Staffing

Who we are

Skills Alliance Staffing is a global team of specialist recruitment professionals aligned to meet the unique hiring needs of the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology industries.


Our team believes in proactive partnership with our clients and candidates, and utilises our deep sector knowledge to help customers achieve their talent goals by securing key hires for both their direct and extended workforces.


Staffing

What we do

We provide professional search and placement services for both permanent and temporary hires, specifically tailored to the needs of our industry. We have made it our mission to become a truly valued partner to our customers by focusing on unparalleled quality. Each year, we deliver over 1000 permanent and temporary workers to industry – all carefully vetted and matched to our clients’ specific needs.

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How we do it

The competition for talent in the life sciences market is fierce – and we recognise that a successful hire can mean the difference between success and failure for our clients. That is why our team is divided into groups that focus in specific submarkets and geographies. Each group is constantly and proactively engaged with the candidate market, ensuring we are able to deliver with speed and accuracy when your needs arise.


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management team

Harpreet Mander

Managing Director European Permanent

Mark has worked at Skills Alliance since 2010. He oversees the UK Permanent Division, having previously managed the UK & European Clinical Operations Team for 5 years. Mark also recruits for senior clinical positions in the UK. The team places people from CTA to VP level in the UK and across the whole of Europe. He has over 10 years’ experience recruiting clinical professionals in the UK, Europe and the US.

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Thomas Tsangaras

Managing Director Switzerland

Thomas joined Skills Alliance to lead our European expansion in 2014, bringing 13 years of recruitment know how with him. Working from our Zurich office, he offers you a background in Search & Selection, Market Mapping and Project Delivery.

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Caroline April Sargeant

Senior Vice President Seattle

Caroline is a recruitment leader with fourteen years’ global Life Sciences experience. With a BSc in Psychology, she began her career specializing in European R&D recruitment solutions, specifically clinical operations, before joining Skills Alliance in 2015. She moved out to launch our Seattle office and is now driving the US business forwards with the vision of becoming a global leader in the life sciences sector. Caroline is passionate about helping SME biotechnology companies scale up rapidly and brings a wealth of people-centric solutions to her clients.

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Mark Anderson

Director UK Permanent

Mark has worked at Skills Alliance since 2010. He oversees the UK Permanent Division, having previously managed the UK & European Clinical Operations Team for 5 years. Mark also recruits for senior clinical positions in the UK. The team places people from CTA to VP level in the UK and across the whole of Europe. He has over 10 years’ experience recruiting clinical professionals in the UK, Europe and the US.

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Akbar Ali

Assosciate Director European Medical Devices

Akbar joined Skills Alliance in 2019 with 7 years proven Medical Device recruitment experience and has taken on a Team Lead role, focusing on the Medical Device Market and delivering searches across EMEA.

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Kasim Zargar

Vice-President Client Services

For several years, Kasim has provided highly skilled technical resource to multiple major capital investment projects within the Biologics/Pharmaceutical sector across the Globe. Leading the TechOps Client Services team, he supports customers worldwide to ensure the continued successful provision of our contingent staffing services. Regions within his scope include: EU, US, Asia & the Caribbean.

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Rachael Parker

Vice-President New York

Rachael joined Skills Alliance in 2016 and possesses over 8 years’ of contract and permanent recruitment experience. Having successfully setup our Healthcare Communications offering, she now leads the UK Contract Team with a specific focus on senior Commercial, Communications and Market Access appointments.

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Josh Taylor

Contracts Manager Technical Operations

Josh joined Skills Alliance in 2020 and has 8 years’ experience in contract and permanent staffing in technical engineering fields across the UK, Europe and US. Josh’s focus is delivering Technical Operations and Engineering personnel to Pharmaceutical and Biologics projects, with specific focus on CAPEX projects.

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Jim Bellicoso

Team Leader Procurement & Supply Chain

Jim brings 9 years of recruitment experience in procurement and supply chain, with a track record delivering at all levels from senior buyer through to VP Supply Chain/Chief Procurement Officer.
Supporting SME and global blue-chip life science organisations for these needs on either a permanent or contract basis. Global network that comprehensively covers the European and US markets.

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Mark Damian Crosbie

Team Leader Computational Sciences and Professional Services

Mark Damian joined Skills Alliance in 2020, having focused the previous eight years on leading cross-functional staffing teams in FMCG, Energy, and Life Sciences. He currently manages our Permanent Professional Services and Computational Sciences teams across Europe and the United States; predominately focusing on dedicating his time to providing people-centric solutions that help businesses of all sizes to unlock hidden potential.

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Jasmine Stewart

Team Manager Manufacturing

Jasmine focuses her expertise within in the manufacturing space in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CDMO industries across France and Benelux. Having a scientific background, she has a passion for the industry and has successfully completed placements in niche areas within the Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Technical Operations and Site Head departments. She specialises in management level positions to VPs/COOs.

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Annelie Murray

Client Services Lead Client Services

Since joining in 2017 Annelie’s focus has been in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs across Europe, primarily in Start-up and Biotech. Having graduated with a BSc in Human Biology she has passion and interest in the drug development cycle. She identifies innovative and budding companies and works closely with them to source the right skill set and cultural expertise from management to C-suite level.

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