Our partner is a small medical device company based in Sydney, Australia, focused on cervical tissue scanning to detect pre-cancerous changes. They needed to recruit a new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) but were not having much success finding suitable candidates themselves.
We approached the company after noticing they had been advertising the position for a while. They required an individual with the right balance of technical capability and leadership experience to help take their business forward, but this was quite a narrow talent pool and competition for individuals of this calibre was high. They were not considering using a recruitment partner but when we informed them of the quality of professionals in our network, they were keen to get our support.
We knew a number of professionals who were potentially suitable for the position, however they were all employed at other life science companies and not actively looking for a move. As our partner was not a well-known brand, we needed to engage candidates by informing them of our partner’s vision and values, and the opportunity for growth that this role would present them.
We submitted several candidate profiles to our partner, who were very impressed with the level of quality and requested to interview several of them.