Almac Launches Recruitment Drive to Fill up to 20 New Positions

Almac Launches Recruitment Drive to Fill up to 20 New Positions

June 5, 2014

Almac is creating up to 20 new positions at its headquarters in Craigavon, most of which will be “high-value” jobs, the company has announced.

The pharmaceutical development company has launched a recruitment campaign, Challenge Yourself, with jobs available ranging from project co-ordinators and project managers to supply chain managers, project leaders and design managers.

Most of the jobs will be based in Almac’s Clinical Business Units, but the company is keen to highlight that candidates do not need to have a scientific background to gain employment.

Almac is holding a recruitment day for project management positions at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on Wednesday June 18 and staff are keen to meet anyone who thinks they fulfilL the requirements for the new jobs.

Dr Kelly Neill, Almac’s Head of Project Services for the UK, commented: “As a global company providing unique services, demand from clients all over the world continues to grow.

“To service that need, we currently have some fantastic opportunities for candidates who are interested in being involved in making a positive difference to human health.

“Working in project management with Almac provides many opportunities for career advancement and those who secure jobs with us face the exciting challenge of working with a dynamic, innovative organization which offers extremely competitive rewards and benefits.

“We are looking for ambitious people with experience of project management, not necessarily in a scientific area, but there are also vacancies for high caliber graduates.”

Almac provides an extensive range of integrated services to over 600 companies globally within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors including all the world leaders and the company has seen significant growth in the past few years with staff retention rates remaining high.

It now employs over 3,300 staff across its operations in Craigavon, the US – in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California and its recently opened hubs in Singapore and Japan.

Almac recently announced record pre-tax profits of £19.2m in 2013, up around 30% on the previous year.

The company also saw turnover increase, up by 8% from £300m to £325m.

Almac’s Recruitment day takes place at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Wednesday 18 June from 8:00am to 8:00pm. To register your interest in the event or to find out more information contact recruit@almacgroup.com or visit www.almacgroup.com/careers.

The company will also be one of the exhibitors at the Northern Ireland Graduate Recruitment Fair on Tuesday 10 June from 11am to 3pm in the Assembly Hall, University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

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Notes to Editors

About Almac Group

‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’

The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organization that provides an extensive range of integrated services to over 600 companies globally within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. The services range from R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IXRS® technology (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture.

The international company is a privately owned organization that has organically grown over 30 years and now employs in excess of 3,300 highly skilled personnel. Almac is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with operations across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Tokyo).

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