Case Study - Life Science
Placing Business Intelligence Personnel
Our client is an established global German ethical pharma company specialising in pain management.
The Client's Hiring Challenges
Based in Paris, our client needed an experienced Business Intelligence Manager to help focus their business activity on a strategic level. Whilst this job title is fairly commonplace within the Pharmaceuticals market, this particular job had an unusual set-up which complicated the candidate requirements:
The company is small in comparison to their market share and has no formal talent acquisition team. The team is new, consequently the new hire would form an essential part of the overall business foundation.
There was no wider department for business intelligence; whereas a typical pharmaceutical set-up may segregate specific remits within the overarching area of business intelligence, the required candidate needed to demonstrate proficiency across the board from data analysis, to writing the report, to communicating the findings and suggesting ways in which the company can optimise their go to market strategy
It was a demanding role with high company visibility; the successful candidate needed the perfect blend of technical aptitude and evidential soft skills to handle the large workload and all key stakeholders accordingly, including the senior-most members of the business.
The small-medium sized company infrastructure meant that teamwork would be critical to project success and the new hire had to be a good cultural fit.
The reporting structure was unusual. The new hire would need to work largely autonomously on an operational level as their line manager was based in Belgium