Novartis, the world’s second-largest pharmaceutical company, is set to grow its presence in Ireland with a new regional business services centre in Dublin, creating about 100 jobs for the area.
The new business services centre will consolidate digital marketing, salesforce training and medical communications services for the company and opens this month in the existing Novartis campus in Beech Hill, Dublin, while preparations are made for another location.
Novartis conducted an extensive study of Europe to find the best location for its new centre. Dublin was the front-runner on account of having a highly educated workforce with extensive pharmaceutical experience and language proficiency, as well as high rankings for other factors, such as accessibility and cost.
“Novartis takes pride in continuing to create high quality jobs in Ireland, particularly given the current economic challenges,” said Loretto Callaghan, country president and CPO head of Novartis Ireland. “Dublin will benefit from the investment Novartis is making in the community with the opening of this new centre in addition to the two other Novartis locations in Ireland.”
The global pharmaceutical giant already has a significant presence in Ireland, employing more than 1,200 highly skilled people in its two Cork-based manufacturing plants and its commercial operations in Dublin.
The Dublin centre will be run by Global Business Services, an organisation formed within Novartis Pharmaceuticals to deliver shared business services activities through service centres.
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