With global pharmaceutical revenue now exceeding one trillion US dollars, further growth for this industry is certain with the global pharmerging market size projected to be worth around US$3.21 trillion by 2030. High dependence on research and development brings consistent innovation to drug discovery and development

Irving Knight's Pharmaceutical division incorporates executive search for the global pharmaceutical industry, across all therapeutic areas and at all stages of drug discovery, development, and commercialization.


For us it is about creating long-term relationships.

Our approach is built on trust. From our experience, this is what builds a long-lasting and fruitful relationship. We work hard to provide tailored solutions and the best services possible within our market, taking time to understand your needs and current situation and how this may be impacting your business. With the ever-growing demand for healthcare and pharmacological solutions, there is pressure on the industry to match innovation and production. We are invested in keeping the talent pools up to date, supporting companies through those changes and candidates in the ever-growing market.


We provide a focused, specialised approach to delivering our support in your market.

The Pharmacological market is forecasted to grow to $3 trillion by 2030. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has led to an uptake in the development of new drugs to combat these and improve global health. As a result, we are seeing profound and enduring impacts on the whole of the pharmacological market. This means that now more than ever, it is important for us to apply a focused and specialised approach to help our clients maintain the rapid growth of this market.

Specialisms A-Z

When it comes to bespoke approach, allowing us to deliver finding the high-performers of tomorrow, theres no one-size-fits-all solution. We make every search personal, diverse and provide an individual unrivalled experience.

Direct Contact

One point of contact. It creates a smooth, success-driven process.

To deliver the best executive search solution, we work closely with the hiring manager to better understand the organisation and it's culture. Having one dedicated recruiter and one point of contact ensures a smooth process from start to finish.

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360° talent mapping. Presenting the best candidates first time round.

We thoroughly map out a market and identify all possible matches for the specific position, as well as reciting notification when a new candidate becomes avaliable. Upon request, we can provide an overview of the market and movements within it.

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Adopting a tailored approach to executive search.

Our team at Irving Knight view global executive search from an alternative perspective. Utilising a wealth of market knowledge and vast industry connections, we deliver an unrivalled experience for both clients and candidates alike. As a team of talented recruitment professionals, we trust that our deep understanding of the intricacies that each market entails takes us one step further.

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Delivering the best results

Over 80% of our searches are conducted under the retained model allowing us to conduct a meticulous and comprehensive service.

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We've filled 96% of the roles that we have engaged with on an exclusive basis.


Our CV Sent to Interview ratio across all searches engaged on in the last 12 months.


94% of our clients say they would use our services again on another assignment.