Case Studies

Strategic Leader - St Jude Medical


Overview

St Jude Medical are a leading innovator in the medical devices field with a particular interest in cardiology. Their business is constantly innovating to meet the ongoing challenges in a range of therapies.

Heart Failure  St Jude Medical is pioneering heart failure disease management with innovative solutions that help reduce hospitalisations and improve the quality of life of patients.

Arrhythmias  Their unparalleled product portfolio gives physicians the diagnostic, access, mapping and therapy solutions they need with designed integration for enhanced diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias.

Vascular Disease  Their breakthrough solutions guide health care providers in their treatment decisions – helping improve patient outcomes and provide cost savings opportunities.

Structural Heart  Their catheter-based and surgical treatment solutions for structural heart disease are focused on ease-of-use and improving quality of life.

Chronic Pain  Patients around the world benefit from transformational pain management technologies that enable them to return to work and live fuller, more satisfying lives.

Neurological Diseases  As pioneers in the field, St Jude Medical has developed cutting-edge neuromodulation technologies for the treatment of neurological diseases

Objective

RMG were tasked with handling the recruitment of a key strategic hire, leading and managing one of the company’s fastest growing divisions in the UK. The remit of the role was very clear and the expectation of the incoming individual would naturally be very high. The company required someone who knew the market and individual therapy area very well, but who would also add significant strategic value to the senior management team as an accomplished leader.

Approach

RMG have built a close working relationship with St Jude Medical and having spent valuable time with several of their UK leadership team, we understood the credentials, hard and soft skills required to make a success of the role – We also pride ourselves on staying very close to developments within the market place and as such were able to quickly identify a target list of competitor and related organisations who were likely to be harbouring the talent we required.

Through our extensive desk research and networking we were successful in identifying and attracting a number of key individuals from within and outside of their key competitors.

Outcome

After a thorough search was conducted and competency interviews were carried out, the final shortlist was of sufficient strength to enable St Jude to carry out a speedy and ultimately successful hire within the expected timescales. The individual brought an unrivalled tenure in the therapy area in question and our client was delighted to secure someone whom they had long respected in the market place – This illustrates not only our ability to identify key talent, but also demonstrates how we enthuse and attract key talent to our clients, something that many companies struggle to achieve in this highly competitive marketplace.

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