Hiring for Global Transformation Project

Case Study: A global leader in the pharmaceuticals sector, embarked on an ambitious transformation project: centralising their procurement function into five designated hubs across the globe. This restructuring led to a phase-out of in-country specialists and procurement, resulting in either relocations or departures within the company. The immediate effect was the creation of multiple openings in their procurement functions, notably in Prague, Czech Republic, and Warsaw, Poland.


With the internal restructuring leading to a surge in vacant positions, the pharmaceutical organisation sought a reliable partner not only to assist in talent acquisition but also to provide a detailed landscape of the Czech and Polish talent markets. They needed data-driven insights to navigate the present scenario and shape their future recruitment strategy.


Skills Alliance stepped into this transformative phase, offering a comprehensive contingent recruitment solution:

Talent Acquisition:

Skills Alliance leveraged their extensive network and in-depth understanding of the procurement domain to successfully source and onboard candidates for the phramaceutical organisation via the following process:
• Technical briefings with Hiring Managers
• Collaboration with Internal Talent Acquisition
• Created an effective sourcing strategy
• Ongoing agility and understanding of client needs
• Support in candidate selection and hiring

This efficiency ensured that the new hubs in Prague and Warsaw were adequately staffed without compromising on the quality of talent.

Market Insights:

The dedicated research and analytics teams for Skills Alliance dove into the Czech and Polish talent markets. By meticulously gathering data, Skills Alliance provided the pharmaceutical organisation with real-time insights into remuneration trends, talent availability, and market dynamics. This actionable intelligence empowered the company, not just for immediate decisions, but also laid a foundation for their future recruitment strategies. These data and insights contributed to the successful closing of hires, ensuring the right talent was onboarded.


Through collaborative efforts:
• The initial position had been open for several months with the Skills Alliance team successfully filling the first role in under six weeks.
• Achieving a 87% CV to first interview success rate.
• The data-driven insights equipped the pharmaceutical organisation with a deep understanding of the talent landscape, enabling them to make informed decisions and strategize for the future.
• The deep understanding of their needs and decision-making processes built a foundation of trust, leading to a strong ongoing partnership across various roles.

Skills Alliance fortified its position as a trusted partner, furthering  commitment to facilitating growth and transformation in the pharmaceuticals industry.

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