Skills in demand
Digital/E-Commerce Marketing – Candidates with experience in the pharma/device markets are in demand. Companies are going live in the digital space and therefore need experts to implement the e-commerce strategies and manage implementation projects.
Medical Device Reps – With new products coming to market, companies are keen to employ candidates with like-for-like experience so that they can hit the ground running. An increasing number of roles now also ask for clinical backgrounds.
Scientific Sales Reps – A number of biotech and scientific companies have expanded and therefore seek these candidates. Again, they tend to look for candidates who have sold to a similar customer base and they come from a laboratory background.
Hospital Sales Reps – The market continues to seek experienced pharma, hospital and specialist reps with a proven track record in sales growth.
GP Reps (specific territories) – With pharma companies recruiting on a contract basis, they seek candidates who have territory experience so that they can hit the ground running.
Regulatory Affairs Associates / Senior Associates – These candidates are in demand particularly in the prescription medicines space. Companies are looking for people with CAT 1 experience and ideally have taken a product through the new registration.
Medical Affairs – Candidates specifically with Promotional Review and Medical Compliance experience are in demand. We are seeing more and more new roles being created in the promotional review area carving the role away from general medical information and into a separate job function of its own. There is a serious shortage of experience in this area.