Executive Researcher at PHMG

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Talent Researching and Sourcing Specialist / Executive Researcher

401 North Michigan Avenue

Competitive base with uncapped commission

2018 Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces

2018 Chicago 'Best and Brightest Companies to Work For'


PHMG is the world's leading audio branding agency, working with 32,000 clients across the globe – including the likes of Audi, Adidas and Coca-Cola. As a company in hyper-growth mode – and one of Chicago's fastest growing media companies – we’re about to launch a third sales floor, and we’d love to welcome you to our North American headquarters in a prime location on North Michigan Avenue.


We’ve established a Center of Excellence for Recruiting at our Chicago Head Office, directly sourcing all our employees across all levels in North America. Following this success, we’re establishing a dedicated Executive Research team – and require a founding member to build this sub-department from the ground up. Supporting the Executive Sales Talent Acquisition team, you’ll research and headhunt the very best elite sales professionals – helping us build depth and market knowledge as we launch on the West Coast this year, and in new locations across the globe in 2020.


This role requires an experienced researcher and talent sourcer who understands the complexities of the market, and can use this knowledge to create a complete strategy for sourcing and engaging the very best sales executives. Management experience is preferable but not essential, so if you’re passionate about researching markets and sourcing top talent, are goal-driven and love to collaborate with a team, and want to work with an established, world-leading brand, please contact us today.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Researching and sourcing for all open North American roles, extending to a global reach as the research team expands
  • Defining an end-to-end candidate sourcing strategy and process
  • Customizing content to improve candidate interest and response percentages
  • Creatively sourcing and identifying quality candidates
  • Mapping markets, industries and companies and creating a go-to strategy when given a brief
  • Maximizing the market through job boards and other various channels
  • Translating job briefs and asking the right questions to build a smart and efficient strategy for targeting the best talent
  • Creating organized systems to manage candidate pipelines and keep accurate records and reports
  • Training Executive Recruiters on the latest sourcing techniques and most efficient ways of utilizing ATS systems, X-Ray searching, Boolean strings and software to contact candidates
  • Delivering high quality results from creative and strategic researching strategies
  • Ensuring that monthly targets are achieved for all Executive Sales roles across the globe
  • Seeking improvements to impact our candidate pipeline and deliver the most efficient candidate experience
  • Building strong working relationships with key figures across the company
  • Conducting telephone pre-screens and assessments to shortlist the best candidates for virtual interviews with the Executive Recruiters
  • Maintaining candidate documentation
  • Arranging offer letters, background checks and employment verification forms
  • Exploring new ways to improve the research process as the company grows, evolves and expands into new markets


Get in touch with us if you:

  • Have at least two years’ experience sourcing candidates within either an Executive Search firm or a Corporate Recruitment setting – ideally with a focus on sourcing sales candidates
  • Are experienced in managing a small team of Researchers –  this team will grow quickly as we expand into new markets
  • Are degree educated within any specialism
  • Would describe yourself as goal or results driven
  • Possess strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Work in a highly detailed and process-oriented manner with the ability to multi-task
  • Have a strong sense of urgency with the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Remain consistently positive, focused and driven
  • Are very ambitious with high personal standards


Perks of working at PHMG:

  • Competitive base salary with uncapped commission
  • Real career progression
  • Comprehensive induction with ongoing training
  • 20 days PTO plus up to 8 federal holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Ventra Transit Benefit program to save you up to 40% on your commuting costs
  • 401K with company matching
  • All-expenses paid company events in sought after venues
  • Company phone, laptop and business cards
  • Fundraising initiatives for local Chicago based charities through the PHMG Foundation
  • Exciting social scene and lively atmosphere
  • Dynamic offices with spectacular views of Lake Michigan
  • Onsite bar with breakout areas
  • Half-day off on the day after your birthday
  • Free gym membership at the in-house fitness center after 3 months of joining


PHMG is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.





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Right next to the Apple Store, PHMG’s 25th and 28th floor offices boast spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the metropolis of Downtown Chicago.

An Insider's view of PHMG

What’s the vibe like in the office?

PHMG promotes a great company culture, and that’s reflected in the internal relationships you develop. Professionally, it’s awesome to work in an environment that supports and motivates – and personally, the friendships make happy hours on Fridays even better.


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What projects are you most excited about?

I’m not just recruiting top talent here at PHMG, but building a culture with a winning mentality that rewards hard work. Seeing the team double in size, and knowing I played a part in that, is an amazing feeling.


Senior Talent Acquisition Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

PHMG allows me to focus on closing deals so I am truly able to be my best, maximize my earnings and progress in my career. The leadership stands on the front line with you to help you deliver world-class results – and brings out the best in their sales professionals.


