Strategic Financial Solutions

  • VP, Talent Acquisition (Buffalo, NY)

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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  • Overview

    Are you experienced in discovering new avenues to find talent for a high-growth organization?  Are you motivated by challenging hiring goals and endless opportunity?  Do you take pride in helping to grow an organization with top talent?  If you are excited and want to hear more about this opportunity, then Strategic might be your new professional home.

    This position is a highly visible leadership role that is responsible for developing and leading the overall strategy and execution of the Talent Acquisition Process at Strategic.  This position works closely with the SVP of HR and Marketing on candidate sourcing strategy, recruitment channels and market conditions. It requires a thorough understanding of the business, client needs, specific talent pools and the innovation necessary to execute an aggressive  talent acquisition strategy. This leader needs to be both highly strategic and a strong operator.  They will introduce new and/or improved methodologies for attracting, assessing, and selecting the best talent for Strategic.


    About Strategic: 


    Strategic Financial Solutions is a leading financial services company that provides comprehensive debt relief solutions for people in difficult financial situations. Through our personalized, tailored approach that includes debt consolidation loans and credit card modification programs, Strategic Financial Solutions has successfully resolved more than $1 Billion in high interest consumer debt for over 100,000 clients.

    Strategic has been recognized numerous times for our culture and our high growth.  In 2015 and 2016 Strategic Financial Solutions was named to Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 Companies list that recognizes the fastest growing companies in New York City. In 2016 we were named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of the top 500 fastest growing private companies in the United States.  In 2017 we were ranked 21st in the Best Companies to Work For in New York State program. Strategic has 3 state-of-the-art facilities, 2 in Manhattan and 1 in Buffalo, to house our rapidly growing family of over 600 associates. We proudly celebrated our 10th anniversary in June, 2017.



    • Responsible for establishing and maintaining talent market expertise including a comprehensive view of industry trends and competitors
    • Provide expertise in market insights, talent landscape, and an understanding of talent needs to assist in developing company growth plans and forecast.
    • Ensure the organization is fully leveraging the Recruiting system. Assess and implement new talent acquisition systems, infrastructure, and tools which consistently deliver on strategic business objectives
    • Partner with Marketing to help drive a strong employment brand and incorporate into recruiting processes.
    • Develop and execute talent acquisition strategies that achieve financial, operational and employee retention goals.
    • Develops creative talent acquisition strategies and proactively build an ongoing pipeline of qualified candidates to ensure future talent needs are met.
    • Leverage social networking and other cutting-edge recruiting technologies and tools to connect with a broad and diverse talent network.
    • Refine and manage a high volume, full lifecycle recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process that is efficient and offers a positive candidate experience from first contact through onboarding.
    • Superior leadership and influencing skills and ability to drive strong talent outcomes across the organization
    • Works to achieve talent acquisition metrics and goals including quality of applicant pools and hires, diversity, number of hires, time to fill, hiring manager and new hire satisfaction, cost-per-hire, turnover data and other data. Analyzes success against metrics and creates and executes plans to achieve ongoing improvement in results that will reduce turnover in the business


    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 15 years’ experience leading, designing and/or implementing talent acquisition strategies.
    • Experience in customer-centric and services organizations responsible for high volume recruiting
    • Strong management skills including the ability to effectively consult, negotiate, resolve conflict and influence change
    • Experience developing and executing employment branding strategies
    • Demonstrate experience of building high performance teams, effective partnerships and collaborative stakeholder relationships at all levels of the organization.
    • Knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems, social media and recruiting process workflows.
    • Have a good understanding of employment laws and regulations relevant to the recruitment function
    • Ability to set and balance short- and long-term priorities and remain focused within a rigorous, fast-paced and dynamic environment.
    • Effective project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Have a passion for personal learning and development to be able to grow with the company


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