Peter O'Brien PharmaChemical Ireland - IBEC

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Peter O’Brien

Senior Director

Public Affairs and Communications, Ireland

11 Nov 2008

What we’ll cover…

Graduate
Recruitment


Wyeth


Grange
Castle

Wyeth At A Glance


Wyeth


Founded in
1860 by two Wyeth brothers in Philadelphia


Became
American Home Products Corporation

in 1926


Changed to Wyeth in 2002


Corporate headquarters


Madison, New Jersey


2007 Sales


$22.4 billion


Approximately 50,000 employees worldwide: 26,000 U.S. and 24,000
international

Ireland’s Pharmaceutical
Industry…

Then

and Now

Wyeth

&
Ireland

1973

Exports less that

100 million

Employment less than 2000

Ireland’s Pharmaceutical
Industry… Then

and Now

Wyeth

&
Ireland

Exports

37.5 BILLION

Employment 24,000
-

50% hold a third

level qualification


120 companies including 13 of the top 16
worldwide

Replacement value of the investment by the
pharma sector in the Irish economy exceeds

40 billion

1999


2006 alone

5.9 billion invested

1973

Exports less that

100 million

Employment less than 2,000

2006

Wyeth in
Ireland Today

Nutritionals

Division

Pharmaceutical

Division

Animal Health

Division

Biotech

Division

Wyeth

Ireland

Wyeth

in
Ireland

Why Ireland?


Availability of fully serviced 90 acre site


Quality and availability of workforce


Support from Government, IDA Ireland and South
Dublin County Council


Corporation Tax regime in Ireland


Focus on Research in Ireland


30 years of manufacturing experience in Ireland
.



Wyeth

in
Ireland

Once a muddy field in Clondalkin…

Grange

Castle

Now… A Centre of Biotechnology
Excellence

Grange

Castle

Grange Castle At
-
A
-
Glance


Largest capital investment ever undertaken by Wyeth


Recruited 1,250 employees and 500 contractors


Producing some of the world’s top medicines


The anchor for the establishment of a biotechnology cluster
in Ireland


One of the largest and most respected biotech campuses in
the world

Grange

Castle

Grange

Castle

Aerial View of Grange Castle

Product
Development
Centre (PDC)

Vial
Fill/Finish

Syringe
Fill/Finish

Warehouse

Drug
Substance

Quality & Administration
Building (QA/QC)

Central Utilities
Building

Vaccine
Conjugation

Grange Castle Products

Grange

Castle

The first advance in 20 years
for the treatment of moderately
to severely active rheumatoid
arthritis (RA) in adult and
juvenile patients.

Pneumococcal
-
Meningicoccal Vaccine

Antibiotic


for the treatment
of complicated intra
-
abdominal infections

Relistor is a new product,
which will be used for the
treatment of opioid
-
induced
side effects, including
constipation and post
-
operative bowel dysfunction.

Recruitment

Grange

Castle



31,000 job applications to date



15,000 Interviews conducted to date



1,250 direct staff in place today



500 full time indirect staff



11% of employees relocated from international locations



Half of this group are Irish people returning home



65% have University Degrees



55% male; 45% female



Average age 33


Academic Partnerships

Grange

Castle


Applied Neurotherapeutics Research Group in Association with
University College Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College Dublin


February 2004


Research project on biopharmaceutical production in
association with Dublin City University


June 2005


Wyeth Protein Discovery and Optimisation Laboratory located at
the Conway Institute, UCD


December 2005


Collaboration with Opsona Therapeutics Limited, a campus
company at Trinity College Dublin


February 2006


Collaboration with Diabetes Research centre in UCD


March
2007



Grange

Castle

Graduate Recruitment Programme

Why Wyeth?


Is The Culture Right ?


Working together to achieve a common goal and having lots of fun along the way.



Key values which are Quality, Integrity, Respect for people, Leadership and Team work.



We believe the way to build a successful business is to hire the right candidates for the
job.


Is The Balance Right?


We are committed to achieving work/life balance.



Always looking at new ways to assist people to achieve work/life balance.



Excellent onsite cafeteria & Starbucks Café.



Wide range of sports and social clubs.



Volunteer Programme


Junior Achievement & Barretstown.



Credit union, banking, dry cleaning and even massage services are also available
onsite.


.


Why Wyeth?

Is The Career Right?



We hire candidates with a variety of different industry and life experiences.



From an educational perspective we are always interested in hearing from candidates
with an interest in Science and Technology and who have a leaving certificate, Diploma
or Degree etc.



We are an innovative company and as a company, we are always looking at developing
products that can change and enhance people lives.



Working in Wyeth will give people job satisfaction, pride and above all they will play a
part in changing people lives.



Making career decisions is always difficult but choosing a career in Wyeth makes that
decision even easier as we offer development plans, mentoring and coaching.

Typical Graduate Roles in Wyeth



Quality


Analysts in Quality Control


Microbiology


Chemistry/Biochemistry


Immunology, Cellular Test Technologies &
Protein Characterisation



Manufacturing


Process Technicians


Drug Substance


Cell Culture & Purification


Drug Product
-

Formulation, Lyophilisation
and Fill Finish

What we look for…



People who have a genuine interest in furthering their own learning in a
dynamic and exciting environment.



People who will take pride in knowing that their work will contribute to making
a difference in the lives of others.



People who have a passion for science and technology



People who feel excited about becoming part of the Wyeth family.