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Professional. Dynamic & Efficient. Passionate. Expert.

We believe in our Core Values, we train our staff in our Core Values and we strive to exude the four Core Values that differentiate the service you will receive from Skills Alliance. 

Our existing clients and candidates agree, we've highlighted a few examples from our range of services and anticipate that you will feel the same:

RPO / Managed Recruitment - Global Service 

We are a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to ensuring all patients have unrestricted access to high quality addiction treatment. We retained Skills Alliance for our recruitment during a period of extremely rapid expansion for our business. We needed a comprehensive RPO solution which understood our culture and could partner with us to meet the milestones in our strategic workforce plan. At the time, our key challenges were and continue to be our location, whereby several of our sites do not have a strong pharmaceutical industry presence at the moment; in addition to rapid organic growth in a very short amount of time.

Furthermore, we have a unique challenge and high demand from our agency partners which candidates not only meet the technical/functional skills for our positions but that they also work in a way which echoes our Guiding Principles. It was critical to quickly assess needs, target Critical roles and for the partnering agency to being the sourcing of talent in order for Indivior to continue to meet patient’s needs. We retained Skills Alliance to assess those needs, ‘seek the wisdom of the team” and to “See it, Own it, Make it Happen”.

Skills Alliance has an amicable team of professional recruiters who work very hard to be true partners in the Company’s talent acquisition process. If you are looking for a responsive, professional team of recruiters who have some of the highest work ethics you’ll see in the recruitment sphere, Skills Alliance is a great recruitment partner.

Eve Campan
Global HR Director, Indivior [2015] 

Project Solution - Multiple Pan-European Roles

We have been partnering with Skills Alliance on a number of European retained assignments and have been more than satisfied with the quality of service they deliver.

We are impressed with their industry knowledge in Europe, their follow-through and their ability to meet tight deadlines for senior, business critical hires.

They understand our needs and consistently identify people who are highly qualified and right for our company’s culture. We are currently expanding across EMEA and as such partnering with a company that has the geographic spread of a large organization coupled with feel of a specialist, boutique search firm is fantastic.

I will continue to recommend Skills Alliance to the business and other pharmaceutical companies. 

Sabrina Younsi
Talent Acquisition Manager EMEA, Baxalta [2015]

Contract & Temporary - High Volume, Niche Market Delivery 

Volt Consulting Group, on behalf of Pfizer, have contracted with Skills Alliance for contract recruitment since 2006.

In 2014, this relationship developed into an arrangement whereby all Regulatory Affairs was channelled through a  new agreement where there are one of two suppliers.

Skills Alliance has impressed us with their enthusiasm and performance, in the majority they have met strict SLA’s for CV volume and submission timelines whilst their quality has always met target levels.  The high volume of placements and professional service has led to their recommendation and supplying other Volt life science programs.

We recommend Skills Alliance and look forward to continuing our partnership with them.

Clare Blubb
Program Manager, Volt/Pfizer [2015]

Contingency Recruitment - Multinational Delivery 

Covance have partnered with Skills Alliance since January 2015.  I have worked with them specifically with regards to Clinical Operations recruitment in the UK.  We have been very satisfied with the service they have provided.  During this time we have built a good relationship and have found them to be responsive and helpful in terms of delivery.

Skills Alliance are quick to identify our needs and deliver high calibre candidates, they manage the process effectively from the initial approach and qualification to closing candidates that are offered and following up after acceptance. 

I would be happy to recommend them to colleagues within Covance and to other people in the pharmaceutical industry.

Laura Beaman-Scott
Recruitment and Talent Advisor, Covance [2015]

Search Project - Global Build Out 

Skills Alliance has been instrumental in supporting the growth of our medical affairs team. Their constant effort and knowledge of the field has been critical for the assembling of our fantastic team. We retained them to secure our medical, regulatory and quality assurance senior management team and they completed over 50 assignments with us in 2015.

I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to hire skilled medical affairs personnel.

