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PPMD Talent Acquisition (PPMD TA) Candidate Manager (45217)

Branch Manager




Phoenix, Arizona, United States

The Candidate Manager is a key stakeholder in the recruitment of executives into our organization as partners, principals, and managing directors (PPMDs). The Candidate Manager is responsible for developing strong business advisory relationships with business leaders and candidates, and for assessing and resolving risk issues associated with recruiting an executive level professional into our organization. The Candidate Manager is also responsible for the creation of "client ready" deliverables for delivery to senior firm leaders to facilitate candidate board approval.

Work you'll do

  • Accountable for managing the direct admit process in accordance with PPMD Talent and Board requirements in a timely and efficient manner
  • Partner closely with Recruiting Managers and Recruiting Coordinators to ensure seamless support for the business
  • Develop strong candidate relationships to ensure a quality recruitment experience and manage expectations in areas such as role, time to offer, compensation and benefits
  • Develop an understanding of all assigned businesses, and be able to play an effective role in helping leaders articulate their business case for a PPMD admit/hire
  • Responsible for risk management components of the direct admit/direct hire process, including identification and resolution of issues related to: Post-employment restrictions, compensation, independence, background investigation, candidate references
  • Work with leadership to resolve all issues raised during the recruiting process, while ensuring appropriate ongoing communications and managing expectations
  • Responsible for creating and submitting multiple deliverables including final candidate board packages to PPMD Talent
  • Manage ongoing and ad-hoc reporting for active candidates in various stages of the pipeline
  • Educate incoming PPMDs on compensation and benefits applicable to their level
  • Identify and implement best practices and process improvements
  • Participation in Ad hoc projects as needed

The team

The CTS PPMD Talent Acquisition team collaborates with the business and across the Talent organization to provide strategic insight into the recruiting vision. The team advises on, implements and executes the sourcing strategy to support full-lifecycle recruitment recruiting services. Teams are aligned by business function and then by type of hire, campus, experienced and Partner/Principal/Managing Director recruiting.


  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum 6 years of related experience
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to quickly acquire an advanced understanding of relevant firm businesses, recruiting policies, procedures, and systems to educate and provide guidance to colleagues and clients
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the firm, including senior leadership. Teaming is a critical aspect of the role, both within the PPMD TA group and with other stakeholders within the organization.
  • Consultative approach toward clients with proven ability to influence others and build strong relationships
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office and ability to produce "client ready" deliverables
  • Ability to identify risk management issues and develop strategies for resolution
  • Analytical with advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage confidential information appropriately and professionally
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available

  • Previous experience in a talent, risk management, or client service role