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International search for top talents – How does InterSearch support multinational organisations in medical devices sector?

Trusted relationship and continuous deliver of talents are the key

Case study of Micheál Coughlan Managing Partner of InterSearch Ireland.



A multinational organisation who designs, develop, and manufacture a wide range of medical device products used in the treatment of Ostomy and Continence care. The company have manufacturing operations in Asia, Europe & USA serving over 80 Countries with products. The Client retained InterSearch since 2012 to fill critical roles.

Project progress and details

The hiring needs were located at the Irish manufacturing facility. An executive search firm with global capability was required. InterSearch was selected due to its capability in executive search in the local market and ability to search the market internationally for top talent. InterSearch Ireland appointed a dedicated Project Manager to support the client. The client has the same Project Manager since 2012 who coordinates assignment execution and liaises with Human Resources.


The dedicated Project Manager visited the client site on many occasions, understands the manufacturing process and culture of the business. They clearly understand candidate profiles which fit the hiring needs. A trusted relationship developed resulting in the continuous delivery of talent for the business.

Roles hired

  • VP Clinical, Quality & Reg Affairs
  • International Director of Manufacturing Operations
  • Plant Manager
  • European Head of Quality
  • Site Head of HR
  • Manufacturing Operations Manager

Micheál CoughlanAbout the author

Micheál has been with InterSearch Ireland since 1996. He became Managing Partner in 2010.

He is a Main Board Member of InterSearch Worldwide since 2017. He has supported a mix of public and private sector organisations with senior level appointments in Ireland and internationally.

Micheál is the Life Sciences & Healthcare Regional Manager covering Europe North / West and Middle East & Africa.


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Micheál Coughlan

About InterSearch
InterSearch Worldwide is a global organization of executive search firms consistently ranked amongst the largest retained executive search practices in the world. InterSearch is currently operating with over 90 offices in more than 50 countries. Established in 1989, InterSearch prides itself on carefully selecting the best executive search firms to partner as a member of a global entity with high integrity, transparency, and depth of experience. InterSearch prides itself on having a global reach but local impact.
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