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Senior Executive Recruiter

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we have one goal: to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them achieve their dreams. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Human Resources develops and implements people strategies to support Wells Fargo’s business objectives. This group manages compensation and benefits, human resource service centers, systems and payroll, finance, team member relations and assistance, talent management, learning and development, and recruiting. We work together as One HR to make Wells Fargo an employer of choice, where people are our competitive advantage. Our operating foundation is based on our ability to operate efficiently, develop HR team members, strengthen controls, and scale technology infrastructure

We are seeking five (5) highly motivated Sr. Executive Recruiting professionals to join our Wells Fargo Executive Recruiting Team. The Sr. Executive Recruiter will support multiple Lines of Business, and will proactively identify, contact and assess senior level talent within the market.  S/He will develop relationships with multiple hiring executives and be the subject matter expert for specialized talent acquisition needs.  S/he regularly consults with recruiting counterparts, hiring managers, and HR business partners to develop search strategies to proactively recruit diverse talent for executive openings.  This person will develop an in-depth understanding of candidate qualifications and competencies to fill the need.  The ideal candidate will be able to manage the recruitment strategy for multiple openings, from the initial research and planning phase, to candidate identification, assessment, development and presentation.

Specifically this role will provide recruiting consulting and oversight in the following areas:

  • Develop and maintain market specific intelligence relevant to the business and talent needs to include maintaining a network of diverse industry contacts/documents and report out on search progress, including candidate pipelines, diversity initiatives, and market related compensation.
  • Provide counsel to hiring managers during assessment and evaluation of candidates and act as primary negotiator and closer of selected candidates, as well as conduct thorough reference on all finalist candidates. 
  • Provide consultation to partners to assist with hiring decisions and analysis of details of complex offers.
  • Ensure a strong positive client and candidate experience throughout the hiring process.   Develop a strong understanding of business issues within the industry and utilizes knowledge in search planning for appropriate company targeting.
  • Position and effectively articulate the Wells Fargo employment brand. Interact with and provide thought leadership to other executive recruiters within the Wells Fargo executive recruiter community.
  • Manage third party vendors efficiently.
  • Provide leadership and consultation on various ad hoc projects focused on executive human capital initiatives within the LOB.

Location:  The preferred location(s) for this job opening are as listed in the job posting (Charlotte, NC; Des Moines, IA; Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco, CA; St Louis, MO).   However, other locations may be considered for this opportunity

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of executive recruiting experience, retained search experience, or a combination of both

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience consulting on and negotiating complex compensation packages
  • Experience consulting, influencing and partnering with business executives, leadership, human resources partners and peers
  • Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications
  • Strong collaboration and partnering skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of executive recruiting techniques, recruitment plan development, sourcing methods and executive compensation strategies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR policies, practices and procedures, including an understanding of legal and OFCCP recruiting requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of contact management systems
  • Applicant tracking systems experience

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in developing and executing diversity recruiting strategies to identify diverse executive level talent.
  • 8+ years of experience sourcing passive executive level candidates through referrals, warm leads, cold calls, and other direct sourcing techniques.
  • 6+ years of experience in recruiting senior level professionals in a retained search or contingency search firm

Street Address

IA-West Des Moines: 7001 Westown Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA
NC-Charlotte: 11625 N Community House Road - Charlotte, NC
MO-Saint Louis: 1 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO
CA-SF-Financial District: 333 Market St - San Francisco, CA
MN-Saint Louis Park: 300 Highway 169 S - Saint Louis Park, MN


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.