Investment Recruiter, Westport, Bridgewater Associates

Investment Recruiter, Westport, Bridgewater Associates

Role Responsibilities

About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.

Explore more information about Bridgewater on our website here.

Our Culture

Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues – If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.

Explore more information about Bridgewater’s culture on our website here.

About the Investment Engine

Our core mission as an organization is to understand the fundamental drivers of markets and turn that understanding into high-quality portfolios and investment advice for our clients.  We do this in three critical ways: by being fundamental, systematic, and diversified. We seek to understand the economy in a fundamental way, uncovering the timeless and universal cause-and-effect linkages that drive global markets. That understanding is implemented systematically and converted into explicit rules that can be rigorously stress-tested. Finally, we create highly diversified portfolios that are not dependent on any one source of return and can survive a wide range of economic environments.

About the Team

The Investment Engine Recruiting team is responsible for attracting and engaging the world’s best investment talent.  In partnership with our business partners, we identify and cultivate relationships with high caliber talent and converts candidates to hires.  Finding top talent not only sustains Bridgewater’s position as one of the top investment management firms, but also positions the company for the continual innovation necessary to solve tomorrow’s problems.

Bridgewater’s recruiting efforts reflect the Company’s values and principles; and our approach to hiring is systematic and evidence based.

About Your Role

We are looking for a world-class Recruiter to join the Investment Recruiting team.  As a Talent Associate, you’ll help us achieve our mission by conveying Bridgewater’s unique value proposition as you hook and hire top talent, build meaningful and productive relationships with candidates and clients, and develop the networks and talent market expertise that drive excellent hiring results.  Talent Associates partner with hiring managers to create, execute and evolve search strategies, compound knowledge to improve the function through time and shape strategic thinking and approaches around talent and talent acquisition. This person will be someone who seeks to deeply understand both talent, has an interest in the financial markets, and thrives on using a variety of creative approaches to identify and hire talent.  The role will be a mix of working at our main offices in Westport, CT and working remotely.

Interested in learning more about working at Bridgewater? Hear about the experiences of our employees here.

You will drive the following responsibilities:

Understand and influence hiring needs / role requirements, reconcile requirements with the broader talent market, and translate knowledge into high-quality rubrics with key profile indicators / markers.

In partnership with Bridgewater’s senior investors, create and execute sourcing strategies.

Oversee and manage multiple channels (i.e. search firms, referrals, etc) to deliver high caliber talent, as potential candidates or sources.

Research and direct source candidates.

Track top investment talent and make strategic introductions in particular areas of interest to Bridgewater.

Evolve search strategy by evaluating various dimensions to improve the search and outcomes.

Assess candidates consistent with role requirements and provide that holistic picture to the hiring teams.

Work with candidates on all parts of the offer process.

Represent Bridgewater with a high degree of integrity and professionalism.

Minimum Qualifications

4-year degree from an accredited undergraduate institution (any field of study)

2+ years recruiting experience

Preferred Requirements

Track record of success in a rigorous environment with tight deliverables and high standards

Passion for talent, the creative ways of finding, attracting and assessing it and the ways it can transform organizations

Ability to create and apply non-traditional, strategic solutions to business problems

Strong track record of partnering with senior clients to work through complex problems

Ability to drive search strategy and results using data and metrics.

Why Choose Bridgewater?

The unifying experience at Bridgewater is meaningful work and meaningful relationships — the unique and lasting personal bonds forged out of a purposeful, rigorous, and inclusive work environment. Consistently, our employees find that this environment enables personal and professional growth, developed through an honest examination of their abilities and performance. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

In this role, you will grow with us by:

Sharpening your ability to navigate and solve tough problems, becoming more effective as you learn about your own strengths and weaknesses

Honing your recruiting expertise working alongside investors at the world’s largest hedge fund.

Taking ownership of increasingly complex workstreams and searches.

Learning directly from our investors about what they do and how Bridgewater seeks to understand global markets and economies.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services

401(k) plan with generous employer match

Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package

Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare

Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing

Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms

An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups § For a full list of Bridgewater benefits, click here.

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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