Recruitment Team Lead/ Senior Consultant, Medical Devices/Diagnostics (Basel/Berlin)

Reference Number: INT/3
Type of placement: Permanent
Location: CH, NW


Are you playing at the very top of your game? Perhaps you have amassed some great experience in doing recruitment in the EU, but now you want a bigger opportunity?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join our team at Team Leader level in Basel, Switzerland, and if the above describes your situation, this could be just the job for you.

A key player in the Life Sciences recruitment field, we have a reputation for excellence and a proactive approach to networking and promoting CTC. Through this we are able to engage the very best talent, and consequently work with the very best employers in the market who are serious about bringing talent to their organisation. CTC always places the needs of our client's at the core of its business by understanding their needs and situation and recommending a relevant resourcing solution.

The operations in Switzerland are well established and offer a great structure for progression in our meritocratic employment environment.

Reporting to:

  • Director of Operations & Business Development, Basel.

Main Responsibilities:

As a recruitment team leader, you are the vital link between clients and candidates providing an exceptional end to end experience for all. The role is demanding, diverse and involves:

  • Managing the permanent recruitment team, ensuring a seamless end to end hiring process
  • Developing a good understanding of our clients, their industry, what they do, their work culture and environment
  • Using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking to attract business from client companies
  • Optimizing job postings by working with hiring managers to develop effective and compelling job descriptions
  • Owning and driving the process, keeping hiring managers informed at every stage. Provide updates on the hiring challenges and successes for each client company
  • Advertising vacancies in a range of media, such as websites, magazines, social media attracting quality candidates and build relationships
  • Headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work
  • Using our candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy
  • Filtering applications to ensure only candidates with the relevant skills set are presented for interview
  • Creating our signature high touch candidate experience and journey throughout our process, ensuring continual communication with candidates during the application process
  • Able to negotiate pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates - offering advice when needed to both clients and candidates on pay rates, training and career progression
  • Maintaining data integrity by accurately entering and updating our information systems
  • Ensuring all systems and administrative activities are carried out
  • Work towards and exceed targets relating to the number of candidates placed, value to be billed to clients or business leads generated

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree is preferred
  • 5 years + of full lifecycle recruiting experience preferably with exposure to the Pharma / lifescience industry
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Highly developed organisational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities - able to organise people, resources and timelines
  • A goal-orientated approach to work - proven ability to meet deadlines and targets
  • Track record for successfully identifying and qualifying exceptional candidates
  • Experience sourcing for multilingual roles
  • Experience with advanced and creative sourcing techniques
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills - Confident and persuasive communicator with strong, proactive customer facing skills a natural relationship manager and builder
  • Sales and negotiation skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Ambition and the determination to succeed
  • Tenacity
  • Confidence and self-motivation
  • Team-working skills

You must also enjoy working in a high-pressure environment and the responsibility that comes with it.

Our Offer:

If you are keen on joining a dynamic and fast paced environment please include a short note outlining why you are interested in the role and why you think you are suitable and send your CV to

Please note, we can only consider EU/CH candidates or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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