Recruitment and Sourcing Specialist

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Job Description

Why American Express:

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.

American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.

American Express is built on service and sustained by innovation. Established in 1850 as an express delivery service, American Express has remained a leader for generations by embracing both innovation and tradition. As our company has grown and evolved, sometimes reinventing our business outright, we have never strayed from the customer-service ethos and values on which we were built—trust, security, integrity, quality, good citizenship, respect and customer commitment. We continue innovating as we look to drive growth and efficiency, deliver greater value to our merchants, broaden our consumer base and - above all -provide outstanding customer service.

Today, American Express is the world’s largest global payments network, owning relationships with both Card Members and merchants. We provide products and services to customers around the world, process millions of transactions daily, and drive more than $1 trillion in commerce annually. With a diverse product set and a large, global customer base, the company is the largest payment issuer by spending volume.

The Colleague Experience Group (CEG), formerly known as Human Resources, at American Express seeks to provide a great colleague experience every day. The Global Talent Acquisition function is going through a strategic recruitment transformation, deploying robotics & process automation tools and modernizing recruitment infrastructure to focus on business talent priorities and improve end-to-end process experience.

Global Talent Acquisition is looking for a Recruitment & Sourcing Specialist to join our team, and support talent acquisition priorities and end to end recruitment service delivery for designated workbench. The Recruitment & Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for executing the end-to-end hiring process, while ensuring outstanding candidate and Hiring Leader experience. They will source, screen, assess, interview, and lead the offer process in order to acquire the best quality candidates with the greatest speed. They will be talent champion who can actively stay connected to an active pipeline of candidates, maintain long-term candidate relationships, and energetically sell the role and the American Express brand.

Being close to the marketplace through benchmarking and networking, they will analyze both recruitment and business trends to provide expert solutions to finding top talent. Market insights will allow this person to make recommendations on staffing processes, building talent pipelines and sourcing prospects that result in finding top talent.

Does this sound like you? Apply today!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage end to end recruitment activities; job posting, talent sourcing, prescreening, assessment, interview, offer management and onboarding process activities for the assigned hiring requisition workbench, ensuring outstanding candidate experience

  • Manage stakeholder relationships, drive the recruitment processes, which includes talent branding, sourcing strategies, selection process, candidate experience, data management and all the related responsibilities

  • Understand hiring leaders’ needs and deliver value by creating right the solutions for them

  • Deploy sourcing strategies and talent pipelining for niche hiring across all levels to source top talent through social media, job boards, Internet sourcing, and Employee Referral Program & Internal job posts

  • Create proactive talent pipeline for critical upcoming positions

  • Collaborate with the Recruitment Operations team to ensure process compliance, risk management to deliver a more coordinated and seamless approach to recruitment service delivery

  • Collaborate with other team members to gain insight into business talent needs and stays current on regional standard methodologies and issues

  • Provides guidance to Hiring Leaders regarding available skills / talent in the market and salary offers

  • Ensures ATS information is up to date and aligned with regional regulations

  • Partners with Colleague Experience Group (HR) Operations to ensure alignment and delivery for cross-functional initiatives and successful day-to-day Global Recruiting delivery

  • Driven to contribute for success of broader Global Talent Acquisition (GTA) priorities which may include but not be limited to; participation in industry events, travel within and outside primary work location for campus or any other recruitment activities and recommending data insight backed strategies for establishing stronger business unit partnerships

Key Skills

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, influencing, and problem-solving skills

  • Driving of process optimization and continuous improvement (e.g. onboarding)

  • Strategic outlook and ability to lead change and innovation

  • Ability to make logical decisions in a complex environment

  • Able to adapt own approach and style to the situation


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years of recruitment experience in fast paced global recruitment environment managing end to end recruitment activities which includes talent branding, sourcing strategies, selection process, candidate experience, data management and all the related responsibilities
  • Prior experience in developing and maintaining positive relationships with key stakeholders, hiring managers including HR contact
  • Experience in Taleo ATS and other new world recruitment tools, technologies and platforms to improve process efficiencies
  • Outstanding assessment and interviewing skills; strong command of assessment and selection methodologies, instruments, and processes
  • In-depth knowledge of the recruiting landscape with ability to produce external trends, market intelligence and industry insights
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, understand, convey, and relate ideas, concepts and issues clearly and confidently through all channels while having an awareness of environmental cues.
  • Worked in a team environment that emphasized group contributions
  • Ability to build and sustain trust while leveraging partnerships at all levels.
  • Proven ability to perform under pressure and under tight deadlines
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels of an organization and to develop strong client relationships

ReqID: 20004701
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 23, 2020, 6:04:04 AM