Recruitment for the pharmaceutical industry

The situation

PharmOut was approached by a small pharmaceutical company to fill a Quality Assurance Manager role. The role reported to the CEO, so the position required someone with both excellent technical skills and compliance knowledge, as well as the executive presence to be able to hold their own on the senior management team. The company did not want to advertise the role as they did not want the market to be aware of a change in this strategically important position.

The solution

PharmOut approached specific individuals from their extensive network of pharmaceutical professionals. This direct approach met the company’s requirements for confidentiality and reduced the time required to fill the role.

PharmOut supplied a short list of 3 candidates only one week after receiving the brief from the company.

The results

Within 4 weeks the role was filled with a high calibre recruit who was able to guide the company through the regulatory audit that happened 6 weeks after they started.

The recruit has successfully been in the role for over six years.