Client Services Lead - Life Science Recruitment

Job title : Client Services Lead - Life Science Recruitment
Location : United Kingdom
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £30,000 - £40,000 + Commission
Contact name : Jacob Stafford-Wright
Contact email :
​​Who are we?

SEC is proud to be one of the world'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 and as a result, we are now looking to add experienced Client Services Leaders to join the business.

When it comes to the next step in your recruitment career, it should be with an organisation that values its' people and facilitates your growth. That's exactly what we offer.

The role

We are looking for established Business Developers with experience in Life Sciences and Pharma recruitment to join our successful Client Services team working across the UK, EU and USA. The Client Services role is about being a forward-thinking, strategic business developer who has the ability to open new opportunities, win business and forge long term client relationships.

  • We want you to be an expert and provide advice, solutions and knowledge to both candidate and clients

  • You will take an active interest in developments in life sciences, and take the time to stay informed about skills, trends and changes within the market

  • You'll have an in-depth knowledge of clients and competitors within the market

  • Acting as a primary contact when delivering excellent service to clients and setting the pace across the business by meeting revenue and business growth targets

  • Be an adept systems user and keep the CRM updated (we use Bullhorn, it is brilliant!)

  • Provide consultative advice to clients to improve their recruitment processes and ensure you are selling all relevant services as well as adding value

  • Pitch, bid and negotiate commercial agreements such as terms, SLA’s, master agreements and tiers

  • Know where the big recruitment projects are and who is recruiting

What we'd like from you
  • Ideally degree-educated (but we won't discount you if you don't have one!)

  • Experience in working the full 360 recruitment lifecycle, life science experience is a bonus

  • Tangible business development experience and successes

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal

  • An ambitious and passionate team player

What you can expect from us
  • Career development opportunities from day one – we create a bespoke training and development programme at each stage of your career and work with some of the best trainers in the industry to give you 1-on-1 support

  • Remote working flexibility moulded around your needs

  • Regular holiday, cash and other prize incentives - on an individual, team and company-wide level

  • A minimum of 25 days annual leave which will increase with each years' service

  • Quarterly lunch clubs

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Eligibility for private health insurance

  • Retail and restaurant discounts through our discount partner programme

We are an equal opportunity firm and are diversity champions, we have consultants from a range of backgrounds working remotely across Europe. If you like the look of what you’ve seen here, please apply with a CV and someone from our talent team will be in touch ASAP!