Executive Search Life Sciences

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We bring leadership into your organisation

Smelt provides executive search services to every life sciences companies in the Benelux & UK and Scandanivia. Our office has been active for more than three decades. Our consultants have senior management experience in life sciences and therefor we speak your language and understand your business needs.

By putting our networks together, our candidate tracking programme and the largest life sciences community and by running the largest life sciences community in the Benelux,
we identify, hunt, select and present to your organisation the candidates that meet your requirements and match with your culture and mission.


With an understanding of the life sciences market, someone who listens to your needs and translates them into goals. Smelt is this strategic partner.

All of our consultants have their own specializations within the healthcare industry. By putting our extensive networks at your disposition, we headhunt candidates for you who match your company culture and who rise to the challenges you have for them.

Smelt Executive Search serves clients and candidates in Amsterdam, and across the country (The Netherlands & Belgium). Our pharmaceutical & life sciences – engineer partners  specialize in placing qualified candidates into rewarding career opportunities with top employers. Smelt provides the following staffing services:

  • Mapping
  • Shortlist presentation
  • Headhunting
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Assessments
  • In-depth interviews
  • Talent Pooling

Smelt Executive Search is active in the following areas

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cell & Gene therapy
  • Biotech
  • Diagnostics
  • Med Tech
  • Biotech engineering
  • Rare diseases
  • Digital health
  • Healthcare services
  • General Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources & Organisational Management
  • Commercial Management
  • Medical Director – Management
  • QP PV – Qualified Person Pharmaco vigilance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Market Access
  • Digital Strategy
  • Information Technology & Data analysis
  • Packaging Design
  • Quality & compliance
  • Site Head Manufacturing
  • Scientists
General Management


Smelt - Juliette Smelt Smelt team

Smelt – Juliette Smelt Smelt team

We proudly present our international team of Partners, Consultants and Recruiters at Smelt, we can help you:

Juliette Smelt
Jan Jaap Koster
Sandra Hegge
Joan van Droffelaar
Oliver Gell
Xiao Wu

Do you have a question or do you search a solution, give us a call

When you have one or more vacancies, you can choose to let Smelt carry out the recruitment process for you. Our specialized consultants recruit talented individuals for health care institutions, healthcare insurers, clinical research organizations, and organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industry on a daily basis.
Smelt strives towards a perfect match between candidate and organization. We achieve this by assembling Talent Pools with an eye on the future capacity and needs of an organization. Additionally, we facilitate a platform for temps and the self-employed so that they are always able to find each other.
Smelt is running the largest interim managers platform of the Benelux. We actively approach candidates to take part in the network and serve the consultants with training, ……

Smelt is currently looking for a variety of organizations in the healthcare industry to bring this about in the immediate future. Are you interested? Please contact us.