Medical Device Executive Search

Medical Device
Executive Search

Experts in medical device executive search and recruitment for senior regulatory, quality and clinical roles​

Medical device and IVD companies represent the future of healthcare, with the success of bringing new devices to market dependent on strong, skilled leadership teams. There are many reasons why you might need to hire a senior medical device executive. Maybe you’re a startup looking to recruit senior medical device professionals to bring your first products to market. Or, you might be a global corporate needing to replace a very specific skillset in the wake of a resignation. Whatever your circumstances, we are here to help!

We are experienced recruiters specialising in medical device executive search, specifically in senior roles in quality, regulatory and clinical.

There are other recruitment agencies out there, so what makes Elemed extra special?


Highly experienced in sourcing and placing senior medical device professionals

Executive search in medical devices can be a tricky path to navigate. It’s crucial that the person you hire brings a perfect mix of skills, experience, leadership and vision to the role. They need to be a fantastic cultural fit whilst being able to inspire others in the business, coordinate a stellar departmental strategy and tick all the necessary skills boxes. You might need someone who lives in a very specific location, who speaks several languages, who has experience in a niche skill…. Or all of these and more! Established professionals can also be trickier to manage through a recruitment process, with bigger personalities and higher expectations than their junior counterparts.


We have spent years honing our approach to executive search, so that when we recruit for senior medical device positions we know exactly which conversations to have and which questions to ask. We can spot fantastic potential based on your requirements quickly and – because we’ve built up a highly engaged community of around 20,000 regulatory, quality and clinical professionals – provide shortlists of exceptional candidates that you most likely would never find hiring directly

Laser-focus on quality, regulatory and clinical medical device executive search

Here at Elemed, we are 100% focused on regulatory, quality and clinical recruitment and have been since we were founded. This means that our knowledge of the industry, from regulations and standards to PMS and QMS and beyond, far exceeds that of other generalist executive search recruiters. So, when we discuss your role or speak to candidates about it, we fully understand what you are looking for and how that translates into candidate experience. We’ve been operating for many years now, which also means we know who’s who in the industry and can use our relationships to find your ideal match!

The success we help our clients to achieve

Our unique Elemed approach

Finding you the perfect senior candidate starts with fully understanding your business and how the role you’re recruiting for fits into it. To achieve this, we work closely with you to understand your culture, challenges and company vision. We give advice and data on salaries, market movements, and your employer brand – to help you make informed decisions.

Taking on all medical device types and therapeutic areas

We’ve placed great candidates at roles working with class I, class IIa and class IIB, and class III devices. The therapeutic areas we’ve recruited for include but aren’t limited to cardiovascular, software as medical devices, implantable medical devices, diabetes care, and women’s health.

Which medical device companies do we work with?

Every type! From emerging startups to global manufacturers with sites located around the world, we successfully recruit for medical device companies of all sizes. We also source candidates for Notified Bodies and consultancies.

What are the benefits of using medical device executive search?

There are lots of great reasons to use medical device executive search when recruiting for a senior position – even more than the amazing reasons we’ve listed above!

      • Finding the right senior professional can be a time-consuming process, especially if you have very specific criteria. Executive search takes this responsibility out of your hands, freeing up your time for other projects and work

      • We know which great candidates are open to relocating, which means we can expand your search into new regions to find the right person

      • We will never send floods of CVs across to you, hoping one sticks. We speak to and carefully screen each shortlisted candidate to make sure that their experience, aspirations and expectations are right for your role

      • We know the medical device industry inside and out, so can help you to understand the current market and how to attract the ideal candidate in terms of salary and total package

What kind of medical device roles do you fill?

As specialists in senior medical device roles, the types executive roles we fill include:

  • Director Regulatory Affairs
  • Vice President Clinical
  • Senior VP RAQA

How much does executive search cost?

Learn more about our services here or in our quick read brochure below. For pricing, get in touch with our team to have a confidential discussion about your requirements and our rates.

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