Principal/ Managing Search Consultant at Usurpo

£45,000 - £60,000

Annual Basic Salary
Brighton, UK
< 10
Agency Recruitment

What Hunted Says

Founded in 2011, Usurpo originally focused on the cyber security software market before moving into the Enterprise Software space in 2016. In 2018 we launched our technical and interim division (IT and IT contract focus). 2019 saw the launch of our Life Sciences function which supports VC backed biotech companies hire executive talent, on a retained basis. In 2021 we are growing all divisions with the addition of building a contract appointments team within Life Sciences. Whilst Usurpo has 2 UK offices (Reading and sunny Brighton), we serve our clients on an international basis. We have partners in 12 countries (outside of the UK), which gives us a strong unique selling point. All of our consultants can participate and take advantage of this alliance network. When permitted, international travel is encouraged! We are a people first, values led business. We pride ourselves in creating cohesive collaboration between consultants and divisions. We encourage our people to develop, improve and to become the best you can be. You'll notice from your first day that we listen to our employees, take on board your ideas and action what we agree to. You will not find broken promises here.  We hire adults and will certainly treat you as one. We offer a vibrant and relaxed culture with humane working hours. Our formal working hours vary, giving you time to see the kids, go to the gym or simply enjoy life outside of work. We are not a KPI obsessed boiler room – we hire people that know what they’re doing, and trust them to do it well. In a nut-shell we have high ambition, delivered with low ego.

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Principal Consultant progression...

Having weathered the storm of 2020 far better than most, 2021 is strategically a critical year for Usurpo.

Working in partnership with the Director for the Brighton office, we are looking for a Senior or Managing Consultant to help grow our market share within the Enterprise Software or Cyber Security market.

We have more retained work inbound than we can deliver, which is why we hired dedicated Delivery Resource in order to satisfy client demand.
We're keen for a Principal Consultant join us, partly fed retained mandates at the outset, swiftly moving into a Team Manager role and building their team to accelerate our growth.

Join us on our journey, whilst rapidly accelerating your own career with a healthy balance of earning and learning along the way.

Our market focus..

Ideally you're experienced working with Enterprise or Cyer Security Software vendors, but apptitude and appetite are always more important than 'been there, done that'.

We typically deliver commercially oriented hires (leadership, sales, marketing, some professional services roles) for clients ranging from VC- backed Startups to global Fortune 100 brands.

Whilst exposure to similar markets and roles within our core focus would be perfect, we're open minded because we know we have the structure and training plan to develop you. 

The primary territory focus is throughout Europe and some work in the US- our Brighton location has nothing to do with our reach, and everything to do with the perks of seaside life!

We are more than happy to have a conversation to see if there could be synergy, so let’s talk. ☎️

Engagement Model

Whilst we are circa 80% focused on retained assignments, we absolutely consider quality contingent recruiters who want to develop how they engage with clients and perhaps learn how to sell retained mandates, drive up your average fee level and gain Executive level sponsorship within your accounts.

Individual Commission Structure..

* £0 - £4,999 = 0% to threshold
* £5,000 - £9,999 = 10% of ALL your billings (yup, back to the first £1)
* £10,000 – £14,999 = 15% of ALL your billings
* £15,000 - £19,999 = 20% of ALL your billings
* £20,000+ = 40% of revenue

The Perks & Benefits..

There’s no 'one size fits all' approach to our culture- that’s down to you. We’re as bespoke for our employees as we are for our clients.

So whilst you might enjoy our 9.30-.4.30 work day, having us pay for your gym membership of choice (of wherever you get those endorphins and your self care fix), what we really want to know is..

What's important to you? 

If it makes a difference to your quality of life and supports you to excell in your career with us, we want to hear about it.

But as standard you'll also receive:

💸 London level basic salaries in Brighton + pension contributions

🎯 Aggressive commission plan where you earn the money you deserve

🏝 Quarterly incentives- a vacation budget to spend with your loved ones or friends

⏰ Flexible and 'humane' working hours (09:30-4:30 core hours)

🏋 Gym membership (with time to work out AND shower AND get lunch AND catch your breath!)

😎 Relaxed dress code (and some snazzy Usurpo merch)