Manager of Executive Research team

| Chicago
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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 flagship Apple store, PHMG’s 25th floor offices boast spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the metropolis of Downtown Chicago.

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PHMG Benefits Overview

PHMG provides a full benefits package, onsite workout facilities, company sports leagues, commuter benefits, on-site barber and beautician, regular incentives recognising high achievers including but not limited to: dinner at top restaurants in Chicago with our CEO, Cubs game, weekly lunch, cash incentives and trips to places such as Cabo, Vegas and Aruba.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
We provide short term and long term disability
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
PHMG also offers 1 week leave after getting married.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
18 - 20 days PTO plus up to 8 federal holidays and an incentive to earn a week off during the Christmas period.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
PHMG has an on-site bar - the Goat tavern and beer fridges with local brews delivered weekly.
Commuter Benefits
PHMG offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees via the Ventra travel program - receiving a discount of up to 40% off your commuting.
Company Outings
PHMG has monthly paid team outings for high achievers across all departments with a monthly President's club. In addition we offer company-wide holiday parties twice a year for all employees.
Game Room
Our employees are very competitive and enjoy using our ping pong, foosball and pool tables when they need a break.
Stocked Kitchen
PHMG provides ice cream every Friday with unlimited coffee, tea, soft drinks (and energy drinks!).
Some Meals Provided
PHMG provides lunch for new starters during their training and weekly catered lunch on Fridays for top performers.
Happy Hours
PHMG provides happy hours at local bars.
Recreational Clubs
PHMG currently sponsors soft ball and kickball leagues all year round.
Relocation Assistance
PHMG offers relocation assistance, including home finding, temporary housing, moving costs and travel expenses reimbursement for certain roles.
Fitness Subsidies
PHMG offers free gym membership at the on-site gym upon promotion and also sub-sized gym membership of $15 per month for all employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
PHMG offer a comprehensive training program via our company induction and orientation and also a specialist Sales Academy.

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 Hustle, Warrior Dash and other team events.

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