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

PiR supports start up pharma company with VP Medical Affairs, Respiratory

Job Title: VP Medical Affairs, Respiratory

Client Profile:

Global privately owned pharmaceutical organisation.

Role Requirements:

Significant Medical Affairs experience required. Proven track record of success in KOL management with an established network of contacts within the pharmaceutical industry, academic and/or healthcare. Significant experience in the respiratory medicine field. Clear understanding of Medical Affairs responsibilities, and MA activities including publication planning, medical information, and advisory boards. A Medical Degree.

Role Scope:

Hold responsibility for providing medical support to the Company’s Respiratory product development strategy and post marketing commitments, whilst supporting the Medical Affairs strategy related to the Independent Research program. To be the individual interface with physicians/clinical investigators, regulatory agencies and internal departments, whilst representing the company at external scientific, clinical and business development meetings.

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

PiRs Expertise in senior level recruitment: Chief Medical Officer

Job Title: Chief Medical Officer

Client Profile:

Biotechnology company developing a portfolio of therapies in degenerative and behavioural brain diseases.

Role Requirements:

GMC registered Physician. Physician by background and training with significant industry experience. Experience in CNS, degenerative and/or behavioural studies. Significant experience of working with regulators; MHRA, EMA, FDA. Extensive direct line, matrix, project and external vendor leadership experience. Natural leader who commands gravitas.

Role Scope:

Provide Medical expertise for Clinical Research activities. Support for final Ph2a and 2b/3 trial design for programmes. Supporting IND enabling activities on preclinical NCE programmes. Commissioning rewrite of IB (to include new data), reviewing and finalisation of IB. Project management of and participation in pre-IND and IND activities and interactions with FDA.

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

PiRs Expertise in senior interim appointments: Placement of Interim Medical Director

Job Title: Interim Medical Director

Client Profile:

Our client provides treatments for rare diseases and specialty indications. Their research and product portfolio is primarily focused on haemophilia and inflammation, working across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. PiR partners with them to support recruitment with both Interim Management and Executive Search services.

Role Requirements:

  • GMC registered Physician
  • Significant pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Extensive experience in medical affairs gained either in an affiliate or HQ setting
  • In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle management and commercialisation processes
  • Advanced understanding of other functions including, but not limited to, Clinical Operations /Commercial/ Drug Safety / Regulatory and Market Access
  • Knowledge of the UK and RoI pharmaceutical industry and regulatory/compliance/health system landscape
  • Extensive experience of collaborating with, engaging and building long-lasting relationships with Key Opinion Leaders
  • Proven leadership capabilities

Role Scope:

A fantastic opportunity arose due to the promotion of our clients existing Medical Director. This leading Rare Diseases organisation approached PiR to help resource an Interim Medical Director who would take on this European Medical Lead role. They needed this individual to drive the engagement of KOLs, professional societies and other key stakeholders in affiliate, whilst managing and developing staff in the Medical Department. This individual would play a central part providing high level Medical support to the business.

Outcome:

We provided a shortlist of 3 interim candidates and they chose to interview two options. Our client was delighted with the shortlist and liked both candidates. They particularly clicked with one candidate and moved forward with an interim offer. Following 6 months in an Interim Capacity they offered our candidate a permanent role in the organisation.

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

Successful Placement from PiR’s Interim Practice: Interim Chief Medical Officer

Job Title: Interim Chief Medical Officer

Client Profile:

Our client is a specialist CNS company with a high concentration of expertise in both degenerative and behavioural diseases of the brain and nervous system. The team utilises a network of industry-leading contract research organisations to develop NCE’s and repurpose existing launched drugs.

Role Requirements:

  • Support for final Ph2a (and or 2b/3) trial design for their CNS programme
  • Commissioning rewrite of IB (to include new data), reviewing and finalisation of IB;
  • Project management of and participation in pre-IND and IND activities and interactions with FDA;
  • Potentially lead active trial commencing 2019. Supporting IND enabling activities on preclinical NCE programmes
  • Eventual SAD/MAD design
  • Experience in CNS, degenerative and/or behavioural studies

Role Scope:

Following retirement our client needed to appoint an Interim CMO. This person would be the ‘Clinical Research guru’, managing the FDA interactions, leading the organisation into Phase 2a and 2b/3 studies for their lead programme in CNS disease.

Outcome:

Our client was presented with 5 strong profiles they took 3 candidates through to 2nd stage interview with the successful interim contracted for 12 months. The client complimented the smooth recruitment process and the level of detail provided by PiR to allow a quick decision to be made and to appoint their ideal candidate.

Jo 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 Diversity Survey – senior life science community

**UPDATE: The survey is now closed and PiR will update on the website and social media once the results are published. Thank you to everyone who participated.

