Global President (Skincare) secured for FTSE 100 Company

"Drayton Partners were an invaluable support to me. They have a unique mix of efficiency, professionalism and warmth. Indeed, I have frequently recommended the team at Drayton to other senior players in my network."

This business is a £multi-billion turnover pharmaceutical business with a rapidly expanding Consumer Division. It is a FTSE 100 organisation and has extensive operations across both the developed and developing world. Their focus is across both pure 'Pharma' and high growth 'Consumer Healthcare'.


The business had recently acquired a leading North American skincare operation. This was the catalyst for them to conclude that they needed to 'buy-in' exceptional leadership talent and skincare expertise from a leading consumer business. The business sought to find an individual with a stellar track record of building brand equity on a global basis.

Drayton Partners worked as a close partner to the client's internal talent function. Following an extensive search period one individual shone out as the outstanding candidate. They offered a unique mix of deep technical expertise, a global market understanding and a strong 'cultural fit' with the main board. Drayton Partners worked closely with the client to ensure that this 'star' candidate remained engaged throughout an extensive assessment and 'referencing' period. The individual has fitted seamlessly in to the organisation and is more than meeting the business' ambitions for this key external hire.

Drayton Partners Approach

It was quickly established that there were very few individuals with the requisite skills and experiences. The market map for this project was truly global but conversely individuals were drawn from only a small number of target businesses.

As part of the service, the client was provided with:

  • A comprehensive interview and assesment pack
  • Forensic background referencing
  • International salary and package benchmarking


The business secured a leader who has already implemented a step-change in consumer branding capability, driven rapid market momentum and transplanted deep category knowledge in to the division.