Senior HR Business Partner

| Chicago

IMC fosters a culture of continuous learning and operational excellence, we strive for all of our people to have the chance to reach their full potential.

We are looking for a strategic, innovative and effervescent Senior HR Business Partner to join our team and be a key partner to the team leads and department heads in the Chicago office.

You will drive performance, own the development of our managers and employee groups and above all ensure we continue to provide an incredible work environment with having fun at the center of all we do.


The role:

  • Partner with department heads to deliver on strategic HR initiatives
  • Consult with leaders to execute people-related strategies around performance management, employee relationships, coaching, organizational development and learning & development
  • Provide coaching to business leaders
  • Drive consistency in employee experience and engagement, collaborating with the HR BP’s in Sydney and Amsterdam on global people initiatives



  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education in Human Resources, Business or related field; or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years’ experience as an HR Business Partner in a progressive, fast paced environment
  • Formal training and accreditation is preferred in the areas of: coaching, adult learning principles and psychometric assessments including MBTI, Hogan Assessments, Saville etc.
  • Proven experience in proactively coaching leaders and providing strategic guidance on complex people management issues and strategies (including team restructures, talent mobility, change, and widespread capability building)
  • Build credibility and trust with senior leaders as an advisor, who effectively gives quality advice and follows through on commitments
  • Act as a ‘change agent’ in driving change as well as partner with the business on key people change activities and transformation programs
  • Superior communication skills – convey confidence, empathy and trust via candor and diplomacy to build effective relationships; able to engage with front line employees as well as senior leaders on a strategic and operational level.
  • Possess strong commercial acumen – able to make quick business landscape assessments
  • Possess confidence in the handling of ambiguity and fluid situations.
  • Possess an abundance of common sense and pragmatism.
  • Solve problems and get to the root cause of complex talent issues; develop and implement solutions.



We are at the core a trading firm, however we value trading and technology equally and we believe that cooperation between traders and technologists is one of our great strengths. This is also reflected in our organizational and remuneration policies. We believe in fostering a truly flat environment in which great ideas can be recognized as well as put into practice from anybody within our organization



IMC Financial Markets is among the world’s leading proprietary trading firms, and a market maker in securities listed on exchanges across the globe. Our cutting-edge technology drives everything we do. High performance algorithms, smart strategies and collaborative teams are the core of our business.

Today, IMC Financial Markets is 500+ people working together to build software and trade financial products in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney. What does this mean for you? The chance to join a multi-national, multi-cultural team of exceptional individuals, focused on making IMC the world’s best trading firm.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


We occupy the 42nd and 43rd floors of the Willis Tower, enjoying 360 degree views of our beautiful city.
233 South Wacker, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of IMC Trading

What's something quirky about your company?

IMC is proactive about giving! What impresses me is not the financial generosity (which is large) — it's the time generosity. We have two giving managers who make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. Whereas in other companies, philanthropy feels abstract and mainly a tax write-off, here it is woven into everyday office culture.


Hardware Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We tackle complex, massively scaled projects and thrive on a quick turnaround cycle. Since we're our own clients, everyone is their own product manager. This frees us up to focus on the hardest parts of problems, not aesthetics. The code we push is trading around the world within a day or two, and as a result we see immediate results of our work.


Software Developer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started at IMC as an intern. I’d never studied anything finance-related before. Through training, IMC brought me up to speed in a way that was fun, interesting and made me excited to learn about trading. I also think about problems differently now: there is never one set answer but multiple potential solutions to any problem.


Software Developer

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

I’ve been at IMC for nine years. When I started, we were a trading company with good technology. Now, we’re a technology company that trades. Traders used to be nervous when we were doing upgrades. Now, if we go a day or two without being able to upgrade, traders start craving the new thing that’s coming.


Head of Technology

What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Global travel opportunities • Regular social events including an annual company weekend away • A focus on wellness with onsite massages, gym reimbursements and in-office health events • Opportunities for giving back through IMC's foundation

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