Talent Acquisition Specialist



People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk.

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets.

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it. DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.

DRW is looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our Experienced Hire Recruiting team. This role will have an emphasis on managing full lifecycle recruiting projects and creative sourcing of front-office and trading talent.

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist for DRW, here are some of the things you’ll focus on:

  • Advise Executive level stakeholders and guide the Talent Acquisition process including but not limited to, thoughtful sourcing strategies, search execution and offer negotiation.
  • Design and deploy sourcing strategies, screen and assess candidates for open positions at all levels with a specific business and / or regional focus.
  • Manage full life cycle recruitment process including developing position descriptions, creating and managing job postings, reviewing resumes, conducting phone screens and interviews, managing interview process and candidate communication, conducting references checks, structuring and extending offers of employment, negotiating terms of employment, overseeing pre-employment processes and other onboarding activities.
  • Identify and implement creative, impactful sourcing strategies to identify top talent specifically for the Trading, Quantitative Researcher and Portfolio Management space.
  • Maintain accurate and organized documentation on all candidates, searches and job requirements; track candidates in applicant tracking system; provide hiring metrics/reports as needed.
  • Organize, lead, and document post-interview debrief sessions with Executives and interview teams.
  • Provide direction and partner with Recruiting Operations regarding job postings, interview scheduling, interview feedback collection, onboarding activities, etc.
  • Work with other members on the team to map markets, gather market intelligence and competitor analysis.

Required Experience:

  • 3-5 years of full lifecycle recruiting experience in Executive Search or within a trading firm/hedge fund, with a focus on recruiting front-office talent.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain a robust network of industry contacts and potential candidates, ensuring a consistent pipeline of qualified trading professionals to meet the dynamic needs of the business.
  • Significant search execution experience in the Trading and Quantitative spaces with a proven track record of sourcing and recruiting top-tier Traders, with a deep understanding of the specific skills and qualifications required for success in a fast-paced trading environment.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and previous experience using applicant tracking systems.
  • Experience using social media, networking tools and research tools to source candidates.
  • Must have strong initiative and sense of urgency, as well as proven experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit for a wide variety of positions on a global basis.

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