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Talent Acquisition Consultant - Digital Candidate Experience

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.


Creates an innovative talent acquisition strategy to attract and retain top talent for the financial representative position, and drives adoption of the strategy, tools, and technologies with the field recruiters. Acts as subject matter expert in talent acquisition to support the field in their local acquisition tactics and provides the right resources to help fill the talent pipeline of the distribution system. Designs an exceptional candidate experience with knowledge of the industry, trends, data, and best-in-class content.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design the full cycle recruiting process with an emphasis on providing recruiters with the right tools, technology, and content to help attract and retain talent.
  • Consult with field recruiters to develop recruitment strategies for their open roles and provide ongoing communications and guidance on strategies and initiatives.
  • Responsible for developing training materials, hosting webinars, and coordinating events related to field recruiting.
  • Create an exceptional candidate experience through ongoing management of our ATS solution.
  • Identify key areas of opportunities within the recruiting cycle to develop the right content that will help candidates move through the funnel and get an accurate career preview.
  • Manage weekly reporting on KPIs and leverage data to drive strategic approach across the field offices.
  • Possess knowledge of the organization's business model, operations, financial goals, and overall Talent strategy.
  • Understand the knowledge, skills, experience, and competency requirements for positions, and for sourcing top talent for current needs and pipelining for future needs.
  • Ability to provide value added, recruiting advice to field recruiters to help build their talent acquisition strategies.
  • Support the diversity and inclusion roadmap by consulting with the field on diversity recruiting strategies.
  • Participate in a variety of related projects that are new, complex or may require a high degree of initiative, self-direction, and innovation.
  • Engage sourcing vendors through regular whitespace analysis to help drive more efficient talent acquisition across the field.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of six years of recruiting experience.
  • Articulate and strategic communicator.
  • Solid business insight and broad understanding of current business trends and strategies.
  • Ability to engage at all levels of the organization - handle ambiguity, structure priorities, deliver on results, and build relationships while thinking strategically and objectively.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities that require attention to detail and nuanced communication.
  • Advanced consulting skills with demonstrated ability to successfully persuade senior stakeholders.
  • Sound knowledge of all state and federal laws and regulations regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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