Medical Device Headhunters & Executive Search | Elemed


Helping medical
device and IVD
companies grow

Unlock your company's potential through great talent

"Unmatched in the industry" - leading regulator
"Surpassed all my expectations" - leading neurovascular company
"Would not hesitate to recommend" - leading IVD company

We are leading IVD and medical device headhunters, recruiters and  talent managers. We recruit exceptional people that solve regulatory and compliance problems, so patients all over the world can, as a result, have access to safe, innovative and life changing  medical devices.

Our team enables companies to achieve their business goals by attracting, hiring and retaining some of the industry’s top talent. Through our network, companies get access to valuable data insights, salary surveys, talent trends and knowledge on how to build a diverse global workforce.

What makes Elemed unique?

Struggling to fill your regulatory, quality or clinical role?

Are you experiencing:

  • A low volume of applications for your roles?
  • Applications from candidates that have the wrong profile?
  • Slow internal recruitment processes?
  • Candidates dropping out mid hiring process?
  • High turnover rates?
  • Moderate candidates but no one that is making you think ‘wow’?
  • Difficulty in finding candidates with very specific experience or skill sets?
  • A confidential/sensitive hire or replacement to make?
  • A desire to reach remote or relocating candidates without knowing where to start? 

    We can help.

    We take care of search and selection so all you need to focus on is picking the best match.

Frequently asked questions

Do you recruit for permanent or freelance vacancies?

Both! We recruit for both permanent and freelance positions.

The benefits of hiring a permanent employee include:

  • Keeping your talented hire’s skills and expertise in your team for a long time
  • Building a stable, loyal and efficient team
  • Attracting talented people who want the stability of a permanent opportunity
  • Having someone who is invested in your company’s growth
  • Having someone on-hand who knows the business well to quickly cover a task or share knowledge

    Interim hires can be perfect for when:
      • You need to hire someone quickly for a temporary solution
      • You need to bring a subject matter expert in fast
      • You want to hire flexibly in line with changing business needs and budget
      • You have an unexpected absence that needs filling critically

        Not sure whether a permanent or interim hire is the right strategy? Contact us to discuss your options.

Can I work with a recruitment agency if we already have a talent acquisition team?

Absolutely! As specialists in regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical, acquisition teams love the insights we can share so that they can make better hiring decisions. These include salary benchmarking data, candidate pool sizing and market trends. Hiring is ultimately about relationships and  through Elemed, TA teams get immediate access to a highly engaged network of prospects and relationships which have taken years to nurture.

I need to fill an extremely niche role. Can you help?

Niche roles are our speciality. We work exclusively with regulatory, quality and clinical roles within medical devices and IVDs, and have spent many years curating our understanding of the skills, training and knowledge that these roles require. This means that when you present us with a very niche role, we know exactly who to look for and where to look.

We also have a fantastic response rate to our outreach – even from candidates who aren’t yet in market – because they are already highly engaged with our brand and trust us.

What happens if the successful candidate doesn't work out?

We take extra measures to make the best match the first time round. Our unique recruiting methodology blends competency based questions, testing, referencing and AI matching.

We also enrol all successful candidates on to our career acceleration scheme. This ensures they are highly engaged when they start with you and also leads to increased retention!

If  – on the rare chance it doesn’t work out – we’ll find a replacement candidate for free.

How much do you charge?

We have a range of different service plans and payment options available to suit your needs and budget. Get in touch for a quote.

I have a sensitive hire - can you help?

Absolutely- 28% of our roles last year were sensitive hires. Talk to our team to learn more about how we can help.

Who we work with

Which companies do you work with?

We work with a variety of companies across medical devices and IVDs, pharma and biotech, including:

    • International corporations

    • Medical device and IVD manufacturers

    • Startups
    • Consultancies
    • Contact research organisations
    • Notified Bodies

Which geographies do you work with?

We have an extensive network of 30,000 people all across Europe and the USA. Our most popular recruiting locations are: Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Ireland and the Nordics 

Our recruitment team speaks over 8 languages, so we can reach prospect candidates in their native language and ensure that conversations are as clear and impactful as possible.

Which roles and seniorities do you cover?

We specialise in regulatory, quality and clinical roles across all seniorities. Recently placed roles include:

Elemed is trusted by:

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Our services

Our services cover three aspects of recruitment:


  • Brand awareness campaigns through colourful storytelling
  • Proactive outreach and proactive approach
  • AI matching and targeted marketing 
  • Deeply engaged and highly responsive candidate pool


  • Personality profiling
  • Salary benchmarking
  • Talent pool insight report
  • Reference taking & transcripts


  • Auto-enrolment for successful candidates into our onboarding accelerator scheme to get your candidate in the best possible position to start with you
  • Coaching packages
  • Employee engagement surveys
  • Career progression planning
  • Re-engineering and re-skilling

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Let's work together

We can help you to:

Hire exceptional talent quickly

Achieve your business goals

Build teams of the future

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