Executive services

A progressive executive search service for the life science and animal health industries


Staffing services

Permanent, interim and contract hiring solutions providing quality and speed to market


Consulting services

Tailored workforce solutions that empower you to optimize your total talent strategy


Let us deliver
for you

Skills Alliance is a leading Global Life Sciences executive staffing partner. For over a decade, we’ve been providing bespoke solutions for the life sciences and medical technology market.

As a dynamic and future-focused business, we create flexible, customised and ‘best-in-class’ solutions for our clients. We’ve been delivering against complex briefs for drug and device development companies since 2005, with over 300 companies benefitting from our ability to source outstanding talent.

Whether you speak to our clients directly or read our testimonials, you’ll see that we can fulfil even the most demanding of assignments for you.

How we
help you

No two searches are the same. That’s why we create and deliver a tailored offering to each of our clients, one that overcomes your unique time and cost constraints.

In an industry that often seems to be stuck in the past, we use a refreshingly modern approach to ensure that you receive the outstanding quality of service, but without any of the traditional frustrations. So whether you’re looking for retained search, an interim consultant or outsourced project solution, get in touch today and say goodbye to the rigid structures and inflated costs normally associated with recruitment.

The core values of our business dictate and shape every decision we make. We therefore behave with agility, focus on daily 1% gains to allow for continuous improvement and are always proactive in every action we take.


We believe in adapting quickly to marketchanges and responding rapidly and flexibly to our customers' demands.

Continuous improvement

We focus on incremental improvements as recuiters, our services to clients and candidates and our processes.


We strive to be one step ahead of the curve, implementing a forward-thinking, pre-emptive approach to our work.

Shire Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals – Executive Search
Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals – Contingency
Cogniciti Inc.
FSP Provider
Boehringer Ingelheim
Pharmaceuticals – Executive Search

We have been partnering with Skills Alliance on numerous European and International retained assignments and have been more than satisfied with the quality of service they deliver. We are impressed with their industry knowledge, their follow-through and their ability to meet tight deadlines for senior, business critical hires.

Carl and his team at Skills Alliance are amongst the best direct hire and senior level search firms I have ever worked with. It is rare to find a firm that can add significant value both in the States, as well as in Europe and their willingness to work across borders, time zones and seemingly around the clock made a big impact on both my Global Talent Acquisition team, as well as the candidates they closed. I would recommend Carl without hesitation to any company looking for a strategic partner for their senior level direct hire needs.

Cogniciti has partnered with Skills Alliance as our exclusive FSP provider globally since 2018. They have been a fantastic partner in supporting our growth via outsourced services in a variety of functional areas, across both R&D and commercial business units. Skills Alliance’s flexible support, dedicated team and outstanding delivery have helped make this partnership a continued success.

I would like to recommend Carl — personally and his team — for they work with me as their client. I was a candidate for a senior leadership role that Carl was filling for a pharma company. Carl's interactions with me were always of the highest professional nature, committed, competent, and reliable.



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