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Chief Medical Officer - Consumer Health

NonStop Consulting
Start date
3 Apr 2024
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Chief Medical Officer - Clinical Development

NonStop Consulting is seeking an experienced Chief Medical Officer specialising in Clinical Development to join the team of our client.

About our client:

It is a fast-developing pharmaceutical company with a specific pipeline of new promising products in the field of Consumer Health.

Position Overview:

The Chief Medical Officer will lead our client's Medical Affairs and Clinical Development strategies at a global level. This is a full-time permanent role allowing you to work from anywhere in Europe.

Some of the Key Responsibilities:

  • Clinical Strategy Development: Formulating and implementing clinical strategies aligned with organizational goals and regulatory requirements.
  • Medical Oversight: Providing medical guidance and oversight across various departments, ensuring adherence to medical standards and best practices.
  • Clinical Research and Development: Directing and overseeing clinical research activities, including clinical trials, to advance medical innovation and product development.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies and guidelines in all medical activities and product development processes.
  • Medical Affairs Leadership: Leading the Medical Affairs team, providing mentorship, and fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.
  • Medical Governance: Establishing and maintaining medical governance frameworks to manage risks and ensure ethical conduct in medical activities.
  • External Stakeholder Engagement: Representing the organization to external stakeholders including healthcare professionals, regulatory bodies, and industry associations.
  • Risk Management: Identifying and mitigating medical and clinical risks associated with products, procedures, or practices.
  • Medical Advisory: Providing expert medical advice and insights to support decision-making processes across the organization.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensuring the quality and integrity of medical data, documentation, and processes through effective quality assurance measures.
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME): Overseeing CME programs for medical professionals within the organization to ensure ongoing professional development and compliance.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Collaborating with other departments such as Marketing, and Sales to integrate medical perspectives into overall business strategies and initiatives.


  • Medical Degree: A Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from an accredited medical school is typically required.
  • Board Certification: Certification in a medical specialty recognized by relevant medical boards or associations is often expected. This ensures expertise in a specific area of medicine.
  • Clinical Experience: Substantial clinical experience, usually including several years of practice in a clinical setting, is essential. Direct patient care experience provides valuable insights into medical practices and patient needs.
  • Leadership Experience: Demonstrated leadership experience in a medical or healthcare setting is crucial. This may include previous roles in medical administration, management, or leadership positions within healthcare organizations.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong strategic thinking and the ability to develop and execute clinical strategies aligned with organizational goals and industry trends are necessary for the role of CMO.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of healthcare regulations, compliance requirements, and standards is essential to ensure adherence to regulatory guidelines and best practices.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are critical for effectively conveying complex medical concepts, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, and engaging with external stakeholders.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities are required to address complex medical and clinical challenges, evaluate data, and make informed decisions.
  • Team Management: Experience in leading and managing interdisciplinary teams, including medical professionals and support staff, is important for overseeing medical operations effectively.
  • Ethical Integrity: High ethical standards and integrity are fundamental for maintaining trust and credibility, especially when making decisions that impact patient care, safety, and regulatory compliance.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of business principles, financial management, and market dynamics within the healthcare industry is beneficial for aligning medical strategies with organizational objectives and driving business growth.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to ongoing professional development, staying updated on medical advancements, emerging technologies, and industry trends is essential for a CMO to remain effective in their role.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills, including diplomacy, empathy, and cultural sensitivity, are important for building positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including patients, healthcare professionals, regulators, and industry partners.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility and adaptability to navigate changes in healthcare policies, regulations, and market dynamics are essential traits for a CMO to effectively lead in a dynamic and evolving industry landscape.

Please, note as this is a confidential mandate we will need to sign an NDA to share additional details.

How to Apply: If you are excited about the opportunity to lead clinical development efforts for a cutting-edge pharmaceutical company, please submit your CV detailing your qualifications and relevant experience to We look forward to reviewing your application and discussing how you can contribute to our mission of advancing healthcare innovation.

For a confidential discussion about this role, or to apply, then send your CV to or call me, Angelina Andreenkova, Search Specialist - Life Sciences - Switzerland, at +41 435 080 817 (intern 3594). Please feel free to visit my Linked-in profile to see my references/recommendations.

NonStop is one of the largest and fastest-growing specialised life sciences recruitment companies in Europe. We are proud members of the APSCo life sciences group who ensure we meet the highest quality standards within the recruitment industry. Our offices are located in the UK, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Romania, the US and the Czech Republic and we hold labour leasing licences across Switzerland.


NonStop Consulting is an international recruitment consultancy renowned for a high level of service, professionalism, unrivalled industry knowledge and extensive industry networks.

With over 100 multilingual recruiters covering the life sciences industry across Europe, we take the time to get to know you – your wants, needs and aspirations. We then work tirelessly to match you with an employer that both matches your requirements and is the right cultural fit for you.

Underpinned by our in-house Quality Assurance team, our relationship with job seekers is fully transparent and truly consultative. Our recruitment consultants pay attention to every detail and pride themselves on being open and honest, ensuring the right opportunities for you as well as valuable feedback.

We are active members of APSCo, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies – a recognised badge of quality with the recruitment industry.

If you want to find out more about how we can help you, get in touch!

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+41 (0) 435 080 817
24 Poststrasse

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