Associate Director - Contract Recruitment

Job title : Associate Director - Contract Recruitment
Location : United Kingdom
Job type : Permanent
Salary : Extremely Competitive
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​SEC is proud to be one of Europe’s leading providers of talent acquisition services within the field of life sciences. We cover permanent and contract positions across the entire drug development cycle from discovery and development right through to commercialisation, and support a range of clients in the biotech, medtech, digital health, medical device and pharmaceutical space.

As we emerge out of the other side of the pandemic, we are in a really strong position to work on the next phase of the company’s development and strategic growth. Consequentially, we are looking to add an experienced Contract Associate Director to the business.

The Role:

​The role of the Associate Director is a hands-on strategic development role. You will report to the Sales and Delivery Director and have responsibility for all the Contract consultants in the business as well as bringing in new talent and growing the team. This role is not only about increasing the output of those in your team and enabling them to diversify their skills, but also about being an ambassador for SEC Recruitment and leading from the front on all recruitment activities, planning and training.

Your Responsibilities:
  • You will set sales targets for all consultants and managers within your division

  • You will direct, motivate and inspire a division within the company to achieve short, medium, and long-term goals in line with the wider business plans

  • You will have shared responsibility for the strategic direction of the division

  • You will have full P&L ownership of the contract function

  • You will be available to attend key client-facing meetings and to participate in tender processes and P&L reviews

Skills and Experience:
  • You will have previously been a successful contract 360 consultant having worked the full recruitment life-cycle in the life sciences industry or a similarly regulated vertical

  • Experience leading successful teams and hands-on training and development of consultants from entry-level and above

  • You will have a proven and sustained track record of successful billings as a consultant

  • You will have a track record of developing and managing top billers and of creating succession within a recruitment team

  • Experience of recruitment within the life sciences sector is preferred but not essential. We will consider applications from other white-collar specialist markets including but not limited to tech, finance, automotive and aviation

If the above sounds of interest and you would like to discuss further or have a completely confidential chat, please apply with your CV or send an email directly to