Candidate Relationships

Established in 1986, Marcus & Associates is a leading global executive search firm in Life Sciences, specializing in the recruitment of world-class scientific, clinical, technical and commercial talent. See our “Recent Placements” for an examples of our assignments. At Marcus & Associates we strongly believe an organization’s most important resource is its employees.

Pursuing an exceptional new career with an outstanding company, can be so much more fulfilling and less stressful when guided by a highly trained and knowledgeable Marcus & Associates consultant. We work very closely with our candidates to understand their needs and determine their fit for each opportunity. We are dedicated to ensuring that our candidate’s experience is a positive one, regardless of the outcome of the search. We are extremely responsive to our candidates, closely partnering with them through each step of the search process, from recruitment through interviews to offer, relocation and whatever they need to succeed.

We have been focused on Life Sciences and will continue to be into the future. Therefore, we continue to have a strong interest in building long-term relationships with career-oriented individuals that will be of mutual value over the course of their career. We seek to improve the lives of our candidates both personally and professionally by presenting them with opportunities that will enable them to reach their goals.

We have been developing lasting relationships and advising a vast network of KOLs, C-Level Leadership, thought leaders, industry-leading scientists and clinicians, many of whom have been and continue to be candidates throughout their career. One of our greatest assets are the thousands of candidates we have successfully recruited and placed around the globe. Affectionately known as FOMs (Friends of Marcus), these professionals are our closest allies and our greatest source for identifying and accessing passive talent, including mission-critical leaders, fast-track rising stars, functional experts and drivers of excellence in science and technology.

What our Candidates are Saying…

“Marcus & Associates in my opinion are an unusually dedicated and considerate consultants in our industry. From the first contact I made with them, they have been personable and seriously interested in assisting in any way the he can in a very timely fashion. It is truly a pleasure working with them.” Director, World-leading Pharmaceutical Company

“In my 20+ years of working with recruiters, Marcus & Associates are the one that really stands out. They handle things with perfection. I have never seen a firm work on a position with such detail from both the candidate and employer perspective. If there was one word needed to describe them it would be Integrity.” Vice President, Leading Specialty Pharmaceutical Company

“Marcus & Associates is a superior source for top talent in the industry. They are experts at finding the best candidate for the role in a timely manner. They invest a great deal of time in understanding their clients’ needs and screens candidates intensely to find the right fit. Their extensive network stems from their high integrity, expertise and the ability to get the job done with the best people. Their advice and guidance are very sound. They are consummate professionals – dedicated, highly engaged and responsive. Their good-nature and positive attitude make them a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Marcus & Associates.” Senior Director, Top 10 Pharmaceutical Company

“Marcus & Associates are very detailed in their assessment of the fit between a candidate and the company. They go to great lengths to understand the individuals involved in the decision process and ensures candidates are well prepared. I have found them to be direct and honest in every interaction without any evidence of overpromising.” Country Manager, World Leading Biopharmaceutical Company

“I have never had the level of service that I received from Marcus & Associates with any other search firm in my entire career.” Vice President, Top 10 Pharmaceutical Company

“Marcus & Associates has been a great asset to my career. They are very prompt and courteous and timely with all of their follow up. They were proactive at all times and provided continuous communication with me. I would recommend them to anyone looking to utilize his services.” Senior Director, World-leading Biopharmaceutical Company

“Marcus & Associates are a firm that I have come to rely on for career recruitment and advice. They have valuable contacts at sought after companies. They are trustworthy and look to build long term relationships rather than quick, one-time placements.” Director, Top 10 Pharmaceutical Company

“Detail oriented, personable, and professional are just a few things that come to mind when speaking about Marcus & Associates. From start to finish I was impressed with the expertise and assistance they provided me. I highly recommend Marcus & Associates as a top notch recruiter.” Associate Director, Leading Specialty Pharmaceutical Company

“Marcus & Associates is extremely reliable and results-oriented. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who may be looking for someone who is very resourceful and knowledgeable in the field, and can make a genuine difference.” Director, Top 10 Pharmaceutical Company

“Marcus and Associates showed great insight in understanding what I was looking for in opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry, and showed tremendous integrity in helping me select between different opportunities. Additionally, in the context of current opportunities, they are able to take a long-term view of an individual’s career and based on their experience are able to provide critical guidance to help make good choices, which I found to be a key differentiating factor. Based on my experience, I would strongly recommend working with Marcus & Associates in future business endeavors.” Managing Consultant, Top Management Consulting Firm

“I am happy to recommend Marcus & Associates. One of their recruiting leaders took the time to get to know me and understand my career goals, professional strengths, and what I was really looking for. Two years later they were instrumental in representing my candidacy for the senior leadership position I now hold.” Senior Vice President, Emerging Biopharmaceutical Company

“Leaving your company is not an easy or comfortable thing to do, regardless of the opportunity you are considering. Marcus & Associates made the entire process as comfortable for me as possible and prepared me to represent myself in best possible way.” Director, Top 10 Pharmaceutical Company

“Distinguishing features of Marcus & Associates are a high-level of professionalism and meticulous attention to detail. Timely follow-up coupled with sharp, on-target insight is extremely valuable competing in a tight and very competitive job market. Having all of this together, well-balanced and appropriately executed, is a winning formula.” Executive Director, World-leading Pharmaceutical Company

“Marcus & Associates helped me get my first VP level position. Now (years later) I rely on them to help me build my team.” Senior Vice President, World-leading Pharmaceutical Company

“I trust the leaders of Marcus & Associates. They are true consultants who believe in representing high level opportunities with a level of transparency that I had not seen with any other retained search firm I have worked with.” Senior Director, Emerging Pharmaceutical Company

“I started my relationship with Marcus & Associates in the mid 90’s. To this day I recommend them to fellow leaders and people within my network that may be looking to proactively advance their careers.” CEO, Emerging Pharmaceutical Company

“I owe the incredible position I have as well as the enhanced financial security that my family enjoys to the Marcus & Associates team, thanks!” Vice President, World-leading Pharmaceutical Company

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