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R124700 Posted 10/07/2021

Senior Manager, Executive Recruiting

Vienna , Virginia | New York , New York | Richmond , Virginia
  • Category Human Resources
  • Experience Sr. Manager
  • Primary Address Vienna, Virginia


Towers Crescent 2 (12067), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

Senior Manager, Executive Recruiting

As part of Talent Acquisition, the Executive Talent Acquisition team is a leading in-house search team partnering closely with the leaders of our company to identify, engage and cultivate top talent that drives impact for our business. This role will focus on attracting passive market-leading talent to Capital One, and lead the design, delivery and implementation of holistic executive recruiting strategies across various lines of businesses and functional areas. You will independently manage executive search (VP+) and direct sourcing strategies, delivering an exceptional candidate experience and excellent client services. You will be the key advisor and partner with senior stakeholders to design, coordinate and execute on search strategies to attract passive talent. You will build and lead the executive recruiting strategy for your respective businesses. If you thrive on ownership and working creatively and collaboratively with teammates to make a real impact on the business by making great hires, this is the role for you!

The ideal candidate for this role is...

  • Curious: Someone who loves understanding people, their attitudes, needs, and behaviors

  • Rigorous: Understands what is required to get quality insights

  • Bias for Action: Can assess when and how to make tradeoffs between speed and quality; motivated self-starter

  • Organized: can own and drive projects to completion, prioritizing and influencing across multiple stakeholders

  • Storyteller: Comfortable packaging and presenting insights in a compelling way to senior level audiences 

  • Problem-solver: Loves to break down complex problems and artfully push towards a solution

  • Collaborative: Brings a positive attitude and is enjoyable to work with

This is a visible role with the ability to impact change across the company and drive meaningful solutions by attracting extraordinary talent to Capital One.  To do this you will…

  • Act with autonomy, own and execute executive level (VP+) searches across key functional areas and lines of businesses 

  • Lead all aspects of the executive search lifecycle: search/market intelligence strategy, sourcing & identification of top talent communities, candidate cultivation, client management, offer negotiations and executive onboarding  including:

    • Act as a trusted advisor and expert on trends within the market & industries, as well as internal shifts that may impact the business and hiring demands

    • Partner with hiring teams to build effective sourcing strategies, drive proactive market research and promote/drive referrals especially in areas where the talent landscape is particularly competitive

    • Integrate primary research, internal data, secondary sources, and marketplace intelligence in analyses that drive business decisions; embrace data & analytics 

    • Manage client and candidate expectations, advising on best practices when engaging passive candidates. 

    • Influence and educate stakeholders and interviewers, delivering on a consistent recruiting process for both the client and candidate

    • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners (i.e. search firms)

    • Collaborate with an extended team (the Business, HRCs, Compensation, Legal, Risk, Interview Logistics, etc.)  to drive alignment; particularly with respect to ascertaining and managing candidate expectations and experience through the offer negotiation process

  • Stay current on the market landscape of emerging technology that is disrupting the talent acquisition lifecycle and identify opportunities for innovation

  • Share the compelling vision of Capital One’s value proposition and mission to the external talent market

  • Contribute to the knowledge base of executive recruiting and Capital One, by providing mentoring and coaching to teammates, and training on relevant industries and talent communities

Here’s what you’ll need to be successful:

  • Be proactive, have a high level of initiative and ownership with an ability to coordinate efforts across diverse functional groups

  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to present complex topics in a clear, concise, and compelling manner

  • Impeccable judgment and ability to balance the needs of the organization, leaders and associates. Know when to push and when to move on. 

  • Preference to be a member of a team where fast failure, change and evolution is expected and encouraged

  • Diligent listening skills and the ability to adapt approach among diverse audiences to tease out insights and pain points

  • Penchant for laughing often and celebrating wins – both big and small

  • Team orientation, loves drawing connections across a matrixed organization 

  • High degree of comfort bringing ideas to the table that might at first seem absurd – then quickly build a case for testing and ultimately a recommendation for pursuit, scaling or abandoning

  • Confidence to ask hard questions and push into uncharted territories – and not defaulting to the status quo before exploring new paths and quantifying risk / reward

  • Demonstrate an aptitude for, knowledge of, and agility with technology in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Military Experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience advising and influencing executive leadership

  • 5+ years of management consulting experience

  • 5+ years of recruiting or research experience at a global in-house recruiting team, executive search firm, or a large multinational organization

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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