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Application deadline: 11th March 2022
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK.
Start Date: September 2022

Start your journey with us.

The Alliance Pharma Graduate Development Program is a 2-year rotational development opportunity designed for university graduates looking to build a solid foundation for launching their careers in Scientific Affairs with a leading International Healthcare business.

Why Alliance?

We are an alliance of people, brands and partners working together. One team: achieving more for patients, healthcare providers and partners.

Holding the marketing rights to a diverse range of globally recognised consumer healthcare brands and prescription medicines, we provide clinically valuable products to patients in over 100 countries.

At Alliance we look at potential differently. This means we act and think creatively about our business and our people. With an impressive history of over 20 years of dynamic growth and strategic acquisitions, we can demonstrate success through creative portfolio development and international expansion.

We are proud to have been certified a Great Place to Work for 2 years in a row. Our people say they are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation, race, gender or age. When you join Alliance you are made to feel welcome and if you change jobs you are made to feel right at home according to our people. Finally, our people say we care about each other, they can be themselves and it is a fun place to work. Doesn’t that sound like a Great Place to Work?

You will join a business with a large-scale company global presence, but a small-scale company feel. A place where you can feel personally connected to our purpose, find greater scope and complexity of responsibilities and where your talent will be nurtured and where your individual contributions are visible, recognised and rewarded.

Our Program

The Graduate Program provides rotations across core Scientific Affairs functions and is expected to include a rotation in one of our International Affiliates (China, Singapore, or US) during your second year with us.

Working alongside a high performing team advocating for your success, you will gain comprehensive insights into the entire Scientific Affairs function, developing a breadth of understanding through a wide variety of responsibilities and projects.

Your rotations will typically include assignments in:

  • Quality Function and Regulatory Affairs
  • Development, Technical and Product Innovation
  • Pharmacovigilance and Medical Information
  • Medical Affairs
  • Plus core business functional areas such as Supply Chain, Commercial and Finance to broaden your business understanding

Our graduate development programme offers just the right balance of guided learning initiatives and sponsored training with practical experiential opportunities to learn from colleagues and collaborate on team projects that are visible to senior management.

The program is designed to build your technical skills in Scientific Affairs but also your capabilities in leading, managing and influencing others. With exposure to our inspiring leaders for coaching and mentorship to support your growth, we will put you in the position to take ownership of your career, giving you the skills and confidence at the end of the program to successfully continue your career in the best direction with us.

The Candidate

We are looking for our next generation of talent. Individuals with a passion for the healthcare sector who aspire to make a difference as influential leaders of the future - or equally, as high impact individual contributors.

Candidates applying for the program at Alliance must meet the following requirements:

  • Have (or be on track) for a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in a Life Sciences or related discipline plus a minimum of 120 UCAS Points.
  • Career motivated with a passion for learning and self-development.
  • Drive for results with a commitment to excellence.
  • Excellent analytical skills, sound judgement and strong organisational skills
  • Adaptable and curious.
  • Strong communication skills and eager to work collaboratively.
  • Aligned with our Company Values including Integrity and Entrepreneurship.
  • Able to work 5 days per week with a min 3 days per week from our Head Offices in Chippenham.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Right to live and work in the UK.

The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary and benefits package including performance related bonus, pension, healthcare + 25 days holiday.

How do I apply?

Please complete our online application with a CV and Cover Letter*. Your cover letter must include your reasons for applying for the program, the skills and experiences you have that make you a great candidate and why you would like to work for Alliance Pharma.

* Only applications with a cover letter will be accepted.

We will review your application and if we think you’re a good fit, we’ll be in touch to find out more about you. If successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to meet the team and take part in a half-day Assessment Centre at our Head Offices (in April). This will include interviews and presentation exercises along with some psychometric assessments.

By submitting your application, you consent for your details to be shared with our Third-Party supplier who are working on behalf of Alliance on this program. Please note that due to the large volumes of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Alliance Pharma

We are Alliance Pharma plc, an international healthcare group. Our purpose is to improve the lives of consumers and patients, through making available a range of clinically valuable healthcare products. Headquartered in the UK, we employ more than 250 people based in locations across Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region.

Our core focus is on the marketing of Consumer Healthcare brands. We also have a smaller Prescription Medicines business, which operates alongside this. In total, we hold marketing rights to around 80 brands, with our revenues being generated from a mix of direct, distributor and e-commerce sales.

With annual revenues in excess of £160m, good margins and strong cash generation, we’re financially successful and have a strong appetite for growth. Outsourcing all of our manufacturing and logistics activities allows us to remain asset-light and to focus on leveraging the operating platform we’ve built across EMEA, AMER and APAC, in order to maximise the value and reach of our brands.

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