Life Sciences & Pharma Executive Search Recruitment

Spencer Riley has a dedicated team of talent acquisition and executive search experts with a particular focus on life sciences and clinical research, trials & logistics.

Introduction

Senior-level life sciences & Clinical research roles require experienced executives with a proven track record of delivering on key targets and performance goals. In an industry that constantly innovates to solve matters of life and death, it is essential for research companies to maintain a continual talent pipeline, bringing in the expertise needed to develop business in challenging or fertile markets. 

Spencer Riley has a dedicated team of talent acquisition and executive search experts with a particular focus on life sciences and clinical research, trials & logistics. We source and place the very best expertise from an international talent pool. We succeed on C-suite executives and director-level appointments, as well as placing senior leaders across commercial, operational, financial, IT and legal divisions for life science organisations.  Our global presence allows us to headhunt professionals with unique experience and expertise from anywhere in the world. 

If you have senior-level or highly qualified roles to fill, Spencer Riley can reduce the total cost of finding a suitable candidate, while also significantly reducing your time to hire, all thanks to our strategic talent pipeline process.

Sector-Specific Talent

Spencer Riley has the global talent acquisition expertise required to fill senior roles in life sciences businesses, including some of the most competitive segments: 

  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Logistics
  • Gene Sequencing 

We work closely with you to understand exactly what you are looking for, before our tenacious head hunters source a shortlist of suitable candidates. We overcome talent shortages and geographic imbalances to bring the most capable and experienced individuals from areas of greater supply to ensure that we meet your demands.

Once a desirable candidate has been located, we can also take the lead to negotiate a remuneration package that secures the individual for your organisation within the current market conditions.

Find the ideal candidate

Who We Work With

Spencer Riley are proud to serve organisations across the life sciences sector, from innovative start-ups and rapidly growing SMEs to global multinationals to CROs and CDMOs/CMOs whose discoveries and innovations make a difference on every continent. 

We believe passionately in achieving excellence and a continuous drive towards growth and innovation. That's why when you choose Spencer Riley as your talent acquisition specialist, our team will work tirelessly to find and secure the best candidate for your vacancy, no matter what discipline or area of expertise, every time without fail. 

At each step throughout the process, we work with you to define KPIs and SLAs, liaise with key stakeholders and provide regular feedback supported by detailed data, so that you can be certain of the value we return to your business.

Specialist Roles

Sector-Specific Talent Acquisition

We recruit into top-level roles, including but not limited to:

  • Clinical Project Manager
  • Clinical Operations Manager
  • Biostatistician & Statistician
  • Clinical Data Manager/Clinical Data Associate
  • Business Development Director/Manager
  • Clinical Research Associate/Coordinator
  • Clinical Trial Manager
  • Study Start-Up Manager/Associate
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • SAS Programmer
  • Proposals Manager
  • Contracts Manager
  • Medical Monitor/Clinical Monitor
  • Medical Affairs Manager
  • Project Director
  • Marketing Director

We work closely with you to understand exactly what you are looking for, before our tenacious head hunters source a shortlist of suitable candidates. We overcome talent shortages and geographic imbalances to bring the most capable and experienced individuals from areas of greater supply to ensure that we meet your demands.

Our Approach

We take the time to listen to you and understand your business, the key drivers behind the hire and the importance in relation to your objectives

We will devote time to understand your business goals and role requirements and then develop a search solution that meets your specific needs

We will demonstrate unwavering tenacity, speaking pro-actively and confidentially with every individual with the right experience, in order to be certain we have secured the best person open to your opportunity

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Further information on our recruiting process

Life Science Recruitment for Commercial & Operational Roles

Spencer Riley's sector focus means we can find the most talented and commercially skilled candidates who need little to no training,accelerating the onboarding process and reducing the total cost to hire.  This includes Life Sciences businessprofessionals who will add immediate value to the commercial and operationalteams in your business, from business affairs and regulatory toles to keyaccount managers, sales and marketing, buying toles and more. We place thepeople who accelerate life science industries. 

As technology and scientific discovery continues torevolutionise life sciences, we can ensure that your organisation employs thevisionary leaders who will embrace new innovations while balancing them withthe commercial interests of your business.

Ongoing Relationships in Times of Change

We understand the rapid changes that are taking place in the life sciences sector, including the unprecedented demographic shifts among top -level talent pools, as well as the rapidly rising demand for R & D, drug discovery, gene sequencing and other forms of clinical research and trials. 

Services like Spencer Riley's RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) are ideal to meet your ongoing need for executive-level acquisition and to maintain a continual talent pipeline as your organisation grows. 

By robustly reinforcing your hiring process, we integrate into your business with an end-to-end talent strategy, which delivers on your objectives: 

  • Continuing support to hire senior healthcare executives and technical specialists
  • Reduced time to hire and total cost of recruitment
  • Qualified candidates shortlisted and interviewed
  • Rejected candidates kept on file for future reference and consideration
  • Fully managed remuneration negotiations and onboarding 

With our support, you can reconcile the challenging objectives of research, development, commercial growth, and talent acquisition, while also delivering maximum value for your directors and stakeholders.

Bespoke Services for Life Sciences

In addition to all of the above, Spencer Riley have a strong track record of getting results in highly competitive talent niches and the most specialised market segments. We welcome enquiries relating to all disciplines, including emerging roles where a skilled innovator is required. 

We are able to help with a variety of Private Equity Services, Mergers & Acquisitions and Outplacement Services. If you are facing a unique challenge and need support to source and secure top-level individuals for commercial and executive roles, we can offer the bespoke talent acquisition expertise you require. 

To find out more, please contact us to speak to our life sciences talent acquisition specialists, who will be happy to discuss any specific or unusual roles you need to fill as part of your upcoming talent pipeline.

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How we can help

Get Spencer Riley on Your Side

From the first role to the fiftieth and beyond, Spencer Riley's team works tirelessly and tenaciously to represent your organisation to the highest standard. We put forward the most positive and appealing image of your business, helping to attract top-level candidates who may have offers from multiple employers to consider. 

Our global network means we can reach further than other executive search providers, compiling candidate shortlists that combine the very best capabilities from around the world, as well as those available within the existing UK talent pool. 

We believe strongly in the value of relationships, including our relationships with our clients and candidates, as well as creating enduring positive relationships between employers and employees. 

To build your business with experience and expertise, optimised time to hire and ongoing support with your future talent pipeline, contact Spencer Riley today and we can arrange an initial meeting with you and your stakeholders as soon as is convenient.

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Our team

Meet our specialists in Life Sciences.

Adam Dowson
Divisional Manager

Adam’s portfolio consists of Market Leading Specialist couriers, innovative Temperature Controlled Packaging solutions and Major integrators providing a complete supply chain solution with clients across Europe, APAC and North America.

Jack Lister
Market Development Executive and CRO Consultant

Jack specialises in the broadening of existing industries and expansion into new areas of business.

Corey Ogden
Senior Search Consultant

Corey specialises in recruitment for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry, more specifically within Environmental Monitoring Solutions.

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Bespoke Services

As well as the core sectors to which we recruit Spencer Riley has a proven track record for helping businesses in a wide variety sectors and getting the results required.

Our meticulous and pro-active approach means we are ideally placed to take on assignments in markets that sit outside of our core business areas. We are also well placed to help with a host of Private Equity Services, Outplacement Services as well with Mergers & Acquisitions

For more information and to discuss your unique situation then please get in touch.

Contact us today

Spencer Riley’s team of highly dedicated, specialist consultants’ pride themselves on gaining a full understanding of our client’s business,

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