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Latest trends in Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Recruitment

13 January 2021 by Richard Clegg read
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​Spotlight on the Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical market.

What gives us our #expertopinion in Medical Devices & Pharmaceutical Recruitment? Recruiting into the regulated sector has always been challenging but #Covid has accelerated things.

Here’s the state of the market at the moment in January 2021

    • There’s still a skills gap. In demand are people with experience in Quality, Regulatory, Validation, R&D and QPs. Good candidates are in demand and employers need to be creative in how they attract talent.

    • To recruit effectively, a well-established network is vital. Having established relationships with a broad range of people brings knowledge, recommendations and credibility. All important for an effective recruitment process in a market where candidate supply is dwindling.

    • Hiring Managers are well qualified, capable people, but they’re not recruiters. To successfully hire, you need a partner who can support you, whilst you do your day job which you’re brilliant at.

    • Trends we are seeing are salaries rising as demand for candidates grows, and candidates requesting clear career paths once established in post. Commitment from the employer to employee about personal growth, and flexibility to entice a move.

    • Growth in businesses where there is spare manufacturing capacity – we’ve already seen this with one of our key clients, #Wockhardt, who are manufacturing the Covid vaccine.

    • We expect to see greater hiring in the supply chain, not just as the vaccine is rolled out, but lessons are learned once the initial surge is through and supply chain security is advanced.

    • Emerging businesses as new technologies are developed, rolled out and market adoption increases, along with an appetite for investment and acquisition.


For more insight into recruiting into Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals, please contact Richard Clegg or a member of the Expion team - we're really happy to help whether you're a client or a candidate.

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