Head of Recruiting

| Chicago
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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.  

We are seeking a Head of Recruiting to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. In this role, you will be joining a collaborative, innovative, and global team, working closely with leadership to scale the company and develop exceptional hiring strategies. You will lead our team of recruiters to ensure consistency and monitor effective execution of diverse hiring best practices, all while providing a professional and welcoming candidate experience. The Head of Recruiting will be responsible for creating a robust and innovative talent acquisition plan to continue shaping and reinforcing ThinkMarkets’ employee base.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute an exceptional talent acquisition strategy to help with dynamic growth
  • Stay abreast of market trends in quantitative trading, FinTech, and HR/Recruitment to improve and innovate our talent management process
  • Create and drive powerful and innovative sourcing strategies to proactively reach new and diverse talent
  • Manage a global team of recruiters and coach them to proactively build a pipeline of high-caliber, diverse, and well-qualified talent in addition to collaborating with internal teams to execute unique sourcing initiatives
  • Track and maintain KPIs across regions and departments related to diverse hiring (e.g. diverse slates, panels etc.) in partnership with HR, Compliance and Global Talent & Diversity
  • Responsible for partnering with key recruitment, diversity, and business partners to create and implement business unit recruiting initiatives
  • Increase awareness of our employer brand to enable us to reach a higher caliber of talent through job postings, strategic outreach, articles, and networking

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Human Resources, or related field
  • 5+ years of proven work experience as a hands-on recruiting leader with a focus on hiring and developing teams in quantitative trading, FinTech, and Engineering
  • Proven ability to think strategically, translate strategies into actionable plans, develop performance metrics, and analyze results
  • Strong team leadership, team building, and mentoring skills to grow the talent acquisition team globally
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multitask a variety of tasks and projects with quickly evolving hiring requirements
  • Familiarity with ATS and HRIS such as Greenhouse and BambooHR
  • Proven ability to grow and scale a global technology recruiting team
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently and efficiently as part of a leadership team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-management skills demonstrating cross-cultural and regional understanding and knowledge

Our Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage available
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Transit deduction options
  • Global Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k and Roth 401k (retirement planning) options available and competitive company match
  • Generous Paid Holidays
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Fresh beverages and snacks in office

*Please note you must submit a cover letter in order to be considered for this role*

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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 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
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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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