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Talent Sourcing Lead

Job Req ID 21333441 Primary Location Belfast, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Budapest, Hungary; Warsaw, Poland Job Category Human Resources
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Overview of Citi:

Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

Job Background/Context:

This role is part of the ongoing Talent Acquisition (TA) transformation. One of our key priorities is operational excellence which includes the creation of a globally consistent in-house sourcing model. We are therefore recruiting high calibre individuals to join our sourcing team. The sourcing team is responsible for the direct execution of candidate management, search and intelligence.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the delivery of talent sourcing and intelligence projects will support the acquisition of talent for specialist roles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership for the delivery of passive candidate pipeline against assigned requisitions
  • Build and maintain a network of passive candidates in priority disciplines and markets
  • Oversee the provision of high-quality market intelligence (i.e. organizational structure, scope of positions in competing companies, compensation, benefits information, market trends)
  • Conduct effective screening and engagement with prospective candidates in line with company standards and regulatory requirements
  • Perform against a set of measures and continually improve outcomes – contributes to the quality, time and cost of talent acquisition
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Extensive experience in Talent Acquisition
  • Direct delivery experience of sourcing either in-house, RPO or from within the recruitment agency industry
  • Expert knowledge of specialist ‘resourcing’ market practices: able to consistently and proactively identify, locate and attract passive and active candidates at all levels by utilizing sourcing techniques
  • Expert knowledge of sourcing via a multitude of platforms including social media
  • A strong working knowledge of candidate attraction channels
  • Credibility with candidates and leaders: ability to lead conversations and influence outcomes
  • Is a subject matter expert; has contacts for market intelligence, referrals and pipelining needs
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex sourcing and research assignments
  • Experience of managing candidates through a recruitment process
  • Proven ability to take ownership and accountability
  • Significant knowledge of investment banking and financial services would be a benefit
  • Knowledge of using Workday and Avature would be a benefit


  • Preferably educated to degree level but not essential if balanced with relevant experience


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