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Wells Fargo Lead Executive Recruiter - Corporate and Investment Banking in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Executive Recruiter in Human Resources as part of the Talent Acquisition Strategy Delivery team. This role will support executive recruiting initiatives in Corporate Investment Banking (CIB).

In this role you will:

  • Lead complex initiatives and deliverables with large scale impact within Executive Recruiting

  • Support C-Suite Executives in CIB by proactively identifying and cultivating relationships with high caliber senior level talent within the industry,

  • Develop relationships with multiple hiring executives and be the subject matter expert for specialized talent acquisition needs.

  • Consult with recruiting counterparts, hiring managers, and HR business partners to develop and execute search strategies to proactively recruit diverse talent for executive openings.

  • Develop and manage the recruitment strategy for multiple critical openings, from the initial research and planning phase to candidate identification, assessment, development, and presentation.

  • 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 executive level hiring managers during assessment and evaluation of candidates and act as primary negotiator and closer of selected candidates, as well as conduct thorough references 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 utilize 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/search firm relationships efficiently.

  • Provide leadership and consultation on various ad hoc projects focused on executive human capital initiatives within the LOB.

  • Understand and ensure adherence to all hiring policies

  • Lead Executive Recruiting projects, teams, or serve as a mentor for less experienced individuals

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 + years Executive Recruiting experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • 5+ years Investment Banking Executive Recruiting experience or equivalent Executive Recruiting experience supporting one or a combination of the following businesses: Digital Banking, Wealth Investment Management or Venture Banking

  • 3+ years of full life cycle recruiting experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience managing and driving search firm relationship and results for executive levels roles

  • 4+ years of experience sourcing passive executive level candidates through referrals and other direct sourcing techniques.

  • 4+ years of experience in recruiting senior level professionals in a retained search or contingency search firm.

  • Experience developing and negotiating complex and sophisticated offers - Inclusive of navigating and collaborating with internal partners.

  • Experience in developing and executing diversity recruiting strategies to identify diverse executive level talent.

  • Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications.

  • Knowledge and understanding of contact management systems, Beamery and LinkedIn preferred

  • Knowledge and understanding of HR policies, practices, and procedures, including an understanding of legal and OFCCP recruiting requirements.

  • Applicant tracking systems experience, Workday preferred

  • Experience consulting, influencing, and partnering with business executives, leadership, human resources partners and peers.

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

  • This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship

Work location(s): New York City, NY; Charlotte, NC; Raleigh; NC; Minneapolis, MN; Des Moines, IA; Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL

  • Salary range is determined by location of the job

Pay Range

$115,900.00 - $206,100.00 Annual


  • Information about Wells Fargo's employee benefits

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Req Number: R-228171-18

Updated: Thu Nov 17 00:00:00 UTC 2022

Location: WEST DES MOINES,Iowa