Business Development Manager

Who are STR AG? STR have been providing STEM talent solutions since 2000 and have offices in UK, US and Switzerland.

Our Switzerland office was registered in Zug in November 2022 with a view to focus on expanding our footprint in Life Sciences via our Blackfield Associates brand.

Our other brands operate in the Architecture and Interior Design, Automation, Built Environment, Engineering, Technology, IT and Maritime.

To support our growth plans our Life Sciences brandBlackfield Associates', are looking to appoint a Business Development Manager to further develop our existing client base whilst adding further customers to the portfolio.

You will be the first Blackfield Associates consultant in Switzerland, starting remotely to build the business.

Blackfield have agreements with many International leading pharmaceutical, bio-tech, medical device and regulated manufacturing companies.

Relationships are key and this role will focus on ringfencing, enhancing and expanding these relationships with key stakeholders within Switzerland.

As you grow, the idea would be to find and hire the first set of employees with a goal to build a small team.

This opportunity will be develop your career, open an office and establish STR AG for the years ahead.

What are we looking for?

  • Recruitment experience in a technical or regulated market working as a 360 consultant.

  • Experienced both Business Development, talent attraction and Account Management.

  • Act as brand ambassador when with clients

  • Interview and evaluate candidates to match requirements

  • Fluent in English and German (verbal and written), French would be a bonus but not essential

  • Leadership qualities

  • Strong business acumen to identity opportunities and contribute ideas to support the companies strategic growth

  • Take initiative and take pride in your own desk

  • Proven financial performance in either Contract or Executive Search or Contingent recruitment

  • A self-starter who is target and goal oriented

  • Clear vision of what you want from your career and takes pride in excelling

  • Positive approach to everything you do

  • Able to demonstrate their desire for success, confidence, and self-belief

  • Hard working, punctual, and able to work to tight deadlines

  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to think outside of the box

What are we offering you?

This is an opportunity for someone who is looking to the future.

We envisage that this person will look to take on the responsible person duties as the license holder moving into a Country Lead position within 12 to 18 months.

The successful individual will be tasked to build out a high performing talent team supporting the ever growing and innovative life science industry in Switzerland.

  • Competitive salary and bespoke commission structure

  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement

  • Access to cutting edge recruitment tools and technology

  • 25 days holiday (rising by one day each year of service capped at 28 days)

  • Employee Referral Programme

  • You can purchase up to 5 days extra holiday

  • Health care cash plan and optional private health care from Day 1

  • Company Pension scheme

  • Enhanced Maternity/paternity leave

STR commit to offer disabled people an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy.

If you have the ambition and skills to rapidly expand our market-leading team, we want to hear from you.

This is a career-defining opportunity with huge upside potential.

Apply directly today!

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