Pharma | Biotech | Medical Devices


“For our company the advantage of working with MTS Talent is always having immediate access to a broad highly skilled talent pool of contractors and interim staff looking for new opportunities. Which means we can fill open gaps in our organization fast and minimize business disruption.

Another big advantage of doing business with MTS Talent is Kelly Braendli herself. As the founder and MD, she understands the unique needs of global biopharmaceutical organizations like ours because she has also worked on the client side and knows our business requirements first hand.

They have a swift process in place, manage all stakeholders very well and we therefore could fill a critical position within just a couple of weeks.

If you are looking for high-level talent in any positions as an experienced marketing or medical professional in the Swiss market and want to close critical gaps in your company’s organization fast, then MTS is the company to work with – I can only recommend them and report our collaboration results were excellent.“

Magnus Kuester

Business Head CH + AU and Managing Director CH, Baxalta

“MTS Talent Services is a dedicated and very professional search boutique firm for Swiss Life Science companies with international reach. MTS brings first-hand international industry expertise combined with a distinctive understanding of young bio-pharma recruitment challenges. We have utilised MTS as an extended HR arm and sparring partner for our hiring needs across multiple functional areas. MTS has helped us to successfully resolve challenging recruitment needs and has been instrumental in assisting us to create tailored hiring solutions.

The thorough search and selection methodology deployed by MTS provides an unsurpassed added value allowing us to take well-informed and balanced decisions when choosing the right candidate. MTS stays close to the company after the delivery of the mandate. Feedback is gathered early on and the necessary learnings are captured.

Also from a candidate perspective – incl. the ones who did not make it – we receive a consistent positive feedback, with the candidates stressing the thoroughness of the assessment performed by MTS over the phone and face to face.

I advocate MTS services to any young biopharmaceutical company requiring dynamic professional search solutions from a committed sparring partner.”

Lorenzo Bosisio

CEO, EffRx Pharmaceuticals

“I have been working as an in-house recruiter for the last 2.5 years. Before that, I was working with an agency for 2.5 years focused on the pharma industry. I had no reservations at all working with MTS since MTS was already providing an excellent service to Takeda before I started and I was able to take over and continue the good relationship.

My experience is that MTS always responds quickly to e-mails and requests and provides very good candidates within a very short time frame. I also appreciate their honest feedback on candidates, which for me really created a trusting relationship with MTS. I really have the feeling that for MTS it is not only the aim to fill the client’s positions quickly, but they put high importance on quality. I would highly recommend MTS to other in-house recruiters and Life Science companies.”

Janine Izadi

Talent Acquisition, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

“I had the pleasure to work with MTS Talent on my last assignment and honestly speaking it was the best recruiting experience I have had so far. Kelly has a unique ability of finding out what people actually want (which is sometimes not that easy as it might have sound) and what they are good at (which is supposedly less difficult, yet requires a very good understanding of the field).
Kelly is not trying to simply “sell” a person, she carefully considers not only the required skills and experience, but also personal fit. She does a very careful and accurate pre-selection of candidates, very deep and thorough to actually manage expectations from both sides of the process. She is extremely supportive and extraordinarily friendly. Thanks to Kelly and her team, I am where I am right now and I am happier than ever.”
Agnieszka Krystyniak

Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, EffRx Pharmaceuticals

“Kelly’s sound, hands on experience gained while working for pharmaceutical companies is a clear asset in her current career as staffing and recruitment specialist. Kelly´s style is highly professional, personal, encouraging yet realistic. She is extremely dependable and has the unique ability to meet both the client’s as well as candidate’s needs. I can only recommend Kelly!”

Josef Hruska

Global Brand Medical Director, Novartis Pharma AG

“Kelly has undoubtedly been one of the most essential factors contributing to the successful outcome of the hiring process in my current role in Novo Nordisk. Her professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills are aspects we highly value in our recruiting.”

Effie Pournara

Global Medical Advisor, Novo Nordisk A/S

“I had the opportunity and pleasure to collaborate with Kelly on few projects at Shire. Kelly has a well-established client network and a deep understanding for the job market needs in the field of healthcare. What makes Kelly so different and valuable is her customer-focus, proactive approach and responsiveness to our needs.”

