Senior Talent Acquisition Recruiter

at M & T Bank in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Manage candidate development for mid to senior level exclusive searches. Develop relationships with key industry players in person and via telephone to generate qualified candidates for multiple search assignments. Manage the candidate life cycle including identifying, qualifying, interviewing and managing targeted candidates to rapidly produce a best-in-class slate of talent to meet / exceed M&T’s internal client expectations.

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Serve as a subject matter expert in the area of talent attraction

+ Actively work with line managers to develop the strategy to build talent pipelines, interview, and recommend top candidates to the business line

+ Mentor others within the department on unconventional search techniques and other recruitment activities

+ Proactively attract a quality work force and maintain applicant flow in filling current and future staffing needs

+ Counsel line managers on recommended compensation packages

+ Negotiate, extend offers and effectively close the candidate

+ Adhere to government regulations, organizational policies, and system/data integrity

+ Build effective relationships with HR Business Partners, Compensation Business partners, line management and employees

+ Routinely provide insights into the competition for talent

+ Attend job fairs and/or open houses

+ Manage special projects as assigned

+ Serve as as trusted partner to senior managers to define and build a comprehensive talent sourcing strategy including assistance in identifying positions for high potential internal talent

+ Serve as recruitment liaison between line of business and recruitment agency for niche or other hard to fill senior positions

+ Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.

+ Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

+ Complete other related duties as assigned.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The role is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with M&T management, employees and external applicants and community contacts

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s Degree and five years’ recruitment experience or equivalent in related line of business experience

Ability to manage multiple projects and engagements simultaneously.

Demonstrated recruitment success in acquiring niche talent

Strong sales ability, persuasion and negotiation skills

Excellent communication and relationship building skills

Strong decision making ability

Demonstrated ability in cold calling, name generation and networking

Proactive approach and proven ability to remain diligent on searches

Proven experience with identifying passive job seekers

Superior consultative skills and ability to influence decisions

Sound experience showing fast response time, consistency and success

Education and Experience Preferred:

Experience working for Human Resources within a corporate environment

Demonstrated success working in a high-end contingent or retained search agency .

Demonstrated experience and the ability apply proven and unconventional sourcing and recruiting techniques


Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

At M&T Bank, we make a difference in people’s lives. For more than 160 years, we’ve been providing our customers with guidance and financial solutions, leading our communities through challenges and growth opportunities, and empowering our employees to build purpose-driven careers.
Our talent and culture set us apart. Our core values drive the work we do – integrity, ownership, collaboration, curiosity, candor. We seek to further build upon our record of success by bringing in diverse talents and fresh skill sets while supporting the growth and development of all team members. At M&T, we are a talent and people driven organization. Take a peek inside M&T’s Human Capital Report to learn how it feels to be one of our 17,000+ employees.
We are constantly renewing. Our future success relies on our ability to understand what’s important to our customers and use that understanding to build new and innovative customer experiences.
We support our employees every step of the way.

Competitive compensation
- Full medical & dental benefits, Heath Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts, and life/disability insurance
- Generous paid time off (PTO) plus 11 paid holidays and an option to buy additional PTO
- 401(k) match at 5% with options for Roth and discretionary employer contributions
- A deep commitment to equity, including 14 resource group charters, a D&I sponsorship program, 40 annual paid volunteer hours and more
- Various options for tuition assistance, paid parental leave, stock purchase, wellness and employee discounts

We need you. Are you ready to join us? Apply today to start the journey.
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M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, including disabilities and veterans.
M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.

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Job Posting: JC194514721

Posted On: Oct 10, 2021

Updated On: Dec 12, 2021