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Experienced Business Operations

Business Operations Recruiter

Chicago

At Optiver you will find an environment of collaboration and passion for solving challenging problems. As a part of our recruitment team, you will have the opportunity to think deeply about how to identify, engage, attract and assess talent in our business operations space. Our business operations teams include HR, Finance, Legal and others. These teams support our firm by laying a solid foundation for our tech and trading teams. Your role is to lead the recruiting strategy and execution of key searches to hire top talent into these teams.

Who we are:

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Optiver Chicago’s culture parallels the energetic city we’re immersed in. Home to the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago has established itself as the trading capital of the US. Active on leading US exchanges, Optiver’s Chicago office trades a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.

What you’ll do:

In this role, you will be part of a team responsible for advancing Optiver’s end-to-end recruitment strategy to find, attract and hire experienced talent. You and the team will be accountable for building the Optiver workforce for what is needed now and into the future.

  • Take ownership of the recruitment process from end-to-end, including but not limited to developing sourcing strategies, mapping and headhunting niche talent, reviewing resumes, crafting the selection process, interviewing and assessing candidates, salary negotiations and closing of candidates.
  • Partner with stakeholders to develop interview processes, build robust pipelines, and ensure we hire top talent.
  • Work alongside our high-performing recruitment team and continue to enhance candidate experience throughout all aspects of our interview process
  • Stay up to date with technical recruitment trends by leveraging a strong network and conducting industry research
  • Gather and evaluate recruitment data to inform strategy decisions and identify new solutions for assessing talent across a variety of positions.
  • Identify key areas of improvement and implement solutions that improve the business operations recruiting function as a whole.

Who you are:

  • Motivated by an entrepreneurial & dynamic environment
  • 3-5+ years of experience in recruitment
  • Experience with leading projects that improve the recruiting function as a whole ability to work on and through challenging business problems
  • Proven ability to build stakeholder rapport and strong candidate relationship management skills
  • Concise and polished communicator with strong follow-through
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

 What you’ll get:

  • Work alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
  • Performance based bonus structure that is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in.
  • Ownership over initiatives that directly solve business problems.  

Alongside this you will get great other benefits such as 25 paid vacation days and market holidays, fully paid commuting expenses and health insurance, daily breakfast and lunch, training opportunities, 401(k) match up to 50% and charitable match opportunities, regular social events and clubs, and many more.

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