Head of HR US Clearing

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At a glance

At ABN AMRO Clearing we aspire to lead the way to safe and transparent markets. In banking, Clearing denotes all activities from the time a commitment (buy or sell) is made for a transaction until it is settled. Clearing acts as an intermediary between clients and the exchanges they trade on. We become the buyer to the seller and the seller to the buyer, taking over the risk to reconcile orders between the parties in the transaction. We do so for professional traders, investment managers and corporates. We understand them and strive to deliver reliable high-quality services across the globe.

Your job

HR Management:

  • Translates strategic HR Business objectives into a HR Business Plan and is responsible for the implementation of the related projects and activities.
  • Provides overall leadership and guidance to the USA HR vertical by developing and overseeing functions including:
  • Talent acquisition that requires comprehensive strategic recruiting meet the human capital needs of strategic goals.
  • Training & development needs of managers and all staff, employee relations matters & investigations, HR operations, Employee Engagement, & Immigration matters
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefit plans that are competitive and cost effective for the firm.
  • Talent Management & Succession planning focused on employee retention
  • The ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision for the organization, not only for the areas s/he is directly responsible for, but the enterprise as a whole.
  • The inclination to seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization's overall strategy.
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization.
  • The ability to effectively balance the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful

Executing for Results:

  • Ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results.

Advisor Regional Management Team:

  • Provides ongoing advisory support to the Country Executive and the senior management team regarding organizational and management issues.

Alignment with Head Office:

  • Responsible for the implementation and communication of new processes and tools into the business in partnership with central HR department in Amsterdam.
  • Builds and maintains a network of relevant stakeholders/partnership that optimally contributes to the realization of ABN AMRO’s global objectives.
  • Ability to work well within a matrix global reporting structure, maximize leveraging of resources across global organization and keep local and global stakeholders aligned.

Processes and procedures:

  • Is overall responsible for all the HR processes within the designated area of remit and ensures procedures are in place.
  • Oversees compliance with local and federal employment laws and global ABN AMRO policies.
  • Provides analyses of current processes, evaluates bottlenecks and provides advice regarding improvements in processes and procedures, and ensures implementation after approval (through initiating and leading projects).

HR Budget:

  • Manages the operational HR budget in line with local and global guidelines and restrictions.

HR Team Management & Scope:

  • Direct reports include HR Operations Manager, HR Business Partner, HR Associate and Talent Acquisition Manager in the US.
  • Manages the HR team and ensure the optimal functioning of each employee. Executes performance management tasks (target-setting, progress- and performance appraisal) and identifies needs for training and development.
  • Organizes, plans and coordinates the team meetings and activities, monitors progress and quality and takes steps prompted by developments in the organizational, operational and personnel field

Your profile

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 15 years of related experience as a Human Resources generalist, with at least 5 years in an international organization, preferably within the financial services industry.
  • Ability to strategically and tactically evaluate and implement sophisticated HR related programs and initiatives.
  • Strong experience as member of Leadership Team, seasoned in coaching and counselling of that team
  • Ability to work with a variety of organizational leadership to build consensus around HR strategy and tactics.
  • Demonstrated background in talent management and leadership management.

Key Competencies

Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Employs creativity, empathy and common sense when dealing with organizational and employee issues. Evokes a strong presence, with a flexible and compelling communication style that will carry weight with diverse audiences inside and outside the organization.

Leveraging Relationships: Skilled at building and using a strong network of relationships at all levels of the organization. Uses relationship networks strategically to accomplish objectives and influence without authority. Able to “get things done” both through standard processes and behind the scenes.

Creating Vision: Modern and innovative thinker who sees new possibilities, not anchored in historical approaches; capability to envision long-term potential and development opportunities; forward-thinking, anticipates future needs and designs strategies.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Demonstrates the maturity to handle a high degree of ambiguity coupled with the urgency to achieve.

Business Acumen and Analytical Prowess: Maintains the business savvy to contribute as a senior member of an executive team and help shape corporate strategy. Quickly grasps the key drivers in a business or organization and can persuade others with fact-based analysis and judgment. Poses questions that provoke different thinking about the business. Able to “dive deep” into the details while staying focused on the big picture.

Building and Managing Teams: Sizes up and leverages the strengths, weaknesses and styles of key players. Gets personally and actively involved in sourcing, selecting developing and retaining high-performance talent for key positions. Makes difficult talent decisions.

Integrity: Known for holding oneself and others to well-articulated core values and high standards of expected behavior, as well as for never putting one’s own ambitions ahead of those of the organization.

We are offering

We are offering

  • The opportunity to be the best you can be, work flexible hours and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally
  • The opportunity to pro-actively work on your vitality and fitness
  • A competitive salary
  • A supplementary benefit budget of 11%, which you can spend on additional fringe benefits
  • A personal development budget of EUR 1.000 per year
  • An annual public transportation pass or travel budget, depending on the function
  • A solid pension plan


Please respond by sending in your CV and cover letter

Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. In addition, a recruitment agency can only submit a resume when invited by a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the search for a right candidate. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of ABN AMRO BANK N.V. In this case, ABN AMRO will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ABN AMRO

Locatie: Chicago

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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