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About Us

Medtech Search Associates is a niche recruitment and talent acquisition company, specialising in the recruitment of Sales & Marketing staff within the medical devices sector.

Established in 2013 by Aled Hughes, the company has placed 100’s of candidates, making it one of the most recognised, trusted and experienced recruitment partners in the medtech market.

Medtech Search Associates support candidates through all stages of their career. Our core business consists of Territory Managers, Sales Managers, Sales & Marketing Directors and entry level Sales Associate positions.

We work in partnership with UK and international clients, including listed companies, SMEs and innovative start-ups.

We operate across all sectors within the medtech industry including Orthopaedics, Sports Surgery, Cardiothoracics, Ophthalmic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Endovascular, Interventional Radiology & Cardiology, Wound Care and Urology.


Investing in high performing talent

At the very start of the vacancy taking process, whether it’s for a key strategic role, or a full team, we take the time to fully understand our clients’ needs, culture, and exactly what is expected from each new hire. Once the right recruitment solution has been agreed we create a bespoke recruitment plan for each vacancy.

Our team, with their in-depth industry knowledge, attract and shortlist the best and most suitable talent in the market for every job. Through this consultative approach, we reduce a clients’ time to hire and increase the success rate, making us a proven cost-effective recruitment partner for our clients.

Premium Contingency Recruitment Solution

At Medtech Search Associates we have an unrivalled network of active and passive candidates within the medical sales field that include some of the industry’s best talent, with some relationships that span more than two decades. Many of our candidates only use Medtech for their next career move and instruct their dedicated Consultant to look for long term opportunities that would be right for their careers. Therefore, our shortlists are typically made up of 40% passive candidates, whom in-house teams and other agencies don’t have access to, and this is unquestionably a key factor for Medtech Search Associates’ success in placing candidates.

In other agencies, Contingent Recruitment is simply a reactive process. However at Medtech Search Associates we call it ‘Premium’ Contingency Recruitment as we uses a hybrid of Executive Search and Contingent Recruitment, and it is without a doubt what makes Medtech Search Associates the recruitment partner of choice for so many clients. You can be confident that we take a pro-active approach to each vacancy and that you have access to the best talent IN the market and not just the best talent ON the market.

Retained Executive Search

Medtech Search Associates work proactively on behalf of our clients and our relationships are consultative and advisory. We work with our client to create a detailed assignment specification that engages and entices candidates who have been identified through a targeted headhunt process to ensure the best talent in the market is identified and not just the talent that is available at a given time. With our in-depth industry knowledge, we are the brand ambassadors for your company and handle the vacancy sensitively and professionally and respect the trust put in us with our client’s reputation. Interested candidates who match the agreed specification are interviewed and assessed before a shortlist is presented of those meeting not only the specification but also the cultural and behavioural fit of our client.
Medtech Search Associates mange the vacancy from the initial specification meeting, through to on-boarding and beyond, including providing support throughout our client’s interview and selection stages, through to salary negotiation, job offer and contract signing.

Talent Pipelining

Medtech Search Associates believe that the most important asset of your organisation is your workforce, and as such we understand how crucial it is for an organisation to have a medium and long-term sourcing strategy to ensure you are an employer of choice.
We support clients in creating strong engaged talent pipelines through our in-depth industry knowledge and understanding of the talent landscape in our industry, our understanding of our clients’ needs (defined capabilities, behaviours, previous experience, etc) and our vast network of contacts. Our experienced team use this knowledge to build and nurture on-going relationships with individuals who aren’t necessarily looking to make an immediate career change, but have been identified as potential future employees who have the skills, experience, values and drive our clients are looking for. We recognise their potential for adding value and filling senior or business critical roles of the future, and our approach is proven to reduce time to hire for our clients.


