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Medical Affairs Manager – Global Biopharmaceutical Company - China

Customer Profile

This global biopharmaceutical company focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions. They seek to deliver innovative and life-changing treatments for their patients.

Executive Summary

This client had an urgent requirement for a Medical Affairs Manager, and required assistance to source the ideal candidate from a very small talent pool.

Business Plan

Aerotek has been a valued partner to the client since 2012, successfully placing multiple specialised clinical and medical professionals within their China business.

The client approached Aerotek with an urgent requirement for a specialised Medical Affairs Manager with a strong clinical scientific background within the Oncology field and excellent leadership abilities to manage a team of seven direct reports.

This role would be vital in further establishing the reputation of the client in China, whilst working with key opinion leaders on fundamental issues affecting the industry and contributing to the advancement of the client’s Oncology research practice.

Aerotek’s Solution

Aerotek’s clinical and scientific consultants are experts within the sector and maintain extensive networks of clinical professionals across China. With Oncology being one of the hottest franchises in the pharmaceutical world, quality skilled candidates with a strong oncology background are in short supply.

With such a niche market, finding quality skilled candidates comes down to who you know and Aerotek was confident that their candidate network covered including majority of professionals with the specific clinical Oncology background required.

Targeting those candidates located within the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in Shanghai, Aerotek reached out directly to their network, making confidential approaches regarding the available position.

Result

At the beginning of the process, the client had expressed their desire to receive a limited shortlist of candidates, from which they could then appoint the successful candidate. With their deep understanding of the clients business, culture and critical skill requirements, Aerotek was able to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of the candidate shortlist.

By presenting just two candidates, one of which was successfully offered the position, Aerotek was able to improve the efficiency of the search and save the client valuable time.

Since beginning in the role the successful candidate has continued to partner with Aerotek to fill additional requirements and support the ongoing growth of the clients Oncology research practice.
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This client had an urgent requirement for a Medical Affairs Manager, and required assistance to source the ideal candidate from a very small talent pool.