Recruiting Operations Lead

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We are looking for a motivated operations leader to drive improvement in our growing Recruiting Operations team.

The key to Optiver's success as a leading market maker is our people. The Recruitment Team is responsible for hiring top talent from around the world and creating a first-class candidate experience through operational excellence.

We are looking for a motivated operations leader to drive improvement in our growing Recruiting Operations team. The right individual will be a strategic problem solver who is able to think critically and mentor others in a fast-paced work environment.


Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.  


In this position you will oversee the Recruitment Coordinators who execute on the day-to-day operations of the Recruitment team. As a Recruitment Operations Lead, you’ll support the team’s hiring strategies by using data to inform strategic decision making, while driving improvement in the candidate management process. You'll also collaborate with similar operations leaders around the globe to oversee projects and identify areas of alignment in our global operating model.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading a team of coordinators to drive improvement in the day-to-day operations, processes, documentation, and technology.
  • Partnering with Recruitment leads and business partners to prioritize projects that support our business strategy and are built to scale.
  • Collaborating with global recruiting operations teams to align on processes where valuable and oversee configuration of global Recruitment systems.
  • Ensure effective use of recruitment tools to support local workflows including hygiene of system data
  • Optimizing documentation to support various Recruitment processes.
  • Utilizing Recruitment system data to support improvements and share insights to key stakeholders across the business 


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with at least 4 years of professional work experience, preferably in an operations role.
  • At least 2 years of experience leading a team.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, particularly Excel.
  • Experience with Greenhouse system and data preferred; other HR/Recruitment systems are a plus.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, capable of adapting communication style to suit different audiences.
  • Proven ability to drive improvement in processes, cultivating a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Attention to detail with strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience handling competing priorities and productively working in a challenging, fast-paced environment.


  • The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.

Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.


Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Recruitment Operations Lead. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Eleni Katzilieri via Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

Please note, if you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Recruitment Operations Lead, you may be required to take an online assessment.

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role. 


As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable accommodations during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

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