Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Supply Chain Project Manager

Job Title: Interim Supply Chain Project Manager

Client Profile:

Rapidly growing Pharmaceutical company working in Pain, Respiratory, Oncology and Diabetes. They are renowned for their employer credentials; with a real focus on making their customers happy and creating an outstanding place to work for their employees.

Role Requirements:

  • Overall responsibility for managing various, medium to large scale New Product Introductions, New Product Developments and Product Optimisation projects
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating all required supply chain activities to ensure an on-time delivery of launch stocks and sustainable future supply at the right quality and cost
  • Work collaboratively with Customers, Suppliers, Supply Chain teams and other supporting internal functions understanding the market requirements and strategies for New Product registrations and commercialisation
  • Work closely with Supply Chain Operations, Finance, Technical, Architecture and other internal functions to agree, align and execute all activities required for the supply of New Products, including any agreed prioritisation for communication to Suppliers
  • Ensure the necessary information is made available for the setup of new Products and new Supplies within the operational processes and systems. Work with the Supply Chain Coordinator to ensure correct set up requests are submitted to the IT supporting function. (Supplier, Customer, Product)

Role Scope:

Working closely with other functions (e.g. Quality, Planning, Supply Chain Coordinators, NPI, External Warehouses, Internal Customers, etc.) to ensure product can be compliantly distributed to market in support of product demand. Working collaboratively with Customers, Suppliers, Supply Chain teams and other supporting internal functions, understanding the market requirements and strategies for New Product registrations and commercialisation.

Outcome:

Timing was on our side with the availability of the selected candidate who could transition seamlessly from one project to another; attracted to the role because of the pedigree of the company and its portfolio of products; along with the challenge to strengthen existing processes and protocols.

Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Head of Supply Chain

Job Title: Interim Head of Supply Chain

Client Profile:

Pharmaceutical company based in London with a portfolio of medicines that cover contraception, fertility, menopause, and osteoporosis. High growth ambitions creating a can-do culture requiring strong team work.

Role Requirements:

  • Responsible for development and oversight of a complex network of Contract Manufacturing Organisations, Logistics, pre-wholesalers and service providers
  • Oversee the weekly/monthly forecasting and order planning process to ensure accurate inventory quantities to avoid stock out and excess inventory
  • Coach in-market GMs and commercial ops managers on best practice SC input (forecasting, demand planning, launch planning)
  • Negotiate and execute vendor agreements with contract manufacturers and service providers
  • Lead and manage the company’s Supply Chain network through execution all procurement processes including administration of overall spend, identifying cost savings/ efficiencies, and developing and maintaining strategic vendor partnerships
  • Build and coach team members

Role Scope:

A significant all-encompassing role in a pacey, commercial environment; the newly appointed Head of Supply Chain will manage a Portfolio of 26 product families, 17 contract suppliers, 17 API suppliers, 500+ SKU’s and manage the Supply Chain to 50+ countries.

Outcome:

An ‘in-demand’ role for many pharmaceutical companies. From a choice of two candidates, one went through a detailed interview process, meeting the senior stakeholders across the business; leaving his previous project on the Friday to take up this role on the Monday.

Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Commercial Manager

Job Title: Interim Commercial Manager

Client Profile:

Life Sciences company focused on becoming a global leader in rare diseases. A passionate and forward-thinking organisation which is working on next-generation haemophilia products.

Role Requirements:

Working with key commercial stakeholders across the company, focused on Campaign Management, spreading positive brand messages; building relationships with pharmacies, CCGs and Key Opinion Leaders. Experience of working with products approaching end-of-life

Role Scope:

Working in a unique Sales and Marketing capacity – engaging with pharmacies, CCGs and KOLs

Outcome:

Because of the relationship we have with this client, and our deep understanding of their culture, we were able to present one candidate who met all their criteria; capability to deliver on the role and mirror their passionate and engaged team culture. Whilst early days, the candidate has already started to make strong in-roads with the role; including creating and developing essential relationships.

Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Director of Quality

Job Title: Interim Director of Quality

Client Profile:

Pharmaceutical company based in London with a portfolio of medicines that cover contraception, fertility, menopause, and osteoporosis. High growth ambitions creating a can-do culture requiring strong team work.

Role Requirements:

 

  • Ensure an appropriate QMS is created, implemented and maintained, based on change and risk management principles, across the product lifecycle including pharmaceutical development, technology transfer, commercial manufacture and distribution, post marketing and product discontinuation
  • Primary point of contact between the organisation and the GMP and GDP contract providers for all Quality matters and to provide strategic direction to the provider.
  • Ensure QTAs are in place with the service providers and appropriate oversight of the service providers including audit
  • Ensure availability of appropriate resource to ensure all Quality responsibilities can be fulfilled
  • Actively participate in the QMS by:
    • Reviewing and approving the Quality manual, Global Policies and any policy/instruction exemption request
    • Ensuring timely and effective communication, escalation and action for product quality and QMS failure

Role Scope:

The role required somebody with a vast amount of experience of working as a Senior Quality Manager – able to manage people and systems, in a complex, pacey environment. In particular with extensive pharmaceutical drug QA experience, including in depth GDP and GMP knowledge and exposure to Quality Systems appropriate for both Clinical Development and Commercial Drug Product.

Outcome:

From a shortlist of two, the selected candidate offers extensive experience of managing Quality Operations in a fast paced and complex organisation. The candidate quickly demonstrated the value they could add in leading and mentoring the team and other stakeholders; embracing the exciting, innovative nature of the company.

Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Marketing Manager

Job Title: Interim Marketing Manager

Client Profile:

CNS Specialist London based Pharma company; engaged in the introduction of innovative medicines that improve people’s health and wellbeing; specifically focused on Psychiatry and Neurology including mental health; working on areas of high unmet medical need which require specialised drug development.

Role Requirements:

 

  • To plan, commission and utilise market research to support the development of brand marketing programmes and materials.
  • To carefully plan to maximise insights and monitor impact of activities that will be critical
  • Build and deliver effective implementation of promotional campaigns from inception to completion
  • Evaluate competitor activities and provide market analysis, identifying key trends and major drivers and leveraging opportunities that will impact product performance
  • Plan, monitor and control promotional expenditure, etc. within product area, re-allocating expenditure where necessary to meet budgetary targets. Ensure vendors are well managed and services are delivered to spec and on budget.
  • Take full responsibility for all vendor and agency briefings, to ensure that they are within SOPs and compliant with all SPE processed and procedures

Role Scope:

Project focussed with a lot of ‘business as usual’ routine tasks to undertake which include regulatory, certifications and compliance. It is working in a highly regulated ABPI environment managing campaigns compliantly, managing team members, whilst also demonstrating imagination and creativity.

Outcome:

From the shortlist of three candidates, one was selected for their experience, successes and cultural fit. Three months in excellent progress is being made on the UK launch project.

PiR strengthens its Advisory Board

PiR, a leading executive search company based nr Cambridge, UK, which identifies senior talent for early stage life science Boards, is delighted to confirm the appointment of two senior Advisors to their Board.

Maureen Coleman

Maureen Coleman joins as Chair Mentor and Mark Treherne as Associate Consultant.

Maureen and Mark are hugely respected by the sector for their success in building early stage, investor backed, life science companies; through to trade sale or transition onto the public markets. Their networks with investors, government and business leaders in the sector are exceptional.

Carolyn Douthwaite, Founder of PiR commented: “We are thrilled that Maureen and Mark are working more closely with PiR. Their passion for the sector is tangible, with a real interest in the people who populate the Boards of early stage companies. From their significant involvement, they know how critical aligned leadership teams are to the success of a company. We look forward to learning from their experiences.”

