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Kaitlyn Vinson, Food Manufacturing Recruiter


Managing Director, Food Manufacturing

Kaitlyn is a well-known talent acquisition consultant within the Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry. Throughout her time at TCG, she has taken on challenge after challenge, placing candidates from President/CEO to plant level single sole contributors. 


As an expert in Food Manufacturing recruitment, Kaitlyn provides in-depth industry insight so that her clients remain competitive in the market and can attract world-class talent. Her 
consultations help to identify challenges and trends while offering unique solutions. By reinforcing her client’s brand, she creates a candidate experience that is second to none. 


As a six-time MRI Network Pacesetter Award Winner, Kaitlyn is an integral part of TCG’s Food & Beverage manufacturing recruitment team, one that continues to rank in the top of its field. A recognized leader in the recruiting profession, Kaitlyn holds a CSAM designation and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of her peers. 

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"The Carlisle Group and Kaitlyn Vinson came to us highly recommended, and still they exceeded expectations. Kaitlyn quickly became a trusted  member of our hiring team for a critical, yet niche, role. She led us capably - from crafting the job description and determining the must-haves vs. the nice-to-haves all the way through the offer letter and onboarding prep. And we succeeded in finding a great talent – experienced and a really good fit. No doubt, she will be our go-to recruiter for our next hire."

Robb Caseria -- Managing Director, Videka 

"I have been a client of Kaitlyn Vinson and the Carlisle Group for over 10 years. Kaitlyn is the most thorough, responsive, professional recruiter I have worked with. I brought Kaitlyn with me when I changed jobs five years ago and am very happy I did. Even though she had not recruited specifically for our niche industry, she dug in, learned it, built a network and found the who is who in our industry. She quickly earned the respect of our leaders. Kaitlyn has worked on very high-level roles, sourced top-notch candidates, and comes through every time. Kaitlyn has learned our organization, understands the culture and hits the nail on the head. I would never hesitate to recommend Kaitlyn."

Krista Beaudry -- Director of HR, Standard Process 

“I love working with Kaitlyn! She's the best recruiter I've ever worked with. She takes the time to understand our needs and vets the candidates thoroughly. She's extremely organized and provides great updates so I always know exactly where the search is. Kaitlyn knows what's going on in the market and doesn't give excuses when she's facing challenges in sourcing; instead she comes with ideas and suggestions on how we can alter the search while still meeting our needs. We've been very happy with the candidates she's placed for us and the candidates are also very complimentary of her. When I have Kaitlyn on a search I know it is a good investment for my Company and I feel that it's a true partnership.”

Sam Belasco -- HR Director, Chr. Hansen


“Kaitlyn is an incredibly talented recruiter! She understands and identifies the need of the hiring company as well as the potential matching candidates to reach out to fill those roles in an efficient manner. In my specific successful recruitment and placement into Chr. Hansen she was amazing at company knowledge, preparation, follow up, getting those one-off odd questions answered quickly to keep the process moving forward for all. She is a very cheerful communicator! You can just hear the sunshine in her voice roll right through the phone!!!”

Jeff -- Key Account Manager, Plant Health

“Kaitlyn was a joy to work with. She made the entire process run smoothly, explained every step of the way, and prepared me for what was next in the process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her services to anyone who is serious about finding [his/her] next career opportunity. She took the time to listen to what I was looking for in my career path and found something that has improved my life and my happiness.”

Tony -- Regulatory Manager 

“Working with Kaitlyn during this entire process has been a wonderful experience. Having worked in HR for many years made being on the other side of the equation a bit unnerving but during every stage of the process, Kaitlyn has done a great job helping me prepare for interviews, answer any questions I had, calm any nerves and resolve any issues. It was a real pleasure and her help is greatly appreciated.” 

Lori -- VP of HR 

“I rarely say people exceed my expectations, but Kaitlyn did so in many ways. She is by far the best recruiter I’ve ever worked with from a hiring manager or as a candidate.  She is sincere in trying to make the right fit and not just fill a position.  As a candidate I honestly thought she had my best interest in mind.  She communicated very well to not only present the position, but provided in depth details about the company, employees, and expectations. Not only did she follow up at every stage in a timely and detailed manner, but she even touched based when we were in a waiting period.  In my interview experience, there were two positions [being filled] that would work closely together, and she also made sure we would sync.  Even the way she e-introduced us was very detailed.  Kaitlyn is a true professional who is genuine and at the top of her game.  I have already recommended that others reach out to her and look forward to working with her again in the future to build out my team.” 

Leanne -- Director of Marketing 

“In my over 25 years of experience in the Food/Pharmaceutical Industry, Kaitlyn is hands down the best recruiter with whom I have ever worked!  Kaitlyn not only represented her client in a very professional and informative manner but seemed intent on finding the best fit for me as well. Upon determining mutual interest, Kaitlyn clearly communicated next steps and expectations along the way. Kaitlyn did such a great job negotiating behind the scenes that by the time the offer came, no further discussions were needed. I am now beginning a new career with a great company thanks to an amazing recruiter!”

Heather -- Regulatory Specialist 

“Working with Kaitlyn was a fantastic experience. I am most impressed with Kaitlyn’s communication and attention to detail. I can tell Kaitlyn really knows the companies she is working to fill positions for, and she really takes the time to get to know candidates. I enjoyed working with Kaitlyn and will recommend that anyone looking reach out to [her].” 

Jesse -- National Account Manager 

“I had such a positive experience working with Kaitlyn at The Carlisle Group. She made my candidate process informative, pleasant and seamless. Her efficient aptitude for fast follow up during every step of the process was especially impressive. She has genuine, unrivaled insight in matching candidates to pertinent roles. The authentic care she took throughout was professional and engaging, making it easy for me to highly recommend Kaitlyn and The Carlisle Group to anyone seeking a new employer or employee.” 

Caitlin -- Director of Marketing

“To say that Kaitlyn was incredible to work with would be a massive understatement. Throughout the entire process, she kept me up to date and went over and above to make sure I was well taken care of. I highly recommend her and personally would not go anywhere else. She sets the bar. Period!” 

Tim -- Business Development Manager 

“It was a pleasure working with Kaitlyn Vinson. As a candidate, I found her to be professional, thorough, supportive, and highly responsive. She is tireless and without doubt, results driven. She effectively oversaw the recruitment process from beginning to end, coming up with creative solutions whenever issues arose. She is definitely someone you want in your corner; the real deal, and I highly recommend her.”

Florence -- Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality

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