Find the World’s Next Life Sciences Leaders

WittKieffer’s global consulting team brings extensive experience across markets and sectors within the entire health and life sciences ecosystem. The team works collaboratively and seamlessly around the world, drawing on our consultants’ diverse life and professional experiences across cultures and languages.

  • We are a forward-looking team with an international voice.
  • Working and thinking globally is part of our DNA reflected in a single global sector P&L.
  • We guarantee to select the best team for the assignment, irrespective of location; the team who engages with you at the outset is who will communicate with you throughout.
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A Single Global Team

Our global, team approach and extensive candidate database grant us unhindered access to the leaders best equipped to meet today’s challenges. We are also distinguished by our expertise and integration across related disciplines, including close collaboration with our colleagues in Healthcare and Academic Medicine and Health Sciences. We serve our clients with the most effective combination of consultants and resources for their engagement, regardless of their location or talent needs.

A Better Process, Unmatched Results

For us, a successful search is about much more than filling a role. It is about bringing great leadership to your organization. Given our history of dedication to organizations committed to improving the quality of life, advancing leadership diversity is a cornerstone of our work. In addition, each search is conducted with unparalleled due diligence on your behalf to help you form a clear and comprehensive understanding of candidates and to mitigate risk to your organization in decision-making.

Our Expertise

Biopharmaceutical and other biotechnology companies are creating the most innovative medicines and products on the market today, yet depend on recruiting leadership in an environment in which smaller startups and established companies compete for top talent.

Cell and Gene Therapy is an emerging field with the global market expected to increase rapidly in the coming decade. This is an area of great complexity from the molecules and associated development and manufacturing/supply chain challenges to scientific platforms. WittKieffer has experience supporting clients in Cell and Gene Therapy, finding the best leaders in a market that is facing an increased “war for talent” and one that is seeing greater external collaboration between industry, academic institutions and other key collaborative groups.

Today’s contract product developers and manufacturers must be seamless partners to their branded counterparts. At WittKieffer, our consultants understand the global contract manufacturing landscape and have a unique ability to find leaders with experience developing and manufacturing on budget, on time, and to the exact specifications of their working agreements.

WittKieffer recruits and advises executives from across the commercial, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, providing a global, yet tailored approach to our clients in the commercial pharma space. Our unique approach to executive leadership and advisory solutions—coupled with our expertise across the healthcare, education, academic medicine, and life sciences—enable the firm to deliver unsurpassed quality with every engagement. 

The transformation toward personalized medicine has magnified the critical importance of developing groundbreaking point-of-care diagnostic technologies. We recruit leaders who understand the subtle nuances of current regulations and market challenges while driving their firms to innovate.

WittKieffer identifies executives who will spearhead the profound, transformative convergence of technology and healthcare that will deliver on the promise of integrated care. These are leaders who truly embrace a new operating paradigm and thus demonstrate strategic innovation and creative contribution.

Healthcare Services is a burgeoning sector. Those companies who provide services related to the treatment and well-being of patients are a critical part of the life sciences/healthcare infrastructure. With our broad expertise in the fields of healthcare and the life sciences, WittKieffer is ideally positioned to support Healthcare Services organizations in the recruitment of difference-making leaders.

In a burgeoning worldwide medical device marketplace, leadership is the ultimate competitive advantage. We are strategic experts in identifying executives who promote innovation (including IoT technologies), product quality, cost management and regulatory accountability.

WittKieffer recruits pharmaceutical executives across the C-suite and all key functions who understand the challenges of bringing safe, effective, successful medicines to the global market, shepherding drug products from early-stage trials through full-scale manufacturing in an era of tremendous competition and regulatory scrutiny. 

Rare Diseases affect millions of people globally and are very difficult to diagnose and treat. As such, this area is growing as a public health priority and requires a new approach to commercialization, access and the supply chain. WittKieffer has deep experience supporting clients in Rare Disease to find the best talent in a market that is facing strong competition. At WittKieffer, our team of consultants are strategically based globally, to be well connected with the innovators and leaders who drive this industry.

Connect with Our Practice Leader

Our consultants demonstrate expertise in life sciences recruitment and leverage a global pool of top talent to find the ideal leadership candidates for clients including pharmaceutical, biopharma, medical device, digital health and diagnostics firms. Practice Leader Nils Hopmann can answer your questions or tell you more.

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