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Compass Life Sciences – Global Head of Biometrics – Case Study

Compass Life Sciences were engaged by a market leading global consumer health and hygiene company – and household brand – to support the identification of a Global Head of Biometrics.

The Remit

Reporting into the Vice President of Clinical Operations, this newly created role was to take the lead globally on revamping how the organisation collects, and interprets clinical data, along with creating the strategy around how this data was going to be used to expedite and increase efficacy of the development of next generation over-the-counter medicine.

Why Compass Life Sciences?

The organisation had been looking to recruit the role directly for over 12 months prior to our engagement with little success.  We were appointed due to our deep immersion in this sector, and knowledge of the industry and candidate pool.

The Process

Following an initial briefing from the global Senior Leadership Team and VP recruiting the role, we proceeded to map out targets across Europe and the US, to identify key targets that could be engaged.

Following a period of shortlisting, we introduced 5 candidates that were matched on experience in the field, competencies that were assessed as crucial, and also cultural team matching.

All of these candidates came from direct and indirect competitors of the company, so knew the market intrinsically. Following several rounds of virtual and onsite assessment, we supported the negotiation of a successful offer acceptance from one candidate working in a similar role for a consumer healthcare business within a global pharma.  The offer process included detailed compensation for lost LTIs, bonuses, and other retention benefits.


The candidate has since started the role and is already having a significant global impact.  Feedback from the client highlighted our knowledge of the market, and crucially our capability to assess cultural fit so all candidates that had been shortlisted we high quality and were of the right profile type to be successful within that organisation.

“David has been excellent.  He is knowledgeable, generous with his time and focused on the right outcome for those involved.  I would have no hesitation in working with David and the Compass Life Sciences team again.”

Global Head of Biometrics, Consumer Health & Hygiene

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