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Outsourced Search


Life science project RPO experts

Business transformation and growth go hand-in-hand. As your life science organisation evolves, the structures, systems and processes which once facilitated growth can constrain it. Redefining, restructuring and realising your potential through widespread business transformation can gain you a competitive edge and ensure you continue to grow and prosper.

While business transformation can act as an enabler for some, for others, it is a matter of survival. Demands for drugs, treatments and devices can fluctuate, resulting in expansion one moment and restructuring the next. Sustainable, perpetual growth is dependent upon your organisations’ ability to rapidly adapt to market changes and patient demand

Whatever the motives, you must act decisively. The future of your business and the livelihoods of your coworkers are at stake. Of all operations impacted, no one feels the burden greater than HR. Finding, hiring, and qualifying top talent is resource intensive and high risk; a risk magnified when onboarding multiple employees, and in some cases, entire teams.

Life science organisations can navigate these challenges by partnering with a reputable project recruitment process outsource (RPO) provider. Fraser Dove International’s Outsourced Search Programme (OSP) caters for multiple specialists or executive hires during periods of business transformation, delivering contract and permanent talent on demand.


Typical project RPO appointments

  • SVP of Research

  • Senior Director of Process and Analytical Development

  • Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations

  • Associate Director, Operational Excellence

  • Senior Director of Engineering

  • Associate Manager, Engineering

  • SVP Quality & Regulatory Affairs

  • Site Quality Head

  • Senior Director, Global Indirect Procurement

  • SVP Product Supply

  • Head of Commercial Strategy

  • Global Director, Market Access & HEOR

Outsourced Search, our project recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solution, relieves pressure on your HR function during periods of rapid growth or business transformation. Working as an extension of your business, this tailored and scalable solution enables leaders to optimise their resources during times of change without sacrificing the candidate experience.


What we do best

Your commercial operations span the value chain from discovery to commercialisation; your talent solutions provider should too.

From research and development through to commercial & general management, Fraser Dove International will find the talent you need to design, manufacture and distribute drugs, treatments and devices which transform and save patient lives.

Our in-house research function is broken down into six specialist divisions - one for each value chain function - enabling our expert consultants to nurture robust talent pools of high-calibre life science executives and industry specialists.

Why Fraser Dove

Setting the standard for project RPO

  • Expertise
    Success in life science executive search hinges on two factors: 1) industry knowledge; 2) network strength. We operate exclusively in the life science industry; partnering with senior leaders in mature and emerging life science organisations across the globe. We offer you unique insights and access to unparalleled life science leadership talent.
  • Reach
    International by name, global by nature. With 90% of our leadership-level searches conducted globally across EMEA, North America and Asia, our capabilities are not constrained by geographic boundaries. We source high-impact talent from far and wide and place them where they are needed most; at the beating heart of your value chain operations.
  • Precision
    Quality-of-hire; the crucial metric that determines the success of a search. Our disciplined approach and advanced methodology marry traditional networking techniques with the latest search and selection technology. We leave no stone unturned in our quest to find you outstanding executive talent who match your exacting requirements.
  • Scalability
    Hire who you need, when you need them. Our Outsourced Search solution enables you to scale your recruitment efforts in response to operational or market circumstances. We strive to allocate the appropriate resources to deliver on your search on time and within budget. Should the remit or tempo of the search change, we re-evaluate and redeploy.
  • Unity
    Outsourced recruitment, in-house control, We adapt our processes to become an extension of your business, while a dedicated account representative keeps you informed at every step, from briefing to offer acceptance. We forge close partnerships with our clients and candidates to stand the test of time.

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Search success stories

We aim is to become an extension of your organisation, working in partnership with Talent Acquisition (TA), HR and Hiring Managers to find and place the very best life science talent. Here are some recent examples of where we achieved our aim, delivering exceptional talent solutions within tight timeframes.

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What our clients say

  • Global Human Resources Business Partner, Pharmaceuticals

    We engaged Fraser Dove on a large-scale transformation of the Procurement function within our business. Fraser Dove supported the organisation extensively over a ten month period and helped us realise global success with our mid to senior grade hiring. Fraser Dove partnered with us in the truest sense of the word and helped us achieve our transformational goals.

  • Manager Human Resources, Global Biologics Specialist

    Fraser Dove have assisted us with a number of searches across Europe primarily supporting our Development and Engineering functions. The team at Fraser Dove understand the market and our needs. They have identified strong individuals for consideration; managed the interview and offer process effectively and helped bring a successful conclusion to a number of complex searches.

  • VP Technical Operations, Medical Devices

    I engaged Fraser Dove to execute a group mandate of five senior positions within my team. My expectations were met at every stage of the search process. The FDI team delivered quality candidates on time and to brief. Fraser Dove provided were responsive throughout the process and worked with me to build a vision of the new team.

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Get in touch

While you can glean much about who we are and what we do from our website, we’d be delighted to have a conversation about your specific search requirements. Simply complete the form below, submit a vacancy or call us on +44 (0)203 355 7050 and our executive search consultants will be in touch. We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 1 business day.