Rare disease public biotech, European product launch

Proclinical Engage our consultant managing the role
Posting date: 10/07/2020

Rare disease public biotech, European product launch

Case study

The overview

A rare disease biopharmaceutical company in the US, partnered with Proclinical Engage to build their medical affairs team in Europe for a product launch.

The challenge

Our partner had been actively interviewing candidates for the open vacancies for over 6 months with no success. This meant that multiple candidates had been approached for the positions and did not view the client favourably. Therefore, our challenge was to manage and promote the message of our partner to the candidate community.

The solution

We ran an exclusive RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) style model to hire staff in 7 European territories. We offered two dedicated point of contacts and embedded them into the organisation to give them greater access and visibility to decision makers, allowing them to act as brand ambassadors and continuously promote our partner’s and their message in the market. We mobilised local language speakers, by utilising sourcing teams throughout Europe, ensuring that candidates were spoken to in their own language; this created a smoother experience for both candidate and our partner.

We worked to educate the organisation on recruitment best practice, realigning the interview process internally to ensure global alignment, creating an education piece around unique challenges in each location and managing expectations accordingly.

The outcome

We successfully worked to agreed deadlines and the global alignment led to rapid hires from introduction to offer - with 14 in total being placed in the medical affairs team

Following this success, we have now been awarded new European multi-hire projects.

We have successfully placed candidates within the organisation’s Regulatory Affairs, Commercial, and Clinical divisions, and we now also support them with their operations in North America