Pharmadrome is the only truly international specialist recruitment agency operating in Estonia with exclusive focus on Life Sciences sectors. We have been present in the Estonian market since the company’s inception in 2012 and have vast experience working with the major international pharmaceutical and medical devices companies in the country.

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BaltPharm Forum 2018

Tartu, Estonia

Pharmadrome in Estonia

Pharmadrome has made its first placement in Estonia back in June 2012 and has been a key player in the Estonian life science recruitment market ever since. Currently, Estonia amounts to over 40% of all our placements made in the Baltic States, with the biggest demand in sales, marketing and medical affairs.

Life Sciences in Estonia

In 2016 the pharmaceutical market in Estonia grew by 9.3% and reached €290 million in size. Domestic production of pharmaceutical products is very small, so there is a very strong presence of foreign multinationals.

Estonia’s medical device market size is limited due to its small population of 1.3 million people. Nearly 80% of the medical device market is supplied by imports from western suppliers and distributed via local or regional distribution companies. Very few international manufacturers have direct representation or presence in Estonia or Baltics in general, which makes recruiting of highly skilled workforce very challenging. The country also has its own small domestic production sector, though it tends to concentrate on exports either to Europe or CIS countries. Health Board’s (Terviseamet) medical devices department is a local authority responsible for implementing and enforcing regulations of medical devices in Estonia.

Recruitment in Estonia

At Pharmadrome we have been recruiting life science professionals in Estonia for many years. We understand the specific requirements for the location and can advise companies with local recruitment needs. If you have a job vacancy in Estonia that you need to fill, look no further than Pharmadrome. Our expert recruiters are highly experienced in placing employees across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. We have developed a solid reputation as a specialist recruitment agency in Estonia and have access to an extensive network of local talent.

Two-thirds of our placements made in Estonia are in pharmaceutical sales and marketing, followed by a quarter in Medical Affairs. The remaining searches are a mix of Clinical Research, regulatory affairs, drug safety and Market Access. 17% of all the Estonian placements we made were middle management roles with the vast majority of all the searches performed for Tallinn based roles.