Recruitment Consultant - Basel

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Switzerland
  3. Recruitment Consultant
Posting date: 14 May 2019

Recruitment Consultant - Basel

We are looking for a Recruitment Consultant with 1 years+ experience within Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences but are open to all other industry experience.

Salary: Basic Negotiable dependent on experience + Uncapped & luxurious incentives including holidays, directors lunch and much more!

Location: Grosspeter Tower Grosspeteranlage 29, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

Languages needed: Fluent English essential and Fluent French and/or German is a desirable


As a Recruitment Consultant, you will be tasked with working with clients and candidates and building relationships to give you a better understanding of individual recruitment needs, with the aim of placing candidates into perm and/or contract roles across Switzerland.

Key responsibilities:

  • To use sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking in order to attract business from client companies;
  • To maintain an excellent and professional relationship with existing clients;
  • Headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work;
  • Using the candidate database to match the right person to the client's vacancy;
  • Receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client;
  • Requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client;
  • Briefing candidates about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question;
  • Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants;
  • Organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client;
  • Informing candidates about the results of their interviews;
  • Negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates;
  • Offering advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates, training and career progression;
  • Working towards and exceeding targets that may relate to the number of candidates placed, a value to be billed to clients or business leads generated.

We Offer You:

  • Quick Career Progression - At least one promotion a year
  • Not overly KPI driven, realistic targets you can achieve as we believe in a positive environment
  • Promote international moves - To name a few: London, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Singapore, Sydney and more offices to start up within the next 2 years
  • High Earning Potential and UK Structure Uncapped Commission with a salary increase with each promotion
  • Access to a large international client base
  • Annual incentive trips away to Mexico, Cape Town, Singapore, Vegas, New York, Skiing etc.
  • Multiple Services to offer clients which makes you more appealing when winning business
  • Incentives include trips to the theatre, horse racing, go karting and Michelin star restaurants.
  • Continuous Support and Training with both your mentor and our Learning and Development team
  • Dynamic and Inclusive Culture
  • Company Benefits - Pru Vitality healthcare, Subsidised Virgin Active gym membership, Extended gym lunches, Season ticket travel loan, Contributory pension scheme, Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work scheme
  • Hire into roles/projects that have a moral purpose

Skills & Competencies:

  • Proven success within the recruitment industry
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Good sales, persuasion and negotiation skills
  • A confident and positive attitude
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet targets
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Industry experience in, or a passion for Life Sciences


Established in 2005, ProClinical has grown rapidly year-on-year to be a market leading pharmaceutical and medical device recruitment company with operations across the EU, APAC and North America. Recruiting drug development professionals into life science companies, ProClinical are preferred suppliers to major blue-chip firms such as GSK, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and many more. Currently employing over 160 people across the globe. To help our clients achieve their goals, and to meet our mission statement of helping to support ill-health globally through the provision of a skilled workforce, ProClinical has been proudly offering a high-quality, premium recruitment service for over a decade. Our model has proven successful in the global markets we serve in Europe, Asia, and the United States. We have proven abilities in providing expert recruitment, executive search, and contract staffing services to pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers and contract research organisations globally.

To apply to the position please follow this link to our careers page or send your CV to and mention where you have seen the advert and the position you are applying for.