Investing in your career

Medtech Search Associates provide a personal, confidential, and proactive representation service to professionals in the medical Sales & Marketing industry. Our strategy is to support a candidate through their whole career journey, from entry level to boardroom and we do this by being honest, ethical, consultative and by simply being the most knowledgeable agency about our industry and marketplace.
We take the time to understand exactly what sort of company you want to work for, the culture and behaviours you look for in an employer and exactly which roles you want to target, thus ensuring we can find you a shortlist of employers who match your needs. Getting the right fit for our candidates means that 98% of our candidates would confidently use

Medtech Search Associates to help them find their next opportunity.
Our long-standing relationships with leading international blue-chip companies, as well as high growth SMEs and innovative start-ups, mean that we can offer the right type of career move that suits your background, experience, and long-term goals. A high proportion of our placements are created from pro-active consultative conversations with our clients. These candidate led conversations where we know a client would benefit from your skills and experience, creates opportunities where they didn’t necessarily exist. This talent pipelining is what makes Medtech unique and best placed to manage your long-term career.

Helping you start your medical sales career

Medtech Search Associates is highly regarded as a key player in finding entry level talent in the medical Sales & Marketing arena. We attract recent graduates and clinical staff into entry level roles such as Sales Associates and Clinical Specialists.
As a new recruit going into this market, here are some of the things that you can expect:

  • a career that offers clear progression and career ladder
  • world class training
  • an opportunity to influence your earning potential and where hard work and ability are rewarded
  • an opportunity to work with likeminded professionals
  •  an opportunity to use your clinical/sales/negotiation knowledge

Typically, successful candidates tend to be educated to degree level in subjects such as Sports Science, Biomedical Science or Physiotherapy, and have gained some commercial experience whilst studying. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your CV with you and how you can get into this market.

Submit Your CV


Medtech Search Associates have extensive experience of recruiting within the medical Sales & Marketing industry in the UK and globally.

With over 60 years of combined experience in this sector, we are one of the most experienced recruitment teams operating in this market today.

Key disciplines include:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • Urology
  • Wound Care
  • Operating room equipment and devices

Key opportunities include:

  • Territory Manager
  • Trainee/Sales Associate
  • Product/Marketing Manager
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • National Sales Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Director


  • I have worked with Aled over an eight year period to fulfil my recruitment needs. Aled is a consummate professional and consistently delivers candidates suitable for the variety of roles as requested. He is always upbeat and positive with a warm, friendly approach whilst remaining professional.

  • I have known and worked with Aled for over 10 years and have always found him to be very responsive and professional. He has a good grasp of our candidate requirements, a strong network of contacts and always provided candidates of good quality which saved time and speeded up the recruitment process. I would always consider using Aled for future recruitment processes and would recommend him to anyone in the business of orthopaedic sales.

  • Medtech have provided a great level of service to me for the past 4 years helping me find the right folks for the right job. They work hard to understand my needs and my industry to ensure that only relevant quality candidates are prepared and put forward. I will continue to use Medtech in future and would recommend Aled and his team to close colleagues to use.

  • Aled understands the organisational culture at Stryker and has partnered with us on several occasions to source top talent. He is an expert in his field is trustworthy and punctual. I am always reassured that candidates feel valued through each stage of the recruitment process by the professional manner in which Aled and his colleagues interact. I would not hesitate to recommend Aled.


  • From my first contact with Aled, he was personable, supportive and professional. Aled sourced the job roles I was interested in and kept me updated throughout the whole process. His honest advice and guidance gave me such a boost in confidence! I would certainly recommend Aled

  • I highly recommend Medtech Search Associates as a recruitment partner for both corporate talent acquisition & individual career progression needs. Whilst there are a plethora of recruiters out there, all looking to fill a "number", it is rare to find a recruitment "partner" who genuinely understands their client and their candidate to ensure there is a synergistic match. This is so much more than just reading a job brief or a CV; it’s a skill that is acquired over time which they have demonstrated over and over again. They work with honesty & integrity & combined with their industry expertise makes them a reliable & trusted partner.

  • Aled recently placed me at Bausch Health for the role of Surgical Territory Manager. Being new to Ophthalmics, having worked in surgical sales previously, I was slightly nervous when prepping for interview. However Aled was very helpful throughout. I felt well informed regarding the role and each stage of the recruitment process. His professionalism and knowledge of the industry is exactly what a candidate requires. I would certainly recommend Aled and Medtech to anyone looking for their next career within Medical Sales.

    Surgical Territory Manager


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