Jobs in the pharmaceutical industry that are recruiting

Driven by digital transformation and new technologies, the pharmaceutical industry is in a constant state of renewal. Pharmaceutical markets are transforming and are looking for talent with technical expertise, a good knowledge of the environment and a highly developed emotional intelligence. From health marketing managers to pharmaceutical representatives, from hospital buyers to clinical research associates, the health industry is a promising sector for those wishing to make a career in it. Here is a look at four key markets.

Research and development

Impacted by new innovative working methods, research and development (R&D) in the pharmaceutical industry is developing new methods of multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

From start-ups to research laboratories, universities and specialized centers, in France and abroad, R&D jobs require solid scientific expertise and a great appetite for working in collaborative mode. Dual skills are particularly sought after, whether in software engineering, robotics, IT or nanotechnology.

In a globalized and competitive environment, it is essential to be able to work in a team and to master English (especially scientific English), the international language par excellence.

Research and development jobs in the pharmaceutical industry :

Laboratory officer
R&D manager
Scientific communication manager
Test technician


From raw material management to quality control, logistics and manufacturing optimization, production jobs cover a wide variety of positions.

The development of connected factories, IoT and robotization is profoundly transforming industrial processes for the production of drugs and pharmaceutical products. Production management in an environment with very strong quality, hygiene and safety constraints requires qualified profiles who master the manufacturing and control processes, while having a global vision of the entire life cycle of the product production chain.

Production jobs in the pharmaceutical industry :

Production manager
Industrial buyer
Supply chain manager
Packaging manager
Maintenance manager


In an environment as specific as that of pharmaceutical products, regulations have a concrete impact on the daily work of healthcare professionals.

Registration of a health product, control of marketing and advertising operations, implementation of clinical trials, coordination of marketing authorization (MA)… these are the legislative safeguards that govern the regulatory and pharmacovigilance professions.

Working directly with the regulatory authorities, these professionals are experts in ethics and professional conduct who identify risks, supervise projects, and support and train teams at every stage of the development of a new product. Both legal and scientific skills are essential to manage rigorous work processes with methods.

Regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry :

Regulatory affairs officer
Legislative monitoring manager
Pharmacovigilance officer
MA coordinator

Commerce, sales and distribution

As an essential link between research and prescribers, the professions involved in the promotion and marketing of pharmaceutical products include health marketing professionals, medical information specialists and health economics experts.

Working in this sector implies a perfect knowledge of the workings of the healthcare world, and in particular the regulatory authorities, healthcare structures (hospitals, retirement homes, patient associations, regional health agencies, etc.), as well as a great deal of knowledge of the territorial network. This work combines scientific knowledge with promotional and informational activities to make new drug products better known to the healthcare professionals who will be in direct contact with patients.

The professions of commerce, sales and distribution in the pharmaceutical industry :

Sales engineer
Market research manager
Medical sales representative
Regional coordinator
Marketing, information and sales manager for health products
If good scientific skills are essential to work in the health sector and in all pharmaceutical markets, one must not neglect great interpersonal skills, a mastery of English and enjoy teamwork in a transversal and multidisciplinary manner. These qualities open the door to many sectors and professions within the private or public structures of the pharmaceutical industry.

Source : https://executive.devinci.fr/lindustrie-pharmaceutique-recrute/


The Monday Blues : how to beat the Monday blues?

Sleeping in on Saturday or Sunday morning always feels good… However, usually after weekends, it is always difficult to go back to work. The first day of the week is certainly never the best one. Many people have trouble finding their pace of work on Monday morning. Therefore, they spend more time at the coffee machine than in their office. If this happens to you, know that you are probably suffering from what we call the ‘The Monday Blues’. It is a very common phenomenon. If it is happening to you, we have 4 ways on how to get ride of it.

Maximize your weekend…

If you are not in great shape on Monday morning, it is probably because you didn’t make the most of your Sunday rest. Keep in mind, then that if you want to have a good week at work, the work must be done ahead of time. The beginning of the week will definitely be less chaotic if you make sure you have enough rest during the weekend. «  It is crucial to unplug from work during the weekend so you are efficient on Monday. To do that, the best way is to not think about work at all. Avoid checking emails for example” said psychologue and coach Boris Charpentier. Basically, some rest and some relaxing time, with activities that take care of our wellbeing.

Plan for some relaxing time on Monday night…

If you are not careful enough, the “Monday Blues” could expand over the whole week and ruin your work. In order to find a solution to it, it is recommended to plan a relaxing time on Monday night, like having a drink with friends or going out to the movies, for example. It makes you feel better and makes you feel happy because you are looking forward to something. That way, in the morning, you have something to be excited about because you know you will have a fun night. You will take on your Monday work with serenity. Also, it will help you regroup before having a good sleep and feeling good for the rest of the week.

Plan you Monday work ahead of time…

A lot of reasons can explain the “Monday Blues”. It could caused by a reminiscence of the fun time you had over the weekend, a feeling of injustice, or in some extreme cases, it could be a warning sign. It expresses pain and could be a sign of depression or burnout” explains Boris Charpentier. The most obvious sign of a “Monday Blues” is the loss of focus. If your agenda is not clearly planned, your situation will only get worse. You actually don’t even need to try because your day is already ruined. Think about time management and try to plan your Monday work ahead of time. Otherwise, you will loose some precious time and that will have a greater effect on your focus. This planning will give you a new boost from the very beginning of the week. Not to mention that it “will make you take control of your everyday life and set the tone for the week”, adds the psychologue. 

Take a break from time to time…

To avoid fatigue, it is crucial to take breaks. That is not only true for Mondays. Take your mind off and empty your head, away from the screen. A deep breath of fresh air can work miracles for you. If you like coffee,  a good cup of coffee is the perfect pick-me-up drink in Monday mornings. But don’t drink to excess because too much caffeine is not good for your health.


How to become a successful negociater as a salesman ?

Having salesmen with great negociation skills is a recipe for success for a company. The art of negociaion is not limited to the world of sales only actually. It touches all parts of life, from the life of a couple, a life of politics, to a life in business or even a family life. Nowadays, the fact that they are plenty of training courses aiming at maximizing the chances of being a good negotiator in terms of business, is proof of how important it is especially for a salesman for who it represents a good deal. For salesmen in deed, having a successful negociation means managing to establish a long lasting relationship with the clients and the partners. It is therefore crucial for the salesman to be on top of the game when it comes to negociation so he can fully understand it and find ways to improve the skills in that department.


Good negociation comes with good preparation

The first thing you need to know is that as a salesman, it is essential to be rightfully prepared before you start a process of negociation. To do so you will need specific coaching and management from salesmen managers. This would mean for a salesman who cares about being the best at négociations, to be fully prepared and know the product perfectly, the market and the needs of potential clients. The preparation requires a certain analytical mind, an intellectual curiosity, reasoning skills especially when the negotiations are about a specific subject.

Knowing how to improve and develop your emotional intelligence

As a part of the soft skills intelligence, emotional intelligence is something very important especially in  negotiation. Emotional intelligence comes with control of yourself and your emotions in order to handle negotiations in the best conditions. This quality comes handy in situations where you find it hard to close a deal with a client. Self-confidence and empathy are more than needed in that type of situation. The best negotiators are the ones with the best emotional intelligence. It can be improved by getting coaches that will give you training and specific advices. Also, determination and a strong will to persuade are very important qualities that facilitators look for.It does not mean that salesman who don’t have those qualities are not good negociators. It is never too late to overcome our own weakness by planing specific tactics to do so.

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