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Business Manager - Contract

Job description

Join BioTalent in our search for an ambitious Business Manager to spearhead the growth of our contract division alongside Dan Jeffrey. As we surge into a the next phase of expansion, we seek a visionary individuals to shape the team strategy and drive our growth trajectory.

Your role will be pivotal in nurturing and expanding our high-performing team of 6, with a focus on achieving objectives and fostering a culture of excellence. Collaborating closely with seasoned leaders, you'll enjoy fast progression opportunities, a mature working environment, coupled with earning up to 50% commission.

At BioTalent, we are dedicated to fostering an environment where highly motivated individuals can achieve their aspirations. We provide the guidance and environment to both challenge and support you during your career.

The Role:

  • Lead, cultivate, and mentor a team within contract.

  • Develop and secure clients within BioTalent and beyond, bolstering personal and team billing.

  • Cultivate new business opportunities within existing accounts for both your market and the broader team.

  • Exceed business targets for your unit.

  • Recruit, inspire, and train new team members.


What we're seeking:

  • Proven sales management experience in life science recruitment or a related field.

  • Demonstrated success in billing within contract, with a focus on expanding client networks and building runner books.

  • Commitment to exceptional customer service and fostering consultant development.

  • Strong communication skills and professional demeanour.

 Why BioTalent?

  • Thought leadership approach to life sciences recruitment; proactively training colleagues on their core markets, regular industry training conducted by individuals working in the companies we partner with; budget to attend local and international conferences.

  • From good to great to exceptional; a robust learning and development group that provides group and 1 on 1 training for individuals at all levels of the business. The ethos is to take £250K billers to £500K+ billers. 

  • Having a seat when you bring something to the table; fast-track progression into leadership positions for those wanting management responsibility, or structured 'top biller' pathways for those wanting to remain as high performing independent contributors, leading by example. 

  • International mobility; five offices across the US, our London HQ, and additional international expansion in the coming years creates opportunity for travel and relocation.

  • Commission Clarity; You get out what you put in; uncapped commission with no thresholds which goes up to 50% of deal sizes.

  • Provided the blueprint for success, rather than being scrutinised for stats; individual 'what good looks like' goals to work toward on a weekly and monthly basis, based on your experience level, ambition and the market you're focused on. Hit your weekly goals and you can finish at 1pm on a Friday. 

  • Community driven; through our Race in STEM, Women in Engineering and BioTalent Social community platforms we can make a significant impact within our industry. Driving change through connecting others and providing a place for action, as well as discussion. 

  • Providing total talent solutions; talent acquisition means different things to different companies. We train our people to become exceptional in a variety of different areas; whether that's permanent recruitment, contractor staffing, statement of work project ownership, RPO/embedded hiring solutions, or retained and executive search.


  • Customised leadership training and ongoing mentorship from your Director - P&L training, future leaders and mentoring schemes.

  • Extensive Learning & Development opportunities and technology with the best in the business - we prioritise your development and have a over 25 years worth of L&D experience within the team!

  • Competitive salary ranges dependent on experience and billings - it's not a one size fits all approach.

  • An industry-leading commission structure with unlimited earning potential – up to 50% with additional bonuses, competitions and more!

  • Generous annual leave allowances, with incremental increases over time. Unlimited holiday for Senior Consultants and above!

  • Mature environment, lots of autonomy and trust. Core hours between 10-4pm!

  • Additional benefits such as birthday leave, period leave, charity days, and more.

  • Flexible working arrangements, including remote work options.

  • Company lunches to the best restaurants in London

  • All expenses paid company trips

  • Support for personal well-being, including healthcare subsidies and gym memberships.

  • A vibrant, inclusive work culture with abundant opportunities for career development - lots of examples of people doubling their billings!

This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated self-starter eager to propel their career within an innovative and thriving business unit. If you're still reading, you must be interested! Apply today to embark on your next great career move.

At BioTalent, we prioritise Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in all that we do. We value and celebrate the unique perspectives and backgrounds of every individual, fostering an environment where everyone feels respected, supported, and empowered. Join us in creating a workplace where diversity thrives, equity is ensured, and inclusion is embraced.