Mazin Soubt

Product Lead Rare Diseases CEEMEA Region, Shire International

“Having worked as an agency recruiter since 2007 before joining Takeda, I initially had concerns MTS Talent would focus only on sales and not on delivering the best candidates. In addition, I was not sure if I could rely on MTS Talent to really follow our guidelines of not contacting the line directly but work exclusively through our Recruitment department.

After a few months, I realized that MTS Talent were not only focusing on interim hires, but that they really make sure they do everything they can to satisfy the needs of both customer and candidates.

Kelly Brändli’s personal engagement is fantastic; she’s always available which speeds up the recruitment process a lot. When new short-term EMPs are placed, she makes certain everyone is happy, not only the client but also the new employees.

How well she personally takes responsibility and guides EMPs (experienced marketing and medical professionals) makes me feel good, because I know she puts forward candidates whose mindset is aligned with Takeda’s philosophy.

Even in difficult situations, Kelly is a true professional, coaching us as a client and advising our new interims as well. I would absolutely recommend MTS Talent to other in-house recruiters and Life Science companies.”

Juliane Syndikus

Recruitment Manager Europe & Canada, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

“Kelly is providing excellent service recruiting talent for us. She proposes candidates of high quality that not only match the key qualifications but also possess high social skills. Her thorough knowledge of the Haemophilia area is a valuable asset and highly valued.”

Beatrice von Engel

Global Marketing Director, Novo Nordisk Health Care AG

“We worked with Kelly in 2 recruitment projects and in both cases we were very pleased. Kelly was able to find us excellent candidates that really fit in the group and were able to immediately contribute to the company goals. I think the (MTS Talent) secret is the time they spend to understand the profile of our company, of the working team and of the hiring manager. Next time I need support on hiring or interim support – I know where I will knock.”

Alberto Antunes

Global Marketing, Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd

“Kelly offers a refreshing, personalized service enabling her to bring together talent and clients in a unique and impactful way. I enjoyed immensely our collaboration and would not hesitate to recommend her services to any Company searching for special talent or any talent out there looking for that special opportunity.“

Janine Stevens

International Brand Manager, Aerocrine AB

“I am grateful to MTS Talent, who has recognised my expectations and brought me in contact with the right people, which in return resulted in a great job at the right company. Kelly supported me throughout the process, always had an open ear and was ready to go that extra mile for me. I had the pleasure to meet her team and other colleagues recently and it was no coincidence that we all felt the same.”

Deniz Iklim Viol

Senior Product Manager Chronic Kidney Disease, Baxter AG

“When I sought new horizons, I contacted Kelly and within a week, I had a new Interim position at Takeda, which landed me a permanent position a few months later.

I can only say positive things about working with MTS Talent, most importantly that they have the trust and respect of great companies, and fantastic connections. Kelly is thorough in following up on references and contacting former employers, which means that she knows who she is recommending and stands behind her candidates.

Kelly is trust-worthy and also supportive. She is a wonderful person to help people who are looking for new opportunities, but also for companies who would like a trustworthy source for great candidates. Thanks to Kelly, I have a fantastic job that I love!”

Abigail Ash

Document & Publication Administrator, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

“In my efforts to make a transition from Finance to Marketing, I have interviewed with a number of recruiters over the last couple of years. Most of the times it was only to realise that the recruiters were merely trying to match word by word my resume with a client provided job description.

With MTS Talent things were different. Kelly focused on understanding my skills and experience, as well as my personality and career goals and put them in a broader context – beyond the immediate industry and roles for which she was recruiting. With Kelly’s support and advice I quickly managed to get a contractor Marketing job with a Pharmaceutical company – an industry new to me at the time (coming from Medical Devices).  Six months later I received a permanent role and a promotion, just as Kelly had proposed, the contractor role became my stepping stone to a new career.”

Julia Aleksieva

Marketing Operations Manager - MEA, Shire International

What every Life Science Director needs to know about hiring Interims in the Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device industry

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