BMO Financial Group Senior Recruiter - Capital Markets/Investment Banking in New York, New York


The Senior Recruitment Partner is mandated to develop effective relationships with hiring managers and business leaders within BMO Capital Markets and ensure ongoing satisfaction with the recruitment services provided.

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

BMO Capital Markets is a part of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with $633 billion total assets and more than 47,000 employees as of April 30, 2015. For more information, visit .

BMO Capital Markets provides a full range of products and services to help corporate, institutional and government clients achieve their ambitions. From 30 locations around the world, including 16 in North America, BMO Capital Markets draws on expertise in areas including equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, merchant banking, securitization, treasury and market risk management, foreign exchange, derivatives, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading.

The Senior Recruitment Partner is responsible for managing mission critical recruiting assignments, creating and executing a search strategy with accountabilities for full lifecycle recruitment. Supporting a talent mindset in hiring managers and business leaders, this role monitors industry trends to identify new channels and approaches to search and recruitment while also educating the business.



A.Relationship Management

  • Develop effective relationships with the hiring managers and business leaders for the Capital Markets portfolio and ensure ongoing satisfaction with recruitment services provided to the business

  • Develop and maintain a personal network of contacts (both internal and external) for candidates and referral sources to support effective recruitment strategies

  • Operate in a front-line capacity and represent BMO CM during phone conversations, face-to-face interviews and recruiting events, using every opportunity to present BMO as an Employer of Choice

  • Develop effective relationships with candidates to ensure the ongoing willingness of candidates to continue discussions about employment opportunities at BMO and to refer other top talent potential candidates to BMO in alignment with a defined relationship management plan

B.Candidate Recruiting

  • Conduct upfront diagnostic with the hiring manager to understand talent need and develop a search and recruitment strategy

  • Analyze the role requirements to determine the appropriate knowledge, skills and capabilities required to do the job using the defined tools and assess the fit of current candidates in the candidate database and through established personal networks

  • Develop a search plan, position specifications and project timelines

  • Leverage online recruiting sources, recruitment programs and the in-house candidate database to identify and recruit qualified candidates

  • Develop and communicate a compelling Employee Value Proposition to potential candidates for every recruiting assignment that clearly identifies the Bank’s need, requirements and benefits to the candidates

  • Interview and assess candidates to determine the fit of the candidate to BMO CM overall and to the knowledge, skills and capabilities required to do the specific job

  • Prepare a short-list of candidates for the business to interview for the recruiting assignment, providing a rationale to the hiring manager

  • Lead the job offer proposal process, in partnership with the hiring manager and the Human Resources Business Partner, sharing knowledge of the market conditions for the specific role and the personal requirements of the candidate

  • Coach and provide support for the hiring manager in the job offer negotiation process to help ensure a positive outcome

  • Support a talent mindset in senior business leaders and hiring managers through the ongoing discussions of talent and potential of candidates

  • Meet all requirements for the recruitment process to ensure that the desired customer experience is delivered to the candidate

C.Business Operations

  • Provide weekly status updates to hiring managers, as well as escalate any issues that will jeopardize agreed upon timelines

  • Provide candidate assessments and short list presentations

  • Follow established standards and governance for the candidate database, including the relationship management and contact standards, ensuring privacy of information and a systematic approach for recommending candidates for specific roles

  • Maintain data integrity to ensure that the most accurate candidate and company information are on record within the candidate database

  • Maintain accurate record of conversations with candidates and status for the candidate to ensure that institutional knowledge is created and retained within the system

  • Follow protocols for using the candidate database prior to making any candidate contact to ensure that established relationship management and contact principles are maintained

  • Provide feedback and suggestions for any improvements to the recruitment process, standards and tools that will help improve the overall effectiveness of the recruiting function

D.Risk Management & Compliance

  • Follow all established procedures for risk management and compliance

  • Ensure adherence to all aspects of First Principles our code of Business Conduct and Ethics including individual accountability as it relates to potential conflicts of interest, safeguarding of customer information, trading in securities, anti-money laundering, privacy and disclosure of outside business activities

Knowledge & Skills:


  • In-depth knowledge of investment banking, with a minimum of 5 years of experience

  • Superior client management skills, able to effectively & persuasively present information

  • Experienced in full life cycle recruitment

  • Strong business acumen, with an ability to interpret business direction and realign/develop/recruiting strategies and refine tactics accordingly

  • University degree


  • Experience working in a contingency/agency or retained search environment

  • A strong preference for individuals with experience in a high touch client service environment

  • Proven track record in a sales environment

  • Familiarity with Taleo and utilizing a CRM (Deskflow)

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)

  • Able to present BMO Capital Markets and job offers in a compelling manner

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple requests at one time and work in a fast paced environment

  • Able to deal with ambiguity and reprioritize tasks in response to unexpected changes in priorities/requests

At BMO Harris Bank, we have been helping our customers and communities for over 130 years. Working with us means being part of a team of talented, passionate individuals with a shared focus on working together to deliver great customer experiences. We stand behind your success with the support you need to turn your potential into performance.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diversity, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Human Resources

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Primary Location:

United States-New York-New York