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 About PiR

PiR provides innovative senior level recruitment solutions to small and multinational life science organisations. We are recruitment specialists who understand the vision, commercial imperatives and research needs of the world’s leading life science organisations. Based near Cambridge, UK, we serve clients across the international life science sector, spanning pharma, biotech, diagnostic and medical device companies.

Using 40 years of combined experience and a powerful industry network, PiR find the right senior talent to drive organisations forward. We specialise in C-suite and senior management roles, whether on a permanent or interim basis. We operate in the UK and internationally.

PiR’s client list includes companies working on advanced and novel therapies, orphan drugs and innovative medical technology. With an exclusive focus on the life science sector, our solutions are always relevant and fully aligned to client needs.

PiR’s client services include:

  • Executive Search
  • Interim Management Services
  • Talent Mapping
  • Our team provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:
  • Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies, orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
  • Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
  • Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
  • Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

For further information, please visit www.pir-resourcing.com.

For further information, please contact:

Sally Hope, CEO

Tel: +44 (0)1480 495580

Email: resourcing@pir-resourcing.com

Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Special Project & Alliance Manager

Job Title: Interim Special Project & Alliance Manager

Client Profile:

Our client, a CNS Specialist – is engaged in the introduction of innovative medicines that improve people’s health and wellbeing, specifically focused on Psychiatry and Neurology including mental health; working on areas of high unmet medical need which require specialised drug development

Role Requirements:

  • Experience in a role focussed on management of commercial alliances in a pharmaceuticals setting
  • Candidate to have a broad understanding of how international pharmaceutical businesses operate
  • International country experience (must include Europe) within a pharmaceutical company
  • Has gained breadth of experience from a number of different types and sizes of Pharma companies
  • Strong Project Management skills

Role Scope:

The successful candidate for this 6 month assignment would be responsible for leading and coordinating activities and communication between the organisation and its major alliance partners to ensure partnership objectives were met and value maximised.

The candidate would play a pivotal role in ensuring that relationships with alliance partners are managed in the optimal way, so that cross functional working across the two companies is harmonised to deliver maximum value.

Outcome:

We presented a shortlist of 3 candidates within 2 days – they interviewed all 3 options and extended an offer to one interim. The interim did an exceptional job in post and was extended beyond the 6 months. 3 months after the assignment competed the client asked them back to help with a further project.

Joanne Wrynn, Interims Team

 

 

 

 

 

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

PiRs Expertise in senior interim appointments: Placement of Interim Vigilance Physician

Job Title: Interim Vigilance Physician

Client Profile:

A mid-sized biopharmaceutical company who are global leaders in pain medicine, with a significant and growing presence in other core therapeutic areas of respiratory, oncology and biosimilars.

Role Requirements:

This requirement arose to provide medical expertise for review and analysis of the safety of the Company’s investigational and post-marketing assigned products, to ensure consumer, prescriber and regulatory authority confidence. The successful individual would provide core medical pharmacovigilance input where required into the product teams and additionally provide drug safety expertise and support for clinical trials.

Role Scope:

  • Responsible for periodic regulatory safety reports, signal detection and evaluation, benefit-risk assessment, risk management plans (incorporating risk minimisation), due diligence, relevant labelling support and responding to regulatory authority safety queries, for both investigational and post-authorisation products
  • Act as product expert for assigned products, managing post-authorisation safety surveillance. Ensure that signal Detection, evaluation and benefit-risk assessment activities are performed for assigned products
  • Act as safety expert for assigned due diligence to performed safety review and provide a balanced safety assessment for the products and projects which are being evaluated

Outcome:

We presented two candidates to our client. We were confident both candidates were closely aligned to the skills required for this role. Our client opted to see one candidate, who had a positive telephone interview; and a face-to-face interview quickly following.

An offer was made for the candidate to complete a 6 month assignment. The candidate is delighted and excited to also be given the opportunity to mentor other medics.