PiR would be delighted if you would participate in a confidential survey to establish what disparity of reward exists, if any, within the senior life science community, focused around gender.

If enough people contribute, this could prove to be an insightful piece of data to be shared, confidentially, amongst participants.

The survey is now live and closes on Friday 18th May 2018.

Please click here to visit our survey.

We do hope you are encouraged to take part in a revelatory data gathering exercise which will be talked about in Boardrooms across the sector.

Thank you!

Carolyn Douthwaite, Founder & Non-Executive Chair, PiR

PiRs Expertise in senior interim appointments: Placement of Interim CEO

Job Title: Interim CEO

Client Profile:

Our client has 15 years’ experience developing bespoke measurement systems, developing innovative, optical measurement systems for both medical and industrial applications – very much working in the ‘medtech/diagnostics’ space, offering b-to-b solutions.

Role Requirements:

  • Overall General Manager (GM) to the team
  • Patent agent, patent filing – taking any questions
  • Customer Management – varied base of
  • Oversight of supplier costs
  • Working with the Engineers, developing them and developing new ideas
  • Assessing current R&D processes and improving
  • Sales – looking at repeat business

Role Scope:

The Interim CEO will support this R&D Diagnostics company, with office-based support for 2 – 3 days per week. The successful Interim CEO will look after the Business-As-Usual (BAU) Tasks whilst also driving the projects forward. Alongside managing the (BAU) Tasks this individual will also be responsible for driving the products through the development phase into production; trying to secure repeat sales. The business are currently working on the strategy to commercialise their products. They require someone with a technical background from a manufacturing environment who will help take things from R&D into production/manufacturing to commercialisation.

Outcome:

The current CEO needed support whilst they embarked on fundraising opportunities – they needed to ensure that the business continued to run smoothly in their absence. PiR presented five options – for which the CEO telephone interviewed all five options, opting to take two candidates through to a face-to-face interview and offered the role to one candidate. The client was impressed with the speed of the recruitment and the quality of the candidates presented – they felt spoilt for choice.

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 supports NEC recruitment for start-up imaging company focussed in neurological disease

Job Title: Non Executive Chair

Client Profile:

A start-up imaging company spun out of an academic institution focussed in the neurological space.

Role Requirements:

  • An “investible” track record as a Chair, CEO or senior level executive gained within the life science sector, specifically technology, medtech or imaging
  • Established relationships with early stage investors and institutions
  • Comfortable in an early stage company where infrastructure and support are minimal
  • Significant industry experience with a comprehensive network of contacts across early stage, SME and corporate medtech/imaging organisations
  • A visionary who can understand the value that disruptive technology, particularly AI and machine learning, can unlock within healthcare applications.

Role Scope:

It became apparent from initial fund-raising discussions that for the Company to secure a £2-3m Series A funding round, it would be advantageous to have secured the services of an experienced Chair. The individual being sought would support the CEO in the fund-raising process and more broadly work with the founders and wider team to develop a strategy that maximises the likelihood of the company achieving long term growth and success.

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

PiRs Expertise in senior interim appointments: Interim Chief Finance Officer

Job Title: Interim Chief Finance Officer

Client Profile:

Our client’s focus is in novel therapeutics for cancer and other unmet diseases, where treatment options are currently severely limited. They are recruiting for a Life Sciences focused Interim CFO, (somebody that has pharma industry knowledge); somebody with vast experience of strategy and as well as the operational side.

Role Requirements:

  • Medical Degree combined with a high level of commercial acumen gained in an industry setting. Higher training in Pharmaceutical medicine was advantageous
  • Previous experience in medical affairs to include European or global experience was preferred
  • Broad experience in medical affairs activities such as advisory boards, symposia, publications planning, educational materials development and strategic planning.
  • Experience in the Pain management and treatment therapy area
  • Understanding of current treatment paradigms and interpret expected future changes based on competitive set/landscape and pipeline
  • Conversant with ethical codes regarding promotional activities

Role Scope:

To support ongoing commercial transactions; providing recommendations around the transactional side and to additionally, help summarise and better frame the business impacts of those deals for their board and future investors.

To support fund-raising; to help the organisation formulate the overall investment case, and advise on strategy for quanta, staging and corporate structuring, perhaps having contacts within the finance arena; networks complementing their networks.

Plan the permanent CFO appointment, growing their capabilities and options for managing their finances going forward—helping the organisation more clearly define and structure a CFO post, and to assist placing the right candidate at the right time.

Outcome:

We presented two candidates that closely met the brief. The company decided to interview both candidates in a face-to-face scenario and a successful appointment was made. The candidate started quickly, in an interim and very ad-hoc capacity to support the organisation and started adding value almost immediately.

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