Whether your recruitment need is highly confidential or you want that “needle in a haystack candidate”, perhaps from another sector, at Macdonald Lewis Associates we understand you want a recruitment partner who will listen, question, advise, design and implement a bespoke recruitment solution that fully addresses your needs.

Like you, we understand every interaction (or inaction) with potential candidates can influence their perception and engagement with both you and your company, now and in the future. This is where experience really does count in your recruitment partner to ensure these critical, and often overlooked, candidate engagement activities are managed from project inception right through to post completion and at every step along the way.

Our client and candidate experience spans startups to Fortune 500 companies, comprising academia, biotech, consulting, contract research, diagnostics, ethical pharma, generics, medical devices / med tech, nutrition and veterinarian.

Functional experience includes pre-clinical development, R&D, Regulatory, Medical, Commercial, HEOR, Manufacturing & Operations in addition to both traditional and emerging strategic business functions such as Digital, HR, Finance, IT, Legal and Supply Chain.

Example positions we have recruited for include:

  • CEO
  • Head of Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research
  • Regional Medical Director
  • Regional Director Regulatory Affairs
  • Regional HR Director
  • Regional Finance Director
  • Regional General Manager
  • National General Manager
  • Sales Director
  • Supply Chain Head
  • Software Solutions Head

We have over 30 years’ experience providing strategic advice and executive search solutions for life sciences clients at national, regional and global levels. If we do not have the necessary networks and knowledge to help you with a need in a particular function, country or region, we will tell you, and where appropriate, will also happily connect you with a trusted partner who can.

What our clients say about us…

I have known Susan for over 20 years, formerly as an employee at Pharmacia and latterly as a valued recruitment partner of Clasado Biosciences. With a strong focus on long term relationships, Susan blends her life sciences and executive search knowledge, experience and international networks in a way that recognises client’s needs and as such delivers truly tailored recruitment solutions to clients. I have always trusted Susan to represent my company, our culture and our ambitions to potential employees and to help us secure the Best in Class. I would have no hesitation in recommending Susan to any potential clients.

Graham Waters
Former CEO, Clasado Biosciences

Susan’s skill goes beyond just recruiting she seeks to understand your business and find the right talent to move your vision and strategy forward.

Dr Olivia Kessel
CEO Founder, Health Care Coaches

I have worked successfully with Susan on a number of complex projects. Susan combines an excellent knowledge of the pharma industry with a deep understanding of candidates, which proves to be extremely effective when it comes to the selection of the right people for the right position.

Dimitris Kadis
Group CEO, Pharmathen

I have worked with Susan for over 10 years both as a client and as a candidate. She is a true professional and somebody I trust to provide me with good advice and really understands the needs from both a client and candidate perspective. Her ability to match the right candidate to the right business is second to none. Susan builds long-term relationships with both clients and candidates and this is key to why she is so successful. I can not rate Susan highly enough and she is a pleasure to work with and to know.

Sharon McKean
Operations & HR Director, Clasado Biosciences

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