About this role

  • Location

    France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, UK, USA

  • Salary

  • Type


  • Division

    Life Science Recruitment Jobs

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  • Start date


  • Managing this role

Managing Director

Olivier Kerckhove

+44 (0) 203 854 3095



We are currently looking for Principal Consultant for Xplore Life Science (Perm and/or Contract) for the DACH region which is our main focus area for our Development in Europe. You will have the opportunity to join an International team of Qualified Pharma Talent eXplorers with a Focus on the German and Swiss Markets in an initial phase, and an objective to build out further towards the Benelux, France, the UK and the Nordics markets.

If you chose to accept and successfully complete this mission, you will be offered the opportunity to progress into the organisation in a senior/executive/management role with a key role in the development of Xplore Life Science into the next phase of its orbit.

Knowledge of German would be an advantage but is not a requirement.

Our ambition is to become a Trusted Global Partner to our Customers, by being dedicated to provide eXceptional talent supply and talent management services across the US and Europe.

We are very keen to talk to ambitious, resilient and passionate sales specialists who are either experienced in Life Science recruitment or Sales in the Life Science Industry. If you are in a sales environment but you feel you can do such much more, then recruitment and an Xplore career could be the one for you.

We offer great earning potential, a career structure that offers realistic growth and promotion, continued learning and development, and a great high-performance culture to work in.


What will I be doing? Duties and responsibilities

  • As well as deal regularity, this role requires market credibility, an extensive network and an authority on the deal cycle far beyond Consultant level in all the areas expected of the Principal Consultant grade
  • You will be key to develop eXceptional client relationships with your customers so we would expect you to be flexible to travel for meetings or events which are relevant to your niche market.
  • Given the importance of the role, you could also take on new responsibilities within the business but these will be aligned to your career aspirations. We are happy for our Seniors/Principals to focus entirely on billings, should that be their aspiration, but additional responsibilities could include mentoring, thought leadership, training, client acquisition or new propositions to market
  • Independent working is crucial. Beyond consistent fee generation you will take significant responsibility for strategic and operational decisions to positively impact your business area

How will I work?

We firmly believe that in order to deliver the exceptional standards we and our customers demand, consultants must consistently demonstrate our core business values:

  • Simplicity – be straightforward, open and honest. Communicate with care.
  • Progress – create opportunities. Relish challenges. Solve problems.
  • Distinction – demanding standards. Exceptional performance. Responsible behaviour. Pride in what we do.

4 Brands. 1 Team.

Xplore is Part of SGI.

SGI is an International Recruitment Group, combined of 4 specialist brands. Building a powerful and sustainable talent partner of collaboration, expertise, passion and knowledge for innovative results.

The SGI team is expanding into new markets and new locations, with plenty of opportunities for fresh talent to step into.


If you want to be part of something that is an exciting journey, then chose Xplore / SGI, international recruitment specialists.

Simplicity. Progress. Distinction.

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