Talent Associate

January 4, 2018


Company

Bridgewater Associates

Industry

Finance and Investments

Category

Other

Location

Westport, CT


Description


Bridgewater's Executive Hiring Team is looking for a world-class Talent Associate:

  • Someone who is passionate about understanding different areas of talent and thrives on finding Bridgewater “the best of the best.”
  • He/she will be a thought partner to senior leadership, providing guidance and expertise on talent acquisition. 
  • An ideal candidate is curious and motivated by a thirst for information and finding answers. 
  • He/she is investigative and excited by uncovering information not obvious and/or readily available and is able to think systematically, orient to the goal, and can design top-down approaches to ambiguous problems.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with our Chairmen, CEOs, and CIOs along with key members Bridgewater’s leadership team to shape strategic thinking and approaches around talent/talent acquisition.
  • Partner with our Hiring Managers to create, execute, and evolve search strategies, and compound that knowledge to improve the function through time.
  • Oversee and manage multiple channels i.e., executive search firms, referrals, etc. to deliver high caliber talent, as potential candidates or sources now and into the future.
  • Partner with Talent Lead to synthesize hiring needs/role requirements, reconcile them with the broader talent market, & ensure translation into high-quality rubrics with key profile indicators/markers.
  • Systematically build/compound knowledge and best practices related to talent/talent acquisition, accessible to all key stakeholders, through time.
  • Ensure relationships are developed and sustained with high caliber talent through time.
  • Maintain an ongoing and emerging picture of the search through time, key learnings and leads/candidates.
  • Stay ‘cutting-edge’ industry best practices and incorporate into Bridgewater’s processes.

Requirements


Talent Associates must have:

  • High standards - Maintains high standards and won’t compromise quality, is driven to achieve excellence.
  • Great character - Able to operate in a radically transparent environment, can balance open-mindedness with assertiveness to fight for truth.
  • Strong drive - Upholds an ownership mentality, pushing through to results and designing top-town approaches to solving complex problems.
  • Persistence - Able to hold others accountable in order to achieve his/her goals and will raise, not tolerate problems.
  • A low ego - Down to earth, knows what s/he doesn’t know and asks thoughtful questions.
  • Deep curiosity - Inquisitive & curious, with the common sense / wisdom to know when he/she is going down the ‘rabbit hole’ versus uncovering answers.
  • Composure - Comfortable with ambiguity under an evolving and emergent way of thinking.

Fortune 1000 Company?

Yes

Job Type

Full Time

Career Level

Two plus years of experience

Travel Requirements

0%

Contact Name

Katie Myers