Case Study - Life Science
Sourcing Business Critical Personnel
Our client is a Japanese ethical pharmaceutical company specialising in rare conditions and critical care
The Client's Hiring Challenges
The client urgently needed to hire a GMP Auditor within a 3-week timeframe to audit their supplier’s active pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Lille, France.
This was a business-critical role; the findings of the successful candidate would drive the client’s market plan and any negative findings had the potential to stop pharmaceutical production all together. They had several major challenges:
A competitive market
There are significant candidate shortages within the GMP space due to all-round high levels of investment in new manufacturing facilities and refurbishment projects across Europe.
Accessing the right skills
The client required personnel with API and GMP credentials. The highly specialised work meant that specific certifications were needed alongside a substantial degree of regulatory experience.
The need for speed
The limited timeframe realistically meant that we needed to deliver a suitable candidate shortlist within just 10 days, and the candidates needed to be immediately available which considerably narrowed the already tight talent pool.