting with senior leadership to understand the business, and the candidate profile through the entire process, Julie is responsive and thoughtful in her approach, presentation and engagement of the candidate and the management team. The end result has always been a successful placement, which is why when I have had the opportunity to work with Julie, I take advantage of her expertise and her knowledge of the market.
Colleen, Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition, R&D Fortune 500 Company
Melissa, you have a unique ability to match people with companies. I have found many similarities between my ideals and those of my employer. The prospect of a smooth transition is often times elusive, but you were able to see the strength in me and that of my future employer and I thank you for that! You seemed to know all along that my job would be a good fit for both me and my employer!
Executive Level Candidate
I have interviewed with several recruitment firms and Curtis Food Recruiters is the only one that keeps it personal. I liked that I worked with one recruiter and wasn’t passed off to other levels within the organization. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in working with Alexis and have nothing but good things to say about the company.
Executive Level Candidate
Melissa worked with me as I explored and accepted an opportunity and her detail and professionalism was outstanding. I would highly recommend her as a partner in your career planning.
John, Category Manager, Fortune 500 Grocery Retail Company
I am so impressed with your knowledge of the company. I have worked with a variety of recruiters throughout my career and none of them understood the organization like you do.
Executive Level Candidate
Julie is a good matchmaker. She understands culture and knows how to identify organizational fit. She coaches individuals into the new organization’s culture. Julie is a nice person. She builds a personal relationship with the company and individual. I would trust her in any placement activity.
David, Quality Systems Senior Manager, Organic Ingredients Company
I have known Julie for over 10 years. I first started working with Julie when I was at Supervalu as a Talent Acquisition Account Manager. I found Julie very easy to work with. We quickly built a trusting working relationship. I have reached out to Julie on numerous occasions seeking her industry expertise. Each time I’ve connected with Julie to seek advice, she did not ask for anything in return. I know Julie understands the business and all the moving parts. I would not hesitate to partner with Julie on any search that requires someone who will commit to the process and find the purple squirrel!
Polly, Senior Recruiting Consultant
I turned to Curtis Food Recruiters and was extremely pleased with their work. They found me the person that not only met our technical specifications, but was a cultural fit as well. They remained involved through every aspect of the interview and hiring phase. It’s quite clear when you are dealing with a professional company that truly goes the extra step for their clients. Curtis Food Recruiters is that company. What I found appealing was their ability in assessing candidate’s strengths and their ability to find people that complement our culture. Their attention to this aspect is invaluable.
I worked with Julie for over 5 years. During that time she served in multiple roles ranging from executive recruiter to Human Resources Generalist. I found her to be particularly insightful in reading people and helping leaders to make the right hiring decisions. Her ability to understand the big picture related to a hiring decision is one advantage she has over most recruiters with whom I have worked over the past 20 years. She routinely studies the culture, department or area characteristics and the personalities of the people in that area to help determine the fit of the individual. In all the time I worked with her, I am not able to recall one hiring error. I fully endorse her for both large and small assignments.
Christopher, Psychologist/Consultant, Sperduto & Associates, Inc.
I previously worked with Julie while she was in Human Resources at Nash Finch. I thought she was exceedingly professional then. I have now had the pleasure of utilizing her services as an executive recruiter, and have had my opinion of her validated. Her understanding of the needs of both the company she is working with, as well as the executives she is placing, leads to win-win situations for all parties. She operates with professionalism, integrity and discretion at all times, and I highly recommend her.
LaDonna, President, Food and Beverage Manufacturing Company
Julie is a top-flight staffing and human resources professional. As both a corporate professional and a 3rd party provider, her work was always of the highest quality. She understands the business well, partners very effectively with the business operations and comes through with great results. There are few outside providers I would recommend, but Julie gets the highest marks in my book.
Joe, EVP HR, Foodservice and Retail Company
Kim, thank you so much for helping us find our Director of Procurement and Merchandising, and for pushing us to consider him. He is an amazing person and an excellent hire.
CEO, Private Grocery Wholesaler
My experience working with Curtis Food Recruiters was always beyond excellent. Julie and her team have immense perception of a clients’ need and the ability to partner effectively to create high value solutions. Julie, I always believed you presented us with a selection of highly qualified candidates who had been well vetted and matched for the opportunity we were presenting. You are undeterred by challenging hiring situations and your unwavering determination to get the job done is striking. Last but not least, you are an absolute pleasure to work with and I very much appreciated your candid feedback, both on a business and personal level.
Jackie, VP Human Resources, Family Owned Pork Producer
I really enjoyed working with Alexis. She is a great listener, and can go a step beyond, drawing out additional information by asking thoughtful questions. Alexis is very easy to talk with; she has an authentic demeanor which is professional yet relaxed. She did a great job of guiding me thorough what I am sure has not been the easiest search. Also, I want to make sure to point out how impressed I was with her communication and follow up. She was always quick to return an email or phone call, and communicated with wonderful clarity and precision.
Erin, Sales Division Manager, Organic Ingredient Supplier
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Julie Curtis as both a candidate and hiring manager. Her client service is timely and direct. Julie makes you feel like you are her number one priority. As a candidate, Julie prepared me exceptionally for my engagement with the hiring company. She was extremely valuable in finalizing the strongest possible offer. As a hiring manager, Julie did a phenomenal job finding talent to fit both the skill requirements and the culture I am building.
Chad, Director of Sales, Plant Based Food and Beverage Manufacturer
Julie, thank you for your leadership and professionalism throughout the process. Give Alexis and the rest of your team a huge thumbs up. Our candidate is fitting in just fine, stay in touch and I look forward to possibly working together in the future.