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Finding talent and building leadership teams

As the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries continue to evolve and adapt to ever-changing regulations, there is a rising demand for executive scientific talent. Organisations are taking an increasingly flexible approach to identifying individuals who can lead their businesses through short and long-term milestones.

Research & Development

Global Research and development (R&D) has advanced at a rapid pace through global connectivity and technological innovation. The increasingly complex challenge to meet clinical needs and improve human health is close to our scientific roots at Walker Cole International.

Our scientific expertise and network enable us to support established pharma and early-stage start-ups to source talent in drug discovery, translational research and non-clinical.

Manufacturing & Technical Operations

Pharmaceutical manufacturing has been transformed to meet the increasingly complex demands of globalisation and advanced therapeutics. Walker Cole International have a deep understanding of the constantly evolving challenges across drug substance, drug product and packaging for both clinical supply and commercial manufacturing. Our team play a pivotal role in addressing the skill shortages in the following areas:

  • Site Leadership
  • Process Development
  • CMC
  • Technology Transfer (MSAT)
  • Clinical Supplies

Quality Assurance & Compliance

Ensuring that the products that reach patients are safe and deliver effective treatment is a constant underpinning principle in the Pharmaceutical Industry. In both Manufacturing and Virtual settings, a business needs to ensure it has taken full responsibility for ensuring the quality of its products meets the relevant regulatory guidelines.  

Even as the pharmaceutical industry continues to evolve and change with new medicinal products and therapies such as ATMPs, along with the changing attitudes to work in the post-pandemic world, Walker Cole International has a proven track record in identifying Quality Assurance professionals who balance the need to maintain compliance with an appreciation for operational needs to ensure business operations continue unhindered but always in a compliant way.

Walker Cole International can support permanent and interim appointments for:

  • Qualified Persons (QPs)
  • Quality Leadership (GMP, GDP, GCP, GLP, GVP)
  • Drug Safety (Pharmacovigilance)
  • Auditors
  • Promotional & Legal Compliance

Regulatory Affairs

With the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industries being among the most heavily regulated in the world, Regulatory Affairs is paramount in every step from discovery to commercialisation. Walker Cole has expertise in supporting Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Medical Devices & Equipment, Generic and BioSimilar industries by helping to ensure public health, efficacy and efficiency. Walker Cole has a substantial network of Regulatory Professionals that provide strategic and technical advise at the highest level. We can provide both permanent and interim appointments across:

  • Global, Regional and Local Regulatory leaders
  • Regulatory Submissions, Publishing and Operations 
  • Regulatory CMC 
  • Regulatory Strategy 
  • Regulatory Labelling

Clinical Research

Global Clinical Research is pivotal to people and patients, with clinical development for First In Human Trials “FIH” to Real-World-Evidence “RWE”. Clinical research ensures the safest most effective medicines and medical devices are being produced. Walker Cole have a deep understanding of clinical research and development and the complexities in bringing clinical trials successfully from Phase I – IV. We are experts in identifying both permanent and interim appointments for:

  • Clinical Operations Leadership
  • Clinical Trial Design and Management 
  • Programme and Portfolio Management 
  • Therapeutic Area Leadership 
  • Clinical Development 
  • Real World Evidence 

Supply Chain & Procurement

The global supply chain has dramatically evolved through the digital revolution. Serialisation, tracking of goods and advancements in cold chain and cryopreservation enable patients to access life-changing treatments. Our services enable clients with large, global operations or small, complex, and niche networks to access talent. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Regional / Global leadership
  • Interim Managers
  • External Supply
  • Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP)
  • Cold Chain Logistics
  • Direct & Indirect Procurement
  • Clinical Supply

Commercial Leadership

The need for commercial leadership to deliver global reach, P&L leadership and omnichannel excellence is facing pharmaceutical and advanced therapy organisations more than ever. Walker Cole International enables clients to access talent with proven leadership or future leadership potential.

  • Marketing Leaders
  • Regional and Business Unit Executives
  • Market Access

Project Management

The pressure to deliver in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries is a daily, moving target. Whether improving processes, a major acquisition or launching a new product the need for project management expertise has never been higher. Walker Cole International offer a range of services to identify long-term hires and on-demand solutions in the following areas:

  • PMO / Process Development
  • Technical Project Management
  • Digital Project Managers
  • Scientific Project Managers
  • Pre & Post Acquisition

Business Development & Licensing

The global pharmaceutical market continues to become more fragmented with the ongoing need for partnerships, collaborations and utilisation of expertise. Business development continues to play a key role in medicines and technologies reaching patients all over the world. Walker Cole International have a global network spanning academia, industry, and contract services to enable hiring in the following areas:

  • Business Development
  • Alliance Management
  • In & Out Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial Officers

The need for financial leadership in the global pharmaceutical and life sciences market is at an all-time high. The ongoing need to commercialise assets, raise capital and report accurately to investors is a constant challenge. Walker Cole International support established pharma multinationals as well as  seed and series-funded organisations with key appointments in the following areas:

  • Board members
  • Interim Management
  • M&A experts

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