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Pharmaceutical Recruitment

Why pharmaceutical?

The Pharmaceutical industry is a vast and complex sector with a focus on developing, producing and marketing licensed products to be used as medication. The industry is ever-changing as the needs for new and improved medications and therapeutics constantly evolve. Innovation, sustainability, safety, quality and efficacy all play a role in this, as well as the constant discovery of new diseases.

A Pharmaceutical / Biopharmaceutical company includes those who are involved in Research & Development, Manufacturing and Sales & Marketing. They can work with generics, biosimilars and brand medications, as well as medical devices. 

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Sourcing pharmaceutical talent

Being such a diverse market it is no surprise that the Pharmaceutical industry employs a broad range of specialist skill sets across all scientific and commercial disciplines. This does make the sector an exciting and attractive one to be a part of, but also a highly challenging industry to ensure the right talent are in the right places.

Bowler Bentley Recruitment is proud to be a specialist in recruiting across the Pharmaceutical / Biopharmaceutical industries. We employ recruitment experts across this field which include those who are educated in science and / or are members of key organisations such as the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Royal Academy of Medicines Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Royal Society of Medicine, Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine.

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Our capabilities

Our capability in identifying candidates who possess a strong technical fit coupled with the right company’s culture fit, is a skill in itself. The thorough approach we take from the outset in finding the right candidate profile for you, reduces the risk of the person leaving within a short period of time, thereby saving you time and money invested. 

Salary benchmarking

Bowler Bentley has access to a wide range of pharmaceutical professionals. We conduct various surveys across these professional disciplines to gauge trends within each sector. Topics we cover in our surveys include remuneration, skills shortages, niche markets and what employers expect from college and university courses.

Market insights

As we're industry specialists, we can provide valuable knowledge when putting together new job specs or when our clients are going through internal restructures, growth strategies or green field start-ups.

End-to-end recruitment

We have extensive bandwidth within our recruitment teams that deal with entry level hires right through to executive level hires, meaning we can fully support an organisation’s end to end operating model.

Ad hoc support

We can assist with ad hoc things, from sitting on interview panels to giving speeches, advice on interviewing, building job specs or anything else you need support with.


Working with Marc during my job search and transition between jobs was an absolute delight. He has a wealth of knowledge with regards to the operations and trends in pharmaceutical, science, med tech, supply chain, logistics and procurement industries. When he speaks, I listen. I especially like that he is straightforward, and does not sell unrealistic expectations, which had been my previous experience with recruiters. Marc delivers and he follows through. He has set the standards very high from what I expect in a recruitment process.

Dr. Helen Zidon

Deputy Head of Medical Information at Aspen Pharma Group

I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Marc which resulted in me being successfully placed in a wonderful new role. Marc's knowledge of the recruitment process and of the particular client was excellent. It gave me the confidence to know that my application was properly screened for suitability to the role. Communication during the time we were in contact was top class from follow up after the interview through to final offer. Marc is one of those people in recruitment you rarely find : committed to candidate welfare and genuinely has the candidates best interests to the forefront all the time.

Sarah Cassidy

Corporate Contract Manager at Rexel Industrial Solutions

I was recently placed into my current role by Marc. Marc fully understood my skills and capabilities and managed to find me a role that not only can I can add value to but also one which will allow me to grow my career.

Stephen Harding

Procurement Manager at Three Ireland