Head of Global Recruitment @ Head of Talent Acquisition/Recruiting responsible for driving talent acquisition strategies for across all key markets including the US, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Manage a global team of executive, experienced and campus recruiters responsible for full-time, contingent and intern hires. Responsible for hiring professionals across various industries including
Head of Global Recruitment @ Head of Talent Acquisition/Recruiting responsible for driving talent acquisition strategies for across all key markets including the US, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Manage a global team of executive, experienced and campus recruiters responsible for full-time, contingent and intern hires. Responsible for hiring professionals across various industries including technology/software programmer professionals, News/Journalist and Media professionals, Financial Services/Financial Products, Finance Administration, Security, Compliance and Risk, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Communications, Sales etc. Manage a global recruiting budget, recruiting systems and operations and related HRIS systems including applicant tracking systems, CRM, candidate and event management tools. Drive online and social media strategy including launching Careers Website, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Xing and other global social media platforms. From July 2009 to Present (6 years 6 months) Greater New York City AreaManaging Director, Global Campus Recruiting @ Responsible for leading Merrill Lynch’s recruiting efforts and driving a global appraoch to campus recruiting. Aligning global campus recruiting in 5 geographies, leading marketing strategis and ensuring consistent best practices across all businesses regions. Manage a team of 50 campus recruiters in the Americas, EMEA, APAC covering 27 countries and 125 universities. Work with business heads globally to develop headcount forecasting for Analyst and Associate positions. Driving the firmwide Campus Branding and Marketing Campaigns working with the agency of record
Partnered with the CEO, Presidents of GMI, Head of HR and other senior leaders to define and drive the firmware diversity strategy. Implemented promotion readiness process and business specific dashboards to track progress against diversity objectives and metrics. Instrumental in increasing female and minority representation in incoming hires through targeted programs, initiatives and metrics for hiring managers. From June 2004 to June 2009 (5 years 1 month) Greater New York City AreaVice President @ Hired by Credit Suisse Senior Management to establish diversity recruiting program for the Investment Banking, Securities, Asset Management and Private Client Services businesses.
Partnered with the Global Recruiting Steering Committee to develop and implement strategies for recruitment, retention and development of target underrepresented populations
Managed a team of four recruiters in the Americas and London
Established and managed relationships with key organizations including SEO, Toigo, Jumpstart, NBMBAA , Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), Forte Foundation, Jackie Robinson Foundation, and the selection process for various fellowship and scholarship programs (MBA Fellowship, UNCF Scholarship, MBA Explorer and Sophomore Rotational Program).
Increased feeder programs at CS to 25 in Americas and 12 in EMEA from 25 globally to target key populations and candidates for the various entry level programs
Managed 35 school teams created to expand CS presence in different markets/locations From July 2002 to June 2004 (2 years) Greater New York City AreaAssociate @ Developed annual diversity business plans, managed $1.5MM annual budget and monitored business performance on a quarterly basis. Collaborated with cross functional business teams to evaluate diversity succession plans, mentoring programs and training initiatives for the company
Designed and delivered metrics to monitor trends in hiring, promotion and development activities
Analyzed data and developed benchmarking tools to track compensation and population trends across 15 business units. Collaborated with the Goldman Sachs Foundation to make grants to organizations totaling $5M annually. Administered an undergraduate and graduate diversity scholarship program that awarded $600,000 in scholarships to 150 students annually. Placed over 200 candidates in summer and full-time positions across Goldman Sachs. From October 1999 to June 2002 (2 years 9 months) Greater New York City AreaConsultant @ Hired by the head of Human Resources while in business school to consult with five department-wide taskforces established to review Hiring, Mentoring, Career Development, Diversity and Work-Life Balance practices across the organization. Maintained an executive education, training and development database for the NYTimes newsroom. From April 1997 to August 1999 (2 years 5 months) Greater New York City Area
MBA, General Management/ Human Resources @ Baruch College From 1997 to 1998 Bachelor of Education, English and Literature @ Moi University From 1990 to 1994 Liz Wamai is skilled in: Labor Relations, International Project Management, HR Strategy, Policies and Procedures, Recruiting, Strategy, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Policy, Human Resources, Leadership, Team Building, Change Management, College Recruiting, Sourcing, Onboarding
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