Leading healthcare company MSD will create 200 new jobs across three of its Irish manufacturing sites by the end of 2016. MSD is recruiting experienced professionals for positions based at MSD’s locations in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary. The new roles include Operations, Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Commercial Operations.
Ger Carmody, Associate Vice President, and Site Lead at MSD in Ballydine, Tipperary, said: “Today’s announcement reflects the critical role MSD’s Irish sites play in our wider global manufacturing network. Those taking up these new roles will be at the cutting edge of healthcare innovation and will play a key role in delivering MSD’s overall ambition to preserve and improve human life. Our state-of-the-art facilities in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary are leading the way in the development of new medicines, including MSD’s new treatments for cancer and hepatitis C, which are being manufactured in Ireland for the world market. Today, our Irish sites are involved in the production of over 60% of MSD’s global top 20 products.”
MSD already employs over 2,000 people across five sites in Ireland – in Dublin, Carlow, Cork, Tipperary and Wicklow. Its extensive Irish operations, encompassing manufacturing, commercial, global financial services and marketing facilities, had a turnover of €3 billion in 2014.