Joanne Wrynn, Interims Team

 

 

 

 

 

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580

PiR’s Diversity Report Findings

“Females are likely to be the highest earner in their household”; this is one of the findings from PiR’s recent Diversity Survey for senior executives in the life science industry. PiR commissioned the Survey to identify if there is any disparity of reward focused around gender within the life science sector.

There have been some expected and unexpected outcomes from the analysis.  Reassuringly, the sector rewards males and females equally where the work is of equal value.

Review the full report here:

We would love to hear any feedback/thoughts you have on this report. We are grateful to all who participated!

For further information contact: Carolyn Douthwaite, NEC
Email: cd@pir-resourcing.com

About PiR

PiR provides innovative senior level recruitment solutions to small and multinational life science organisations. We are recruitment specialists who understand the vision, commercial imperatives and research needs of the world’s leading life science organisations. Based near Cambridge, UK, we serve clients across the international life science sector, spanning pharma, biotech, diagnostic and medical device companies.

Using 40 years of combined experience and a powerful industry network, PiR find the right senior talent to drive organisations forward. We specialise in C-suite and senior management roles, whether on a permanent or interim basis. We operate in the UK and internationally.

PiR’s client list includes companies working on advanced and novel therapies, orphan drugs and innovative medical technology. With an exclusive focus on the life science sector, our solutions are always relevant and fully aligned to client needs.

PiR’s client services include:

  • Executive Search
  • Interim Management Services
  • Talent Mapping

Our team provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

  • Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies, orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
  • Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
  • Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
  • Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)
  •  For further information, please visit www.pir-resourcing.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PiRs Expertise in senior level recruitment: Executive Vice President Regulatory Affairs

Job Title: Executive Vice President Regulatory Affairs

Client Profile:

A Company that provides world-class genetics research solutions to leading clinical and academic research institutions. The Company’s range of microarray, FISH and next generation sequencing products deliver high-quality, high-throughput genetic analysis, enabling accurate identification of the causative variation underlying genetic disease.

Role Requirements:

Significant Regulatory Affairs experience in molecular diagnostics or medical devices. Demonstrable experience of achieving 510(k) or PMA clearances through FDA. Demonstrable experience of achieving CE IVD accreditation. Excellent man-management skills. Strong project management skills.

Role Scope:

The EVP Regulatory Affairs will be the Company’s most senior regulatory affairs executive with responsibility for achieving regulatory approval of products, maintaining compliance and ensuring a productive working relationship with global regulatory authorities. The role will have responsibility for regulatory strategic input and implementation to drive the continued growth in; product development and geographic footprint, in line with the Group’s overall business objectives.

Sally Hope, CEO

About PiR

PiR is a specialist recruitment company, established for over a decade, focused exclusively on identifying senior talent who deliver strategically and operationally to international life sciences organisations.

The relevance and depth of PiR’s expertise is reflected in the team’s combined life science recruitment experience of over 40 years; across key business functions at leadership and expert level. Our exclusive focus on, and network in, the sector ensures our solutions are aligned and relevant to client companies, reflecting our inherent understanding of the life science industry.

PiR’s client services include:
• Executive Search
• Interim Management Services
• Talent Mapping

PiR’s team is aligned to provide a depth of expertise across key business segments:

• Early stage, investor backed and SME organisations, as well as mid-capped specialist companies. These include advanced and novel therapies (cell, gene, and RNAbased), orphan drugs and innovative medical technology
• Building senior teams for newly funded and growing organisations
• Director, leadership and expert level; Medical/Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Manufacturing Operations (including Quality and Supply Chain) and Commercial (HEOR, Pricing & Reimbursement, Market Access, product management)
• Board level appointments (CEO, CBO, COO, CSO, CMO, Chair, NED)

To learn more about PiR, please contact Sally Hope, CEO at resourcing@pir-resourcing.com. Tel: + 44 (0) 1480 499580