Recruiter in Buffalo, NY at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 8/7/2019

Job Snapshot

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    239 Van Rensselaer Street
    Buffalo, NY
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Job Description


The Recruiter reports to the Talent Acquisition Team Manager and is responsible for the full lifecycle of professional recruiting at Key which includes developing and executing recruiting plans through research; cold calling; candidate development, assessment and presentation; negotiation of offers and relocation packages; and closing of new hires. As a partner to the hiring manager, the Recruiter is expected to bring market knowledge to inform talent decisions with a goal of building diverse talent at Key.

  • Drawing on business and market knowledge, serves as a partner to senior leaders and HR partners at Key to develop and execute targeted recruiting plans to support defined talent needs
  • Builds and executes search plans which include target lists, job description review and validation, candidate assessment criteria, sourcing methodologies and tools, research, proactive cold calling and candidate development, assessment and presentation of a qualified and diverse candidate slate, interviewer preparation and coaching, feedback collection and synthesis, reference checks, and offer crafting and negotiation
  • Communicates appropriately and consistently with hiring managers, HR partners, and all external contacts and potential candidates (regardless of that individual’s eventual disposition on the search); ensures a positive client and candidate experience
  • Prioritizes work and sets appropriate expectations with hiring managers and partners
  • Utilizes passive and direct sourcing techniques to identify and attract prospective candidates and build talent pipeline
  • Rigorously assesses talent and makes hiring recommendations
  • Develops long-term relationships with potential candidates
  • Understands and leverages external market trends to inform talent and organization decisions as well as assist with workforce planning and provide for opportunistic hiring of talent
  • Partnering with Compensation Managers and HR partners, understands and effectively utilizes comprehensive knowledge of company benefits, compensation philosophy and structure, internal equity data, candidate compensation expectations, and budget to manage hiring negotiations including compensation recommendations, relocation, and possible counter-offers
  • Oversees the completion of background checks on final candidates
  • Fully utilizes Key’s applicant tracking system and ensures appropriate candidate disposition throughout the lifecycle of the search
  • Leverages online recruiting resources (LinkedIn, community organizations, associations, etc.) as one of many methods for identifying and sourcing potential leads
  • Represents and differentiates KeyBank to external candidates by effectively describing Key’s businesses, strategy, culture and values
  • Assists in the facilitation and execution of internal talent slating and movement when appropriate
  • Partners with KeyBank’s Talent Acquisition Team Managers and recruiting peers to share talent, market intelligence, and best practice recruiting methodology
  • Manages and supports 30 to 35 searches and projects on average
  • Assists in the development of the Recruiting Specialist
  • Establishes and nurtures close partnerships with peers, other HR COEs, and HR partners
  • Develops and maintains understanding of recruiting best practices, as well as an understanding of client businesses and business plans
  • Participates in appropriate department, client and/or Corporate HR meetings, initiatives and projects
  • Complies with all Talent Acquisition and broader KeyBank policies, procedures and risk requirements

Candidate Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent recruiting experience required
  • Demonstrable interest in the company as well as the role itself
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a recruiting organization or 3 years of HR generalist experience; strong sales skills
  • Must possess and exhibit the maturity, poise, polish, presence, intellect, and organizational and communication skills necessary to successfully interact with a variety of individuals including senior hiring managers and external candidates
  • A proven partner to recruiters and/or hiring managers relative to recruiting plans and execution, candidate assessment and hiring, and market intelligence. Demonstrates strong influencing skills; is not an order taker.
  • Strong business acumen with an entrepreneurial spirit and a thirst for knowledge of the business
  • Proven track record of working in a fast-paced, complex and deadline-oriented environment
  • A proven self-starter with the ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with internal clients, internal and external recruiters, and candidates
  • Strong project management, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Drive to deliver results, take accountability and ownership of work, and proactively strive for continuous improvement
  • Big picture thinker who is also highly detail-oriented and possesses strong time management skills
  • High energy and proactive attitude; seeks to contribute
  • Efficient and resourceful; leverages technology


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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