Corporate Expansion & Relocation

Delivering Cross Functional Expertise for Large Scale Executive Recruitment

Klein Hersh is ideally-suited to assist pharma and biotech companies with large-scale talent acquisition to support corporate expansion and relocation, as well as other strategic growth activities requiring significant executive recruitment of 15-20 professionals or more.  Tap into our subject matter expertise and proven experience in executive search to manage a “build out” of your team across numerous functional areas.

We are uniquely-qualified to support your corporate expansion and relocation recruitment needs through practice areas that mirror the full drug development continuum. Rely on our expert teams and integrated approach to executive search to fill key positions from pre-clinical, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, drug safety, pharmacovigilance, and commercialization – from the director level up to the C-suite.

Klein Hersh’s unparalleled network of life sciences professionals and efficient, proven search process can help you meet executive staffing needs as a result of:

Corporate Expansion

Klein Hersh can you build your team to support a wide range of strategic growth activities, including expansion of corporate infrastructure and manufacturing operations, new R&D programs, pipeline growth, and therapeutic indication extensions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

As a result of corporate mergers and the acquisition of new pipeline assets, pharma and biotech companies often need to ramp up hiring to efficiently integrate new operations and start new pre-clinical, clinical, and late-stage development programs. Klein Hersh has a proven track record assisting companies with large-scale recruitment efforts following mergers and acquisitions.

Corporate Relocation

Growth and strategy shifts in the life sciences sector can lead to the relocation of R&D and corporate operations to align with overall drug development and financial performance goals. When these events occur, there is often a corresponding demand for increased staff at the new or consolidated corporate location. We can help you build your team rapidly, leveraging our vast talent network across the global life sciences industry.

New Facility Openings

Klein Hersh assists pharma and biotech companies with the expansion of their teams as a result of new facility openings, including new research labs, manufacturing sites, and corporate offices. We can meet large-scale recruitment across the R&D lifecycle, from the bench to the C-suite.

FDA Approvals

With a PDUFA date on the horizon, many life sciences companies build their regulatory and commercial teams to increase readiness for FDA approval of their lead product candidates. Klein Hersh’s expertise for recruiting experienced regulatory and commercial professionals is a core competency of a broad array of our practice teams. Our deep engagement with the industry enables us to work as a trusted partner with clients, often recruiting strategically ahead of the need.

Recent Large Scale Engagements

Among the leading pharmaceutical organizations who have partnered with Klein Hersh to assist with large-scale hiring projects are:

Kura Oncology

  • Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to realizing the promise of precision medicines for the treatment of cancer
  • Originally based in San Diego, Kura Oncology made the decision to build a presence in Cambridge, MA, led by then CMO Antonio Gualberto and COO Kathy Ford
  • Klein Hersh was initially selected to conduct the Vice President Regulatory Affairs search
  • Klein Hersh has successfully completed nine searches across multiple areas of drug development including Clinical Development, Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Program Management, Drug Safety, Outsourcing and Medical Affairs

 

Cerevel Therapeutics

  • Biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drug candidates to treat disorders of the central nervous system (CNS)
  • In 2018, Bain Capital and Pfizer announced the creation of Cerevel Therapeutics.
  • Bain Capital and Cerevel’s Chief Human Resources Officer selected Klein Hersh as their talent attraction partner.
  • Over 15 executive hires have been made by Klein Hersh with several more currently ongoing

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

  • Global leader in generic medicines.
  • The company decided to close many of their Pennsylvania facilities and consolidate to a new site in New Jersey.
  • Engaged Klein Hersh to fill 17 positions in support of consolidation.
  • Klein Hersh team is currently managing the executive recruitment process for positions (Director level and higher) in Regulatory, Drug Safety, Brand Management, HEOR, Clinical Development, and Medical Information.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

  • Multibillion dollar specialty pharmaceutical company.
  • The company moved a large portion of U.S. operations from Missouri to New Jersey.
  • Human Resources Director at Mallinckrodt selected Klein Hersh to manage senior staffing needs to support the move.
  • Klein Hersh team completed over 15 hires (Associate Director level and higher) in Clinical Operations, Drug Safety, Regulatory, HEOR, and Medical Affairs.

Baxalta

  • Global biopharmaceutical company; acquired by Shire in 2016.
  • The company was reorganizing and needed support for large scale executive staffing.
  • Klein Hersh was selected out of 50 search firms competing to recruit talent for the top layer of the organization.
  • Over 35 hires were made by the Klein Hersh team across Drug Safety, Regulatory, HEOR, Physician Recruitment, Clinical Operations, Quality, and Project Management.
  • Many hires remained as functional leaders after the merger with Shire.
 

Klein Hersh is uniquely-qualified to support your corporate expansion staffing needs of 15-20 professionals or more through practice areas that mirror the full drug development continuum. Rely on our expert teams and integrated approach to executive search to fill key positions from pre-clinical, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, drug safety and pharmacovigilance, and commercialization – from the director level up to the C-suite.

Connect with our practice leaders today to learn more about our capabilities and to discuss your needs.