Business Consultant Contracting – Life Sciences

Job Details

Job Purpose:

The Business Consultant is responsible for business development, service delivery and contractor care in Life Sciences.

The Business Consultant works within the ManpowerGroup context, according to the tactical plan and the operational priorities as defined by the Business Manager and the Business Unit Manager. 


Main tasks/responsibilities:

Client related processes

  • Identifies /develops new business opportunities within a client- or market-related scope.
  • Engages in tendering, implementation and day to day delivery operations.
  • Keeps an eye on the client “net promotor score” to make sure all client concerns are treated with the appropiate concern.
  • Influences selection criteria and decision-making process through consultative advice to achieve a smooth flow through of candidates and the shortest possible invoicing process.
  • Is capable of sharing benchmarks and world of work insights with clients.

Candidate related processes

  • Organizes (complex and advanced) sourcing processes within legal and ethical context.
  • Positions Experis as “employer of choice” in a professional way, showing subject matter expertise on a “consultancy” level.
  • Acquires a deep understanding of the candidate motivators and expectations to minimize candidate drop-off during the process.  Provides the required “candidate experience” to exceed candidate expectations in the process.
  • Prepares the candidates for interviews with information and role-play and can keep the candidates motivated and sharp throughout the entire process.
  • Organizes and operates contractor care processes and follow-up meetings (in alignment with HR and with Experis leadership) to provide state of the art “candidate experience” for the professional talents we work with.
  • Provides the highest levels of employability for the contractors on our payroll (anticipating and avoiding bench), positioning us as the “career coach”, not only the “project coach”.

Team related processes

  • Shares candidates and opportunities with the team to achieve team goals and priorities.
  • Maximizes the team results, providing backup services for colleagues where needed.
  • Delivers KPI reporting of activities as requested.

Financial processes

  • Executes the required admin processes in sync with our admin cell to allow maximum focus on the core business processes. 
  • Implements pricing and margin strategy in line with the budget objectives and management guidelines, using the agreed calculation tools.
  • Can negotiate tailor made and optimized salary packages.

ManpowerGroup scope

  • Executes tasks within the legal and ethical framework as defined by ManpowerGroup.
  • Operates according to the Ipower methodology framework (definition of priorities and time management constraints).
  • Detects opportunities and shares leads for the other Manpowergroup entities.



Sales related competencies

  • Engage in a “consultative” (not transactional) selling approach where you communicate with influence and impact.
  • Seamlessly merge client orientation with results focus (targeting added value with every step or interaction).
  • Develop a broad but sharp commercial feeling for opportunities for the benefit of the entire ManpowerGroup.

Candidate related competencies

  • Outshine in networking and communication skills, creating winning relationships
  • Develop deep subject matter expertise in advanced sourcing techniques.
  • Aim to be the candidate’s “exclusive” advocate in search of a new career opportunity.
  • Develop deep subject matter expertise on salary package components and fiscal levers.
  • Apply strong ethics in making and keeping promises towards our project ambassadors.
  • Deep subject matter expertise on the “employer of choice” approach that provides the best candidate experience for our in-demand talents.

Operations related competencies

  • Operational excellence (on time, on budget, on KPI, with the required quality).
  • Cost consciousness (use of calculation tools & anticipation of ending projects).
  • Administrative accuracy.


Keywords: contracting, consultancy, HR, sales, commercial, business development, life sciences, scientific, contractor care, recruitment.


Profile :

  • Master degree or equivalent through experience in a relevant domain (sales or/and consultancy).
  • Excellent level of Dutch with a good level of English.
  • Adhering to the ManpowerGroup vision and mission.
  • Adhering to the Experis “employer of choice” vision and mission.
  • Attracted by the full mix of sales, delivery and contractor care.
  • Capable of having conversations on C-level (consultative level in verbal, presentation-related and written communications).
  • Results orientation with good management of time and priorities.


If you want to know more about this opportunity, don’t hesitate to contact Mathieu Gryson: 0495/19 82 07