The Client Opportunity
H. Lundbeck A/S, a worldwide $1.5 billion (US) Danish company specializing in drugs for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, is establishing a US commercial presence by adding 350 employees nationwide. Lundbeck USA is relying on Ashton Tweed’s extensive expertise in sourcing highly experienced talent from the life sciences industry to recruit and hire all management personnel for Lundbeck’s new United States commercial office.
The Ashton Tweed Solution
As a new player in the US pharmaceutical landscape, Lundbeck USA required guidance on a wide variety of issues ranging from office location to talent recruiting to structure and compensation. Lundbeck USA selected Ashton Tweed because of their executive talent bank of candidates, the unique combination of Interim Talent and Executive Search and the connectivity of the Ashton Tweed partners in the Pharmaceutical space.
To meet Lundbeck USA’s staffing needs, Ashton Tweed has developed a multi-year roadmap detailing the timing of new staff hiring and is utilizing the firm’s executive search capabilities to fill various operations roles, including managers, directors, and VP positions. Lundbeck USA is also taking advantage of Ashton Tweed’s executive talent bank and the unique interim talent offering. As the company is growing, it is sensible to bring certain positions on as interim and interim-to-hire to leverage the benefits of just-in-time talent to meet urgent business needs.
In working in partnership with Ashton Tweed, Lundbeck USA benefits from having one consistent filter for all candidates, eliminating divergent views on what candidate criteria is right for the company. Lundbeck USA can leverage the domain experience of the Ashton Tweed partners for advice on human capital strategy and specific business development issues.
Candidates interviewed by Ashton Tweed are interviewed by experts who have experience managing the roles to which the candidates are applying. The partnership orientation of Ashton Tweed and Lundbeck USA’s work affords Ashton Tweed partners an in-depth understanding of the nuances of Lundbeck’s business, facilitating useful and timely guidance.