Dr Juan Carlos Lopez Talavera, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President – Head Medical Affairs, Intercept Pharmaceuticals [2016


Contract & Temporary – Global Supplier Award 


Skills Alliance was recently recognized by KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services, with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Award. The award honors national and global suppliers whose outstanding service, superior results and strategic partnerships have made a significant impact on KellyOCG's business.

This is the fourth consecutive year that KellyOCG recognized its top suppliers.  Twenty-four companies from Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific were recognized at an event at Kelly Services’ world headquarters in late March.

“Kelly’s partnership with Skills Alliance has enabled us to successfully execute our clients’ talent strategies,” said Thorsten Koletschka, supplier strategy and engagement lead, Global Talent Supply Chain Management, KellyOCG. “The diversity of the delivery models and capabilities of the award winners reflect the importance of recognizing the unique demands of our broad customer base.”

Thorsten Koletschka
Supplier Strategy & Engagement Lead, KellyOCG [2016]

General Comments

Asad contacted me through a recommendation of a colleague of his. From our initial telephone call, my job application, interview process and placing me in a new role, Asad has given me his utmost support and provided an impeccable service. It is rare to find recruitment consultants with such integrity. I look forward to working with him in the future.
Raj Judge - Project Associate at Genomics England [2015]

I would highly recommend Mark as a recruiter. Mark understood my requirements and what I was looking for very well. He helped me to be well prepared for interview to pass it successfully. His communication regarding the position met all my expectations.
Svetlana Tarasjuka -Senior Clinical Research Associate at M&J Clinical Associates Ltd [2015]

From the off, Asad's wealth of industry knowledge, professionalism & enthusiasm have proved pivotal in my first placement. From our first discussion through to the acceptance of my placement Asad has remained proactive and supportive going that extra mile.
If you are looking for that next step in your career, I really do recommend getting in contact with Asad.
Benjamin S - Clinical Development Consultant at Eli Lilly, U.K. [2016]

Chris recently placed me into an Associate Director position within a global pharmaceutical company. He provided a very professional and personalized service, communicating the requirements of the role clearly and provided expert guidance during the interview and negotiation process. I highly recommend Chris and will definitely work with him again.
Van Zyl Engelbrecht - Director Clinical Research at UBC [2013]

I personally highly recommend Anna - she is an exceptionally talented recruitment professional. Anna enabled me access to a once in a life time role I would never have been exposed to if it had not been for her foresight, innovative thinking and thorough knowledge of both my needs and her clients. A delight to work with, Anna is always very enthusiastic, incredibly supportive, a great listener and delivered on time everything she said she would without fail. I would not hesitate to recommend Anna, her unique skill set and professionalism highly impressed me and delivered with her warm and happy personality made the whole process both an enjoyable and highly successful experience.
Kate Dorrington - Medical Scientist at Gilead Sciences [2015]

Nick has been a pleasure to work with and has diligently answered any of my questions during the time we have been in contact. He has been very supportive and open, I would be happy to have the opportunity to work with him again.
Joshua Dollow - Clinical Research Associate at Intercept Pharmaceuticals [2015]

Malcolm has provided excellent service and helped me to locate a new role. As well as helping companies to locate the correct candidate I found that Malcolm was equally concerned in ensuring that myself and the recruiting company were a good fit. I would highly recommend Malcolm both to companies and to individuals to help them find a good match to a vacancy.
Nikki Colverson - Compliance Manager (QP) at Fisher Clinical Services [2013]

I recently got to know Carl and his organisation, Skills Alliance, on an executive search process I was involved in.
Through our contacts, I got to progressively know Carl. I may say he is an outstanding professional on his field of work. He is accurate and detailed, but also always very friendly and easy going. With this he establishes a strong relation with the candidate.
His briefs on the opportunities he presents are accurate and detailed. He has obviously great knowledge of the pharma industry environment, and easily makes suggestions or clears doubts.
He continuously updates the candidate on the progression of the process and is very easy to reach.
I most certainly recommend Carl as "the" executive search expert for anyone looking to hire or to make a move in Pharma Industry.
Francisco Sousa - Country Medical Director, Portugal, at Intercept Pharmaceuticals [2015]