Senior Recruiter

  • General
  • Full-time
  • Immediately

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in recruitment, with a focus on the financial sector (e.g. hiring econometricians, mathematicians, physicists, quants, etc.)
  • Proven track record of successfully placing candidates in quantitative roles within the financial industry.
  • Basic knowledge of financial instruments, risk management, programming languages, and related concepts.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with candidates and hiring managers.
  • Proficient in using recruitment software and platforms.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and retirement plans.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within a dynamic and forward-thinking organization.
  • A collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and innovation.

Your role as a Senior Recruiter

Position Overview

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Recruiter to join our team and drive recruitment efforts to the next level. As a Senior Recruiter at RiskQuest, you will play a pivotal role in identifying and attracting top talent in the financial quantitative sector. You'll collaborate with hiring managers and executives to understand our unique staffing needs and ensure the continued success of our organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with hiring managers to define staffing needs, job requirements, and candidate profiles.
  • Utilize your deep knowledge of the financial sector to identify and engage top talent through various channels including job boards, professional networks, and industry events.
  • Conduct thorough interviews, assess candidates' technical and cultural fit, and provide insightful feedback to hiring managers.
  • Develop and maintain a strong pipeline of qualified candidates for current and future roles.
  • Leverage innovative recruitment techniques to stay ahead of industry trends and attract high-caliber professionals.
  • Collaborate with the HR team to ensure a seamless onboarding process for new hires.

Our Company

RiskQuest is a leading quantitative advisory firm operating in the dynamic landscape of the financial sector. With a proven track record of providing cutting-edge solutions to our clients, we're dedicated to pushing boundaries and setting new standards in risk management and financial analytics.

Our beautiful office is located at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. The working culture is open and informal, we value entrepreneurship, and always thrive for the highest quality. There is an intense social life with daily chess matches, ping-pong competitions, after-work drinks, and regular trips.


Your day at RiskQuest

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  • Start of the day
    08:30  -  09:30
    You kicked off the day with a peaceful bike ride to our office on Herengracht, enjoying the beauty of Amsterdam. You settled in with a cup of coffee, enjoying some casual conversations with colleagues, and addressing any urgent emails.
  • Meeting: Day Start
    09:30  -  10:00
    Together with a working student, you discussed ongoing tasks and shared updates on various recruitment projects. At the end of the meeting, you instructed the working student on what needs to be done for the day.
  • Candidate Sourcing and Interviews
    10:00  -  12:00
    You focused on candidate sourcing and conducting virtual coffees with potential consultants. At RiskQuest we want to develop and maintain a strong pipeline of qualified candidates for current and future roles. You assessed candidates' technical and cultural fit, and provided insightful feedback to hiring managers.
  • Lunch
    12:00  -  13:00
    You explored the diverse lunch options in the heart of Amsterdam, opted for a choice from our curated 'RiskQuest menu', highlighting the best local spots.
  • Stakeholder Meetings
    13:00  -  14:00
    You engaged in meetings with the recruitment team to discuss recruitment strategies, candidate pipelines, and gave updates on key roles. Since RiskQuest is growing, we need to take recruitment to the next level! We have to leverage on innovative recruitment techniques to stay ahead of industry trends in order to get the best quantitative consultants.
  • Reviewing Applications
    14:00  -  15:00
    You dedicated time to carefully review and assess incoming applications. 
  • Networking and Outreach
    15:00  -  15:30
    You engaged in proactive networking activities, reaching out to potential candidates and building relationships with universities and industry professionals. You utilize your knowledge of the financial sector to identify and engage top talent through various channels including job boards, professional networks, and industry events.
  • Stakeholder Meetings
    15:30  -  16:00
    In the weekly RiskQuest Inter-Business Meeting, You provided updates to delegates from various RiskQuest units regarding the Recruitment status. The agenda included discussions on the recruitment pipeline, onboarding processes for new employees and interns, as well as gathering input on the demand for additional staff, so that you know which profiles to target.
  • Wrap-Up and Administrative Tasks
    16:00  -  17:00
    You concluded the day by wrapping up administrative tasks and preparing for upcoming interviews and assessments. You also ensured that all documentation was up to date and filed appropriately.
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Insights from your colleagues

The thing I like most about RiskQuest is the way in which we work. Everyone is prepared to walk the extra mile when required, but there is also time to have fun together. “Together” is basically the key aspect that describes RiskQuest best for me, which obviously makes it a very pleasant environment to work in.

Rick Stuhmer
Senior Manager – Financial Risk Modelling

Our application procedure

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The recruitment team screens your application on the basis of a CV, motivation letter and list of grades. Do we look like a good match on paper? Then the recruitment team will contact you within 2 days.
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Introductory meeting
Match? Then we would like to welcome you to the office. We would love to get to know you through an introductory meeting
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Second interview
If the introductory meeting was a success, we would like to plan a second interview with two of our consultants. You will be given a case interview if deemed necessary in the introductory meeting.
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Third interview
If the second interview with the consultants was a success, we would like to plan a third interview with senior people within the organization.
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If all interviews were succesful, we will present you with an offer!
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RiskQuest strives to provide feedback within 2 working days

When you find a position that matches your skill set. Click the "Apply now" button on any open job listing. From there, you can fill out the form and submit your application.

We support learning and development for all RiskQuesters. Together with your coach you will map out your learning needs.

Our company's main language is English.

The RiskQuest Recruitment team (Recruiter, Consultant and Partner) will review your resume, grade lists and cover letter.

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