Life Sciences and Healthcare

Industry as a whole

India is among the top six global pharmaceutical producers in the world. At present there are 10,500 manufacturing units and over 3,000 pharmaceutical companies in India and growing at tremendous pace.

Manufacturing costs in India are approximately 35-40 % cost effective in comparison to US or European nations due to low installation and manufacturing & workforce costs.

India’s pharmaceutical sales figures are expected to reach US$ 27 billion by 2016. India is well equipped to be one of the major drivers in providing healthcare to all while controlling the ever-increasing healthcare spend of both developed and developing nations.

In recent past we have seen various global giants setting up there R&D centers in India as Doctorate & Medical researchers are abundantly present here, So India is next big destination for Research oriented Pharmaceutical companies for next 5-10 Years.

Hiring Challenges

Need of Specific Talent.: As drug development or Drug Discovery becomes more complex, pharmaceutical companies always look out for highly qualified science, research , product development or molecule discovery experience.

In most of the cases pool of potential candidates are limited even on a global arena and due to dearth of talent, it often require aggressive outreach that eventually cast a wide net to outreach candidate.

Not Willing To Relocate.  Almost in every industry, professionals prefer to work in a “hub” or recognized center of activity in that field. It also applies in Pharmaceutical. Companies located in other location apart from these hubs may have to go extra mile to attract pharmaceutical or biotech professional.

Executive Search’s Approach

Executive Search is well equipped with has a team of intellects and industry experts, carrying almost 20 years of experience in Life Sciences recruitment. We have had success stories of closing complex and critical search assignments for various organizations who were struggling while creating a seed team or replacement positions.

We are well networked with candidates across levels in India and Abroad, we utilize out of the box methodologies to outreach candidates who all are beyond our network.

Our Closures:

  • Senior Principal Scientist (DGM)-NCE-Clinical Development.
  • Senior Principal Scientist/DGM- Clinical Development- In Vivo Model.
  • DGM- Formulation Development (Peptide Injectable)- Novel Drug Delivery System.
  • GM- Clinical Operations
  • Director – Business Finance
  • Director- Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics
  • VP- Health Safety Environment
  • VP- Demand & Supply Planning
  • Head- Medical Affairs
  • SBU Head- Branded Generics
  • President- SCM
  • DGM – Corporate Affairs
  • Head – Medical
  • Plant Head – Mohali


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