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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

At PHMG, we’re lucky to offer an inherently creative product which can’t fail to inspire. The ingenuity of our copywriters, composers and producers is felt by staff across the company, influencing them to create in every aspect of their role.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

PHMG is unlike any organization I’ve ever experienced – you’re not only a team member, you’re family. All parts of this company collaborate for the good of our company and our clients, and it’s great to see how everyone works together.


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What are PHMG Perks + Benefits

PHMG Benefits Overview

It’s the people that make PHMG – so it’s only right that we give them something back. Split across five distinct categories of Finance, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle, CSR and Special Moments, our vast portfolio of PH Perks rewards staff with benefits that are more than just freebies – they make a valuable difference to their working life.

Volunteer in local community
We’re proud to volunteer with SOS Children’s Villages – helping out at their graduation days, and inviting their young people to our office as part of our shadowing program.
Partners with Nonprofits
Our dedicated charitable initiative – the PHMG Foundation – raises vital funds for worthy causes across the globe, as chosen by our staff.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
As part of PHMG’s harassment training, we’ll be including an unconscious bias portion designed to help adjust patterns of thinking and eliminate biases – even those we’re unaware of.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
We provide both short and long-term disability insurance to support for those who are disabled, or have become disabled – ensuring they have the finances necessary should they be unable to work.
Dental Benefits
We offer two PPO dental plans designed to keep staff smiling all year round.
Vision Benefits
Through Principal, we offer a vision plan to every employee, ensuring they get the eye-care they need, as and when they need it.
Health Insurance Benefits
We’re proud to offer the choice of four different health plans from the BCBS, with an option to suit each individual needs – with the majority of the monthly premium costs covered by PHMG.
Life Insurance
PHMG offers life insurance to each and every employee. The coverage is equal to the employee’s annual earnings, allowing their families to continue living the same quality of life, whatever happens.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
There are many ways PHMG helps take care of employees’ physical wellbeing – and our fitness initiatives include in-office yoga and a range of sports teams to suit all interests.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
All PHMG employees are automatically enrolled into a 401k, helping them save for their future.
401(K) Matching
PHMG provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan. We match 1% of contributions up to 1% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Top performers across every department are rewarded at PHMG, earning cash bonuses, luxury nights out, trips to exciting destinations and even Rolex watches.
Match charitable contributions
Every year, we work to a fundraising target. If we reach this figure, it’s matched by the company – allowing us to make a huge difference to our chosen charities.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We want to make sure you never miss those special moments, so our staff enjoy additional time off for their child’s first day of school and holiday play.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
At PHMG you're given 18-20 days PTO and up to 7 federal holidays.
Paid Volunteer Time
All staff are entitled to take two volunteer days to support causes they’re passionate about, beyond their 18 - 20 days PTO and up to 7 federal holidays.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Nobody should suffer financial penalty simply because they’re unwell – so any sick days are included in annual PTO allowance for all our employees.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
We help our staff save on travel with Ventra Transit Benefits, Water Taxi discounts and half-price Divvy bike rental.
Company Outings
Every month, our top performers dine out at the finest restaurants as part of our exclusive President’s Club. And twice a year, the whole company unites at our holiday events.
Free Daily Meals
PHMG staff start the day right with our Breakfast Club, enjoying a selection of free cereals every day.
Game Room
Our dynamic breakout spaces are filled with ping pong, foosball and pool tables, giving competitive staff a chance to go head-to-head.
Stocked Kitchen
There’s always a treat to be found in the PHMG kitchen with unlimited tea and coffee, soda, energy drinks, and snacks – along with ice cream Fridays in the summer.
Some Meals Provided
New starters enjoy lunch on us – and our top performers are rewarded with winners’ dinners on Mondays.
Happy Hours
Cheers: Happy Hour takes place regularly at PHMG – when drinks at the office are followed by team nights out at the host of bars on the doorstep of our Downtown Chicago office.
For ultimate convenience, on-site parking is available, right underneath the office on 401 N. Michigan.
Recreational Clubs
Joining PHMG means you’re part of a team in more ways than one. Our softball, kickball, soccer and volleyball teams play throughout the year in leagues across the city.
Relocation Assistance
PHMG offers relocation assistance, including home finding, temporary housing, moving costs and travel expenses reimbursement for certain roles.
Fitness Subsidies
Free gym membership is given to all our staff, either in the on-site fitness center at our Chicago office, or for our on-the-road employees, subsidized at a gym of their choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Continuous improvement is a huge part of PHMG. We provide comprehensive solutions, training programs and a specialist Sales Academy – with departmental specific conferences to reward progress.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

PHMG values employee recognition through our career development program and quarterly awards conferences. We also encourage team collaboration at charity events via the PHMG Foundation including skydiving, Santa Dash, Warrior Dash, and other team events.

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