Director of Retained Search in Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted 07/18/21


  • Our Company's culture is an entrepreneurial, engaging, fast-paced, highly accountable and team oriented environment.
  • The day-to-day leadership by the Partners and Management Team of the firm offer hands-on motivating leadership and effective training to ensure success.
  • We have exceptional workspace and a hybrid environment!
  • Our national growth has expanded our client base organically across 41 states with consistent double-digit sales and margin growth.
  • ClearlyRated's Best in Staffing for both Client and Talent Satisfaction 8 years running--achieved by less than 2% of staffing firms in the country
  • Charlotte Business Journal voted Best Places to Work and named #1 Contingent Staffing Firm--3 years in a row
  • Consistently ranked 9 years as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine
  • Staffing Industry Analysts' List of Diversity Staffing Firms 2 years in a row
  • Forbes Best Executive Recruiting Firms list for 2021, 5th consecutive year 


  • Hybrid, onsite in Charlotte, North Carolina


  • Leader is responsible for managing a strategic client partnership with significant exposure to the executive leadership team as they build out Sr. Manger/Director and VP roles throughout all areas of the organization
  • Build and maintain a strategic working relationship at the executive level within an innovative financial services client seeking a partner to bring value in both processes and talent
  • Develops and maintains an expert knowledge of the retained search process which is personalized and a high touch recruitment life cycle ensuring a positive outcome for all candidates and key stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of the financial services industry and the ability to reach across the customer organization to build lasting relationships
  • Functions as a consultant by providing market insights and feedback
  • Manages all aspects of the retained search process from search strategy, vetting, presentations, interview processes through offer and on boarding
  • Provides strategic and tactical direction on searches and coordinates with senior search execution team to manage the search process and ensure it is completed to the highest of professional standards and client satisfaction
  • Manage all executive relationships at customer to ensure a strong understanding of talent current and forthcoming while ensuring proper market intelligence is delivered to determine the proper search strategy.
  • Ensures all metrics and candidate presentation timelines are met for each engagement
  • Ability to build a team while mentoring and training new hires to support the retained search needs  
  • Participates in networking and business development events
  • Responsible for building the brand and thought leadership marketing activities for a specific target market or vertical to include participating on panels, writing articles and/or blogs and working with marketing on all content development


  • 7+ years of retained search experience
  • 5+ years of experience working within financial services
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required along with excellent business acumen and research skills are critical.
  • Proven negotiation and presentation skills; ability to persuade and influence decision makers. Effective at presenting and excellent relationship building skills. 
  • Openness to New Experiences/Inquisitiveness - possess a natural curiosity, creativity, desire to learn, and a hungry mind.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly polished, and professional atmosphere.


  • Employee Type: Executive Search
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Category: Work With Accrue!
  • Date Posted: 07/18/21
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