Director of Recruiting

Corporate Chicago, Illinois


How You Can Make an Impact


Geneva Trading is hiring a Director of Recruiting to lead the recruiting function within the Human Resources (HR) department and team of recruiters in executing our global hiring targets. The role of HR as a strategic partner is to develop and direct an HR agenda that supports and drives the overarching goals of the organization. As a leader, you will drive the recruiting strategy and execution across trading, technology, and all other corporate functions. The Director of Recruiting will report directly to the Head of HR and partner with HR in defining our recruiting performance goals across the firm by iterating existing processes and applying in-depth operational knowledge and strategic thinking in scaling for the future of Geneva Trading.


What You’ll Do

  • Lead the vision and strategy implementation for the Geneva Trading Recruiting Team to attract, select, and hire experienced and early talent, including setting and measuring goals, identifying best practices and tools, and building policies and programs that align with the firm’s strategic goals
  • Manage full life cycle recruiting across the organization, including sourcing and interviewing global experienced trading and corporate talent
  • Perform hands-on leadership role, while also actively recruiting experienced traders for top-performing trading teams
  • Empower the recruiting team to be strategic business partners; train recruiters to understand our business and make decisions that contribute to our success
  • Partner with Head of HR and Director of Learning and Talent Development to create career development paths and onboarding program for new Recruiting Team members
  • Partner with Senior Management to plan future hiring needs, including basic workforce planning to proactively plan and pipeline talent
  • Act as primary talent partner to senior leaders and hiring managers and regularly meet with them to understand, address, and anticipate their hiring needs
  • Partner with technology leadership team and Technical Recruiter in developing the technical recruiting function
  • Partner with HR , key leaders, and Campus Recruiter in creating campus recruiting and internship vision, strategy, and program
  • Generate regular reporting and provide analysis of recruiting metrics that continues to drive the recruiting process efficiencies and inform strategic decision making to scale hiring and growth of teams
  • Present findings to the Senior Management team in both formal and informal settings
  • Collaborate with HR, internal/external key stakeholders in developing and promoting our employer brand in the trading and technology industry, including recruitment marketing, campus recruiting, conferences/programs, etc.
  • Partner with Director of Learning and Talent Development in creating interview training curriculum and content to ensure a consistently positive process for all candidates
  • Oversee external vendor and partner relationships, including LinkedIn, ATS, Glassdoor, and 3rd party recruiters.
  • Work closely with HR and IT departments for seamless candidate conversion and onboarding of new hire
  • Partner with Head of HR in annual goal setting, budgeting, and building firm hiring plan 
  • Partner with Business Development team to scale firm’s trading talent sourcing strategy, including candidate outreach and engagement, and streamlining candidate evaluation and offer process


What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Candidate must have experience with full-cycle recruiting, as well as leading and developing a growing recruitment team
  • 8+ years of combined recruiting experience both in-house and external
  • Trading industry experience required; Tech or Fintech industry experience preferred
  • Proven track record in sourcing and hiring experienced talent
  • Experience collaborating with key business leaders and senior cross-functional partners
  • Experience translating data and analysis into strategic recruitment processes and recommendations
  • Familiarity with ATS tools, such as Greenhouse, Jobvite and recruitment analytics tools, a plus
  • History of working in an entrepreneurial environment that values innovation
  • A passion to build and lead effective and efficient teams
  • Ability to gain buy-in and build consensus across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to oversee and lead a group of full cycle recruiters throughout multiple recruiting campaigns and projects
  • Highly self-motivated and directed; takes strategic initiative
  • Aptitude for creative thinking and problem solving
  • Exceptional time management, multi-project management and overall task prioritization
  • Ability to speak in front of large audience by demonstrating excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbally and written
  • A strong interest in working in a fast-paced and high-growth environment
  • PHR, SHRM or other certification related to full-cycle recruitment is a plus


Who We Are

Geneva Trading LLC is a global principal trading firm founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and Dublin. Our dedication to the improvement and optimization of our best-in-class proprietary technology allows our firm to compete on all levels in the global trading industry. We pride ourselves on a collaborative culture of integrity, trust, passion, and dedication to personal excellence. Our flat organizational structure and casual environment attracts individuals with the drive to innovate and has led to our consistent success. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.