Back to work with: Chanelle Pharma

Returning to work can be daunting. But a returner-friendly employer can make the world of difference.

Every week, Back To Work Connect spotlights Irish companies that offer the most support to returnees, so you can find your perfect back-to-work fit.

This week we’re profiling Chanelle Pharma. 

If collaboration, making a difference, and inclusivity matter to you, then Chanelle Pharma may be the perfect place to restart your career.

Chanelle Pharma: Company background

Chanelle Pharma is Ireland’s largest manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals for human and animal health. 

Currently, the company employs more than 700 people in Ireland, the UK, Portugal and Jordan.  Headquartered in Loughrea Ireland, its four manufacturing and five R&D facilities all operate to the highest regulatory standards. 

Meanwhile, Chanelle Pharma’s global supply chain and distribution network exports to over 80 countries.  In February 2024, Chanelle Pharma was acquired by Exponent PE, a leading European private equity firm. 

The company is committed to creating a culture of belonging and is always taking steps to become a more inclusive employer. 

Chanelle Pharma wants all of its people – no matter their background – to be themselves at work and achieve their potential.

This includes creating more employment opportunities for people who are rejoining the workforce. Basically? It’s a great place to restart your career. 

Why work at Chanelle Pharma?

There’s an abundance of good reasons to work at Chanelle Pharma. 

Aside from the welcoming and inclusive environment, the company offers ongoing coaching, mentoring, and learning opportunities to support returners in successfully relaunching their careers. 

How do they do this? Through expert guidance that empowers managers and returners to have better conversations and their Career Pathways Programme, which encourages you to continually learn and develop new skills. 

Employee well-being is a priority for Chanelle Pharma too. They offer a wellness at work initiative and also provide a 24-hour gym, an Employee Assistance Programme, and regular healthy living talks from their healthcare provider. 

Add to that, they offer flexible working arrangements so you can strike a better work/life balance. 

What to expect

Want to know what a typical day looks like at Chanelle Pharma? 

At the core of the business is the understanding that everyone can be themselves at work and belong. 

Your day will be focused on putting customers first and delivering exceptional medicines to improve the lives of the company’s patients.

Chanelle Pharama cultivates a collaborative working environment and encourages its people to be open and creative. You’ll inspire and empower the people around you – and you’ll have a lot of fun along the way too. 

What employees love about working at Chanelle Pharma

There’s lots to love about working at Chanelle Pharma according to the company’s current employees. 

Here’s what a handful of employees have to say: 

“I like being able to develop my skills which help me spread my wings even more in the future.”

“With the support of the company and my manager, I progressed my career and became a trainer for my department.”

“I have always found that the best part of working in Chanelle Pharma is the people and the friendships I’ve developed over the years.”

“I would describe Chanelle as being supportive, diverse, and innovative.”

“We have a good culture of learning and development within the company.”

“There are great opportunities for personal growth.”

“I absolutely love the family-friendly work environment where people interact, laugh, and have fun as part of their working day”

Careers at Chanelle Pharma

Wondering where you might fit on the Chanelle Pharma team? There are loads of roles that make up the company’s workforce. 

The company offers internships, apprenticeships, and graduate opportunities for early, mid, and change-career workers across the full spectrum of the company – roles ranging in: 

  • Corporate Support function roles (IT, Finance, HR, Marketing, Comms)
  • Customer Service
  • Sales/Business Development
  • Quality/R&D
  • Engineering
  • Health & Safety
  • Facilities/Maintenance 
  • Production Manufacturing jobs.   

 That means there are endless opportunities for you to learn, grow, and make a difference.

Interested in a career at Chanelle Pharma? 

If you’d like to know more about the roles Chanelle Pharma is currently hiring for, check out our returner-friendly jobs board.

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