What we do
Pharma-Partners has one of the most comprehensive specialist networks in the Life Science industry, we are continually expanding through market mapping and referrals. This, combined with our unrivalled network, sector knowledge, and years of experience, has cemented our reputation as one of the leading life sciences recruitment agencies.
Our permanent recruitment service offers speed, value for money, quality of service, and a targeted approach. When you choose us as your recruitment partner, we commit to fully managing the process from search and selection to onboarding. This includes the initial consultation, creation of a comprehensive brief, confidential web-based advertising, detailed candidate screenings and face-to-face meetings wherever possible. We submit a detailed profile alongside shortlisted candidates’ CVs and will assist in undertaking full verification of qualifications and referencing. Proactive and thorough communication is our priority, and we commit to providing full written interview feedback within 24 hours, as well as smooth management of any subsequent offer process and regular contact through to onboarding and beyond.
For a short-term project requiring a fast and effective pharmaceutical consultant who can hit the ground running, we have a substantial network of interims who are able to work either on a day rate or on an hourly basis, either full time or part-time. Because we know time is precious, we’ll act quickly to provide a shortlist of candidates who are available in the immediate future to provide a solution. We meet as many of our candidates in person as possible and undertake necessary due diligence from GMC registration to identity, employment, qualification and reference checks. Our interim network includes experts across all therapy areas, such as medical affairs, market access, drug safety, marketing and commercial, and regulatory affairs.
We pride ourselves on our proven track record of attracting the highest calibre of pharmaceutical and life sciences talent. Furthermore, we understand the need to attract ambitious talent who can contribute more than simply their functional expertise. Our clients include early-stage, venture-backed biotechnology companies and medium sized businesses as well as large established pharmaceutical companies with blockbuster product portfolios. Our consultants understand the methodology of executive search and combine this with a deep functional understanding and specific sector knowledge within the biotech and pharmaceutical sector. Our processes are rigorous, and yet fully tailored to individual requirements through a customised and detailed search proposal document at the outset. Each search campaign that we undertake is thorough and holistic, ensuring candidates are a complete match in terms of skillset, competencies, and cultural fit. From background and qualifications checks to assisting in remuneration negotiations, we do all the legwork, so you don’t have to.
Each of our experienced consultants is an expert in their field, and speaks with people within their specialism day in, day out. They have access to relevant, actionable data that can be utilised in helping businesses grasp and maintain a competitive advantage. Our market insights allow our clients to make the most informed business decisions possible, including strategic hiring decisions, and uncovering new opportunities in unexplored markets. In short, the data we provide enables company leaders to be more efficient, effective, and consistent.
Our bespoke profiling solutions allow us to provide our clients with insightful information about a candidate’s suitability for a role, and to accurately identify and measure specific competencies that will be required in order to succeed. Our consultants will work with you to create a complete and holistic specification for each role, which we will use to measure against the strengths and skillset of each potential candidate, providing a detailed analysis that will look closely not only at job-related skillsets but also soft skills such as emotional intelligence and critical thinking.
Our sophisticated talent solutions platform, Cappfinity, allows us to utilise evidence-based decision making grounded solely in candidates’ strengths, rather than bias, to drive diversity and inclusion. We can also help to evaluate inherent personality traits and situational responses and abilities, which can provide an effective predictor of future performance. We analyse the strengths that drive impactful leadership, as well as the softer skills required to lead a team, and to inspire trust and respect. This has the twin advantages of highlighting areas of concern that may require deeper questioning, as well as boost the quality of candidate matches to increase employee engagement and retention in the long-term.
What People Are Saying About Us...
Jason swiftly grasped the essence of what we were looking for. He asked all the relevant questions to fully comprehend our expectations and delivered exactly what we needed. Not only did Jason offer guidance on candidate profiles, but he also provided invaluable support regarding salary expectations and market analysis, ensuring that we remained competitive in our hiring process. He took the time to thoroughly understand our company's positioning and needs, enabling him to tailor his approach accordingly.
Director, Global Talent Acquisition
I have been a client of Spencer Marsh and have hired through Spencer. He has great insight into the career paths within Pharmaceutical Medicine and has been very helpful in finding the right position for me. He listens carefully and asks the right questions to make you think widely and to focus on the key issues. I have referred many candidates and other colleagues to him.
Spencer has helped me recruit high calibre candidates for medical roles when we have struggled to find candidates. Spencer has been my go to person to get advice around issues related to career and recruitment.
I strongly recommend Spencer to both recruiters and candidates for his consultative and professional approach.
Chief Medical Officer
Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Freddie. I reached out to Freddie during my job search within Regulatory affairs. He managed to find me a role best suited to my skill set and experience. Freddie’s help and support throughout the recruitment process was integral and he made the process as transparent as possible. He continued checking in on how things were going and offered tips and advice for interviews. I highly recommend Freddie, and believe he is a diligent and professional recruiter
Regulatory Affairs Administrator
Oliver recently helped me successfully find a new role in the pharmaceutical industry. The standard of support provided was brilliant. Oliver was very attentive to help understand what my interests and career goals were in order to position me in the right role. I was also particularly impressed with his communication- he regularly kept me updated on the process; was readily available if I had any questions; and generally made everything about the process so clear. I would highly recommend Oliver to anyone seeking a new role in the industry.
Medical Science Liaison
I had a very positive experience from a professional handling of the recruitment process from Micheal. He was very well acquainted with the market, and he brought great understand to both parties in the processes he managed me in, working effectively and leading the recruitment process - keeping me informed with updates across the different stages. It was a pleasure dealing with Micheal.