OakNorth is the next-generation credit and monitoring platform that provides banks and lending institutions with the insight and foresight needed to create a better borrowing experience for the Missing Middle - the growth business who are the backbones of communities and economies globally but who have been in banking's blind spot for decades.
The business was founded in 2015 by Rishi Khosla and Joel Perlman, who previously co-founded Copal Amba and grew it to 3,000 employees over 12 years, before selling it to Moody's (NYSE: MCO) in 2014, returning 125 times capital to seed investors.
Since its inception, OakNorth has secured over $1bn from several investors, including: Clermont Group, Coltrane, EDBI of Singapore, GIC, Indiabulls, NIBC, Toscafund, and SoftBank's Vision Fund.
The Platform has been deployed at various banks across North America, Europe, and Asia, and in the UK where OakNorth lends off of its own balance sheet via OakNorth Bank. The platform has helped OakNorth Bank become the fastest-growing business in Europe according to the Financial Times FT 1000 (2020), profitably lending over 4bn to date. In terms of the impact this has had on the economy, OakNorth Bank's loans have directly helped with the creation of 13,000 new homes and 17,000 new jobs in the UK, as well as adding several billion pounds to the economy.
With offices in London, New York, Manchester, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Istanbul, Gurgaon and Bangalore, the global team across the OakNorth Holdings group is over 800 people.
As a Talent Acquisition specialist, you will demonstrate a relentless attitude to finding high calibre talent in the US market. Focussed primarily on recruiting for Growth & Operations roles, you will identify, engage and recruit top tier talent from a variety of backgrounds. This is a highly visible role where you will have regular interaction with the OakNorth Leadership Team. You will provide a high touch experience to both internal and external stakeholders whilst remaining focussed on execution and delivering exceptional talent at pace.
Own the full recruiting lifecycle for all Growth & Operations (G&O) roles across OakNorth
Source candidates proactively utilizing a variety of tools, as-well-as using creative methods that set us apart from other companies
Continually work on building a quality pipeline of future candidates
Utilize Lever to track applicant flow, schedule interviews, capture feedback, and ensure a tightly synchronized candidate interview experience
Improve our processes and the way we do things; ensure all initiatives and current practices reflect our core values and enhance the employee's experience
Engage with the broader Talent Team to suggest and develop enrichment programs (i.e., benefits, social events, training, collaborative working events, external/promotional events, etc.)
Keep your finger on the pulse of what's trending and know/understand the magnets for attracting top talent; stay on top of this news and be involved in these circles/communities
You Will Have:
In-depth experience hiring and building successful sales teams
A familiarity with cutting edge technologies and know top hunting grounds for associated talent
Tact; you are highly articulate and a good listener; possesses an appreciation of how to attract and entice a largely intractable and often-contacted population of people
Good research and sourcing skills; can find a diamond in the rough
Good internal stakeholder management skills; sees the wider picture and operates with diplomacy and finesse
An execution-oriented mind-set; drives to implement hires/programs and likes achieving results
Terrific organizational skills
Great writing and communication skills; crafts compelling pitches and delivers internal messages succinctly
A stubborn ethical compass; you operate with integrity at all times
Thank you very much for your interest in OakNorth. We are happy to consider you for roles within our group of companies. If we can identify a match between your skill set and our immediate recruiting needs, please expect to hear from us very soon. If we are unable to identify a fit in the near term, please note that we intend to retain the data you send to us so we may contact you in the future.