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International Executive Search - Internationale Personalberatung - Reclutamiento Internacional

Headhunter Pharmaceutical Industry

Welcome to Robert Breitbach Consulting

Since 1993, Robert Breitbach Consulting has been present on the market as a retained International Executive Search Firm with a focus on the Pharmaceutical Industry.

With offices in Germany, Spain and Estonia as well as a partner network throughout Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia, that has been built over a period of two decades, we have all the necessary resources to manage your domestic and international personnel recruiting projects.

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Our business activities include all tools a search firm can access, such as direct search, social networks, classifieds, database and last but not least our valuable industry contacts - after all we have 25 years of experience!

Do not hesitate to contact us. We would like to inform you about our recruitment process in detail and it goes without saying that we would be pleased to provide you with references.

About Us

Since 1993, our consulting company has been specializing in the following fields:


The identification and recommendation
of prospective employees.

Succession Planning

Corporate succession.
Transfer of business.


Situation analysis, negotiations.
Social adaption concepts.

About Us

We view all people in our field as partners. It is our goal to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.

Our behavior is a result of our reliability, civility and friendliness. We see this as the only path to creating a lasting relationship with our partners.

Contact of potential candidates is strictly forbidden among our customers.

Through our high standards and professionalism, we have the ability to maintain long-term relationships with our partners.

In respect to the sensibility of our activities, we adhere to strict confidentiality regarding all matters.

What is Executive Search?

Executive Search Consultant - Recruiter - Headhunter

On the website of Jobadder we find the following definition: (Quote): "... An executive search is an employment search that is undertaken in order to find candidates to fill executive roles, or other positions of equivalent seniority.

This search is usually conducted by executive search firms on behalf of a third party company. The advantage of an executive search being performed by an executive search firm is that the firm can undertake an initial screening of the candidate and confirm if they are suitable for the role and ascertain what their remuneration expectations before putting them in touch with the company.

As executive searches target highly qualified and desirable candidates, ideal candidates are sometimes already employed and are best approached by executive search firms in order to glean information about their interest in leaving their current role for a new opportunity....".

Please visit for the complete article: Executive Search - Definition

An interesting overview of the profession and more information can be found on the website of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) which we would like to recommend: The Profession - Overview

Biotech vs. Pharmaceuticals

(from the website investopedia) by author Troy Segal:

Biotech vs. Pharmaceuticals: What's the Difference?
(Quote): "... Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies both produce medicines, but the medicines made by biotechnology companies are derived from living organisms while those made by pharmaceutical companies generally have a chemical basis.

The coining of the term biopharma further complicates matters. The term describes companies that are using both biotechnology and chemical sources in their medical research and development (R&D) efforts..." (unquote).

Mr. Segal continues by defining the two terms:

(Quote): "... Common products such as beer and wine, wash detergent, and anything made of plastic are all biotechnology products. Humans have employed biotechnology since ancient times to breed animals and improve their crops.

However, in the modern financial world, biotechnology companies comprise an industry sector collectively known as the biotech. They research, develop, and produce a wide variety of commercial products, though most of them focus on medical or agricultural applications.

Biotechnology firms use the processes of living organisms as they manufacture products or solve problems. The identification and sourcing of DNA have helped the industry make great leaps. Companies in this sector have developed pest-resistant crops, created bio-fuels like ethanol, and developed gene cloning.

There also have been big product introductions in biopharma drugs. Among the most frequently used biotechnology medical products recently introduced:

• AbbVie's Humira is used to treat arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn's disease, among other ailments.
• Roche's Rituxan is used to slow the growth of tumors in several types of cancer.
• Amgen/Pfizer's Enbrel is used to treat several autoimmune diseases.

The top U.S.-based biotechnology firms in terms of market capitalization as of the end of 2018 were Amgen Inc., Gilead Sciences, Celgene Corp., and Biogen Inc.

In recent years, biotechnology startups have sprouted alongside computer technology companies in Silicon Valley. The aim of most is to use biotechnology processes to create breakthrough drugs.

Medical biotechnology alone has become a $150 billion-a-year business.

As an industry, pharmaceutical companies research, develop, and market medicines made primarily from artificial sources.

Some modern pharmaceutical companies have a long history, such as Bayer AG, the German company whose founder trademarked aspirin in 1899. As of 2019, the world's top pharmaceutical company was Johnson & Johnson, followed by Novartis and Roche.

Pharmaceutical products can take many years to process through the research and development phases before finally making it to market. Part of the lengthy R&D process includes gaining the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The largest companies in this sector provide stable results, but the field continues to grow with new companies opening regularly..." (unquote).

The complete article and more can be found on Biotech vs. Pharmaceuticals: What's the Difference?

Reference Search Projects (Selection)

Account Coordinator +++ Account Development Manager +++ Account Executive +++ Account Manager +++ Analytical Chemist +++ Antibody Generation Scientist +++ Area Sales Director +++ Bench Representative +++ Biochemical Scientist +++ Biomarker Analyst +++ BioProcess Applications Scientist +++ Biotech Production Specialist +++ Branch Manager +++ Business Account Director +++ Business Analyst +++ Capital Equipment Scientist +++ Cell Culture Scientist +++ Chemical Engineer +++ Consolidation Analyst +++ Customer Service Director +++ District Manager +++ Document Compliance Coordinator +++ Field Service Engineer +++ Formulation Scientist +++ Immunoassay Scientist +++ Inside Sales Representative +++ International Sales Manager +++ Laboratory Chemist +++ Large Molecules Separation Scientist +++ Major Account Executive +++ Marketing Director +++ Medical Science Liaison +++ Metabolism Scientist +++ Multi-National Account Manager +++ National Accounts Director +++ Organic Chemist +++ Outcomes Strategy Scientist +++ Outside B2B Sales +++ Overseas Sales Manager +++ Pharmaceutical Packaging Engineer +++ Pharmaceutical Sales Representative +++ Pharmacokinetics Scientist +++ Pharmacovigilance Scientist +++ Preclinical Scientist +++

Process Chemist +++ Process Engineer +++ Process Quality Leader +++ Production Manager +++ Purification Scientistv +++ PV Scientist +++ QA Systems Specialist +++ QA Validation Scientist +++ QC Analyst +++ QC Scientist +++ Radio Chemist +++ Raw Materials Scientist +++ Reference Material Scientist +++ Reference Standard Scientist +++ Regional Account Executive +++ Regional Accounts Director +++ Research Scientist +++ Retail Sales Representative +++ Safety Scientist +++ Sales Analyst +++ Sales Director +++ Sales Engineer +++ Sales Force Coordinator +++ Sales Manager +++ Sales Planner +++ Sales Professional +++ Sales Representative +++ Senior Scientist +++ Sourcing Specialist +++ Specialty Products Sales Representative +++ Specialty Products Scientist +++ Supply Chain Coordinator +++ Technical Support Representative +++ Territory Account Manager +++ Territory Representative +++ Therapeutic Protein Specialist +++ Toxicology Scientist +++ Validation Scientist +++ and many more…


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