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Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Ingredients

Industry Overview:

In the pharmaceutical industry, ingredient quality is often a literal matter of life and death. With more people living on-the-go, nutraceuticals are also becoming increasingly vital to our everyday lifestyle. Active ingredients for pharma- and nutraceuticals are of utmost importance, but excipients can be equally influential – from fillers and diluents to preservatives and stabilizers. Even coloring agents are vital, as they allow both health care professionals and consumers to easily identify and differentiate drugs.

Common Applications:

  • Organic compounds
  • Inorganic compounds
  • Isolated nutrients
  • Dietary supplements
  • Herbal products
  • Amino acids
  • Enzymes
  • Glandulars
  • Metabolites
  • Organometallic compounds
  • Pharmaceutical intermediates
  • Nutrification
  • Fatty and amino acids
  • Botanicals, herbs, concentrates
  • Functional foods
  • Preventive medicine
  • Probiotics etc.
  • Plant extracts, phytochemicals
  • Metabolites
  • Enzymes
  • Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO)
  • Biotech-derived products – proteins, peptides etc.


With almost 35 years as a top food and beverage industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals.  As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates.  Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top food and beverage talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

Look for our articles in Nutraceuticals World and other industry publications..


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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Pharmaeutical & Nutraceutical Ingredients
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