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Life science executive search experts

Talent is a strategic asset and facilitator of business growth. It empowers life science organisations like yours to design, manufacture and distribute life-changing drugs, treatments and devices which transform and save patient lives. Success in the life sciences is ultimately decided by the vision, ingenuity, and brilliance of your team.

However, while every individual is integral to the efficient and ethical operation of your life science organisation; it is your executive team who are the defining factor. Their decisions, actions and expectations shape the very fabric of the organisation, from its mission and strategic objectives down to the policies and values which govern their implementation.

Attracting and retaining top talent gives your life science organisation a competitive edge. However, a bad hire, especially at the executive level, can see this quickly eroded. Recovering from the mistakes brought about by poor leadership will cost an organisation dearly in capital, resources and reputation; a risk no discerning life science organisation can afford.

Life science organisations can navigate these challenges and increase quality-of-hire by partnering with a reputable boutique executive search firm. Fraser Dove International’s executive search expertise caters for critical or confidential hires from VP to Board; identifying, engaging and securing leaders who can unlock your life science organisation’s potential.


Typical executive appointments

  • Head of Research & Development

  • SVP of Research

  • Head of Internal Manufacturing

  • SVP of Manufacturing

  • Head of Global Engineering

  • SVP, Environment, Health, and Safety

  • Head of Quality Assurance

  • SVP Global Quality Operations

  • Head of Transformation

  • SVP Product Supply

  • Head of Finance

  • SVP Head of Commercial Operations

Life Science Executive Search is our speciality. We help you identify and secure exceptional leaders who can transform your value chain operations, unlock hidden revenue and save patient lives. Our Partner-delivered executive search solution does all this in just twelve weeks from briefing to offer acceptance; without sacrificing the quality and dedication that boutique executive search firms are famed for.


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 executive search

  • 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 an executive 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 leadership talent who match your exacting requirements.
  • Agility
    Off-limit agreements bind the hands of the executive search elite. As a boutique executive search firm, we combine the expertise, reach and precision of the global headhunters with the agility, empathy and drive of a micro-niche search firm. So when only the very best life science talent will do, rest assured your executive search will be executed without caveat.
  • Discretion
    Confidentiality is a prerequisite for a successful executive search. No discerning life science organisation, nor esteemed executive, can risk the internal and external uncertainty that might arise in the wake of a breach of trust. We keep your confidential searches, confidential.

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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.