Global Head of Human Resources at ThinkMarkets

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ThinkMarkets is seeking a dynamic leader to lead the Global Head of Human Resources role, with corporate experience and an interest in finance and banking to join our Chicago staff.

The Global Head of Human Resources will align and execute the HR strategy to influence business success. This includes proactive workforce planning, talent acquisition, performance management, organizational design & effectiveness, employee development and engagement. This role will be instrumental in shaping our culture, supporting our business strategies and developing the talent pipeline necessary to make an impact on ThinkMarkets’ Global strategic growth. The ideal candidate will be a process-driven individual with a solid base of hands on, detailed knowledge of financial products.

 

 Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction and consultation on emerging trends and evolving recruiting practices for talent in technology and financial services.
  • Lead a Human Resource team  focused on driving accountability and implementing rigor and discipline into the recruiting process, supporting their growth and development, and shaping their strategies and team alignments.
  • Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, on-boarding  procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organizational values throughout the global workforce.
  •  Ensure that ThinkMarkets is using the appropriate selection and assessment methodologies to evaluate candidates across technical, personality and other relevant skills and attributes. Develop and utilize metrics and reporting to ensure productivity and effectiveness of recruiting efforts.
  •  Manages and administers the various HR functions such as recruitment & selection, compensation, training and development, employee relations, record keeping, payroll, and compliance.
  • Develops and maintains a strong, interactive relationship with all Human Resource Business Partners and Technical Recruiters. : operating within the policies and strategies as set forth by the global initiatives; making recommendations and providing feedback to the global team to insure growth and an increase in overall productivity.   
  • Completing projects on various issues, as needed.
  • Manage agency and search firm relationships, including the negotiation and execution of contracts.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent work experience.  
  • Minimum of 7+ years of progressive Human Resources professional experience with evidence of aligning HR strategy to business strategy.  
  • Strong functional leadership with team skills to support the business.
  • Proven leadership, project management and time management skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and work with senior level executives.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills.
  • Solid business acumen, management reporting and problem-solving skills.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Able to exercise sound judgment and observe the highest degree of confidentiality.
  • Able  to travel globally as and when the business needs arise. 
  • Financial and banking experience required.
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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