We know BioPharma is a broad category.

The BioPharma industry is exploding, particularly in the Boston market. With 325+ companies and over $2B in funding received in 2016, Boston is leading the country. Merging innovations, regulatory changes, and the rise of patient-centric business models have greatly impacted the talent pool.

The competition for BioPharma talent is fierce, so we are too.

BioPharma organizations with a long history of success are on the lookout for candidates to drive innovation and expansion, while newcomers to the market need candidates with a startup mentality who will position them for future growth. Regardless, today’s leaders in BioPharma understand just how important it is to stay ahead of the curve.

Successful candidates must demonstrate business savvy, technical acumen, regulatory awareness, and entrepreneurialism regardless of company size. Finding great leaders in this industry is like finding Goldilocks – and that’s our favorite challenge to tackle.

We build teams – from the C-Suite to supporting leadership roles to full commercialization build-outs.  The functional areas we service include:

  • Clinical/Scientific
  • Commercial
  • Finance and GA
  • Medical Affairs
  • Marketing and Operations
  • Managed Care

We also support the BioPharma community.

The Bowdoin Group has been a proud member of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council in the past, which is committed to advancing Massachusetts’ leadership in life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system, and improve patient lives. We are also involved with Life Science Cares, which is a collective effort of the industry to eliminate the impact of poverty on those in the Boston area.

Director, Marketing
Foundation Medicine

“Bowdoin has done a fantastic job identifying high potential talent that matches the profile I was searching for. After months of working with a different recruiter I had nearly given up hope and Bowdoin turned around the search.”

Foundation Medicine is a pioneer in the BioPharma space, providing “best-in-class products and services that empower the work and research of physicians, researchers, and all those engaged in the fight against cancer around the globe.” The roles needed to grow their business required a close partnership, collaborating to determine the phenotype for the right candidate for the right team. The Bowdoin Group has partnered with Foundation Medicine multiple times since 2012, first building out their sales team in 2012, then working closely with their Talent Acquisition team to fill dozens of unique sales and technical roles, including Sales, R&D, Data, and Product Development.

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

“I know The Bowdoin Group has a strong network in the biotech industry, specifically in sales recruiting. I always know the candidates submitted are appropriately screened and qualified. The candidate experience is very important to our talent acquisition team and I am confident in Bowdoin as an extension of us in the talent marketplace.”

TESARO, Inc., an oncology-focused business within GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) based in Waltham, MA, partnered with The Bowdoin Group to build their first commercial team. The situation was clear: They needed to hire a 60+ person team across leadership, sales representatives, and MSLs, but had a tight deadline of five months. Bowdoin also simultaneously helped to support all TESARO talent acquisition in-house through our Recruitment Process Outsourcing solutions. The result: We hired their entire commercial team, with retention rates above 96% two years post-expansion.


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