The Health and Life Sciences industry is rapidly evolving. Efficiency and innovation top most, if not all, Board agendae. Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies are responding somewhat differently to this need for transformation. While the pharmaceutical industry is consolidating, divesting and spinning off noncore assets, as they better align their specialisation priorities. Medical Device companies are investing heavily in technology driven products such as high-tech wearables. Whilst these corporate initiatives are both short and long term in nature, the overarching agenda is to enhance and customise, a holistic end-user experience.
Professionals with both medical science and data science (or related) degrees are in high demand. Organisations in emerging markets seeking such professionals will have no choice but to pay a premium for talented individuals as there is a global shortage. Retention will also remain a challenge.
Kerry Consulting invests heavily in identifying and building relationships with high quality industry professionals across a broad range of functions. Our consultants are deeply embedded within the industry, and as such, are very familiar with the industry’s hiring trends, as well as the talent footprint resident in any one market/region. Positions we typically recruit include:
- P&L leadership roles including Presidents, CEOs and General Managers
- Scientific/Technical leadership roles
- Regulatory Affairs Directors / Managers
- Medical Affairs Directors / Managers
- Quality Assurance Directors / Managers
- Business Development & Strategic Alliances
- Patient Data and Analytics
- Data Science