Recruitment Director – Life Sciences

  • Posted: 07/02/2024
  • Salary: £70,000-£100,000 DOE
  • Location: London , United Kingdom
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Recruitment Director – Life Sciences

City of London based, European Remit

Are you an Experienced Director level Recruiter with a passion for leadership and growth? Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you at Catalyst Life Sciences in our City of London offices.

About Us

Catalyst Life Sciences specializes in the Biotech, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and Consulting sectors, focusing on engineering and technical operations, quality, regulatory affairs, clinical development, data, medical affairs, information, and pharmacovigilance. We are a high-growth company operating in European markets, with a strong presence in Switzerland, Benelux, and plans for expansion in the Nordics and Ireland.

Role Summary

As a Player/Coach/Billing Manager, you will balance personal billing targets while mentoring a team of headhunters. Your role involves client portfolio development, industry networking, team management, and market growth across Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and nurture a portfolio of clients through market approaches, networking, and sales presentations.
  • Selling our strategic solutions (Retainers, Bundles, Subscriptions) to new clients you acquire, and ensuring long-term partnerships
  • Act as a fee generating consultant, managing industry professionals, client introductions, interview processes, and deal negotiations.
  • Lead the recruitment, training, and development of a team focused on Life Sciences positions.
  • Engage in industry forums and networking to identify revenue opportunities.
  • Maintain client and candidate relationships, providing market intel, salary reviews, and leadership insights.
  • Contribute to the training and development of junior employees and management teams, setting revenue targets and KPI structures.
  • Develop and lead company sales strategies, client presentations, and negotiations.
  • Oversee internal financial forecasts, new headhunting practices, and market trends.

What We Are Looking For

  • Director level experience or a minimum of 3 years at AD/Managing Principal level.
  • Prior management and mentoring experience of a team of at least 5 fee generating recruiters.
  • Personal fee generation experience of £400,000 per year in a reputable recruitment firm.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a minimum of 5 years’ recruitment experience in the Life Science industry.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to present in front of diverse audiences.
  • Curiosity, adaptability, and the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and commission structure.
  • Guarantees available for those leaving an established Contract book
  • Access to long-term wealth generation opportunities, including profit share, investments, and business ownership.
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment.
  • Opportunities to have real impact and ownership in the growth of your Business Unit

At Catalyst Life Sciences, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Join us in realizing your career potential. Apply today for a confidential conversation with our Head of Talent Acquisition


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